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Awards & Recognition


All awards & recognition

2017 Stevie Awards
At the 15th Annual American Business Awards, Merkle’s marketing programs took top honors in seven different categories: Gold Stevie Award for Best Newsletter or House Organ/Publication- Online: Dossier Gold Stevie Award for Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations: Merkleinc.com Silver Stevie Award for Marketing Executive of the Year: George Gallate, EVP and CMO Silver Stevie Award for Internal/Employee Communication: Merkle Insight: Presenting for Video Silver Stevie Award for Online Marketing Campaign of the Year: Merkle’s Digital Bowl Report Bronze Stevie Award for Online Marketing Campaign of the Year: Merkle’s 2016 Webinar Series Bronze Stevie Award for Branded Content Campaign of the Year: Digital Marketing Report
Advertising Age's 2017 Agency Report
In the Agency Report issue of Advertising Age, Merkle was recognized for its rapid growth. Accolades include: Top US Agencies of All Disciplines – Merkle ranks 15th. World’s Largest CRM/Direct Marketing Networks – Merkle ranks 9th. Largest US Digital Agency Networks – Merkle ranks 13th. Largest US Search Marketing Agencies – Merkle ranks 5th.   Largest US Health Care Agency Networks – Merkle ranks in the top 20.
Drum Marketing Awards Finalist
Merkle and Exclusive Resorts have been recognized as a finalist in the Customer Insight Strategy of the Year category of The Drum Marketing Awards. Merkle used its Neuroanalytic™ practice based on cognitive psychology and behavioral economics to further understand the Exclusive Resorts audience. Through a series of quantitative and qualitative research phases, we discovered the audiece’s underlying motivations, their emotional drivers, and the market opportunity. This unveiled a massive opportunity for Exclusive Resorts – the audience’s deep desire for “family bonding.”
Outstanding Marketing Business Partner of the Year
Comet Global Consulting, a Merkle company, has been recognized as the Outstanding Marketing Business Partner of the Year. The award was presented to Comet on March 20th at the IBM Amplify 2017 conference at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. As an IBM partner since 2009, Comet Global Consulting is recognized for its global success in driving continuous customer value from IBM's innovative marketing technologies. The challenging mission required for IBM’s entire Partner Ecosystem is to turn its technology into measurable outcomes for leading client brands in a timely fashion.
Pensions & Investments’ 2017 Eddy Award
Merkle and PNC Retirement Solutions have been awarded Pensions & Investments’ 2017 Eddy Award  in the Special Projects category for the 2016 DM campaign to Iron Workers members for their profit sharing plan. This annual award by Pensions & Investments recognizes best practices by defined contribution plans in providing investment education to participants.
2016 - Emerging Partner of the Year
2016 Emerging Partner of the Year - Americas
Merkle has been awarded the Adobe 2016 Emerging Partner of the Year, Americas. This honor was presented to Merkle on March 20, 2017 during Partner Day at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas. As an Adobe Global Alliance Partner with an industry vertical approach and Specialized status in Adobe Campaign, Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Analytics, Merkle enables brands to turn their Adobe Marketing Cloud investments into precisely tailored customer experiences.
American Advertising Award
American Advertising Award
Merkle and USAA Federal Savings Bank have been awarded an American Advertising Award ‘Addy’ in the Online/Interactive Social Media Single Execution category by the American Advertising Federation for the Facebook Holiday Quiz campaign.
DMN 2017 - Hall of Femme
DMN 2017 Hall of Femme - Women to Watch
Merkle's own Dalton Dorne, VP of Marketing, was named to the list of Women to Watch in the DMN 2017 Hall of Femme. The list recognizes women in marketing who have demonstrated standout work and are leaders of the coming generation.