The Direct Marketing Association presented its 2013 International ECHO Awards at its annual conference, including 11 to nonprofits. The nonprofit winners include, Chill Out E.V., Food for the Poor, World Vision Canada, ASPCA, American Cancer Society, FAD — Anti-Drug Foundation, Operation Smile, Fundación Once & FSC Inserta, Amnesty International, Inspiring Denmark, and The Norwegian Cancer Society.
The Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) announced the winners of the 2012 DMEF Collegiate ECHO Direct/Interactive Marketing Challenge, whose content was provided by SkyMall. DMEF awarded a total of $8,500 in scholarships to the University of Georgia, which swept this year’s competition, with $3,500 in cash prizes going to the winning student teams.
Conducted since 1986, DMEF’s Collegiate ECHO Challenge provides college students with real-world experience by challenging them to create a marketing campaign for an actual product or service.
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) announced that the 2012 International ECHO Awards competition is underway. The awards honor the world’s outstanding marketing campaigns that demonstrate exceptional creativity, visionary strategy and results. The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony held Oct. 16 in Las Vegas. The deadline for submissions is April 25.
This year’s ECHO competition will honor excellence in 12 channels: alternative media, catalog, direct mail, email, mobile, print; search engine marketing, social media, telemarketing, television/video/radio, Web advertising, and Web development.
The Direct Marketing Educational Foundation announced the winners of the 2011 DMEF Collegiate ECHO Direct/Interactive Marketing Challenge, whose content was provided by charity: water, an international nonprofit that provides clean drinking water to communities worldwide that are deprived of access.
The winners of the DMEF’s 2011 Collegiate ECHO Challenge are:
• Silver (2nd place)/Undergraduate: Oklahoma State University
• Silver (2nd place)/Graduate: Eastern Michigan University
Pitney Bowes Inc. announced it is enabling thousands of its Connect+ customers, who on average mail out 3,500 envelopes a month, to raise awareness for national nonprofit organizations through its Connect for a Cause program. The ongoing national campaign is a turnkey program that will help promote national nonprofit organizations for a set period of time during which Connect+ mail system customers can help elevate awareness and drive funding. The customer that delivers the most messages using Connect+ through Dec. 31, 2011 will receive $1,000 to donate to the charity of its choice.
PHILADELPHIA, May 28, 2009 — The Social Enterprise Initiative of the Harvard Business School Club of Philadelphia has awarded two scholarships to local nonprofit executives to attend the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program at the Harvard Business School in July 2009. This year’s recipients are Jay Spector, President and CEO of JEVS Human Services, and Gwen Bailey, Executive Director of Youth Service, Inc. Both of these recipients lead critical organizations in our region.