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Hedgehog Development Client “The Knot” Awarded Sitecore Site of the Year 2009

Holbrook, NY – January 20, 2010 – Hedgehog Development, a leading custom application development company and the creators of Team Development for Sitecore (TDS) today announced that its client The Knot Inc., a leading lifestage media company devoted to weddings, nesting, and first-time pregnancy , had been named as the North American Sitecore Site of the Year. Hedgehog helped The Knot develop its Sitecore implementation on its websites such as TheKnot.com.

“We’ve been working with Sitecore since 2006,” explained Hedgehog Managing Partner Dan Galvez, “so having one of our sites receive this honor after only three years is really a tremendous honor.”

Sitecore’s Site of the Year contest recognizes organizations that have leveraged Sitecore’s technology to develop an outstanding Web presence. Sitecore’s partners and customers submitted nominations on their use of Sitecore’s CMS to deliver more effective business processes and advance their online strategies. The Sitecore judges considered creativity, integration with rich data sources and applications, ability to educate, motivate an action and the overall user experience.

Hedgehog Senior Partner Peter Madsen emphasized, “We tremendously enjoy working closely with really innovative clients like The Knot, especially on large complex integration projects such as advertising, social networking, and eCommerce where our core experience lies and where we can truly leverage Sitecore as the best .NET technology platform.  The Knot very effectively comprises all of that and more.”

Dave Walters, VP of Technology Solutions for The Knot, said, “We continue to expand our reach in our markets using Sitecore, adding more sites to our implementation. We have been happy with our ability to design an information architecture that allows us maximum reuse of content across these brands. Most importantly, we are impressed by Sitecore's ability to support our increasing site traffic.”  He then added, “Our pairing of Sitecore as a CMS solution with Hedgehog Development as a development partner has been invaluable to the success of all that we have achieved with our implementation.  Hedgehog’s extensive experiences in Sitecore, .Net development and Visual Studios have been a strong complement to the Sitecore platform and The Knot Inc.

About The Knot Inc.

The Knot Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOT; www.theknot.com) is a leading lifestage media company focused on connecting passionate communities of brides, newlyweds, and first-time moms with everything they need to guide them through life's most transformative events. The Company's premium brands -- The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, and WeddingChannel.com -- are recognized for being innovative in all digital media, from the web to social media and mobile, as well as in magazines, books, television, and video.Founded in 1996, The Knot Inc. is made up of four major businesses: online advertising, local online listings, ecommerce, and print publishing. The Company is headquartered in New York City.

About Sitecore

Sitecore’s web Content Management System (CMS) and portal software solutions enable companies to deliver compelling web experiences. Sitecore’s award-winning CMS software makes it easy for businesses to create and update dynamic, full-featured websites of all types. Sitecore’s industry leading flexibility and scalability allows companies to better leverage their content, improve customer experience and drive business growth.

Thousands of public and private organizations, including national governments and Fortune 500 companies utilize Sitecore solutions for their websites. These organizations have created and now manage more than 22,000 dynamic websites with Sitecore including Microsoft, Sara Lee, Siemens, Toshiba, Omni Hotels, Computer Associates, ISS and Lloyds of London.

About Hedgehog Development

Hedgehog Development is a recognized leader in custom application development and integration services, specializing in .NET development and Visual Studio Team System, SQL Server, SharePoint 2007, and Sitecore Web Content Management implementations. A field-managed Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Hedgehog is three-time recipient of the Customer Satisfaction Prize and recognized as Partner of the Year in Microsoft’s New York/New Jersey Area Partner Awards Program.  It’s celebrated Team Development for Sitecore product recently earned it the coveted position of Technology Partner in the Sitecore Partner program.

Hedgehog is headquartered on Long Island serving clients around the world.  Learn more about us at www.hhogdev.com .

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