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2016-05-04

Wayin Inc.: Wayin Acquires UK-Based Interactive Marketing Platform EngageSciences

Joined Campaign Experience Platform brings together Wayin real-time capabilities and EngageSciences integrated campaigns to redefine the way marketers attract and connect with consumersDENVER, May 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Real-time digital marketing software
company Wayin has acquired the leading UK-based interactive marketing
platform EngageSciences. As a part of the deal, Wayin will bring on
EngageSciences' complete executive team of marketing technology veterans and
welcome Richard Jones to step into the role of CEO.

The combination of the two companies and platforms will align Wayin's leading
real-time social data search and visualization capabilities with
EngageSciences' digital campaign delivery and first-party data collection
capabilities. Together they will create a full-service digital marketing
technology tool that integrates into CRM and marketing automation platforms.
With complementary business models, clear product and strategy synergy, and a
broad international footprint, the two companies have come together to
provide modern-day marketers all the tools they need to deliver authentic
campaign experiences across all digital properties.

Wayin was co-founded in 2011 by current CEO Scott McNealy, who will remain
active as Executive Chairman of the Board, helping to guide the vision and
growth of the company moving forward. The company integrates with public
Twitter, Instagram and Facebook content to give marketers and media
organizations a tool to more accurately discover, understand and act upon
real-time data from social media insights. As a recognized leader in
real-time digital capabilities, Wayin has helped big-name brands such as the
Denver Broncos, The Weather Channel and Walgreens use social data to drive
customer engagement and persuade action.

"While Wayin provides strong real-time capabilities, the combined solution
will go much deeper by offering marketers the ability to gather data through
polls, product feedback and reviews and other campaigns to further understand
customers and drive results," McNealy said. "With more than 500 million
campaign entries on the combined platform, we are looking at approximately
one in 14 of the world's population having already participated in a brand
campaign run on the combined company's platform. By next year that number
will be one in seven."

The EngageSciences platform launched in 2011 with the mission to provide
consumer brands with better marketing solutions. Today, the company has
global offices in London, Oxford, Sydney, Dubai and New York, with clients in
76 countries including some of the biggest and most respected publishers and
brands such as Bauer Media, Microsoft, Vodafone, AOL, Discovery and Rogers
Communications.

"Marketing strategies have relied too heavily on interruptive paid media
advertising for far too long. Marketers must now create relevant and
participatory brand experiences to earn trust and influence the path to
purchase," said Jones, EngageSciences CEO and incoming Wayin CEO. "The
combined capabilities that Wayin and EngageSciences bring creates a category
leader in this emerging space."

This announcement comes on the heels of a $15.4 million investment round for
Wayin in September 2015. Together, the joint company now services more than
300 brands across 80 countries and 10 industries. The company headquarters
will be located in Denver, Colorado, but with respective leaders in U.S. and
UK markets and existing presences in Asia and the Middle East.

For more information on the acquisition, visit
www.wayin.com/wayin-and-engagesciences

About Wayin

Wayin provides real-time digital marketing technology and services to surface
the best social trends and content to engage, persuade and drive marketing
results. Wayin gives brands control over their social data to create
real-time experiences for consumers across paid, owned and earned media that
foster trust and drive action. Leading brands, media companies and sports
teams have partnered with Wayin to persuade consumer action by leveraging
authentic user-generated content including the Denver Broncos, Dunkin Donuts,
The Weather Channel, MLB, Logitech and Walgreens.

About EngageSciences

The EngageSciences interactive marketing platform enables brands to engage
consumers, collect data and repurpose UGC across every digital channel.

A revolutionary platform for creating interactive marketing experiences,
infused with authentic social advocacy. Combining the Advocacy and Campaign
modules from EngageSciences, brands and agencies get a single solution that
is highly configurable, providing a multitude of ways to engage the digital
consumer, collect marketing opt-ins and customer data.

With its headquarters in the UK, and offices across the globe, EngageSciences
operates across 72 countries, working with a mixture of well-known brands,
including: Microsoft, Vodafone, Yahoo!, Etihad Airways, Air New Zealand, AOL,
Discovery and Universal.

Jordan Slabaugh
Jordan@wayin.com
409-782-3908

Rachel Gulden
312-267-0530
rachel.gulden@walkersands.com

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Source: Wayin Inc. via Globenewswire

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