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Michael McLaren

Global B2B Lead
Michael McLaren

Michael is the CEO of Merkle B2B and leads the global advancement of our fast-growing B2B practice. Bringing together five specialist B2B agencies, Merkle B2B delivers clients fully integrated, end-to-end B2B solutions. Michael brings proven international experience to his role serving these increasingly digital, data-driven, and customer-focused B2B marketers.

Michael is a successful, proven, and dynamic business leader who has held a variety of global executive roles in the US, Australia, Singapore, and Japan. He has extensive experience managing integrated brand communications; working with key global clients, including IBM, Microsoft, Intel, and Cisco.

Michael joined Merkle from McCann Worldgroup, where he held several key executive roles spanning his 15-year tenure, first as worldwide account director on Microsoft; later as President of McCann Erickson USA; followed by a dual role as CEO of McCann Worldgroup Japan and Regional President of McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific, where he oversaw operations in 14 countries; and finally, as CEO of MRM//McCann, where he was responsible for overseeing global P&L, client relationships, network operations, and international growth of the MRM//McCann global network.

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Michael's Articles, Blog Posts, Webinars and More

Articles We suggest...

3 key growth levers for B2B brands

“Brand to demand,” emotional engagement and customer-centricity are critical growth opportunities for B2B marketers as they shift from a brand-focused to a customer-focused strategy as part of the broader trend of digital transformation, writes B2B marketing experts Michael McLaren of MerkleB2B and Julia Dohe
Webinars We suggest...

B2B Visionaries: The Future of B2B Marketing is Now

Hyper-personalized, on-demand experiences like Amazon and Netflix have set a high bar for content discovery and delivery in B2B marketing. The expectations of B2B buyers have changed radically. Unfortunately, B2B marketing has not.
Topics: B2B