Merkle hires a new creative director

Collecting Pål Machulla from DNB: – It will be an inspiring and enjoyable journey ahead.

Customer experience agency Merkle, part of dentsu, has experienced strong growth over the past year and has therefore made several new hires.

The agency headed by agency director Michael Legendre has called on Thea Klem Storm-Paulsen, Marie M. Venås and Pål Machulla.

– We have experienced strong demand and growth over the past year. Our biggest challenge has been hiring fast enough to meet growing demand, Legendre says.

Merkle works across multiple disciplines, such as data, technology, strategy, and creativity.

– The complexity of the subject means that we need different skills. We are very proud to be able to recruit such competent people as Pål, Marie and Thea.

New DNB Creative Director

Machulla was hired as the new creative director.

– This job means a lot to me. Merkle, as a company, has long been a leader in digital transformation and is extremely proficient in all areas necessary to create great customer experiences.

He has experience at Funcom, Telenor, DNB and Schjærven, where he worked in creative and technology disciplines.

Being able to work creatively on top of data, analytics, technology, and organizational capabilities provides a lot of leeway to help brands succeed on their customer surfaces.

The role of creative director is a dream for Machulla.

– Gaining confidence in the position of Creative Director, where the task is to design fantastic customer experiences with a number of well-known brands, is simply a dream come true. With smart and knowledgeable people, it will be an inspiring and enjoyable journey ahead.

– It feels good to take the plunge

Venås started at Merkle as a content producer and comes from the agency TENK where she was a co-owner and worked as a content producer and graphic designer.

– Merkle has the best people and with exciting clients and a broad professional environment under Dentsu, it felt right to take the plunge here now. I look forward to learning from the best and being able to develop new creative ideas and concepts with our clients,” she says.

Storm-Paulsen is employed as project manager. She has six years of experience at the intersection of creativity and technology at companies such as Visma and Wunderman Thompson.

– I was well received by competent and pleasant colleagues and I am working on several exciting projects. After a few years in Copenhagen, I’m happy to be back in Oslo and very happy to start at Merkle. Here, I have good opportunities to develop myself further and to refine the profession of project manager. I’m very excited about the direction Merkle is taking, she said.

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