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Steve Bocska from PUG featured on CRM Playaz Podcast

CRM Playaz, with Brent Leary, Paul Greenberg, Steve Bocska Steve Bocska, CEO of PUG Interactive, joined Brent Leary and Paul Greenberg on their wildly successful CRM Playaz podcast to talk about customer/fan engagement, video game design, and what not to wear to an NFL post-game interview. You can watch the archive here.

By |2020-09-25T16:44:37-07:00September 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|

PUG CEO Steve Bocska on iGamingBusiness “Sharing and Shared Experiences” Webinar

Moderator: Karolina Pelc, Basic Strategy LONDON, UK — On September 14th 10am EST, PUG Interactive CEO Steve Bocska joined a panel on a global iGamingBusiness webinar entitled "Sharing and Shared Experiences." The online casino has instead been a solitary experience, which, unsurprisingly, doesn’t appeal to the younger demographic. But the world of gambling is slowly adopting the inspiration from other gaming experiences, such as

By |2020-09-21T14:28:05-07:00September 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

PUG’s Steve Bocska Speaks at i-Gamify Global Summit

CAIRO, Egypt — PUG Interactive CEO Steve Bocska participated in a panel discussion at the i-Gamify Global Virtual Summit under the topic, "Gamification for Solving Problems." Joining Steve were esteemed panelists Betty Adamou (Research Through Gaming), Will Stuart-Jones (3radical), and i-Gamify host Moamen Said. Listen to an archive of the entire session here.

By |2020-05-26T11:45:13-07:00May 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

INTERVIEW: Hear PUG’s Steve Bocska On DM Radio

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — PUG Interactive CEO Steve Bocska will be interviewed by Eric Kavanaugh on DM Radio about Steve's Net Engagement Score. The segment topic is "Big Data 2.0 -- Getting a 360-Degree View of Everything" and will air on February 6th, 2020 at 3ET, 12PT. You can listen here. DM Radio is a weekly, one-hour live radio show owned and produced by

By |2020-02-05T10:45:23-08:00February 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|

INTERVIEW: PUG’s Steve Bocska Talks to Professor Game about Customer Pyramids

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — PUG Interactive CEO Steve Bocska was recently interviewed on the Professor Game Podcast by Rob Alvarez Bucholska about his upcoming webinar about Total Touchpoint Engagement. You can listen to the entire interview here. ===== Overview Steve is CEO of Pug Interactive, a technology & design leader in engagement, retention, and community activation. He has 17+ years of direct experience in

By |2020-01-20T13:07:31-08:00January 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

WEBINAR: How Total Touchpoint Engagement Drives Customers Up the Pyramid

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 (Archived -- watch here) OVERVIEW The world’s most successful brands today are adopting strategies to fully leverage their customer touchpoints, moving their customers “up the customer pyramid” towards greater loyalty and engagement. This highly informative 45-minute session will explore why these strategies are so important and will uncover the secret techniques and leading-edge technologies that can promote your customers to

By |2020-01-30T12:28:08-08:00January 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

RIP : The End of Reward Points As We Know It

A very insightful article was posted recently at PYMNTS.COM discussing the slippery slide down the slope for loyalty points programs. Some highlights: Points-based programs aren’t very effective at building loyalty because they don’t provide what customers say they need to become loyal. According to a recent Mastercard/Harvard Business Review study, 72 percent of survey respondents say optimizing customer loyalty is a top-five priority of

By |2019-11-05T12:24:14-08:00November 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

OpenPicnic 1.0 Update Offers Wide Enterprise Integration With Picnic™ Customer Engagement Hub

PUG Interactive releases OpenPicnic 1.0 Enterprise Integration Services to support widespread connectivity for its gamified Picnic™ Customer Engagement Hub platform VANCOUVER, British Columbia – PUG Interactive announces the launch of OpenPicnic 1.0 Enterprise Integration Services for its award-winning Picnic™ Customer Engagement Hub. OpenPicnic provides a flexible data model for representing enterprise data from sources such as CRM, Real Time Marketing, loyalty systems, point-of-sales systems, LMS/human

By |2019-10-04T08:54:10-07:00July 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

WEBCAST: (PUG Archives) Predictions That Came True!

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — From the “I told you so” files… back in 2014, PUG Interactive CEO Steve Bocska made a number of bold predictions at the DELF Summit in Hong Kong. He pictured a future where broad backlash and disenchantment would result from the overuse and abuse of thin badges & points loyalty schemes in the initial wave of “gamification” projects. And just

By |2019-10-04T08:54:10-07:00June 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

PODCAST: From Triple-A games to Engagement Hubs with PUG’s Steve Bocska

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — PUG Interactive CEO Steve Bocska was recently interviewed on the Professor Game Podcast by Rob Alvarez Bucholska about how the lessons he learned making triple-A video games has helped him solve challenging problems in community engagement, loyalty and gamification. You can listen to the entire podcast here. ===== Overview Steve Bocska is CEO of PUG Interactive, a technology & design

By |2019-10-04T08:54:10-07:00June 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|