DMEF Calls for Nominations for 2010 'Rising Stars' and 'Corporate Commitment' Awards
January 7, 2010 — The Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) today announced it is welcoming nominations for its 2010 Rising Stars and Corporate Commitment Awards. The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 26, 2010.
Individual and corporate award recipients will be honored for their commitment to excellence in the field of direct/interactive marketing education, specifically highlighting service which nurtures and supports the development of young leaders in this field. These honorees set the standard to show how leadership, generosity, and giving back both support and nurture the younger generations of talent in this field.
A DMEF Awards Selection Committee, consisting of leaders from the field of direct/interactive marketing, will review the nominations, paying close attention to the candidates’ results and activities as they relate to the award criteria, included in the award submissions. Winners will be announced in March, and honored at DMEF’s Rising Stars Awards Dinner which will take place in New York City on June 15, 2009.
DMEF Rising Stars Award
DMEF’s Rising Star Award is presented to individuals recognized as up-and-coming leaders in the field who not only demonstrate outstanding achievements throughout their careers, but who are known for their commitment to give back, furthering education and growth throughout the field. The individual must also have a demonstrated record of outstanding achievements including educational and/or charitable activities above and beyond professional ambitions, be recognized for their commitment to support or mentor young professionals, as well as having demonstrated professional achievements in the online/offline space.
DMEF Corporate Commitment Award
DMEF’s Corporate Commitment Award honors companies that exemplify the unique and significant areas of a leader and consistently demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the areas of direct/interactive marketing education among new and upcoming talent. The corporate honoree must also be renowned for its culture of nurturing new and upcoming talent, as well as active support and consistent participation in DMEF programs and activities which foster and promote excellence — for today and tomorrow.
For additional information regarding DMEF’s Rising Stars Awards nominations, including nomination criteria and forms, please click here.
For additional information regarding DMEF’s Corporate Commitment Awards nominations, including nomination criteria and forms, please click here.
Additional information about DMEF’s June 15 Rising Stars Awards dinner is available by clicking here.
About Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF)
Headquartered in New York City, the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) works to attract, educate, and place top college students in the business of direct/interactive marketing and, thereby, expanding and enriching the pool of trained, market-ready talent entering the field of marketing direct. Established in 1966 by members of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) who wanted to give something back to the community, DMEF is today a separate, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that is supported solely by tax-deductible contributions from individuals, companies, and regional clubs and associations. Funds raised go toward a broad range of world-class educational programs.
Since its founding, thousands of students have taken advantage of DMEF’s educational programs, entering the field with the competitive edge of being “workplace-ready.” Many have gone on to become today’s direct marketing leaders, an indication of the Foundation’s success. In addition, more than 1,800 professors have participated in DMEF programs. Thanks in significant part to the Foundation’s four decades of work, today approximately 255 colleges and universities offer courses in direct/interactive marketing, 31 of which now offer specific direct marketing degrees and certificate programs. For additional information about the DMEF, its mission, and its programs, visit www.directworks.org.
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