R2integrated Selected as Acquia Partner Site of the Year Finalist

Baltimore, MD—April 23, 2013 – Acquia recently announced the finalists for their second annual Partner Site of the Year awards and r2i has been selected as a finalist in the social category for the music marketplace website, BandHappy. R2i is an Acquia Drupal Enterprise Partner and designed and built the BandHappy site leveraging the Drupal CMS. The site is a musician social community portal for teachers and students. Final winners will be announced at DrupalCon in Portland, May 20-24.

The site brings together people looking to learn an instrument, sing, or read music with those who can teach those skill sets. Lessons are given either online or ‘on-tour’ and available sessions can be accessed via the site which is complete with teacher profiles, session scheduling, message support and an e-commerce store. BandHappy is one of the first online communities of its kind for aspiring, experienced and professional musicians. The Drupal CMS based site allowed r2i to deliver all the required back-end database functionality as well as a simple, user-friendly interface for site visitors.

R2i was selected as a finalist among 114 nominees and is in the company of other high profile Drupal Partners for final selection. R2i Chief Technology Officer, Chris Chodnicki, commented, “Acquia is an important partner for us and we are thrilled to have been recognized at this level for the BandHappy site.”

As an Acquia Partner, r2i uses the Drupal platform to help clients create, publish and manage dynamic digital content as well as leverage social interactions and monitor important customer metrics. In addition to BandHappy, r2i has designed, developed and deployed sites using Drupal for clients in industries such as education, technology, healthcare and consumer products which include Salsa Labs, Moodlerooms, Echo360, GetWellNetwork, Privia and Radcliffe Jewelers.

For more on r2i, visit r2integrated.com.

About R2integrated
R2integrated (“r2i”) is a high growth, next-generation digital/social marketing and technology firm specializing in creating meaningful customer engagement in the ever-changing world of peer-to-peer interactions. R2i provides advanced expertise in content and social media marketing and is able to bridge the gap between marketing disciplines and the advanced technologies required for 21st century execution. The company offers a comprehensive set of professional services and technology products including social/digital marketing strategy and programs, social/consumer data analysis technology, content strategy and content distribution technology, and reporting and analytics – all geared toward customer acquisition. R2i clients include Microsoft, Under Armour, Black and Decker, Time Warner Cable and Hershey’s.

About Acquia
Acquia is where great digital experiences begin. Acquia is helping some of the world's leading brands succeed, including Twitter, Mercedes Benz, Warner Music Group, and Stanford University. Join the more than 2,000 organizations that are moving at the speed of the web with Acquia’s solutions for content, community and commerce. Acquia offers developer tools, cloud solutions and global expertise to drive success the open source way. www.acquia.com 

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