Publishers Clearing House is a leading direct-to-consumer company offering a unique blend of curated multi-channel shopping and free-to-play, chance to win digital entertainment across a network of web and app-based entertainment properties.
Our continued success in today’s new digital publishing environment is built on PCH’s unique, free-to-play, chance-to-win value proposition, which enables individually personalized offers based on the trusted first party relationship we maintain with millions of consumers and is fueled by the excitement of the Publishers Clearing House brand. Sources of revenue for the company are digital advertising, search advertising and the sale of merchandise and magazines offered with free credit and 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Data and analytics have been at the core of the PCH business strategy for more than 60 years. With a strong foundation of consumer loyalty and direct relationships, PCH has evolved into a multi-channel media company that combines digital entertainment, commerce and direct-to-consumer marketing, creating an attractive destination for consumers, marketers, and retailers alike.
Through its PCH/Media division, consumer brands and advertising agencies can build direct-to-consumer relationships with efficient and accurate custom ad solutions that generate substantial numbers of qualified and responsive leads in a fun-filled, relevant, and brand-safe environment on pch.com and its related network of free play and win sites.
Founded in 1953 by Harold and LuEsther Mertz, PCH has come to be known as the sweepstakes company whose famous Prize Patrol surprises winners on their doorsteps with oversized checks in amounts anywhere from $1,000.00 to Multi-Millions while TV cameras are rolling. These memorable, real-life reactions of stunned winners have entertained audiences all across America and spawned a number of good-natured skits on such TV shows as Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show. The Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol has even made special prize award appearances on the popular TV game shows: The Price Is Right, Let’s Make A Deal and Family Feud.
Over its history, the company has awarded over $527 Million in prizes and has evolved to greatly expand its offerings to include many ways to win online and through social media and mobile access. The PCH suite of digital properties now has more than 5 million daily visits, 2 billion monthly page views and someone wins a prize about every 10 minutes. Online winning opportunities are accessible from mobile and tablet devices as well as desktop computers and are available through the following PCH properties:
- The PCH App
- Plus More!
With over 500 full-time employees, over 40% of PCH’s profits go to trusts for the benefit of charities that support the arts, human rights, the environment, medical research and services and other worthy causes. In 2011, Publishers Clearing House introduced The Giveback, an annual Facebook charity event in which fans help to spread the word about charities that are meaningful to them. To date, over $1,100,000 has been given away to such national charities as the ASPCA®, Susan G. Komen For The Cure® and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
PCH continues to invest in innovative products and services that provide value to our consumers and partners. From digital entertainment to new marketing technologies, our platform is growing through acquisition, investments and strategic partnerships.