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Awards & Recognition


All awards & recognition

Drum Marketing Awards Finalist
Merkle and Exclusive Resorts have been recognized as a finalist in the Customer Insight Strategy of the Year category of The Drum Marketing Awards. Merkle used its Neuroanalytic™ practice based on cognitive psychology and behavioral economics to further understand the Exclusive Resorts audience. Through a series of quantitative and qualitative research phases, we discovered the audiece’s underlying motivations, their emotional drivers, and the market opportunity. This unveiled a massive opportunity for Exclusive Resorts – the audience’s deep desire for “family bonding.”
2016 - Emerging Partner of the Year
2016 Emerging Partner of the Year - Americas
Merkle has been awarded the Adobe 2016 Emerging Partner of the Year, Americas. This honor was presented to Merkle on March 20, 2017 during Partner Day at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas. As an Adobe Global Alliance Partner with an industry vertical approach and Specialized status in Adobe Campaign, Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Analytics, Merkle enables brands to turn their Adobe Marketing Cloud investments into precisely tailored customer experiences.
Outstanding Marketing Business Partner of the Year
Comet Global Consulting, a Merkle company, has been recognized as the Outstanding Marketing Business Partner of the Year. The award was presented to Comet on March 20th at the IBM Amplify 2017 conference at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. As an IBM partner since 2009, Comet Global Consulting is recognized for its global success in driving continuous customer value from IBM's innovative marketing technologies. The challenging mission required for IBM’s entire Partner Ecosystem is to turn its technology into measurable outcomes for leading client brands in a timely fashion.
Pensions & Investments’ 2017 Eddy Award
Merkle and PNC Retirement Solutions have been awarded Pensions & Investments’ 2017 Eddy Award  in the Special Projects category for the 2016 DM campaign to Iron Workers members for their profit sharing plan. This annual award by Pensions & Investments recognizes best practices by defined contribution plans in providing investment education to participants.
American Advertising Award
American Advertising Award
Merkle and USAA Federal Savings Bank have been awarded an American Advertising Award ‘Addy’ in the Online/Interactive Social Media Single Execution category by the American Advertising Federation for the Facebook Holiday Quiz campaign.
DMN 2017 - Hall of Femme
DMN 2017 Hall of Femme - Women to Watch
Merkle's own Dalton Dorne, VP of Marketing, was named to the list of Women to Watch in the DMN 2017 Hall of Femme. The list recognizes women in marketing who have demonstrated standout work and are leaders of the coming generation. 
NonprofitPRO Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence
Merkle and Susan G. Komen have been awarded a Gold award in the Multichannel category by NonprofitPRO for their calendar contest campaign. The goal of the campaign was to generate content for Susan G. Komen’s annual calendar mailing through an online art-submission content, followed by voting on social media to determine the winning design. The email series resulted in some of the highest open rates and engagement rates Susan G. Komen had ever seen, while the social media components generated thousands of votes and a host of new Facebook followers.
Best Social Marketing Compaign
Best Social Marketing Campaign
Merkle and HBO have been awarded the Best Social Marketing Campaign for The Marketer Quarterly Marketing Awards by The Relevancy Group. Merkle developed Evergreen, show specific and event driven creative to drive HBO NOW subscriptions. The goal was to implement an “always on” testing strategy and to continually optimize creative through messaging and imagery.