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Dentsu International expands its Customer Experience Offering with Merkle launching into Hong Kong

August 17, 2021
Columbia, MD

Dentsu International announced today the expansion of its customer experience management (CXM) service line with the launch of Merkle in Hong Kong. Merkle brings leading capabilities across data and analytics, CRM and loyalty, commerce, digital experiences, technology consulting, and CX transformation, tailored for the Hong Kong market and brands. 

Expanding into Hong Kong marks a significant step in Merkle’s global growth strategy, adding to its footprint in the APAC region. With extensive global expertise, top-tier strategic partnerships across Adobe, AWS, Google, and Salesforce, Merkle's goal is to transform customer experiences.

Establishing CXM capabilities using data, technology, and analytics to complement dentsu’s existing creative and media service lines, and providing marketers with seamless expertise across the full spectrum of communications services is a key imperative of dentsu International Hong Kong’s growth strategy.

Nathan Petralia has been appointed as the general manager for Merkle & dentsu CXM Hong Kong, reporting to Simone Tam, CEO, dentsu International Hong Kong.

Petralia brings over 15 years of experience in digital transformation, data, CRM, and omnichannel marketing. He joined Isobar Commerce in 2018 and has been instrumental in driving engagements for brands including Shiseido, I.T Apparels, Lululemon, Pandora, Lanvin, West Kowloon Cultural District, Microsoft, and more. Prior to Hong Kong, Petralia worked in Belgium and China, where he founded and managed a digital design and web studio for seven years.

Digitisation has created a growing demand for expertise in data and technology. By expanding Merkle in Hong Kong, we can continue to advance our data and digital transformation capabilities while delivering best-in-class CXM solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients.” Said Tam, “Nathan has an excellent track record in delivering growth for Isobar Commerce, and he brings unparalleled experience to establish Merkle/CXM as a market leader.”

"Merkle empowers brands to construct and leverage data to make their advertising and customer experiences more personal, impactful, and effective." Said Petralia, "Working closely across the dentsu Creative and Media service lines, and with our global technology partnerships, I look forward to helping our customers reach a distinct competitive advantage with Merkle's award-winning services, solutions, and products. Merkle answers the need for a full-service, data-driven customer experience company in Hong Kong."

About Merkle

Merkle is a leading data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company 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 company’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive hyper-personalized 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 12,000+ employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Merkle is a dentsu company. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit www.merkleinc.com.

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