Keeping up with Blackhawk Network and the prepaid industry


Blackhawk Network Acquires Extrameasures

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 31, 2016 — Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that it has acquired extrameasures, a prepaid consumer promotions and incentives company. Through its customized rebate programs, extrameasures offers Visa prepaid cards and private label merchant-specific reward and gift cards with a proprietary platform to help businesses drive consumer […]

Blackhawk Network’s Talbott Roche Named Recipient of PYMNTS Innovator Award for “Women Driving Innovation in Payments”

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 18, 2016 — Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that its chief executive officer and president, Talbott Roche, has been named a recipient of a 2016 PYMNTS Innovator Award in the “Women Driving Innovation in Payments” category. The annual Innovator Awards, conferred by, a premier source of […]

Blackhawk Network Appoints Anil Aggarwal to Board of Directors

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 14, 2016 — Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that Anil D. Aggarwal has been appointed to its board of directors effective Feb. 22, 2016, bringing Blackhawk’s total board members to 11. He was also appointed a member of Blackhawk’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. “Anil is an early […]

Talbott Roche Named Chief Executive Officer of Blackhawk Network

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 22, 2016 — Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that the Board of Directors appointed Talbott Roche to succeed William Y. Tauscher as Blackhawk Network’s chief executive officer, effective today. Tauscher will continue in his role of chairman of the board and leading the organization’s international business and its […]

Blackhawk Network Named Winner in 10th Annual Pay Awards

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 8, 2016 – Paybefore has selected Blackhawk Network’s “Gift Card for Stock” as a 2016 Pay Awards winner in the Product of the Year category. For 10 years, Pay Awards has conferred the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry. The awards are presented annually by […]

Blackhawk Network Acquires NimbleCommerce

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 3, 2016 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that it has acquired NimbleCommerce, a digital commerce platform and network for promotions. NimbleCommerce also allows merchants and brands to manage their own prepaid offer and gift card programs, or resell through a network of retailer and publisher branded […]

Blackhawk Network Acquires and

PLEASANTON, Calif., January 6, 2016 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that it has acquired, LLC, which sells digital and physical prepaid gift card solutions to consumers through a high-trafficked gift card U.S. website, and OmniCard, LLC, which sells customized prepaid incentive and reward solutions for business clients. The […]

Blackhawk Extra

Blackhawk Employees on the Run in Livermore

On March 26, 2016, Blackhawk’s employees once again participated in the Livermore Half Marathon. The annual 5k race is a fun affair reflecting the spirit of the local community. Runners follow a path through Livermore’s beautifully restored downtown area and are greeted at the finish line with a festival featuring live music, food, beer and […]

Blackhawk Chief Marketing Officer: “Omnichannel” is the Magic Marketing Word

Blackhawk Network’s chief marketing officer, Teri Llach, recently shared her insights on how omnichannel is more than just a trendy phrase with Modern Marketing Xchange (MMX), a new publication that covers topics such as marketing, technology and digital innovation. Citing Blackhawk Network research, she discussed how now more than ever consumers are demanding a variety […]

Blackhawk Engagement Solutions Explores Millennials’ Shopping Habits

Blackhawk Engagement Solutions published shopper data late last year examining millennials’ path-to-purchase habits. Rodney Mason, GVP Strategy & Marketing at Blackhawk Engagement Solutions, recently shared insights on millennials’ disruptive shopping behaviors with Retail TouchPoints in the article, Can Retailers Keep Pace With Millennial Consumers? “Millennials are leading a change in purchase trends. As such, it’s […]

Blackhawk Partners with St. Baldrick’s to Help Fight Childhood Cancer

At Blackhawk Network, “bald is beautiful” when it comes to raising money to help fight childhood cancer. For the past several years, Blackhawk’s employees have lent support to St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. The organization is known […]

Advano Is Now Blackhawk Engagement Solutions GmbH

Cologne, Germany-based Advano GmbH has rebranded as Blackhawk Engagement Solutions GmbH. As experts in employee incentives, Blackhawk Engagement Solutions GmgH will manage the company’s B2B business areas of Blackhawk Network Germany GmbH and will continue to offer companies customized voucher and prepaid solutions for marketing, sales and personnel just as the company did under the […]

Blackhawk Engagement Solutions Research Uncovers “How Grocery Shoppers Shop”

New research from Blackhawk Network’s incentives division, Blackhawk Engagement Solutions, has uncovered how buying trends are impacting the grocery segment. Recently featured in Grocery Headquarters, Payments Journal, and Store Brands Magazine, the research found that American grocery shoppers are strapped for time yet willing to work for the very best value. According to Rodney Mason, […]