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Merkle and Nationwide Win Marketer Quarterly Award

January 31, 2018
Columbia, MD

Merkle (www.merkleinc.com), a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced Nationwide Financial, in partnership with Merkle, has been awarded Marketer Quarterly’s Best Cross-Channel Campaign for Financial Services award. Merkle and Nationwide Financial will host a webinar for marketers to learn how the multi-touch campaign combined traditional channels with digital media to deliver impressive results.

The award-winning campaign, Be Your Own Hero, targeted over 300,000 participants in Nationwide Financial’s employer-sponsored retirement plans. Be Your Own Hero communicated a sense of empowerment and encouraged retirement plan participants to take charge of their retirement savings right now. The two-month, multi-touch campaign, which coincided with National Retirement Security Week (NRSW), combined traditional channels, like direct mail and email, and overlaid addressable display and targeted social for amplification. From October to December 2016, the campaign drove a 70% increase in contact center calls, a 50% increase in contributions, and a 98% increase in rollovers of funds from other retirement savings plans into Nationwide plans.

The complimentary webinar will take place Thursday, February 8, at 2:00 p.m. ET, and will feature Shannon Gatti McCarthy, senior consultant, Brand Marketing/Retirement Plans, Nationwide and Merkle speakers Danelle Faust, VP, client partner, Financial Services, and Steve Donohue, director, Client Strategy.

“We are honored to be recognized alongside Nationwide Financial by Marketer Quarterly. The program perfectly reflects Nationwide’s corporate mission of being a trusted partner to its members – to help them protect and grow what matters most,” said Danelle Faust, VP, client partner, Financial Services at Merkle. “We want to thank Nationwide Financial for being amazing partners and congratulate them on this well-deserved award.”

Marketers can register for the webinar by visiting the Merkle website.

About Merkle

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.

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