COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merkle (merkleinc.com), a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced the appointment of Charlie Weiss to its leadership team as general manager, media and publisher solutions. In his new role, Weiss will focus on managing and growing Merkle's partnerships and solutions within its media and publisher business; specifically, Publisher Addressable Marketplaces (PAM). Launched earlier this year, PAM is a consortium of leading premium publishers, such as Pandora and LiveIntent, which enables addressable CRM and custom third-party audience targeting across all media platforms. The move comes on the heels of Merkle joining the Dentsu Aegis Network, rounding out its CRM capabilities, particularly in the areas of global data solutions, analytics, and digital services.
Prior to joining Merkle, Weiss served as vice president of ad marketplaces at News Corp where he was instrumental in launching global programmatic advertising initiatives and forming technology partnerships across the company. He has also held roles at Dow Jones and Yahoo! in sales strategy and yield management.
"We're helping advertisers by creating better insights, premium addressable media inventory sources, and more precise measurement through the use of people-based data and identity," said Gerry Bavaro, SVP Enterprise Solutions at Merkle. "Charlie's extensive experience leveraging data, inventory, and programmatic in innovative ways will ensure our continued success partnering with media sellers and buyers."
Merkle has grown to be a leading programmatic media agency, using its deep heritage in data and technology to fuel people-based marketing strategies in an increasingly digital world. Additional media-related products and solutions include data onboarding, matching, and syndication. Evolving and expanding these services comes at a critical time where audience data and addressable targeting take center stage across the digital and television landscape.
“As a long-time admirer of Merkle’s work, I am thrilled to be joining the team at this exciting time,” said Weiss. “I look forward to playing a role in the future direction of the company, which is already a respected leader in CRM and people-based marketing and only getting better as the opportunity of addressability continues to advance.”
Weiss will be based in Merkle’s NY office, central to the company’s growing media and publisher solutions team in the US and its expansion into international markets.
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 25 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.