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DMA calls for banks to rethink approach to Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans

DMA calls for banks to rethink approach to Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans

by on March 27, 2020

The DMA has listened to its members and is calling for banks to remove the personal guarantees from the CBIL scheme, to ensure the UK’s SME community can survive.

The UK Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) Scheme was welcomed by many businesses around the UK when it was announced.

The loan scheme is intended to help small- to medium-sized businesses to secure their cash flow during these challenging times, with loans of up to £5 million with 80% guaranteed by the government.

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Movers & Groovers : Data and Marketing Association announces appointment of new Chair,  Deputy and Board members

Movers & Groovers : Data and Marketing Association announces appointment of new Chair, Deputy and Board members

by on January 9, 2020

Stephen Maher, CEO of MBA, has been named as the new Chair of the DMA Board, with VerveIQ Founder & MD Pipa Unsworth named as Deputy Chair.

The pair are also joined by two newly elected additions to the DMA Board in Cordell Burke, Creative Managing Partner at Up There, Everywhere, and Firas Khnaisser, Head of Decisioning at Standard Life.

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DMA becomes the Data & Marketing Association

DMA becomes the Data & Marketing Association

by on May 21, 2019

Today the DMA launches its new brand, incorporating learning, talent and membership divisions under a single entity and a new name - the Data & Marketing Association.

The rebrand is part of the DMA’s ongoing mission to be the most customer-focused business community and the leading voice for intelligent marketing. The DMA will integrate DMA Learning, powered by the Institute of Data & Marketing (IDM) and DMA Talent into its proposition.

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New FEDMA co-Chairs call for marketers to be responsible to society

New FEDMA co-Chairs call for marketers to be responsible to society

by on June 14, 2017

FEDMA calls for marketers to be responsible to society, not just their businesses, as it announces the appointment of new leadership team

Acxiom’s Dr Sachiko Scheuing remains as co-Chair,   joined by Chris Combemale from the DMA in the UK

Chris Combemale, CEO of the UK’s DMA Group, and Dr Sachiko Scheuing, European Privacy Officer of Acxiom, have been named co-Chairs of FEDMA, The Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing.

Combemale replaces Diana Janssen, Director of the Dutch DMA, and joins the re-elected Scheuing in leading the organisation through a period of continued change for the industry, with a focus on data privacy and key consumer issues that are affecting the marketing discipline.

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Research / The marketing industry’s first ever benchmark of customer acquisition practices / DMA & McDowall

by on November 21, 2013

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is to launch a three-month research project into lead generation to provide the marketing industry’s first ever benchmark of customer acquisition practices.

The DMA is partnering with lead generation specialists McDowall to produce the Customer Acquisition Barometer (CAB) to help raise industry standards for collecting consumers’ data ahead of the introduction of the draft EU Data Protection Regulation.

The CAB will canvas senior marketers, as well as survey a panel of more than 1,000 UK adult consumers, to assess current trends and critical issues facing the customer acquisition process.

The report, which will be the most comprehensive of its kind, will cover how key vertical sectors such as utilities, automotive, finance and travel are acquiring customers through online and offline consumer contact. It will identify trends in acquisition channels, budget allocation, cost-per-acquisition and consumer privacy concerns that are shaping the future of gaining new customers.

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