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DMA sponsorship and partnership packages provide a full year of opportunities for organisations looking to raise their profile; position their brand; align themselves with the debate on the industry’s current issues; co-create DMA endorsed content; create lead generation and networking opportunities; and meet with key industry players, all of which offer a fantastic return on investment.

If you’re interested in getting involved and becoming a DMA sponsor or partner, please contact Suzanne Teale.

Thank you to all our 2021 DMA Awards Sponsors and Partners

Headline Sponsors

Citipost Mail are one of the UK’s largest independent mail management companies, offering a wealth of industry knowledge to a multitude of sectors. They work intricately as part their client’s teams to ensure direct mail campaigns reach their intended audience safely, while all the time recommending ways to save money and increase campaign engagement. They do this by applying their up-to-date expertise of incentives and discounts, and by using these as solutions to minimise client pain-points.

Citipost Mail have a vision to be the number one advocates of direct mail letters in the country, building on their recognised skillset of supporting mail as the number one channel for driving online and purchase activity. They work alongside mail producers and marketing agencies to maximise the effectiveness of physical mail, and further enhance their service through strong partnerships with industry associations and bodies. Their headline sponsorship of the DMA Awards is another step towards achieving their vision.

For over 20 years, tens of thousands of organizations across the world have relied on Validity solutions to target, contact, engage, and keep customers – using trustworthy data as a key advantage. Validity’s flagship products – DemandTools, BriteVerify, Trust Assessments, GridBuddy Cloud, and Everest – are all highly rated, #1 solutions for CRM data management, email address verification, inbox deliverability and avoiding the spam folder, and grid CRM applications. These solutions deliver smarter campaigns, more qualified leads, more productive sales, and ultimately faster growth. For more information, visit Validity.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

Judging Partner

Salesforce, the global CRM leader, empowers companies of every size and industry to digitally transform and create a 360° view of their customers.
Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase Salesforce applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CRM.”

Print Partner

At Geoff Neal we are proud to have been setting the standard for brilliant print since 1976. Print is in our blood. We print with passion, continually seeking to make every piece of print brilliant.

Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than making our clients happy, seeing the finished product exceeding their expectations, pulling the rabbit out of the hat and delivering the near impossible. It’s what we do time and time again. Pushing the boundaries and saying yes, it’s why we exist.

Industry Talent Partner

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. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. 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. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With +13,000 employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Merkle is a dentsu company.

Digital Experience Partner

We're a group of people who are wildly passionate about changing the way content is created on the web. We believe content creation has been constrained by technology for too long and creativity has taken a backseat. We exist to unlock creativity. Our platform empowers the world's leading brands to share their stories and engage their audiences.

Diversity and Inclusion Partners

We are the not-for-profit LGBTQ+ advertising lobbying group.
We are all industry volunteers on a mission to drive LGBTQ+ equality.
We are here to promote more, positive LGBTQ+ representation in advertising.
We are also here to promote positive LGBTQ+ role models.
We are here to agitate, educate, demonstrate and celebrate all things LGBTQ+ in ad land.

We’re a not-for-profit on a mission to diversify leadership in the creative industries.

Covering sectors from Advertising, to Design, to Technology, our community of leaders, programmes and resources are committed to empowering the next generation of Black, Asian and Multi-ethnic talent.

Many traditional D&I programmes fail to address the specific barriers to progression faced by Black, Asian and Multi-ethnic talent.

Which is where we come in. From our mentoring programme, to our training initiatives, or our wealth of free learning resources; we connect multi-ethnic talent with the people and tools they need to excel and reach positions of leadership

Purple Goat is a ground-breaking marketing agency dedicated to connecting brands with the 1.3 billion people across the globe that have a disability.

Purple Goat offers Creative, strategy and research services to enable powerful marketing content to be created by the community.

Case Study Partner

For over 35 years, WARC has been powering the marketing segment by providing the latest evidence, expertise and guidance to make marketers more effective.
Today they operate out of the UK, US, Singapore and China to service a community of over 75,000 marketers in more than 1200 countries in 100+ markets. Take a look at https://www.warc.com/

Category Sponsors

Best B2B &

Best Brand Building Campaign

Best Use of Mail &

Best Integrated Campaign

Citipost Mail have a vision to be the number one advocates of direct mail letters in the country, building on their recognised skillset of supporting mail as the number one channel for driving online and purchase activity.

They work alongside mail producers and marketing agencies to maximise the effectiveness of physical mail, and further enhance their service through strong partnerships with industry associations and bodies. Their headline sponsorship of the DMA Awards is another step towards achieving their vision.

Royal Mail MarketReach helps brands and agencies get the most from mail. In these unprecedented times, we can help by offering access to reports, tools and specialist advice from our marketing experts.

And this support is, as always, available for free. Whether you’re trying mail in your marketing mix for the first time, or just want to do it even better, we can help.

Best Use of Data and Insight &

Best Use of Marketing Automation

Best Thoughtful Marketing Campaign

Salesforce, the global CRM leader, empowers companies of every size and industry to digitally transform and create a 360° view of their customers.

Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase Salesforce applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CRM.”

Bloom & Wild is Europe’s leading direct to consumer flower company. Driven by the core belief that you can never care too much or be too thoughtful, they do things a little differently. From inventing letterbox flowers to founding The Thoughtful Marketing Movement. They have been named one of the 5 fastest growing tech companies in Europe, are alumni of Tech Nation’s Future Fifty and became one of the Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work For 2020.

Best Use of Unaddressed Print &

Best Creative Solution

Best Use of Email &

Best Data Storytelling

At Geoff Neal we are proud to have been setting the standard for brilliant print since 1976. Print is in our blood. We print with passion, continually seeking to make every piece of print brilliant.

Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than making our clients happy, seeing the finished product exceeding their expectations, pulling the rabbit out of the hat and delivering the near impossible. It’s what we do time and time again. Pushing the boundaries and saying yes, it’s why we exist.

For over 20 years, tens of thousands of organizations across the world have relied on Validity solutions to target, contact, engage, and keep customers – using trustworthy data as a key advantage. Validity’s flagship products – DemandTools, BriteVerify, Trust Assessments, GridBuddy Cloud, and Everest – are all highly rated, #1 solutions for CRM data management, email address verification, inbox deliverability and avoiding the spam folder, and grid CRM applications. These solutions deliver smarter campaigns, more qualified leads, more productive sales, and ultimately faster growth. For more information, visit Validity.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

Best B2C

Best Customer Acquisition Campaign

LDM are a dynamic and innovative direct marketing company, specialising in Leaflet Drop Marketing. Our main offices are based in Manchester and London, offering nationwide door drop marketing working directly with both companies and with agencies to include door drops within their client’s marketing mix.

We’re proud to work with a broad variety of businesses to assist them with their campaigns, and equally proud to be the largest Door Drop Marketing company in the North West, with the highest rated reviews.

Door drop marketing is more popular now than ever – testament to the brilliant results it produces. We are bringing door drops into this modern world, offering something different.. Quick, efficient and technologically advanced door drop marketing, with a personal service, that guarantees a great ROI.

We are pleased to be involved in the DMA Awards as a sponsor and we wish all finalists the best of luck!

JICMAIL provides the industry with ‘gold standard’ audience and item measurement data for advertising mail.

Discover how this award-winning data adds insight and value throughout the campaign planning cycle for brands to improve effectiveness.
JICMAIL is not for profit and structured like other Joint Industry Currencies (such as BARB, RAJAR or Pamco) measuring mail behaviours via fully representative national panel data that gives insight into the actions taken with direct mail, door drops and business mail in the home. There are easy to access and use tools and training available to support users from all sectors, informing their work at every stage of the campaign cycle.
From revealing hidden insights for audiences as they interact with their mail on its journey in the home, through to multi-media planning, detailed channel and content execution, JICMAIL contributes to the evidence base of how mail works in an omnichannel world.
Across the COVID era JICMAIL data releases have shown how the interactions with physical mail in a digital world are growing and have accelerated. The interrelationships with digital journeys are getting deeper with mail effectiveness driving double-digit year on year growth across nearly all stages of the customer journey.
For support and access to training or to learn more about JICMAIL, contact tara@jicmail.org.uk

Charity

Epsilon Abacus has led the way in offline consumer targeting in the UK since 1998 and continues to be the leading consumer data & insight specialist for multi-channel retailers. Epsilon Abacus, part of the Epsilon group, is the pioneer of the transactional data cooperative concept in the UK. Over 250 multichannel retailers contribute their customer transactional information to the Abacus Alliance. This provides a unique insight into your customers' market-wide buying behaviours, as well as their lifestyle and demographic attributes, to drive your offline recruitment campaigns, retention campaigns and wider marketing strategy.

Media Supporters

Best Brand Building Campaign

Best Customer Journey

For over 35 years, WARC has been powering the marketing segment by providing the latest evidence, expertise and guidance to make marketers more effective.

Today they operate out of the UK, US, Singapore and China to service a community of over 75,000 marketers in more than 1200 countries in 100+ markets. Take a look at https://www.warc.com/

MyCustomer.com is the leading online resource for customer service and customer experience professionals, with over 50,000 members.

We have been sharing news, practical advice, best practices, case studies and resources for nearly two decades, covering every facet of customer experience management - from implementing CRM systems to fostering a customer-centric culture, and from creating a customer feedback strategy to mapping the customer journey.

Best Thoughtful Marketing Campaign

Little Black Book has been hailed ‘THE communications business for the communications world’. Our member list is made up of most of the world's most creative companies. From the biggest advertising agencies and networks, as well as the world’s top production and post production companies.
We love the business we work in and created Little Black Book to help it grow.
For a minimal annual cost, members will have access to a suite of tools to help grow their business. Members can:
o Grow the profiles of key staff and their company.
o Keep clients, peers and prospective clients around the world up to date with your news.
o Build a smart portfolio of your work.
o Get recognised for your best work globally with The Immortal Awards.
o Keep up to date on the best creative suppliers to work with.
o Support HR teams with free job posting.

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