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POPin Honors Macerich CIO as Inaugural Winner of Constellation Award

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — POPin today announced the launch of its new Constellation Award for successful leaders by naming JP Jones, CIO of Macerich, as the inaugural award winner for his effective use of crowd-solving sessions to align his IT team for shared initiatives. POPin launched the monthly Constellation Award to recognize exceptional collaborative leadership among leaders who use POPin, the industry’s first enterprise social platform to bridge the power gaps that hurt corporate performance. The POPin crowd-solving mobile app gives employees the freedom to speak openly without fear of reprimand from management, while giving management a clear view into what’s really needed to drive successful initiatives. POPin named Jones as the Constellation Honoree for November 2016 for his outstanding collaborative leadership, empowering his workforce, and using POPin to create buy-in for decisions affecting his team’s IT initiatives. Jones has successfully used POPin to take employee performance to the next level. Jones describes his leadership style as “a consensus guy,” who credits the POPin tool for “creating buy-in amongst the troops” and “making sure everyone understands our direction.” “When an employee thinks that they can share anonymously is when you’re really going to get the truth and the facts,” Jones said. “I love to be able to say this is what we want, versus this is what I want. It’s very important to me.” POPin founded the Constellation Award to honor leaders who are dedicated to discovering the truth in their organizations by rooting out staff concerns and uncovering systemic problems. The award takes the form of a monthly video showcase that highlights how leaders use POPin in their organizations. Winning videos are featured on the POPin’s website, and each video will be a strong addition to the winner’s career portfolio. “These winning leaders are high profile, charismatic individuals with success stories around innovative uses of POPin, awesome results, and fearless truth-seeking,” said Brian Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer of POPin.   About Macerich An S&P 500 company, Macerich is one of the country’s leading owners, operators and developers of major retail real estate.  The Macerich portfolio includes unique and irreplaceable properties that hold dominant positions in the nation’s gateway markets. — the most affluent and densely populated with significant international appeal — set the company apart. About POPin POPin equips leaders to implement decisions with the buy-in of the teams doing the work. With POPin, leaders can learn the truth of what will work and what won’t from the people who will be doing the work. POPin is available as a web app and as a native mobile app for both Apple iOS and Android. POPin also provides dedicated Customer Success Consultants to customers to facilitate successful use of POPin. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, POPin is already helping organizations such as CoreLogic, Experian, Immix Group and NYU make better decisions quickly and gain buy-in along the way. For more information visit www.popinnow.com. Media Contact Gutenberg Communications Michael Gallo 212-239-8594 [email protected]