Markus Almer is president and co-founder of Almer/Blank, an interactive media agency in Venice, California. He helps clients like ClearChannel, E! Entertainment Television, IKEA, and Apple identify business opportunities and develop rich digital experiences to improve customer experiences, and Marketing-ROI. Markus is also co-founder of the Rich Media Institute in Los Angeles, which provides training, research and community services to Digital Media professionals. He speaks frequently on events and conferences from the American Marketing Association and Digital Hollywood. Markus began his career in digital media in 1998 by introducing patented multimedia card technology to the United States and over the past 8 years, he has gained extensive experience in interactive marketing and rich media applications.

Markus earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Zurich. He grew up in Switzerland and has lived in Southern California since 1998.