PerkStreet Financial Wins 2010 Most Engaging Campaign Contest Sponsored by Offerpop and Piehead

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Shred Your Credit Card campaign selected by marketing and creative professionals in Facebook contest, highlights power of engaging on social channels in a fun way, while spreading the word about a new approach to personal finance

Offerpop (http://www.offerpop.com), an innovative social media marketing software company and Piehead, a digital engagement agency, announced that PerkStreet Financial was the winner of its first community-based social media contest for marketing and advertising agencies.

Nominated and created by PerkStreet – an online financial services company that offers fully featured checking accounts paired with a cash back debit card and tips for making smart money choices - and run jointly with Lending Club, the Shred Your Credit Card campaign started with a single YouTube video in December 2010, and grew to 22 videos, over 5,000 votes and tens of thousands of visitors in just six short weeks. The contest was hosted at http://www.ShredYourCreditCard.com.

Supported by Twitter, Facebook and YouTube outreach, the PerkStreet campaign shows the power of engagement on social channels, and how fun creative and word of mouth can transform a topic not known for ‘buzz’ – personal debt – and create a viral media sensation.

Most Engaging Campaign contest also showcases Offerpop Photo Contest app

Launched to showcase Offerpop’s new Facebook apps and promote Piehead's Partner Program, a means for agencies to tap the company's services in strategic consultation for digital engagement solutions, the Most Engaging Campaign contest was the first in a series of planned promotions between Offerpop and Piehead.

“The contest ran without a hitch, and Offerpop’s unique comment-to-vote model made it easy for our community to chime in and share their opinions around the most engaging campaign of 2010,” said Howard Davidson, Marketing Director, at Piehead.

Added Dan O’Malley, CEO of PerkStreet, “We are thrilled to be recognized by Piehead, Offerpop, and the many marketers and creatives who voted for the various entries. Social media remains a key channel for us to communicate with our customers and is a unique place to educate the marketplace about our banking services. We also look forward to working with Offerpop and Piehead to explore their offerings and develop some exciting new promotions on Facebook.”

About Offerpop

Offerpop is an innovative social media marketing software company that lets retailers, brands and agencies run smart, white-label campaigns on Facebook and Twitter. Delivered as a subscription service, Offerpop provides tools to easily set up, run and track interactive contests, games, polls and exclusive offers. All Offerpop apps encourage participation via simple social gestures, and can be fan-gated at no extra cost. Since June 2010, hundreds of companies have used Offerpop to recruit fans, build brand engagement and grow sales. Learn more, or get started with a free campaign, at http://www.offerpop.com.

About Piehead

Piehead is a digital engagement agency. The agency develops creative technologies that enable companies to grow their business through audience interaction. Solutions include user experience, web design, development, rich media games, social media, and mobile applications. Clients include, Michael C. Fina, Comcast, Jarden, Scientific Games and The American Cancer Society, Piehead has been based in Portsmouth, NH since 2001, and has a presence in New York, Philadelphia and California. Learn more at http://www.piehead.com.

About PerkStreet Financial

PerkStreet Financial is the progressive online financial services company that offers the most valuable online checking account and debit card rewards combination in the U.S. PerkStreet sets itself apart from other online banks by taking the $80 billion that the big banks spend on building and maintaining branches every year and passing that savings on to their customers in the form of better rewards. Learn more at http://www.perkstreet.com.

The PerkStreetFinancialSM Visa® Debit Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank, Member FDIC.

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