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Member News: Top Drupal social networking agency BrightLemon selects Acquia's Drupal Commons platform

Article Date: 1st Dec 2010

The London based agency have spent the last four years building large online communities for the likes of the British Council, the UK Department for Education, Amnesty International, Tate Modern, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the United Nations. BrightLemon's networks have achieved considerable success and represent over 1.25 million users from over 18 countries.

The technology behind these achievements is the open source platform Drupal (, of which BrightLemon are passionate advocates. However, after working closely with Acquia, BrightLemon have decided to pilot a number of online communities using the new social platform Drupal Commons (

BrightLemon's Director Leon Tong explains the reason for choosing the Drupal Commons platform: "We have built some of the largest educational online communities in existence using the excellent Drupal framework. Given the Enterprise level support, hosting and Service Level Agreements that Acquia can offer it makes complete sense to both us and our customers to look at using Drupal Commons as a platform."

"BrightLemon brings some of the best experience we've seen to building community sites," said Jay Batson, Acquia's co-founder and VP. "BrightLemon's customers will clearly get a big head start from the combination of BrightLemon's expertise and the Drupal Commons' solution. We look forward to the insights BrightLemon will bring to both their customers and to Drupal Commons."

About Acquia
Acquia helps organizations of all sizes build social publishing websites quickly, easily and with a lower total cost of ownership by leveraging Drupal, the open source social publishing platform that blends content and community. Our products, services and support enable companies to leverage the power, technical innovation and economic value of Drupal while simplifying the experience, removing the complexity and minimizing the risk. Please visit:

About BrightLemon
BrightLemon build large social networks that grow and connect communities of like-minded people. Our networks represent 1.25 million users in over 18 countries and have been featured in the finals of the BIMA and BETT awards and by and

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