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[Events] … DMA challenges brands to re-connect with consumers on data

by on February 26, 2016

Data is at the heart of the modern economy, but recent press exposés have highlighted how companies are risking significant reputational damage by not taking responsibility for how they handle and source data.

At today’s Data Protection 2016 conference, the DMA will call on brands and marketers to re-connect with consumers to build relationships based on trust, while launching a range of new guidance, measures and training to aid industry professionals in raising their standards.


See who made the DMA Awards shortlist – Best Use of Email Marketing – Kitcatt Nohr, MBNA, RAPP, Proximity London, LIDA

by on October 18, 2014

The DMA Awards shortlist is out. We take a look this time at Best Use of Email Marketing

It’s exciting, it’s adrenaline-fuelled and it’s almost over. DMA Awards judging week ends today when our head judges pick the Grand Prix winner.

You’ll have to wait until Awards night in December to hear who the winners are but the DMA Awards shortlist is out.


DMA Research : Desktop continues to trump smartphone in directing online traffic from print

by on June 19, 2014

Consumers driven online by brand and charity print marketing are three times more likely to visit their websites via a desktop or laptop than a smartphone or tablet, new research published by the DMA @DMA_UK today [19 June 2014] reveals.

According to the findings of the DMA’s inaugural Mobilising print media report 54% of the 1,000 UK adult consumers polled ‘often’ visit a brand or charity’s website in response to receiving a piece of advertising mail, door drop or insert, with 75% doing so via desktop or laptop. Just 25% say they do so on a smartphone or tablet.

The findings of the DMA’s Mobilising print media can be viewed by downloading the infographic from

The most common barrier to using mobile connected devices named by consumers is mobile website functionality, with one in four (27%) citing the difficulty in scrolling and browsing products, and 23% saying that buttons are too small to enable effective use. One in five (22%) stated concerns about data security about their preference for desktop over mobile connected devices. [more…]

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.