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DMA Teleservices Council Seeks Nominations for New Teleprofessional Award and 2006 Teleservices Excellence Awards
New York, March 7, 2006 — The DMA Teleservices Council is seeking nominations for its new Teleprofessional Award and the DMA 2006 Teleservices Excellence Award. Nominations for both awards are due Friday, March 31, 2006. Both awards will be presented at the 22nd Annual DMA Teleservices Conference, June 4 - 6, 2006, in Newport Beach, CA.
The new Teleprofessional Award has been designed to recognized newcomers to the industry for their innovation and commitment to the industry. The ideal candidate has served in the teleservices industry for five or less years and is dedicated to enhancing the image of the industry. The nomination form for the New Teleprofessional Award can be found at: http://www.the-dma.org/councils/teleservicescouncil/teleservicesnewaward.htm
The Teleservices Excellence Award acknowledges those individuals who have made a significant impact on the success and growth of the industry. It also is presented to a recipient who is acknowledged as one of the best of the best in our industry for his/her display of innovation, willingness to share, leadership, and for setting a standard of excellence that can be emulated by others.
The nomination form for the DMA 2006 Teleservices Excellence Award can be found at http://www.the-dma.org/councils/surveys/teleservicesaward.htm
The deadline for nominations is Friday March 31, 2006.
The DMA Teleservices Council is a professional member service organization that promotes the effective and ethical use of teleservices for marketing and customer relationship management.
The Direct Marketing Association (www.the-dma.org) is the leading global trade association of business and nonprofit organizations using and supporting multichannel direct marketing tools and techniques. DMA advocates industry 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 entire direct marketing process. Founded in 1917, DMA today has more than 4,800 corporate, affiliate, and chapter members from the US and 46 other nations, including 55 companies listed on the Fortune 100.
In 2005, companies spent an estimated $161 billion on direct marketing in the United States. Measured against total US sales, these advertising expenditures generated an estimated $1.85 trillion in increased sales in 2005, or 7% of the $26 trillion in total sales in the US economy (which includes intermediate sales). All together, direct marketing accounted for 10.3% of total US GDP in 2005.
The Power of Direct: Relevance. Responsibility. Results.