Kimco Realty Corp . (NYSE: KIM) today announced that the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has named the company’s blog a 2012 U.S. MAXI Award winner, earning silver in the New Media - Best Use of Social Media category. Winners were revealed at the first-ever ICSC MOCIAL Conference on Sept. 5, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.
The Kimco Realty blog launched on Nov. 30, 2011, and is designed to be a resource for tenants, investors, industry professionals, and retail customers. The blog features the company’s expert insight and counsel on a wide range of topics including acquisitions, news and trends, properties and leasing, sustainability, and Kimco culture.
“We are humbled to have the ICSC name our blog a MAXI Award winner, especially since our blog launched less than a year ago,” said Diane Agostinello, director of marketing and leasing services at Kimco. “It is exciting that our blog has resonated with such a broad readership base, and with the commitment of our ever expanding blogging team, we will continue to deliver a range of topics that will be interesting and informative.”
The 2012 ICSC U.S. MAXI Awards honor exceptional marketing campaigns from companies within the U.S. retail real estate industry. Award categories range from NOI enhancement to traditional and new media. Chosen by a panel of industry professionals, MAXI Award winners represent the highest caliber of excellence and innovation in retail marketing.About Kimco Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that owns and operates North America’s largest portfolio of neighborhood and community shopping centers. As of June 30, 2012, the company owned interests in 926 shopping centers comprising 136 million square feet of leasable space across 44 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and South America. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development, and management for 50 years. For further information, visit the company’s web site at www.KimcoRealty.com, its blog at blog.KimcoRealty.com, or follow Kimco on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/KimcoRealty.