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Marketer recognised for 40 yearsâ service to door drop industry


Jim Dinsey, commercial director of Whistl, has received the 2014 Arthur Thompson Memorial Award in recognition of his services to the door drop industry.

The Arthur Thompson Memorial Award celebrates the outstanding contribution and hard work that individuals have put into the UK’s £260m door drop industry.

The award was set up by the DMA’s Door Drop Committee in memory of Arthur Thompson in 2007. Arthur contributed extensively to the door drop industry and is best known for the creation of Stepcheck, the independent validation company, which is widely credited to promoting growth of the door drop industry.

During his more than 40 years of experience in the industry, Dinsey has set up regional press networks for many publishing groups such as Newsquest, Archant, Local World and introduced products and network solutions such as Newshare, Shareplan’s, data acquisition solutions and sampling at home.

As well as his advances in delivering volume growth and innovative solutions to the businesses he has represented, Dinsey has also been an involved and dedicated member of the DMA for over a decade.

Philip Ricketts of Royal Mail’s MarketReach and chair of the DMA Door Drop Committee paid tribute to Dinsey on behalf of the industry:

“Jim’s input to the door drop industry’s development over many years cannot ever be overestimated or left without acknowledgement. Our congratulations go to Jim on receipt of this year’s award, as well as our thanks for his continued support to committee activities and the industry.”



Ed Owen, Head of PR
Tel. 020 7291 3324

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