September 15, 2014, Charlottesville, VA – Search and digital marketing agency, RKG, a Merkle Company, announced the appointment of Matthew Mierzejewski to the role of Executive Vice President of Client Service & Delivery. Based in Charlottesville, VA, Matthew will oversee all client service operations for RKG. Having previously served as the EVP for both the Paid Search and SEO departments, Matthew brings nine years of digital experience to his new role. RKG looks to leverage his strong operational expertise to continue to grow its service offerings.
“Our service teams are growing quickly and continue to drive high-quality results,” says Matthew. “I’m eager to lead such an experienced team of thought-leaders, who have such a strong reputation among both clients and industry peers.”
Matthew started as an analyst at RKG in 2005 and worked his way up to lead the department as VP of Paid Search by 2008. During his time as VP and later EVP of Paid Search, Matthew was instrumental in growing that service. For the six years he led the paid search team, annual sales revenue for the department grew by an average of 50% each year, and personnel increased from 20 to over 100 employees by the end of 2013.
RKG is one of the fastest growing paid search practices globally, and was recently featured on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. Additionally, RKG works with more Internet Retailer (IR) Top 500 clients than any other agency, and has Fortune 500 clients in the retail, travel, and financial services verticals.
“Under Matt’s guidance, RKG has grown to become a leading performance marketing agency,” says George Gallate, RKG’s CEO. “Matt has the ability to grow a service exponentially, while also elevating the level of service RKG provides.”
In January of 2014, Matthew was promoted to EVP of SEO. The department, which includes both SEO and social media offerings, is one of RKG’s fastest growing services, with over 80% revenue growth in 2013. “Matt has demonstrated his skill at managing rapid growth,” says Gallate. “He brings a great energy to the table and empowers each team member to excel, both in terms of thought-leadership and client service.”
As EVP of Client Service & Delivery, Matthew will lead a team responsible for all of RKG’s client service operations, including paid search, SEO, social media, PLAs, display advertising, and CSE feed management. His team will focus on continuing to grow each of RKG’s services while maintaining high levels of client service and operational performance.
In July, Matt was named a winner of the Direct Marketing News 2014 40 Under 40 Awards, which recognize young, standout marketers who have made an impact on their organizations, clients, and the industry as a whole.
About RKG, a Merkle Company Founded in 2003, RKG is a search and digital marketing agency that combines superior marketing talent with world-class digital media capabilities to create the industry’s most effective data-driven digital marketing solutions. RKG drives business to clients by maximizing a full range of opportunities including paid search, SEO, product listing ads, social media, display advertising, and comparison shopping engine management services. In 2014, RKG became a part of Merkle (www.merkleinc.com), the largest privately-held customer relationship marketing agency. RKG is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA with offices in Bend, OR and Boston, MA. For more information, visit www.rimmkaufman.com or follow the company on Twitter @rimmkaufman.
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