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Merkle Launches Localized Media Solution in Conjunction with Media Storm


Hyper-local solution aids brands in creating personalized end-to-end experiences for consumers

Merkle (, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, has created a localized media solution that helps encapsulate Merkle's dynamic creative optimization strategy services and digital experience capabilities in conjunction with Media Storm, a Merkle company and leading data-driven marketing agency. The solution is an end-to-end, fully localized experience that enables national brands to reach consumers in different ways across the country.

Following the launch of Merkle's COVID-19 Market Impact Dashboards, which inform marketers of shifting consumer spend, the agency saw a need for a new solution to help brands deal with the complexities of consumers at various stages and levels of impact during recovery. When evaluating post-quarantine rates, Merkle recognized that marketers need to focus on frequency with demand-based segmentation. Through localized media capabilities, Media Storm has helped brands eliminate up to 65% of media waste when tied to sales and CRM data directly. Other benefits include three to five times frequency exposure, accurate audiences at an ID level, and multi-touch attribution.

Together, Merkle and Media Storm are helping to inform and enable brands through the entire site experience. By utilizing resources such as CRM insights and addressable targeting, including Merkle's COVID-19 Market Impact Dashboard data, the site experience is crafted to drive peak media performance.

Following its acquisition by Merkle, Media Storm has also refined its hyper-local media capabilities to help enhance existing localized experiences by homing in on specific neighborhoods or blocks. Utilizing its new in-home audience network, Media Storm helps provide a premium scale for the connected customer, across audio, news, shopping, drama, reality, and other platforms. With consumer behaviors shifting to a deep stack of media, it can be measured at a hyper-local ID level, with the help of this new solution for in-home captivity.

"The media landscape has changed, and hyper-local media with scale must drive the right demand at the right time. Merkle created this solution to help brands deliver a more empathetic experience to address the complexities of consumers at various stages and levels of impact during COVID recovery," said Craig Woerz, managing partner at Media Storm. "Now, more than ever, we need to approach our marketing tactics at a localized level. These offerings will help marketers and brands alike respond to audience behaviors and needs on a greater scale, while offering customized business approaches."

To learn more about the offerings from Merkle and Media Storm, attend their joint complimentary webinar on Wednesday, September 9th at 2 p.m. ET.

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 9,600+ employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the US, EMEA, and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined the Dentsu Aegis Network.

About Media Storm

Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand-raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media. Its data science and optimization platform, JubaPlus, has replaced traditional planning, allowing for unmatched predictability and true business results. Since its inception date in November 2001, Media Storm has been focused on national and local brands that need to transact at a hyper-local/community level. Media Storm is headquartered in New York, NY with offices in Los Angeles, CA and Norwalk, CT and has 167 employees.

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