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Mega Enterprise Engagement Firm Formed By Merger of Augeo and MotivAction

AugeoThe combined organization describes itself as the largest Enterprise Engagement firm, with sales of over $300 million in employee, channel, and sales channel engagement, and owner of the only ISO 10018-compliant Enterprise Engagement portal technology. 
 
MotivactionThe official press release says it all: “Augeo and MotivAction blend extensive market experience and certified technology platforms to create a worldwide leader in the enterprise engagement field.” With Augeo’s acquisition of the 40-year-old MotivAction founded by Bill Bryson, who is now retiring, the company offers a full suite a strategic and tactical engagement services aimed at every stakeholder audience.
 
Joe KellerJoe Keller will continue as the President of MotivAction, which will continue to operate out of its current Minneapolis office and its satellite offices across the country. Augeo’s headquarters are neighboring St. Paul, with offices in Chicago, New York, Phoenix, Atlanta and Nashville.  
 
The company says that the combination of Augeo’s leadership in employee and customer loyalty and engagement solutions, and MotivAction’s leadership role in shaping the human capital management industry through recognition, sales incentives, meetings, events creates a powerhouse organization capable of engaging the entire enterprise “to inspire brand loyalty.”  The combined company says both units are growing rapidly and will have more than $300 million in combined annual revenue and will manage domestic and international programs for many of the world’s largest companies.  
 
David KristalSays David Kristal, Augeo CEO. “With today’s need for real-time interaction and focus on supporting engagement objectives across the full enterprise, we believe we now have the most comprehensive and impactful solution in the engagement space.” The company statement notes that “MotivAction’s award-winning Encore technology platform is the first enterprise engagement platform to receive ISO 10018 technology certification in the world. Its meetings and events business has been recognized by the Corporate Meetings and Incentives magazine 25 as one of the most influential companies in the industry for 13 straight years” 
 
Says Bill Bryston, MotivAction’s retiring CEO: “We are privileged to serve many of the world’s leading companies and could not be more enthusiastic about joining forces with Augeo. The way we lead, support and service our clients will remain the same, ensuring the continuity of our programs from top to bottom. This is a convergence of two leaders in the industry and a refreshing and energizing cultural fit for our teams.”
 
“The way companies engage with employees, consumers and channel partners is rapidly changing and the opportunities for innovation are significantly elevated with this move,” explains Joe Keller, MotivAction President and COO. “Each year, corporations are investing more into their human capital management strategies. Together with Augeo, we are perfectly positioned to help lead this change. Engagement, once defined as simply incentives and rewards, is now a continuous and dynamic ecosystem made up of communications, personalization, real-time feedback, peer-to-peer interaction and social media connections. All of this works together to drive alignment and recognize desired behaviors across entire enterprises. This exciting development brings our clients the best the industry has to offer and an experienced team with decades of engagement insight.” 

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Enterprise Engagement Benchmark Tools: The Enterprise Engagement Alliance offers three tools to help organizations profit from Engagement. Click here to access the tools.
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•  Gauge Your Personal Level of Engagement. This survey, donated by Horsepower, enables individuals to gauge their own personal levels of engagement.

For more information, contact Bruce Bolger at Bolger@TheEEA.org, 914-591-7600, ext. 230.

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