Guideposts signs renewal agreement with Alliance Data’s Epsilon for database marketing services

August 3rd

Robust Solution to Enable More Relevant and Personalized Marketing Information and Offers, Drive Growth and Improve Marketing Results

PLANO, TX – August 3, 2017 – Epsilon®, an Alliance Data (NYSE: ADS) company, today announced it has signed a multiyear renewal agreement with Guideposts, a national nonprofit organization and publisher of faith-based content. Epsilon has been providing comprehensive database marketing services for Guideposts since 2012 with the goal of growing the organization’s constituent and subscriber base, as well as improving cross-channel engagement and working together to expand Guideposts’ mission.

Originally founded in 1945 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of landmark bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking, Guideposts is committed to providing hope, encouragement and inspiration through magazines, books, online newsletters, a prayer network, digital communities and outreach programs. The organization’s flagship magazine, Guideposts, has a total adult audience of 5 million, with the Guideposts brand reaching millions of people around the world.

Under the terms of the multiyear renewal agreement, Epsilon will continue to host and manage Guideposts’ database of prospects, subscribers and donors. The robust database solution will support constituent segmentation efforts that enable Guideposts to engage prospects, subscribers and donors with more relevant and personalized information and offers. The database will allow Guideposts to more effectively target these audiences through marketing channels such as direct mail and email. Additionally, Epsilon will enhance Guideposts’ marketing database and campaign solution, making it easier to reach target audiences in the moments that matter via advanced segmentation and modeling.

“Epsilon has been a good partner for Guideposts over the last five years,” said David Teitler, Chief Financial Officer at Guideposts. “They understand our audience, our data and our goals, and continue to be the right partner to achieve Guideposts’ future objectives as we provide meaningful and inspirational content at the right time for the right need for the right individual through multiple channels.”

“Guideposts has seen postitive results since implementing Epsilon’s comprehensive database marketing solution in 2012, and we’re thrilled to continue providing the platform and insights it needs continue to grow, reach more individuals in need and transform its platforms,” said Bryan Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer, Epsilon/Conversant. “Epsilon has a rich history and heritage of delivering valuable marketing solutions to nonprofit organizations that drive business value through technology, data and insights and reach consumers with powerful messages and content.”

About Guideposts

Guideposts is a non-profit organization that touches millions of lives every day.   Through magazines, books, prayer networks and outreach programs, Guideposts reaches people in their time of need, with timely and timeless messages of hope, reassurance and faith.  For more information on Guideposts, please visit www.guideposts.org and follow Guideposts on Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram.

About Epsilon

Epsilon® is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. We provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution. Epsilon’s digital media arm, Conversant®, is a leader in personalized digital advertising and insights through its proprietary technology and trove of consumer marketing data, delivering digital marketing with unprecedented scale, accuracy and reach through personalized media programs and through CJ Affiliate by Conversant®, one of the world’s largest affiliate marketing networks. Together, we bring personalized marketing to consumers across offline and online channels, at moments of interest, that help drive business growth for brands.  Recognized by Ad Age as the #1 World’s Largest CRM/Direct Marketing Agency Network, #1 Largest U.S. Agency from All Disciplines, #1 Largest U.S. CRM/Direct Marketing Agency Network and #1 Largest U.S. Mobile Marketing Agency, Epsilon employs over 8,000 associates in 70 offices worldwide. Epsilon is an Alliance Data® company. For more information, visit www.epsilon.com and follow us on Twitter @EpsilonMktg.

About Alliance Data

Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today’s most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and emerging technologies. An S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, Alliance Data consists of three businesses that together employ more than 17,000 associates at approximately 100 locations worldwide.

Alliance Data’s card services business is a leading provider of marketing-driven branded credit card programs. Epsilon® is a leading provider of multichannel, data-driven technologies and marketing services, and also includes Conversant®, a leader in personalized digital marketing. LoyaltyOne® owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program, and Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty, a global provider of tailor-made loyalty programs for grocers.

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