DMA List and Database Council Honors DeVito and Morrison with 2007 Ron Davis Awards
July 12, 2007 — The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) List and Database Council yesterday announced the 2007 winners of its Ron Davis Young List Professional of the Year Awards.
This year’s honorees are Tobi DeVito, associate director at Paradysz Matera, and Jodi Morrison, marketing manager of acquisition for New York Magazine. They will be honored during an awards luncheon at List Day 2007, which will be held on Thursday, August 2 at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square.
“Winston Churchill once said, ‘Difficulties mastered are opportunities won,’” said Stefanie Pont, managing partner of Pont Media Direct, and chair of the DMA List and Database Council. “Tobi and Jodi exemplify this ideal, and we are pleased to present them with our highest honor for young professionals. Our field needs these and other talented young professionals, who will forge their own paths and help lead the list community forward.”
Named in honor of Ron Davis, who was responsible for creating the List Marketing Department at Meredith Corporation, the award recognizes young list professionals who have distinguished themselves in their careers. Davis, who died in 1995, was well-known for his dedication to the list field. As mentor to many young list professionals, he shared his vision on the intricacies of the list business.
The criteria for the Ron Davis Award include:
· Middle-management level or below
· A maximum of five years as a list and database professional
· Commitment to the direct marketing process as a career
· Consistent performance at a level above and beyond everyday job expectations
· Extended education or service in the list arena
Last month, the DMA List and Database Council announced it would honor Fran Green, president of Data Management for American List Counsel, Inc. (ALC), with the 2007 DMA List Leader of the Year Award.
Green’s award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the list and database industry, will be presented at the List Leader of the Year Awards Dinner on Wednesday, August 1 at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square. The awards dinner follows Fast Forward 2007, a cutting-edge executive forum for list professionals, which takes place all day August 1.
For information about the awards dinner, please visit http://www.the-dma.org/conferences/dmalistday/specialevents.shtml. To register or for additional information about Fast Forward 2007, please visit http://www.the-dma.org/conferences/dmafastforward.
About List Day 2007
List Day 2007, which will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2007, at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square, will not just be about lists. Rather, the daylong event’s focus will be on helping attendees “close the loop” on their customers and databases, and will address challenges in smart, effective ways. “List Day and Beyond” will offer best practices, lessons learned, and new, innovative ideas. With expanded roundtables, attendees will learn by sharing experiences with leading list industry experts. Special sessions will provide in-depth insight into topics that are top-of-mind in today’s list world. To register or for additional information, please visit http://www.the-dma.org/conferences/dmalistday.
The DMA List and Database Council
The DMA List and Database Council provides a forum for its members to discuss key trends, issues, and technological developments relating to the use of mailing lists and databases. The mission of the council is to provide opportunities and venues to educate, inform, and bring together list professionals nationwide. For additional information about the council, visit http://www.the-dma.org/councils/listdatacouncil.
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