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DMA International Council to Honor MLA's James Thornton and IAPA s Daniel Rutenberg
Honors to Be Presented at DMA’s 2007 International Day, June 18 in NYC
This year’s honors will be presented at an awards luncheon during the DMA International Council’s 2007 International Day, which will be held Monday, June 18 at the Harvard Club in
Lifetime Achievement Award: James Thornton
The DMA International Council presents its annual Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of “a direct marketer who has made sustained and substantial lifetime contributions to the growth and development of international direct marketing.”
This year, the council will honor James Thornton, who is the managing director of Mailing Lists Asia (MLA) (http://mlaresponse.com), which was founded in Hong Kong in 1983 as the first international list brokerage based in Asia. While list specialization remains a core component of the company’s services, it also outsources direct mail printing, laser addressing, and lettershopping from carefully chosen suppliers in
Before entering international direct marketing,
Always fascinated by the challenges of direct mail and circulation building, in 1983
Over the years,
International Direct Marketer of the Year: Daniel Rutenberg
The DMA International Council presents its annual International Direct Marketer of the Year Award in recognition of an individual “whose contributions stand out or who has materially contributed to the growth and success of an area of international direct marketing.”
This year, the council will present this honor to Daniel Rutenberg, director of marketing for International Airline Passengers Association (IAPA) (www.iapa.com), which is a membership organization with more than 45 years of experience in the travel industry in providing the very best products and services to frequent travelers.
Rutenberg joined IAPA in 1991 and he is directly responsible for all marketing activities in the
Rutenberg has been a regular speaker on
About DMA International Day
DMA International Council’s 2007 International Day will be held on
The luncheon keynote speaker will be Simon Burrell, circulation marketing director, Newsweek Inc. In addition, the event, which will be held from to , will feature case studies and the opportunity to network with professionals who share your interests.
International Day is being sponsored by Data Services, Inc. (platinum sponsor); Brokers Worldwide and Global-Z (silver sponsors); Direct Media International, A Division of Direct Media, Inc. and Mardev (bronze sponsors); and 1to1 Magazine and Latin eVision (media sponsors).
To register or learn more about DMA International Council’s 2007 International Day, visit http://www.the-dma.org/conferences/dmainternationalday or call 212.790.1500.
About DMA International Council
The DMA International Council’s goal is to educate, empower, and provide networking opportunities for business, consumer, and nonprofit direct marketers, using direct marketing channels in global and international markets. Its vision is to become the leading forum for international direct marketers everywhere.
For information about the council, visit http://www.the-dma.org/councils/internationalcouncil or contact Kelli Hornachek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.790.1514.
About Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
The Direct Marketing Association (www.the-dma.org) is the leading global trade association of businesses and nonprofit organizations using and supporting multichannel direct marketing tools and techniques. DMA advocates standards for responsible marketing, promotes relevance as the key to reaching consumers with desirable offers, and provides cutting-edge research, education, and networking opportunities to improve results throughout the end-to-end direct marketing process. Founded in 1917, DMA today represents more than 3,600 companies from dozens of vertical industries in the
In 2006, marketers — commercial and nonprofit — spent $166.5 billion on direct marketing in the
The Power of Direct: Relevance. Responsibility. Results.
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