Leaders & Innovators: Matt WiseMATT WISE is CEO of HelloWorld in Pleasant Ridge. HelloWorld Inc. (formerly ePrize), provides brands with a platform to communicate with consumers across the web, social and mobile channels, and at live events. Wise joined the company as CEO in March 2010. In his first year, he focused on the strategic expansion into mobile and social-enabled solutions, launching a multi-channel platform. Today, HelloWorld brings to market an SaaS platform. In the past three years, the company’s revenue has nearly doubled and its client base has tripled. Under Wise’s leadership, the firm acquired five companies, including promotions.com, and was itself acquired by private-equity firm Catterton Partners. HelloWorld has created promotional campaigns, CRM programs, and loyalty solutions in 44 countries for Fortune 500 brands and world-class agencies, including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, The Gap, Live Nation, Yahoo!, and Procter & Gamble. The company has more than 400 employees with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, and Seattle. Prior to HelloWorld, Wise was president and CEO of Q Interactive, which became one of the largest performance-driven ad networks on the web. He was recognized as a Who’s Who technology leader by Crain’s Chicago Business three years in a row. Wise received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Iowa, where he is now on the College of Political Science advisory board, and his master’s degree in international marketing and finance from DePaul University. Read the full profile at www.ltu.edu/leaders.
EPrize Becomes HelloWorldThe Pleasant Ridge online promotion provider ePrize LLC is giving up 15 years of brand equity for a new name the company says better reflects its recent growth -- HelloWorld.
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EPrize Buys Contest Developer Promotions.comEPrize, the world's largest provider of interactive promotions, Monday announced the acquisition of New York-based Promotions.com, a company that offers brands contests and other consumer-activation tactics.
New Social Analytics From ePrize Offers Brands the Facebook Data They've Been MissingThe Pleasant Ridge digital promotions firm ePrize Thursday announced ePrize Social Analytics, a new social analytics report service that offers brands deep, actionable insights on brand followers through the collection and aggregation of valuable Facebook data.
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EPrize Acquires Mobile Engagement Company MozesEPrize, a Pleasant Ridge-based provider of mobile, social, and Web marketing and promotion campaigns, today announced the acquisition of Mozes, a California mobile company that engages audiences during concerts, sporting events, and live television broadcasts through social and location-based experiences.
EPrize Partners with Chief Marketer to Promote New Site LaunchEPrize LLC has introduced "Top Promotional Marketer," a game developed to introduce the site redesign for Penton Media Inc. publications Chief Marketer and Promo Magazine as they join forces under one site umbrella.
EPrize Buys Chicago Mobile Marketing AgencyThe Pleasant Ridge digital marketing agency ePrize has announced its second acquisition in six months, buying Cellit, a Chicago-based mobile marketing agency.
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EPrize Sales Contest Builder Now Available on Salesforce.com AppExchangeEPrize announces the release of "Sales Contest Builder," an app integrated with Salesforce that allows sales managers and administrators to create online sales contests in six easy steps.
EPrize Opens New West Coast OfficeThe online promotions manager ePrize LLC last week announced the opening of a Seattle-area office to serve clients based in the Pacific Northwest