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Carlstadt, NJ – June 19 -- Ernst & Young LLP has announced the winners of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in New Jersey, and Lion Brand Yarn's President/CEO, David Blumenthal and EVP/COO, Dean Blumenthal were awarded for their entrepreneurial excellence in the 'Family Business' category. David and Dean will now compete amongst other regional winners for...
    
 
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Lion Brand Blog wins prestigious Platinum PR Award for 2009

"The Lion Brand Notebook" wins PR News’ 2009 Platinum PR Award for embracing social media and opening dialog with their customers through their new blog.

Manhattan, New York - October 26, 2009 - The Lion Brand Yarn Company (http://www.LionBrand.com) wins PR News’ prestigious, annual, Platinum PR Award for their Blog "The Lion Brand Notebook". Lion Brand tied for the annual award with Southwest Airlines which had been the exclusive winner in this category for the past 2 years. This was a highly competitive category that included entries from companies such as GE Corporate, Peppercom & Valspar, Advero Group, NewmanPR & Holland America Line, H&R Block & Miller Meiers.

The Lion Brand Notebook was launched in April of 2008. The purpose of the blog was to not only engage with customers but to gain insights from its consumers interacting with them. In this vein, Lion Brand developed several types of blog posts to determine which were the most engaging and interesting. From this dialog, Lion Brand found that their customers were looking for opinions and tips on various knitting/crochet skills. The success of the Blog lies in providing their customer with the information they want, as well as using it as a vehicle to test ideas, initiatives and types of communications.

Today, The Lion Brand Notebook serves nearly 40,000 unique visitors a month. According to a recent survey conducted by Lion Brand, blog visitors are 10% more likely to buy from Lion Brand than the average visitor to its Web site. Other social media endeavors initiated by Lion Brand include the YarnCraft Podcast which received an honorable mention in the Podcast/Video category of the Platinum PR Awards, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

"We've been listening to yarn enthusiasts since the 1800s. Without their feedback and input, we would not be here." said David Blumenthal CEO/President of Lion Brand. "We see our blog as one more tool we can use to have a two way dialog with our customers. For some companies this may be cutting edge technology, for Lion Brand this is just an extension of what has worked so well for us over the past 131 years."

Accredited media interested in scheduling an interview to discuss this press release in more detail are encouraged to contact Ilana Rabinowitz at Ilana@lionbrand.com.

About The Lion Brand Yarn Company:
Founded in NYC, Lion Brand Yarn Company is a 131 year-old brand and, America’s most beloved and oldest hand-knitting yarn brand. The company has a long history of philanthropy, including ongoing partnerships with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and many other non-profit organizations, reflecting the giving nature of its clientele. Lion Brand has always been on the cutting edge of knitting and crochet, traditional crafts that have experienced a true renaissance in the last decade.

For more information, please contact:
Ilana Rabinowitz
VP Marketing
Lion Brand Yarn Company
34 West 15th Street
New York, New York 10011
212.243.8995 ext. 152
Ilana@lionbrand.com
 
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