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Dex Media Hires KERN to Promote Digital Marketing Solutions for Small Businesses

By Thryv Contributor | 07.21.15 | 2 min read

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 21, 2015– Dex Media, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXM) announced today it has retained KERN, an Omnicom owned, multi-channel acquisition and customer relationship marketing (CRM) agency, to help promote Dex Media’s local marketing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. KERN is charged with developing direct response communication plans that reach prospects and clients in a variety of ways.

“We’re eager to roll up our sleeves with KERN to create demand and generate leads,” said Gordon Henry, chief marketing officer with Dex Media. “Together with KERN’s results-driven strategies, we can identify small and mid-size companies and provide them with marketing solutions to enhance their online presence and grow their businesses.”

Concentrating on several different media, the focus of the direct response marketing campaigns is to generate demand for Dex Media’s latest product, DexLnk. DexLnk is an easy-to-use online tool that helps small businesses manage and communicate with their customer base. While KERN will primarily assist Dex in attracting new clients, the agency will also help build client relationships through sophisticated and automated communication efforts, all with quantifiable results.

“Dex Media has an incredible opportunity to unlevel the playing field in their competitive segment and provide amazing value to small businesses,” said Russell Kern, president and founder with Omnicom agency KERN. “We think this is a perfect fit between client and agency partner, and the possibilities are endless for us to ensure small business owners get the marketing tools and services that simply work, so they can focus on running their businesses and providing for their families.”

As part of the agreement, Dex and KERN will develop and execute plans starting the latter half of 2015.

About Dex Media

Dex Media (DXM) is a full-service media company offering integrated marketing solutions that deliver measurable results. As the marketing department for 490,000 small and medium-sized businesses across the U.S., Dex Media helps them Get Found, Get Chosen and Get Talked About. The company’s widely used consumer services include the® and® search portals and applications as well as local print directories.

About KERN

KERN is an Omnicom owned, multi-channel acquisition and CRM agency providing strategic, creative and analytical leadership for data-driven marketing programs in all media to maximize ROI, ASAP.

For the past 25 years, KERN has created some of the most innovative demand generation and lead conversion programs for the nation’s top brands. For more information, please visit