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Merkle Names Ted Stites, Senior Vice President, Digital Channel Optimization

March 31, 2015
Columbia, MD

Merkle (www.merkle.com), a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced the appointment of Ted Stites to senior vice president, digital channel optimization. In this role, Stites will be responsible for the continued expansion of Merkle’s digital channel optimization business including site analytics and personalization, web development, and content management.

“Merkle’s rapid growth and leading position in the market set it apart from its competitors. The people at Merkle are deeply experienced, and passionate about driving high value digital marketing initiatives for their clients, and I am excited to be a part of the team. When you have this kind of talent and resources, we can provide a game-changing impact for our clients,” said Stites.

Stites has nearly 20 years of industry expertise in marketing analytics, optimization, and automation working with Fortune 1000 companies. He joined Merkle from Siteworx, a leading Adobe Experience Management company, where he created their first ever digital strategy and analytics business. As vice president, strategy and insights, Stites was responsible for driving a wide range of offerings including digital strategy, digital analytics, and testing and automation. Prior to joining Siteworx, he was president of Numeric Analytics, a company he co-founded and led which specialized in digital analytics, optimization, and campaign management. Stites is broadly connected in the digital marketing space and has been a member of the Adobe Partner Advisory Board for many years.

“Ted’s leadership and impressive expertise make him a great fit for Merkle’s culture and to drive our evolving solutions in digital channel optimization,” said Zhengda “Z” Shen, EVP, Merkle. “In this role, Ted will bring together numerous point solutions and capabilities including site analytics and testing, decision optimization, CMS, and site development into a broader digital channel optimization solution.”

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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