ePrize aims to make marketing a win-win situation for its clients. The company designs and implements loyalty programs, sweepstakes, surveys, and other sales promotion and marketing services. It specializes in interactive promotions designed to attract traffic to clients' websites. Once potential customers are online, ePrize programs offer incentives to encourage them to purchase products, register for information, and refer other consumers. Clients have included Domino's Pizza, MasterCard, Orbitz, Verizon, and Weight Watchers. ePrize has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York. Founded in 1999, ePrize has been owned by private equity firm Catterton Partners since 2012.
Change in Company Type
Catterton Partners, which is a consumer-focused private equity firm, is working to accelerate ePrize's growth and expansion efforts. It's focused on the specific areas of multichannel engagement and customer relationship management.
Based in Detroit, ePrize serves several regions through additional offices located in New York, Nashville, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Sales and Marketing
ePrize has developed loyalty campaigns and CRMs in nearly 45 countries for behemoths the likes of Coca-Cola, Microsoft, The Gap, Lenovo, the NHL, Yahoo!, Procter & Gamble, and AT&T.
Mergers and Acquisitions
The acquisitive company has been busy in recent years. ePrize expanded its portfolio in 2013 with the acquisition of New York-based Promotions.com, a company that offers brands contests and other consumer-activation tactics. The deal, which marks ePrize’s fifth acquisition in fewer than two years, follows the company's early 2013 purchase of Mozes mobile company that specializes in engaging audiences during concerts, sporting events, and live television broadcasts through social and location-based experiences
Previously, in 2012, ePrize acquired an equity stake in LevelEleven, an enterprise gamification company. It also bought Cellit, a mobile solutions company that strengthened its presence in engaging consumers within retail by integrating solutions with POS systems through mobile CRM. In 2011, the company acquired the CRM division of Apollo Data Technologies, a predictive analytics firm that enables the company to dive into consumer behavior and provide insights behind brand campaigns.