Trust in a Digital Age: Strategies for Building Brand Reputation and Customer Loyalty

6th June 2023, Frankfurt 18:30 - 21:30 CET

Dinner Location: Villa Merton

Good evening and welcome to this Meet the Boss live event in partnership with Merkle.

In today's digital age, trust is more important than ever. Consumers are bombarded with a constant stream of information, making it increasingly difficult for businesses to build and maintain a strong brand reputation and customer loyalty.

At this exclusive, three-course dinner event in Frankfurt, you’ll have an opportunity to hear from Merkle and DA direkt as they discuss successful strategies for trust-building, drawing on real-life examples with their respective customers. They will explore the various factors that contribute to trust, including transparency, reliability and security – and offer practical tips on how businesses in different industries can navigate these.

Insights on how to engage audiences that have grown up in the digital age will also be shared, including the importance of authenticity, personalization and social proof. Modern customers have high expectations for customer experience - and they are more likely to switch brands if their expectations aren’t met.

From the entire team at Meet the Boss and Merkle, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on trust building in a digital world and providing you with the right discussions to keep you on course, every course.

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Discussion topics


What are the key challenges businesses face when building trust in a digital world, and how can they effectively address these challenges to build and maintain trust with customers, stakeholders and partners?


How have consumer attitudes towards trust and authenticity changed in recent years, and what strategies can businesses adopt to effectively engage with different generations who are more sceptical of traditional marketing tactics?


What emerging technologies and trends are shaping the future of trust building in a digital world, and how can businesses stay ahead of the curve and effectively leverage these trends to build trust with their customers and stakeholders?

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Event Agenda

Day one

18:30 - 19:00

18:30 - 19:00

Welcome Reception & Cocktails

19:00 - 19:05

19:00 - 19:05

Introduction from Master of ceremonies

19:05 - 19:25

19:05 - 19:25


19:25 - 21:10

19:25 - 21:10

Three-course Meal and roundtable Discussion

21:10 - 21:30

21:10 - 21:30

Wrap-up by ‘Table Champion’ Delegates

- 21:30

- 21:30

Closing remarks from Merkle

Event host

Matthias Heft

Senior Principal Consultant
Matthias has a 30 years experience in marketing. During the recent years, he focuses on digitally find out more

Martin Hellinger

Digital Sales & Online Marketing
Martin is an analytical mind with almost 20 years of experience in the strategic development of digital find out more

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. 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. With 12,000+ employees worldwide and 1,200 in the DACH region, Merkle drives improved marketing results and competitive advantage for the Top 500 companies throughout the region as well as Eastern Europe. We dream, we do, we deliver.

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