Ellie Mae Twice Honored by Prestigious 2018 Ragan Intranet Awards

Ellie Mae secures win in Ragan’s 2018 Intranet Awards “Employee
Recognition” category and receives an honorable mention in the “Launch
or Relaunch” category

PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ellie
Mae®
 (NYSE:ELLI), the leading cloud-based platform
provider for the mortgage finance industry, has been named a
winner in Ragan’s
2018 Intranet Awards
in the “Employee
Recognition
” category for its work with Unily
on the “Cheers for Peers” widget and received an honorable mention in
the “Launch or Relaunch” category for its “License to Succeed” campaign.

Ragan Communications and PR Daily run 11 awards programs each year,
including the prestigious Digital PR and Social Media Awards, PR Daily
Awards, Employee Communications Awards and Video and Visual Awards.
Judged by globally regarded experts and featuring multiple categories,
these programs honor the top work in communications, PR, marketing and
media.

Ragan’s Intranet Awards celebrates the teams, organizations and
consultants who have redefined the field with their groundbreaking work.
As a winner in the program, Ellie Mae joins an elite group of past
winners, including American Express Global Business Travel, Choice
Hotels, the Navy Federal Credit Union, Visa and Hulu.

Ellie Mae’s work with Unily was chosen from a wide pool of entries to
receive first prize in the “Employee Recognition” category of Ragan’s
2018 Intranet Awards for the ingenuity and impact of its revamped
intranet and “Cheers for Peers” widget.

Ellie Mae worked with Unily to increase adoption of Ellie Connect – the
intranet used by the 1,600 employees of Ellie Mae. The platform was
designed to remove barriers separating employees and to encourage more
peer-to-peer interaction and collaboration by facilitating new
connections throughout the workforce. As a result, a “Cheers for Peers”
widget was conceived as a way of providing an intuitive route for
employees to recognize and reward their co-workers. Featured on Ellie
Connect’s home page, “Cheers for Peers” has received more than 2,300
employee nominations as of September 2018, was ranked the number one
overall method of peer-to-peer recognition at Ellie Mae (as per rewards
and recognition survey in 2018) and has spurred a number of additional
recognition initiatives from Ellie Mae employees.

Ellie Mae also received an honorable mention in the “Launch or Relaunch”
category for its “License to Succeed” campaign.

For a buzz-worthy launch of Ellie Connect – a new, central source for
internal company information – Ellie Mae generated awareness and
excitement with a “License to Succeed” theme (a nod to a famous secret
agent film). In theme, employees were encouraged to visit the Ellie
Connect landing page and compete in a top-secret “mission.” The mission
asked employees to use a series of clicks to learn about the new site.
Employees who completed the mission were entered in a drawing for a $500
gift card and other prizes. The “mission” helped drive a 90 percent
approval rating of Ellie Connect by employees within six months of the
launch.

“Out of many outstanding submissions, we found Ellie Mae’s work to truly
set a new standard of excellence for all corporate communications
professionals. We congratulate them and look forward to seeing their
future successes in this field,” said Justine Figueroa, senior marketing
coordinator for awards programs at Ragan Communications.

“We’re honored to be recognized by Ragan in two categories for our
dedication to improve employee recognition opportunities and
collaboration tools,” said Susan Beermann, chief marketing officer at
Ellie Mae. “We are continuously looking for additional ways to enhance
our internal network to encourage a more collaborative community and
make Ellie Mae a great place to work.”

Ellie Mae’s win was announced via social media, and the winning team was
recognized for its accomplishment in a special write-up on Ragan’s
internationally read news website that can be found here: https://www.ragan.com/awards/intranet-awards/2018/winners/employee-recognition/

About Ellie Mae
Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) is the leading
cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. Ellie
Mae’s technology solutions enable lenders to originate more loans,
reduce origination costs, and shorten the time to close, all while
ensuring the highest levels of compliance, quality and efficiency. Visit EllieMae.com or
call 877.355.4362 to learn more.

About Ragan Communications
Ragan Communications operates two
of the top news and information sites for the PR and corporate
communications industries: Ragan.com and PRDaily.com. Together, these
daily news sites attract more than 700,000 global visitors monthly.

The Chicago-based company also covers the health care communication
industry on HealthCareCommunication.com.

Ragan is the leading provider of conferences and online training to PR,
media relations and corporate communications professionals.

The company also produces RaganTraining.com and PR Daily’s PR
University, the industry’s leading video and online education portals.

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Contacts

Erica Harvill
Ellie Mae, Inc.
(925) 227-5913
Erica.Harvill@elliemae.com

Caitlin Coffee
Allison+Partners
(312) 635-8204
EllieMae@allisonpr.com

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