CONWAY, Ark.–()–, the customer intelligence company whose data-driven solutions create business growth by enabling better customer experiences, today announces that it has been recognized in the top 50 of Fast Company’s 2022 list of 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators. This prestigious list honors organizations and businesses that demonstrate a steadfast commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels. Acxiom came in at #46 for its core belief that diverse perspectives spark innovation and opportunities to innovate exist across all facets of the business.
Since 1969, Acxiom has encouraged and supported innovation not just by research and development but also through internal award and patent programs, learning opportunities, and community and client partnerships. Associates from all over the organization can drive innovation, from conceptualizing new product offerings and boosting topline value to implementing enterprise-wide efficiencies, increasing productivity, and impacting the bottom line.
Acxiom also actively participates in TheEngine+, Interpublic Group’s program and competition to foster innovation. Submissions for innovative new product ideas are reviewed by panels of experts within Acxiom, Kinesso, and Matterkind, the three companies that comprise IPG’s data and technology suite. The finalists present a “Shark Tank”-like pitch – which all associates are invited to view – to a panel of judges. The winner/winning team receives investment to take their idea to the next level and turn it into a ready-for-market product.
“This important recognition is a tribute to our culture of innovation and our associates’ creative expertise,” said Chad Engelgau, CEO of Acxiom. “We’ve made significant investments in our people, giving us access to incredible talent while supporting continuous learning and curiosity. Employee empowerment and inclusivity are central to Acxiom’s efforts in creating high-quality and cost-effective solutions that redefine how brands interact with their customers with compassion and sensitivity through the ethical use of data.”
Developed in collaboration with Accenture, the 2022 Best Workplaces for Innovators ranks 100 winners from a variety of industries, including computer science, biotech, consumer packaged goods, nonprofit, education, financial services, cybersecurity, engineering, diversity, sustainability, B2B, and consumer products and services. Fast Company editors and Accenture researchers worked together to score nearly 1,500 applications, and a panel of eight eminent judges reviewed and endorsed the top 100 companies. The 2022 awards feature workplaces from around the world.
“This year’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a deep commitment to cultivating creativity across the board,” says Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “In the face of powerful headwinds, these leaders and teams continue to spur innovation.”
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Fast Company‘s Best Workplaces for Innovators issue (September 2022) is available online now, and the print issue will be on newsstands beginning August 16, 2022. Join the Best Workplaces for Innovators conversation using #FCBestWorkplaces.
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Acxiom is a customer intelligence company that provides data-driven solutions to enable the world’s best marketers to better understand their customers to create better experiences and business growth. A leader in , , and the for more than 50 years, Acxiom now helps thousands of clients and partners around the globe work together to create millions of better customer experiences, every day. Acxiom is a registered trademark of Acxiom LLC and is part of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG). For more information, visit .