<p>2020 will be one for the history books. While most people already have their eyes fixed on the new chapter that 2021 opens, we think it’s important to pause and reflect on this past year of unforeseen changes. It can be hard to feel optimistic when there are many challenges that still lie ahead of us, but we’re also immensely proud of the resilience and sheer grit that our team and partners have demonstrated. We celebrate our partners’ wins, the pivotal moments that paved the future of Button’s business, and the milestones that fueled our growth.&nbsp;<br><br></p><h5><strong>Year of unprecedented client product launches—65 and counting</strong></h5><p>This summer, we unveiled <a href="https://blog.usebutton.com/announcing-button-evolution"><span>Button Evolution™</span></a>, the affiliate and partnerships channel’s first suite of intelligence and personalization products. In this product suite, <strong>Actionable Intelligence</strong> enables marketers to quickly identify how to maximize revenue or profitability from their affiliate channel, while <strong>Audiences </strong>allows marketers to leverage their own first-party data to target their ideal customers with real-time offers. For publishers, we rolled out <strong>Dynamic Offers </strong>that surfaces exclusive content from the world’s leading brands by creating personalized offers for every user browsing through our publisher partners’ apps. <br><br>We also launched <a href="https://blog.usebutton.com/button-launches-reach"><span>Reach™</span></a> that provides Button’s deep linking and app affiliation technology as a service to strengthen marketers’ mobile performance from their affiliate network traffic—transforming affiliate traffic into an app acquisition channel for marketers. That launch was followed by a feature update—<strong>Machine Learning Link Optimization</strong> that dynamically determines where best to route a consumer in mobile to drive a purchase. This enhancement created an additional 37% lift on top of the existing 50% lift in revenue per click that Reach opens up for our marketing partners.&nbsp;</p><p>Household brands such as <strong>Sam’s Club, Uber, and Groupon</strong> count on Button to drive their mobile growth, sales, and profitability. On top of that we helped some of the fastest-growing financial service companies including <strong>Cash App, Samsung Pay, Drop, Dosh, and Betterment</strong> scale their commerce strategies and enjoy the benefits of personalization—such as gaining access to exclusive content, optimizing their users’ mobile buying experiences, and personalizing all the commerce content their users interact with.&nbsp;<br><br></p><h5><strong>Drove $4B+ in mobile spending to date, and then some</strong></h5><p>As a result of launching our intelligence and personalization solutions, Button celebrated the following milestones alongside our partners in 2020:&nbsp;</p><ul><li>1.3B+ audience membership updates processed</li><li>240M+ optimized commerce journeys</li><li>3M+ personalized journeys</li><li>5M+ payment flows captured<br><br></li></ul><h5><strong>From working out of offices in three cities to work-from-home out of 25 cities</strong></h5><p>Our transition into a fully-remote company due to the pandemic this year meant that we went from working out of our offices in New York City, San Francisco, and London to working from 25 different cities. We adapted fast, supported our team’s transition with everything they needed to work from home, and invested in digital versions of our employee development programs that spanned juggling parenthood and work, to prioritizing mental and physical health and wellness. While we were at it, we were humbled that we continued to get recognized by <a href="https://blog.usebutton.com/fortune-names-button-a-best-workplace-in-new-york-for-the-fourth-time"><span>Fortune</span></a>, <a href="https://blog.usebutton.com/button-named-to-inc.s-best-workplaces-list-for-the-fourth-year-in-a-row"><span>Inc.</span></a>, and <a href="https://blog.usebutton.com/button-recognized-in-the-crains-2020-best-places-to-work-in-nyc-list-for-the-sixth-straight-year"><span>Crain’s</span></a> as one of the best places to work.&nbsp; <br><br>Through the turbulence of 2020, we also never lost sight of giving back to communities that needed support the most:</p><ul><li>Donated <strong>200+ laptops and IT equipment</strong> to help students with virtual learning</li><li>Donated to <strong>40 organizations in support of Black Lives Matter</strong></li><li>Forged partnerships with <strong>six organizations</strong> to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness and initiatives</li></ul><h5><br><strong>Looking forward</strong></h5><p>We are grateful for the unwavering belief held by our customers, partners, investors, and team members that <a href="https://blog.usebutton.com/evolving-the-affiliate-industry-nows-the-time"><span>there’s indeed a better way to build business in mobile</span></a>. And we couldn't be more excited to build on this momentum in 2021.</p><p><img src="https://f.hubspotusercontent20.net/hubfs/6583774/Button%20Year%20in%20Review%20-%202020%20v1.png" alt="Button Year in Review - 2020 v1" width="680" style="width: 680px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p>