Merkle Wins Big at 2018 American Business Awards

Grand Stevie Awarded to Merkle for Second Time

COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merkle (, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced that it has been honored with ten 2018 Stevie Awards, including the coveted Grand Stevie Award. The American Business Awards™ is the nation’s premier business awards program, honoring organizations of all types and sizes for outstanding performance in the workplace.

This year is the 16thAnnual American Business Awards, and Merkle received a Grand Stevie award for the Most Honored Marketing Agency of the Year. In addition, Merkle’s marketing programs took top honors in the following categories:

  • Silver Stevie Award for Online Marketing Campaign of the Year: Merkle’s Digital Bowl Report
  • Silver Stevie Award for Brand Experience of the Year: Merkle’s 2017 Marketing Imperatives
  • Silver Stevie Award for Engaged Community of the Year: Merkle2.U Enabling an army of social ambassadors
  • Silver Stevie Award for Branded Content Campaign of the Year: Digital Marketing Report
  • Two Silver Stevie Awards for Marketing Executive of the Year: Dalton Dorné and Erin Hutchinson
  • Silver Stevie Award for New Product or Service Introduction of the Year: 2017 Strategic Alliances Marketing Program
  • Bronze Stevie Award for Best Brand Experience Event: Merkle’s 14th Annual Executive Summit
  • Bronze Stevie Award for Online Marketing Campaign of the Year: Merkle’s 2017 Webinar Series
  • Bronze Stevie Award for Best Newsletter of House Organ/Publication- Online/Electronic: Merkle’s Dossier

“At Merkle, marketing is expected to be a true partner to the business that contributes measurable impact on the bottom line. We constantly strive to be best-in-class in all areas of marketing from events to thought leadership to social media to lead-generation. I’m incredibly proud to see our team win ten awards for their groundbreaking campaigns, and clinch the Grand Stevie again for best marketing agency of the year. I’m constantly amazed by our team and the work, and this is great recognition of their efforts,” said Merkle’s Dalton Dorné, SVP, head of marketing, Americas.

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 more than 5,500 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 24 additional offices in the US and 25 offices in EMEA and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit


Merkle Inc.
Erin Hutchinson
VP, PR, Comms & Events
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