WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jan. 21, 2016) - Snipp Interactive Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SPN)(OTCQX:SNIPF) ("Snipp"), an international provider of marketing promotions, rebates and loyalty solutions listed on the OTCQX and the TSX Venture Exchange, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by technology magazine Retail CIO Outlook as one of its Top 10 Merchandising Solution Providers of 2016, for its expertise in enabling brands and retailers to drive customer engagement and purchase.

The Top 10 Merchandising Solution Providers is an annual listing that recognizes technology providers in the retail sector for creating the best solutions tailored to the retail merchandising landscape, and that help establish relationships between brands and consumers, enrich shopping experiences, and engage consumers. Companies are evaluated based on their experience, technical certifications, industry recognition, market presence, and client reviews.

"We are honored to have been recognized by Retail CIO Outlook as one of the retail industry's top technology platforms for shopper engagement," said Atul Sabharwal, CEO of Snipp. "We have continued to break new ground within the past year, expanding our presence in the Americas and Europe, and bringing innovative solutions to market. This acknowledgement recognizes our commitment to delivering industry-leading technology solutions to our clients, and the hard work of our talented, global teams."

Snipp's full suite of mobile-based promotions, rebates, and loyalty solutions is designed to drive sales, increase brand awareness and engagement, and provide insight into shopper behavior. It allows retail merchandisers to easily deploy a full range of customer engagement initiatives, from simple punch-card campaigns to multi-layered loyalty programs with digitally redeemable rewards and sophisticated data analytics.

For more information on Retail CIO Outlook and its list of Top 10 Merchandising Solution Providers of 2016, visit http://www.retailciooutlook.com/magazines/January/RCO_Magzter/.

For more information on Snipp, visit www.snipp.com.

About Snipp:

Snipp's incentive marketing technology platform enables brands and retailers to drive customer engagement and purchase. Our solutions include loyalty, rebates, promotions, rewards and data analytics. SnippCheck, Snipp's unique receipt processing engine is now the market leader for receipt-based purchase validation, having powered several hundred programs for leading Fortune 500 brands and world-class agencies and partners. 99% of all households in the United States have been exposed to our programs.

Snipp is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices across the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, the Middle East and India. The company is publicly listed on the OTCQX, the highest tier of the OTC market in the United States of America, and on the Toronto Stock Venture Exchange (TSX) in Canada. In 2015, Snipp was selected to the TSX Venture 50®, an annual ranking of the strongest performing companies on the TSX Venture Exchange.

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