Merkle announced that its DataSource digital segments are now available through the Oracle Audience Data Marketplace in the Oracle Data Cloud. Leveraging the power of the award-winning DataSource, Merkle brings 500 digital segments, powered by data and analytics in the offline marketplace, into online digital data targeting.
Merkle’s data sourcing strategy is driven by the company’s in-depth knowledge of the data market and its national consumer marketing database, DataSource. Merkle’s DataSource brings the best-performing data into addressable digital segments across the following data types: demographics, wealth, lifestyle, auto, property and CAMEO socio-economic indicators. Merkle utilizes a unique offline data aggregation process to ensure that online data segments are accurate, descriptive, predictive, and actionable. Merkle’s approach has been consistently recognized as market leading by industry analysts such as Forrester Research and Sirius Decisions over the years, reinforcing its data-agnostic, analytic-driven approach to data creation.
"Over the years, we’ve established a great technology relationship with both BlueKai and Datalogix, which joined the Oracle Data Cloud to create the industry’s broadest and most integrated data solution. We selected Oracle Data Cloud as the first platform to launch our pre-defined audience segments because of the breadth of their reach within the ad-tech data ecosystem," said Marc Fanelli, vice president and general manager, global data solutions for Merkle. "By making the 500 segments available for consumption, our clients have access to our data for ad targeting, analytics, and audience segmentation."
Merkle’s DataSource digital segments will be available for use by brands and agencies through the more than 200 integrated advertising technology companies using the Oracle ID Graph to connect digital audiences at scale across their multiple computers and mobile devices.
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 5,500 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 24 additional offices in the US and 26 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.