Merkle (www.merkleinc.com), a leading customer relationship marketing (CRM) firm and the nation’s largest privately-held agency, announced that its chairman and CEO, David Williams, will speak at the CMO Strategy Summit. Hosted by Advertising Age, the event will be held July 18, 2012 at the Ritz Carlton Chicago.
The CMO Strategy Summit is an invitation-only event where brand marketers, CMOs, marketing VPs and agency executives will explore innovative and creative tactics for getting the most out of their advertising budgets. A series of case studies will dive deep into the utilization of emerging technologies in marketing.
Williams will deliver an address entitled “Creating Competitive Advantage at the Intersection of Big Data, Digital and CRM.” The session will discuss the importance of balancing the roles of IT and marketing, and how they can work together to not only manage and process massive amounts of complex data, but also to make a collaborative effort to monetize it.
“The consumer’s flight to digital, combined with big data and direct-to-consumer engagement have led to a perfect storm in marketing. Capitalizing on this will take a unique set of skills and executive commitment,” said Williams. “Industry conferences like the CMO Strategy Summit are keeping these topics at the forefront of the discussion. We are excited to be participating with Advertising Age and other marketing thought leaders in this inaugural event. I look forward to having open discussions with my colleagues about the new, integrated customer value chain that is forming; one that is focused on individual, consumer-level optimization.” ”
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 5,200 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 24 additional offices in the US and 21 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.merkleinc.com.