COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 9, 2018--Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced a formal agreement with Cardinal Path, an award-winning marketing analytics consulting firm and fellow member of the Dentsu Aegis Network, to deliver advanced Google Analytics 360.

Dentsu Aegis Network’s ability to provide growth solutions and expert services that present new business opportunities across the entire customer journey is further realized when its individual agencies come together to bring their clients seamlessly integrated value from a broader set of capabilities. It is in this spirit that Merkle and Cardinal Path have entered into the agreement.

As part of the agreement, Cardinal Path will deliver Google Analytics 360 Suite (part of the Google Marketing Platform), including licensing, services, and support to both its own and Merkle’s clients, while Merkle continues to lead the market with Google Cloud offerings and the people-based marketing services that are core to its value proposition.

While Merkle’s CRM, performance media, and Google Cloud offerings are class leading, Cardinal Path leads the market as the world’s foremost reseller and consulting firm specializing in Google Analytics 360. Cardinal Path has been offering both licensing and services expertise since 2005 and has a client retention of greater than 95% among its Google Analytics 360 clients.

“Cardinal Path is known across the industry as the go-to firm for Google Analytics. They have literally ‘written the book’ on this platform, establishing proven processes and adding exponential value through a vast set of knowledge and experience built through thousands of successful engagements,” said Alex Yoder, executive vice president, analytics, Merkle. “One of the benefits of being part of the Dentsu Aegis Network is being able to work in lock-step with highly specialized firms like Cardinal Path. Together, we offer our clients a team with expertise that is simply unparalleled in these critical areas.”

“The ability to support Merkle’s large-scale performance-marketing initiatives is an exciting prospect for Cardinal Path,” says Alex Langshur, co-CEO, Cardinal Path. “The nature of marketing analytics work lends itself well to empowering all stakeholders with data-driven insights - including our agency partners. We’re thrilled to be handling the Google Analytics 360 part of the extensive Merkle solutions set.”

“This partnership has already been realized with a global Fortune 500 brand that is experiencing the 'best of both worlds' with Merkle’s personalized, cross-platform customer experience solution, and Cardinal Path’s world-class Google Analytics 360 expertise and support,” said Yoder.

To learn more, contact info@merkle.com or info@cardinalpath.com

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

About Cardinal Path

Cardinal Path is an award-winning data & marketing analytics firm that helps marketers to win in the digital economy. As trusted MarTech advisors and the go-to firm for Google Analytics 360, Cardinal Path is sought out by the world’s leading brands to uncover and amplify what works and stop spending money on what doesn’t. Cardinal Path teams are the experts in your corner, helping tap the power of your organization’s data to create demonstrable business value. www.cardinalpath.com

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