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2008 NCDM Database Excellence Awards Presented Today in Orlando
Orlando, FL, December 9, 2008 — The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and DIRECT magazine today announced the 2008 NCDM Database Excellence Awards winners.
The awards, which honor organizations that have demonstrated ingenuity and creativity in leveraging their marketing databases, were presented during a luncheon ceremony held at the Gaylord Palms Resort in
“These companies have achieved dramatic, measurable results by applying statistical techniques, leveraging system capabilities, or reorganizing to become more customer-focused,” said Angela Eastin, group show director, Penton Media.
“Every year our competition draws the best of the best, and this year is was no different. Congratulations to all 2008 NCDM Database Excellence Awards winners,” said
Presented in four categories — Analytics & Modeling Applications, Business-to-Business Marketing, Multichannel Marketing, and Technological Applications — the 2008 NCDM Database Excellence Awards winners are:
· Platinum Award: National Australia Bank (marketer) and Teradata (agency)
Analytics and Modeling Applications Category
· Gold Award: Cisco Systems
· Silver Award: Valvoline Instant Oil Change (marketer) and Catalyst Direct, Inc. (agency)
· Bronze Award: Charter Communications, Inc. (marketer) and The Allant Group (agency)
· Gold Award: Michelin (marketer) and DATACORE Marketing (agency)
· Bronze Award: Alvion and Sybase
Multichannel Marketing Category
· Gold and Platinum Award: National Australia Bank (marketer) and Teradata (agency)
· Silver Award: Merchants Bonding Company (marketer) and Relationship Marketing Inc. (agency)
· Bronze Award: Alltel Wireless (marketer) and Acxiom Corporation (agency)
Technological Applications Category
· Gold Award: The Marketing Store
· Silver Award: Progressive Enterprises Ltd. (marketer) and Proximity iD Ltd. (agency)
Preceding this year’s awards was author Thomas Davenport’s morning keynote presentation entitled “Competing on Analytics.”
Co-produced by DIRECT magazine and the Direct Marketing Association, the
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DIRECT’s franchise of information products includes: DIRECT magazine; www.directmag.com; DIRECT Newsline, DIRECT Listline and Magilla Marketing enewsletters; the online Buyer’s Guide; the National Center for Database Marketing (NCDM) conference; Webinars; E-Special Reports; ListFinder; and original research. DIRECT is part of Penton Media’s Chief Marketer Network, which includes Chief Marketer, PROMO, and Multichannel Merchant.
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 3,400 companies from dozens of vertical industries in the
In 2008, marketers — commercial and nonprofit — will spend $176.9 billion on direct marketing, which accounts for 52.1 percent of all ad expenditures in the
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