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
COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013
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,
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,
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.
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
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.
1 949 202 7296
Sandra A. Bernardo, APR
Experian Data Breach Resolution
1 949 567 3676
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