Don Steele is the VP of Strategy for Travel, Entertainment and Media Group at Merkle. He has over 20 year experience marketing ranging from Digital, Social, Events, E-commerce, CRM and Direct Mail. He has worked with brands such as NBC News, Comedy Central, The Food Network, The Onion, Univision and more. He has helped launch a range of products and services including top ranking Apps, DTC video products, podcasts and events. He has launched innovative partnerships with Apple, Instagram, Foursquare, Snapchat and many others.
Don has spoken at events including SXSW, Social Media Week, OMMA, DigiDay, AdWeek and the infamous Suxorz Awards, recognizing the worst in social media (hint: QR codes on subways). He was named one of the 25 Most Influential Digital Marketers according to iMedia Connection. He has been an Executive Member of the IADAS and a member of the Shorty Awards Real-Time Academy. He is a guest lecturer at various colleges on Digital and Social marketing.