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Merkle to Speak at CMO Strategy Summit

July 18, 2012
Columbia, MD

Merkle (www.merkle.com), a leading customer relationship marketing (CRM) firm and the nation’s largest privately-held agency, announced that its chairman and CEO, David Williams, will speak at the CMO Strategy Summit. Hosted by Advertising Age, the event will be held July 18, 2012 at the Ritz Carlton Chicago.

The CMO Strategy Summit is an invitation-only event where brand marketers, CMOs, marketing VPs and agency executives will explore innovative and creative tactics for getting the most out of their advertising budgets. A series of case studies will dive deep into the utilization of emerging technologies in marketing.  

Williams will deliver an address entitled “Creating Competitive Advantage at the Intersection of Big Data, Digital and CRM.” The session will discuss the importance of balancing the roles of IT and marketing, and how they can work together to not only manage and process massive amounts of complex data, but also to make a collaborative effort to monetize it.

“The consumer’s flight to digital, combined with big data and direct-to-consumer engagement have led to a perfect storm in marketing. Capitalizing on this will take a unique set of skills and executive commitment,” said Williams. “Industry conferences like the CMO Strategy Summit are keeping these topics at the forefront of the discussion. We are excited to be participating with Advertising Age and other marketing thought leaders in this inaugural event. I look forward to having open discussions with my colleagues about the new, integrated customer value chain that is forming; one that is focused on individual, consumer-level optimization.”  ”

About Merkle

Merkle is a leading data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company that specialises in the delivery of unique, personalised customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organisations have partnered with Merkle to maximise the value of their customer portfolios. The company’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive hyper-personalised marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 13,000+ employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Merkle is a dentsu company. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit www.merkle.com.

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