Awards & Recognition

Going Above and Beyond

At Merkle, we are avidly intent on being a company that we are proud of. A place where exceptionally talented people want to be. Where clients want to do business. We are never satisfied with “good enough.” Our aggressive growth and outstanding reputation are ample rewards for our constant drive for excellence. That is why we are especially honored and proud when that drive is publicly recognized by respected local, regional and national industry authorities. Publications and organizations such as Advertising Age, SmartCEO, Forrester Research, the Direct Marketing Association and many others have bestowed marketing awards and other honors upon Merkle for outstanding accomplishments in analytics, data services and creative, as well as company growth, leadership and community.

 

Dec 2015
15

PM360's Innovators 2015: Services

MerkleONE was included in PM360's picks for the most innovative services of 2015, which includes compelling offerings that help the industry tackle new challenges.

Success in today’s pharma marketing environment requires a people over product approach—in other words, “people-based marketing.” But achieving this often requires marketers to work within a complicated web of platforms, vendors, databases and agencies—all of which are in constant flux. Integrating all of these components is one of the largest challenges facing health marketers—and the inspiration behind MerkleONE, an all-in-one digital marketing solution suite for pharmaceutical marketers.

Dec 2015
7

Marketer Quarterly Email Marketing Award

Merkle has been honored with a Marketer Quarterly Email Marketing Award for the Best Triggered Email-Hospitality category for its work with Marriott International. The Marketer Quarterly’s first annual Email Marketing Awards recognize the best email creative in the business. 

Oct 2015
7

US Search Awards

Merkle RKG has been honored with a US Search Award for Best Use of PR in a Search Campaign for its work with JetBlue’s Fare Options initiative. The program launched a PR search campaign to support JetBlue’s image following the announcement that they would no longer provide a free first checked bag. Merkle RKG used paid search ads to dominate the SERP by launching a campaign with appropriate keyword coverage, geo-targeting, and bidding to ensure top positions on all devices and running informative ad copy in the JetBlue brand voice. Most notably, this is the second consecutive US Search Award win for the agency, which also took home an award in 2014 for the Best Local Campaign in Search. Merkle RKG was also shortlisted for the Best Use of Search-Finance category for its work with CAN Capital.

Sep 2015
25

DMN 40 Under 40

Two Merkle employees, Justin Yoshimura and Jennifer Capistran, were recognized in Direct Marketing News' 40 Under 40 awards. The honor recognizes top young marketers charging ahead to innovate in an industry rife with change.

Sep 2015
17

Online Retail Awards

Periscopix, a Merkle Company, won five Online Retail Awards. It was honored in the following categories:

  • Grand Prix d'Or
  • Digital Agency of the Year
  • Large Size Online Retailer of the Year
  • Best Children's Retail Campaign
  • Best Finance & Insurance Campaign
Jun 2015
22

2015 Stevie Awards

At the 13th Annual American Business Awards, Merkle’s marketing programs took top honors in five different categories:

  • Gold Stevie Award for Best Internal Recognition/Motivational Event: Merkle’s Dream Grant Program
  • Silver Stevie Award for Best Internal Recognition/Motivational Event: Merkle’s Annual Awards Program
  • Silver Stevie Award for Best Brand Experience Event: Merkle’s 11th Annual CRM Executive Summit
  • Bronze Stevie Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year- Branded Content Campaign of the Year: Merkle’s Connected CRM Book Campaign
  • Bronze Stevie Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year – Corporate Reputation/Professional Services: Merkle’s 2014 Marketing Imperatives Campaign
May 2015
4

Advertising Age Agency Report Rankings

In the Agency Report issue of Advertising Age, Merkle was recognized for its rapid growth. Accolades include:

  • World’s Largest Agency Companies — Merkle ranks number 23, moving up one spot.
  • Top US Agencies of All Disciplines — Merkle ranks 20, up two spots and is the largest independent agency in digital, CRM/data and search.
  • World’s Largest CRM/Direct Marketing Networks — Merkle ranks 10, and is the fastest growing.
  • Largest US Search Marketing Agencies — Merkle ranks 4, and is one of the fastest-growing search agencies in the country.
  • Largest US Health Care Agency Networks — Merkle ranks 15, and is the third fastest-growing health agency overall.
  • The largest independent agency in all three key areas for marketers: Digital, CRM/Data & Search.
  • 14th Largest US Digital Agency Network
  • Top 25 US Mobile Agency — Merkle ranks 13th
Apr 2015
29

The Drum Digital Trading Awards

Periscopix, a Merkle Company, was named Best Digital Trading Team at The Drum Digital Trading Awards. Check out some video of the Periscopix team celebrating their victory:

Jun 2014
18

2014 Stevie Awards

At the 12th Annual American Business Awards, Merkle’s marketing program, the 2013 Marketing Imperatives took top honors in the Marketing Campaign of the Year category for Corporate Reputation and Professional Services. This is the second consecutive Stevie win for the agency, which took home a bronze in 2013 for its inaugural 2012 Marketing Imperatives campaign.

Marketers can learn more about the Marketing Imperatives in Merkle’s 2014 version, Marketing Imperatives — The Rise of the Platform Marketer.

Apr 2014
28

Advertising Age Agency Report Rankings

In the Agency Report issue of Advertising Age, Merkle was recognized for its rapid growth. Accolades include:

  • Fastest Growing Top 20 US Agency from All Disciplines
  • 17th Largest US Digital Agency Network
  • 10th Largest and Fastest Growing CRM/Direct Marketing Network in the World
  • 10th Largest and Fastest Growing Search Marketing Agency
  • 7th Largest US CRM/Direct Marketing Network
  • Top 25 US Mobile Agency (Ranked 19th)
  • Top 50 Agency in the World (Ranked 22nd)
  • Largest US Agencies from All Disciplines (Ranked 20th)