Merkle B2B Named 2021 Large B2B Agency of the Year by The Drum

COLUMBIA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merkle (, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company, today announced that its global B2B marketing organization, Merkle B2B, has been named 2021 Large B2B Agency of the Year by The Drum. The Drum presented the award to Merkle B2B during a virtual award ceremony held on November 18.

We are honored to be named Large B2B Agency of the Year by The Drum,” said Michael McLaren, Merkle B2B global CEO. “Our team is passionate about the B2B industry – and we have a strong commitment to developing and executing integrated solutions that help meet our clients’ biggest challenges in today’s ever-changing digital landscape. This award reflects our teams’ tireless efforts in doing just that. It is with a huge amount of pride that we share this award with our clients, and we will continue to drive innovation and growth in the B2B industry.”

In addition to being named Large Agency of the Year, Merkle and its B2B organization were highly commended in multiple categories, including:

  • Best B2B Educational Series, Samsung Electronics America, “Samsung Elite
  • Best Use of Emotion in B2B Marketing, Sentry Insurance, “What Can Be

The Drum Awards for B2B are global awards that recognize the marketers and companies behind the year’s most dynamic and effective business-to-business work. In 2021, there were 44 categories that reflect the advancing B2B industry and its business marketers who are continually adapting to a new and challenging world.

The Large Agency B2B of the Year Award is a B2B award category designed for agencies that have demonstrated excellence in the implementation of business marketing solutions and ROI for their clients over the last year. The award is open to any agency with $200M+ in annual turnover and recognizes those that provide exceptional innovations and make a notable difference in the industry.

Michael Komasinski, President of Merkle/CXM, Americas, said: “It is great to see this recognition of our industry leading B2B team. B2B marketing today has completely transformed, and modern solutions require the integration of data, deep audience insight, technology, and creativity. Merkle B2B is unique in this market, and we are excited to see them continue to grow.”

Earlier this year, Merkle B2B was named Large B2B Agency of the Year by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). It was also named the #1 B2B Marcomms Agency in the US and the #1 Fastest Growing US Agency by B2B Marketing. In addition, Merkle B2B was ranked #3 on B2B Marketing’s list of “Top 10 International B2B Marcomms Agencies and Networks” and #4 in the “Top 10 Rising Stars” category.

For the full list of winners and nominees, visit The Drum Awards for B2B website here.

About Merkle

Merkle is a leading data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company 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 company’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive hyper-personalized 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 12,000 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Merkle is a dentsu company. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit


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