Leading data-driven digital marketing agency will be integrated with Merkle Asia Pacific
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21
February 2019 - Dentsu Aegis Network today announced that it has acquired Happy
Marketer Group, Southeast Asia's leading data-driven digital marketing agency.
Post-acquisition, it will be rebranded as Happy Marketer, a Merkle Company --
the acquisition provides a strategic
foundation for Merkle's data, analytics, and CRM solutions, further enabling
the agency to deliver people-based marketing at scale across the region.
Established in 2009, Happy Marketer is headquartered in Singapore,
with a digital marketing delivery center in Bangalore, India. Today the agency
has 55 employees providing data, analytics, CRM, performance marketing, and
marketing technology to power data-driven customer experience solutions for its
clients, extending Merkle's full breadth of services across Southeast
Happy Marketer is Google's go-to provider in the region for Google
Analytics training, and provides advanced analytics services to many leading
companies across Southeast Asia. The
agency has experience across leading marketing technology platforms, including
Salesforce Marketing Cloud, HubSpot, Oracle Marketing Cloud, and Adobe
Phil Teeman, CEO
of Dentsu Aegis Network Southeast Asia and Singapore, said: "Southeast Asia
is a critical growth driver for Merkle's expansion, and Singapore is a hub for
that growth. With Singapore's drive to become The Smart City, the delivery and
management of data analytics and customer experience marketing, which are Happy
Marketer's key competencies, will take the front seat, helping Dentsu Aegis
Network reinforce itself as a key player. Bringing Happy Marketer into the
network also means greater opportunities to penetrate new and existing clients'
ecosystems with its full suite of offerings."
President, Merkle Asia Pacific, said: "Bringing Happy
Marketer into the Merkle family is critical to our Asia Pacific expansion
strategy. The acquisition significantly accelerates Merkle's ability to bring
our full suite of services to Singapore and Southeast Asian. It also provides a
strategic leadership and geographic link with our existing Asia Pacific
footprint in China, India, and Australia. Happy Marketer has positive brand
recognition and a strong reputation."
Joining the leadership team from Happy Marketer is Managing Partner,
Rachit Dayal, who will report to Ted Bray, Managing Director and Chief Growth
Officer of Merkle Asia Pacific.
Founder and CEO at Happy Marketer, and Prantik Mazumdar, Managing Partner of Happy Marketer said: "Our
business has rapidly scaled in the last 10 years, and it's been an absolute
blast forming a #HappyTribe of clients and employees who look forward to
mastering the next disruption. Looking
forward on to the next 10 years, we are excited to partner with Merkle and
Dentsu Aegis Network to help more businesses by creating a winning playbook to
capture market share through our data-driven, technology-led, people-based
marketing solutions drive into the future."