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Mark Ballard

Vice President, Research
Mark Ballard

Mark Ballard is the Vice President of Research at Merkle. He has a monthly column at Search Engine Land and manages the popular digital marketing section of the Merkle Blog. He also heads the production of Merkle's quarterly Digital Marketing Reports and Merkle’s biannual Dossier publication. Mark's time at Merkle has included building and managing paid search programs for clients in the retail, finance, B2B and automotive sectors.

Mark's Articles, Blog Posts, Webinars and More

Merkle’s Q3 2018 Digital Marketing Report Webinar

Since its launch in 2011, Merkle's quarterly Digital Marketing Report (DMR) has become one of the most highly regarded and frequently cited reports in the digital marketing industry. Providing benchmark data for paid search, SEO, display, social media, and comparison shopping, the DMR has developed a reputation for its accuracy in conveying the larger trends underlying performance for Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Bing and for breaking major developments with special in-depth analyses.

Merkle Q2 2018 Digital Marketing Report Released

Today we are pleased to announce the release of the Q2 2018 Digital Marketing Report for download. As always, the report includes key trends and analyses on the most important developments taking shape across Google, Facebook, Amazon, and more.

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The DMA Hosts: Merkle's Q2 2017 Digital Marketing Report

The DMA will be hosting this exciting webinar, focused on the findings within Merkle's Q2 Digital Marketing Report! Since its launch in 2011, Merkle's quarterly Digital Marketing Report (DMR) has become one of the most highly regarded and frequently cited reports in the digital marketing industry.
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Merkle Q1 2017 Digital Marketing Report Released

Today we are pleased to announce the release of the Q1 2017 Merkle Digital Marketing Report for download. The report includes in-depth stats and analyses on paid search, SEO, display advertising, paid social, and more.