Craig Dempster

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer


Craig Dempster is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Merkle. Craig directs Merkle’s marketing strategy, demand generation, vertical marketing, and corporate marketing communications functions, including public relations, events, and advertising. He also leads Merkle's Innovation group which focuses on early stage best practices and new capabilities. Previously, Craig was corporate vice president of Merkle's Content Solutions Group and led a team that further established Merkle’s proprietary data solutions and offers. He has also served as co-leader of the company's Quantitative Marketing Group, a core pillar of Merkle’s future growth strategy. Prior to joining Merkle in 2006, Craig had a long career at Metromail and Experian, which acquired Metromail in the late 1990s. Among his positions there, he was director of market development for Metromail's data assets, director of interactive marketing, vice president of data licensing, and various sales management positions. Craig joined Merkle after serving as senior vice president of sales and account management for Experian Marketing Services.