|[January 23, 2014]
Clutch App Named Winner in Eighth Annual Paybefore Awards
PHILADELPHIA --(Business Wire)--
a leading platform powering loyalty, rewards, gifting and mobile
commerce for consumer-focused retailers and brands, today announced that
Paybefore has selected the Clutch app as a 2014 Paybefore Awards winner
in The Gotta-Have Mobile App category. The Clutch app was selected by a
panel of five industry experts who served as judges for this year's
competition, which-once again-included a record number of entries from
around the world.
"With the Clutch app, consumers have a single location for all of their
shopping-related needs, including the ability to make purchases within
the app itself with just a few taps," said Andy O'Dell (News - Alert), co-founder and
chief commercial officer, Clutch. "Our team has worked tirelessly to
create such a comprehensive app that consumers will love, so being
recognized as a winner in these highly competitive awards is a true
Clutch is the first and only application to address today's fragmented
mobile shopping landscape by providing one app that unites shopping,
gifting and loyalty with users' real-time location and social data.
Available as a free download on the iOS and Android (News - Alert) platforms, Clutch
includes mobile wallet functionality, product discovery through
collections and social shopping feeds, shopping, gifting, loyalty and
more. Consumers receive the most relevant offers while retailers and
brands reach the most targeted customers.
"An industry is only as good as its innovators. This year's Paybefore
Awards have demonstrated that prepaid, emerging and mobile payments
companies always find new ways to address consumer, government and
business needs," said Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and
chair of the judging panel. "We are proud to recognize Clutch's
contributions to advancing the industry."
For eight years, Paybefore Awards has conferred the ost prestigious
recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid, mobile and emerging
payments industry. The awards are presented annually by Paybefore, whose
publications are the leading source of industry information for
alternative payments executives.
"The companies and programs recognized in the 2014 Paybefore Awards are
great of examples of what can be accomplished when innovators apply
thoughtfulness and payments technology to address real-world needs,"
added Marilyn Bochicchio, Paybefore's CEO.
The Clutch app will now vie for Best-in-Category distinction, which will
be announced during the Paybefore Awards ceremony on March 4 at the All
Payments Expo. For the second year, visitors to Paybefore.com will
have a chance to vote on Best in Category. The outcome of this vote
(counted as one-sixth of the total) will be combined with the five
judges' picks to determine Best-in-Category honorees.
As the premier platform for "Consumer Lifecycle Success" (CLS), Clutch
is the first and only system that helps brands create, unify, manage,
and measure success across increasingly complex marketing efforts and
technology ecosystems. The goal of every retailer is optimizing the
lifetime value of�consumers�at each stage of�the�lifecycle. Clutch
provides a comprehensive set of modular solutions to drive loyalty,
increase consumer spend and reward brand advocacy by unifying the
currently fragmented consumer experiences, wherever customers are -
in-store, online, and through mobile and social channels. We feed the
customer experience, the experience feeds the brand loyalty, and the
loyalty feeds the revenue.
Headquartered in Philadelphia PA, Clutch supports over 450 retailers
globally and more than 40 million consumer accounts. Clutch is a proud
partner company of Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) and Ben Franklin
Technology Partners. For more information, please visit www.clutchloyalty.com,
follow Clutch on Twitter (News - Alert) @ClutchShopping
or like Clutch on Facebook.
Paybefore is the leading information provider to prepaid, mobile and
emerging payments industry professionals, offering the latest news,
commentary and analysis. Paybefore's family of industry publications
includes: Paybefore.com; Pay NewsTM; Pay GovTM;
Pay WeekTM; Pay Op-EdTM;
Pay MagazineTM, a biannual print publication
featuring in-depth articles on the opportunities, challenges and trends
in the global payments industry; and the only industry directory, Pay
ConnectTM buyer's guide, available online
and in print. Visit us at www.paybefore.com.
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