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.


Jun 2014

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

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)
Dec 2013

Post 200

Merkle was named to the Post 200, a guide to the region’s top businesses. Merkle was included on the list of the largest private companies.

Dec 2013

Internationalist Award

Merkle has been honored with an Internationalist Award for Innovative Digital Solutions in the Humanitarian category for its work with USAA’s #HonorTheFallen initiative. The program used Twitter’s new keyword targeting in timeline, which targets users who have tweeted a particular keyword.

Nov 2013

Fundraising Success Gold Award

Merkle was awarded Fundraising Success’ Gold Award in the Nonprofit Email Campaign category for their work on the Canine Companions for Independence “2012 Initial Puppy Offering.”

Nov 2013

DMA Innovation Award

Merkle’s Digital Data Integration solution, part of the Connected Recognition platform, took top honors in both the Digital Technology category and Data, Analytics and Attribution category.

Jun 2013

Stevie Award

At the 11th Annual American Business Awards, Merkle’s marketing program, the 2012 Marketing Imperatives, A Blueprint for CMOs received a Bronze Stevie Award for the Business to Business Marketing Campaign of the Year – Business Services.

Oct 2012

Mobile Marketing Association's Smartie Award

5th Finger, a Merkle Company, wins Mobile Marketing Association’s Smarties Award. 5th Finger received the prestigious award in the Relationship Building/CRM category for their Safeway Chef Assistant App. Here is a link to the Awards Gallery.

Jan 2012

Advertising Age A-List Report

In Advertising Age's A-List Issue, Merkle was named one of the ten Top Agencies to Watch in 2012. The only CRM agency highlighted in this category, Merkle is cited for its advances in collecting and optimizing customer behavioral data to increase customer loyalty and lifetime value. 


Nov 2011

DMCNY Silver Apple Winner

David Williams was honored by the Direct Marketing Club of NY with the Silver Apple award. This award honors the industry’s most distinguished achievers.