|By Business Wire||
|August 26, 2013 06:00 AM EDT||
Merkle (www.merkleinc.com), a leading customer relationship marketing (CRM) firm and the nation’s largest privately-held agency, today announced its recent win of a Silver Marketing Award for Excellence, Innovation (MAXI) and results in direct marketing from the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW) for its work with The Bowery Mission. The awards ceremony was held Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Conference Center in National Harbor, Md., to recognize top talent and work in the direct marketing and response industry.
Merkle earned the honor in recognition of its nonprofit renewal, direct mail campaign for The Bowery Mission. The “Fill the Pantry Package” campaign was focused on maximizing revenue for The Bowery Mission, in preparation for the busy holiday season. By utilizing an advanced segmentation strategy, Merkle was able to target a larger audience which resulted in an increase in response year over year by 17%. Along with the higher response rate, the “Fill the Pantry Package” campaign experienced a 15% higher average gift contribution and a 35% increase in revenue compared to 2011.
“Merkle is honored to be recognized by the industry for our work for The Bowery Mission,” said Jeff Patrick, vice president, strategy, nonprofit practice. “The Bowery Mission is a dedicated and meaningful nonprofit organization and we are pleased to play a part in helping them succeed in their mission. We look forward to our continued partnership with The Bowery Mission, and to helping them further advance their fundraising programs.”
Merkle has been working with The Bowery Mission as their fundraising agency of record for several years. Merkle’s ongoing goal is to help the Bowery Mission increase their donor base, by providing a complete range of services that include strategic consulting, creative design and production, data and analytics.
Merkle, a customer relationship marketing (CRM) firm, is the nation’s largest privately-held agency. For more than 25 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. By combining a complete range of marketing, technical, analytical and creative disciplines, Merkle works with clients to design, execute and evaluate connected CRM programs. With more than 1,700 employees, the privately held corporation is headquartered near Baltimore in Columbia, Maryland with additional offices in Boston; Denver; Little Rock; London; Minneapolis; New Jersey; New York; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; San Francisco; Hagerstown, MD and Shanghai. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit www.merkleinc.com.