Emily Sechrist

Managing Director, West

Emily’s 10 years on the client side equip her with a unique perspective of client goals, budgeting, and finding the best solutions to complex business problems.

Emily is responsible for driving growth and overseeing client and employee experience at Merit’s West coast office.

Steeped in brand and marketing strategy and development, as well as PR, media, copywriting, sponsorships, and social media, Emily leads Merit clients into new markets and opportunities. She is experienced in developing and driving global corporate marketing programs at large organizations.

Whether it’s new markets, programs, or even offices, Emily is a true Pioneer, continually seeking to break new ground.

Outside of the office, Emily and her family enjoying spending time in the Pacific Northwest wonderland.

What is Emily’s favorite part of working at Merit?

Being able to create lasting, memorable client experiences and becoming a trusted partner and member of the client team.

What's Emily’s favorite Merit value?

Expect the best

Emily believes great things come out of expecting the best of one’s self and each other. She says people should never settle and or go with good enough.

How does Emily define success?

According to Emily, success is helping our clients show a marked impact against their marketing and business goals.

Emily's life motto

I'm stealing this from someone, but "be brave and be kind." Be brave enough to do the hard things and don't forget to be kind along the way. If you lose track of kindness, be brave enough to say sorry.

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Companies will sink or swim based on their ability to continue to move further away from the competition, most often by creating new market categories or exploiting whitespace in the industry.

To date, Amazon has been a leader in this strategy, creating new demand and revolutionizing the way the retail industry works, effectively destroying the brick-and-mortar paradigm. What they have done is not a paradigm shift, but a paradigm decimation.

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Emily Sechrist

How to Be a Better Partner to Clients

Be Empathetic. Be Transparent. Be Indispensable. None of these matter if they aren’t done authentically. This isn’t just a list of behaviors; it’s a way of doing business. It’s the core of who we are.

Emily Sechrist
VR in Service Marketing

This disconnect of creating an emotional experience with B2B solutions and services can be bridged, in part, by creating virtual and augmented reality experiences that bring the customer or consumer a deeper, more personal connection with your business.

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Emily Sechrist

The Amazon Effect

Companies will sink or swim based on their ability to continue to move further away from the competition, most often by creating new market categories or exploiting whitespace in the industry.

To date, Amazon has been a leader in this strategy, creating new demand and revolutionizing the way the retail industry works, effectively destroying the brick-and-mortar paradigm. What they have done is not a paradigm shift, but a paradigm decimation.

READ IT