2014

Experian® Data Breach Resolution and freecreditscore.com™ win gold in Best in Biz Awards 2013 Top honors earned in Product Line of the Year and Marketing Campaign of the Year categories

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian® Data Breach Resolution and freecreditscore.com™ have been named gold winners in the 2013 Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. Experian Data Breach Resolution received the gold Marketing Campaign of the Year award while freecreditscore.com, one of Experian's flagship brands, received the gold Product Line of the Year honor.

Experian Data Breach Resolution was recognized for its "Answer Men" campaign, which brought together their business development team to build personal relationships with existing and potential clients. The campaign personalized the brand, while positioning the "Answer Men" as reputable brand ambassadors and thought leaders.

Score Planner™, a resource provided by freecreditscore.com that's free to members and non-members, was recognized for educating consumers on credit score calculation and how these scores can impact financial well-being.

"We are thrilled to receive this industry recognition from the Best in Biz Awards," said Ken Chaplin, senior vice president of Marketing, Experian Consumer Services. "We continually strive to better serve our clients and consumers and it is great to have our teams acknowledged for their creativity and effective efforts." 

The third annual Best in Biz Awards program, which focused on companies based or operating in North America, was the most competitive in its history, with the highest number of awards submissions to date and the most distinguished judging panel yet assembled. More than 500 entries were received this year, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada.

Best in Biz Awards 2013 honors were presented in more than 50 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year and Website of the Year.

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2013 were determined by an independent panel of 51 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as Accounting Today, Arizona Daily Star, Atlanta Tribune, Bloomberg Businessweek, Cascade Business News, Chicago Tribune, Chip Design Magazine, Computerworld, Crain's New York Business, CRN, Dallas Morning News, Dayton Business Journal, Detroit Free Press, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Executive Travel Magazine, Fast Company, Financial Times, Fortune, Hartford Business Journal, Hartford Courant, Inc. Magazine, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Law Technology News, Miami Herald, Memphis Business Journal, Network World, NorthBay Biz, Orange County Register, PC Magazine, Phoenix Business Journal, Pittsburgh Business Times, Prairie Business Magazine, Quad-City Times, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Savannah Morning News, Small Business Digest, South Florida Business Journal, Tech.Blorge, Tech-Gaming, Times (Munster, Indiana), Upstart Business Journal and USA Today.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2013, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2013-winners.

About Experian

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2013 was US$4.7 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.

Experian and the Experian marks used herein are service marks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

About freecreditscore.com

freecreditscore.com is part of a family of online consumer credit reporting sites belonging to ConsumerInfo.com, Inc., an Experian company. ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. was founded in 1995 to give consumers quick, easy and inexpensive access to their credit. It is a leading provider of online consumer credit reports, credit scores, credit monitoring and other credit-related information. ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. provides credit monitoring to its more than 11.2 million members and has delivered more than 185 million credit reports to consumers. As part of the Experian family, it continues to grow its membership base and develop innovative products to help consumers better understand and monitor their credit.

About Experian Data Breach Resolution

Experian is a leader in the data breach resolution industry and one of the first companies to develop products and services that address this critical issue. As an innovator in the field, Experian has a long-standing history of providing swift and effective data breach resolution for thousands of organizations, having serviced millions of affected consumers. For more information on the Experian Data Breach Resolution division at ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. and how it enables organizations to plan for and successfully mitigate data breach incidents, visit http://www.experian.com/databreach.

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries are currently being accepted in the third annual Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) program, until the final entry deadline on January 24, 2014. Any organization from any industry operating in EMEA may enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the EMEA program, please visit: http://emea.bestinbizawards.com.

Contacts:

Becky Frost
freecreditscore.com
1 949 202 7296 
Rebecca.Frost@experianinteractive.com

Sandra A. Bernardo, APR
Experian Data Breach Resolution
1 949 567 3676 
sandra.bernardo@experianinteractive.com

SOURCE Experian



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