Experian Honored with a Plutus Award For “Best Use of Social Media by a Brand”

Experian honored with a Plutus Award for “Best Use of Social Media by a Brand”
Fifth annual awards announced during the FinCon Expo financial conference in New Orleans, La.

Costa Mesa, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 — Experian®, the leading global information services company, can now proudly tweet with the hashtag #PlutusWinner as it was the honored recipient of the Plutus award for “Best Use of Social Media by a Brand.” The Plutus Awards is the premier financial blogger awards show, which was held this year at the New Orleans Marriott on Sept. 20, 2014, as part of the annual FinCon Expo.

“The Plutus Awards honors not only bloggers, but financial-services companies, such as Experian, which was nominated and chosen in the ‘Best Use of Social Media by a Brand’ category by an independent blogging community,” said Luke Landes, founder of the Plutus Awards and the popular Website Consumerism Commentary. “This community carefully takes into account how companies use social media to interact with their customers, how they resolve consumers' issues and how they otherwise use various types of social media to interact with the public. Experian has excelled in these efforts, and that has been recognized by the expert community of financial bloggers.”

Nominations for the "Best Use of Social Media by a Brand" category are open to every independent blogger or publisher who focuses on personal finance or a related topic. Every individual who places a nomination is free to use his or own criteria for judging. While each blogger might have a unique reason for choosing a nominee, in general, the finalists and ultimately the winner in this category will have shown achievement in engaging the blogging community and working with bloggers as partners.

“Experian is so honored and appreciative to be named a Plutus award winner. Knowing that this award was voted on by the blogging community makes it even more meaningful,” said Michael Delgado, social media community manager at Experian North America. “This type of recognition drives us to further our commitment to financial literacy and seek new ways to continue being a trusted resource when it comes to credit and financial education.”

Experian’s consumer-education resources
For more than 20 years, Experian has been committed to improving consumer financial literacy and is dedicated to providing products and services that help consumers manage their credit reports and credit scores better. Experian wants to help make a positive impact and reach the people that need us most. 

Consumers can connect with Experian and learn more about credit in other ways, including by:

•Joining our #CreditChat, hosted by @Experian_US on Twitter and YouTube with financial experts and consumers every Wednesday at 3 p.m. Eastern time
•Reading about Experian’s perspective on trends and news at the Experian News Blog
•Visiting Experian’s help site for answers to common questions, advice and education about consumer credit
•Asking credit questions on Experian’s Facebook page at https://facebook.com/ExperianUS

Contact:
Kristine Snyder
Experian Public Relations
1 714 830 5192
kristine.snyder@experian.com

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, 2014, was US$4.8 billion. Experian employs approximately 16,000 people in 39 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

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

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