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Dotomi Selects CognitiveDATA as its Processor Partner to Maintain Consumer Privacy for Multi-Channel Marketers

May 19, 2010
Columbia, MD

CognitiveDATA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Merkle Inc. that is recognized as a market leader in data quality innovation, announced that its award-winning data quality technology was selected by Dotomi, the leader in multi-channel personalized media, to enable advanced multi-channel consumer attribution models that maintain strict consumer privacy guidelines.

Dotomi offers a unified view of consumers for advanced online and offline purchase insights. Results so far indicate that personalized media can drive 6% to 10% or more revenue lift from offline channels such as catalogs and retial. Dotomi uses CognitiveDATA's data infrastructure technology to create a unified cross-channel view of the consumer without revealing personally identifiable information. Additionally, the combined solution provides an industry-first, privacy-compliant solution that honors consumers' rights without using invasive technologies. CognitiveDATA's data infrastructure technology accurately recognized, matches and consolidates the unique identity of each individual and household.

Dotomi Chief Operating and Marketing Officer Ken Treske said, "In considering various options for managing out data, we carefully weighed our options and evaluated several vendors. Ultimately, we were impressed by the accuracy of CognitiveDATA's data infrastructure technology. Their new approaches to data and algorithmic science results in accuracies we could not obtain anywhere else in the market. They have bundled this technology into a packaged solution that bolts directly into our applications. The result is unprecedented data accuracy, without the distraction of expense of an internal integration project.

CognitiveDATA President and CEO Rod Ford said, "We are delighted that an interactive industry leader such as Dotomi has selected our data infrastructure technology to support its personalized media solutions. As direct marketers and marketing service companies seek to place the customer at the center of all activities, silo'ed data assets must be brought together and a highly accurate, accessible and affordable data infrastructure technology is fundamental to success. Dotomi can be confident in the accuracy of their data while knowing their systems are powered by a technology that will accomodate their growth." 

About Merkle

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based 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 7,000 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 21 additional offices in the US and 33 offices in Europe and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit www.merkle.com.

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