Since its launch in 2011, Merkle's quarterly Digital Marketing Report (DMR) has become one of the most highly regarded and frequently cited reports in the digital marketing industry. Providing benchmark data for paid search, SEO, display, social media, and comparison shopping, the DMR has developed a reputation for its accuracy in conveying the larger trends underlying performance for Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Bing and for breaking major developments with special in-depth analyses.
In this webinar, Merkle’s Senior Research Director and primary report author, Mark Ballard will join co-author Andy Taylor, to walk through the highlights of the Q2 2017 report and answer audience questions about its findings.
Vice President of Research
Mark Ballard is the Vice President of Research at Merkle. He has a monthly column at Search Engine Land and manages the popular digital marketing section of the Merkle Blog. He also heads the production of Merkle's quarterly Digital Marketing Reports and Merkle’s biannual Dossier publication. Mark's time at Merkle has included building and managing paid search programs for clients in the retail, finance, B2B and automotive sectors.
Associate Director of Research
Andy Taylor is Associate Director of Research at Merkle, responsible for analyzing trends across the digital marketing spectrum for best practices and industry commentary. A primary contributor to the Merkle Blog, Dossier, and quarterly Digital Marketing Report, he speaks frequently at industry conferences and events. Prior to digital marketing, Andy worked as an event organizer for a political campaign and dabbled in freelance writing. A graduate of the University of Virginia with a degree in Economics, he likes to spend his free time watching documentaries and selling homemade ice cream sandwiches at farmer's markets with his wife.