Michael Becker
Adrea Rubin
Dave Scott
George Thacker

MESSAGE FROM THE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

A TRADITION OF GIVING BACK... A LONG LEGACY AMONG INDUSTRY LEADERS

For decades, this nonprofit organization has made tremendous strides in preparing young college students for the discipline, rigor and commitment necessary to ensure that this industry evolves and grows. Ensuring prepared, knowledgeable and passionate talent is the lifeblood of any field, and given the dramatic changes witnessed in the direct... digital... data-centric world we're in, perhaps no other profession has required the depth of support and constant learning than ours. That's why we want to take this special opportunity to say thank you and to celebrate those who have contributed to our cause, specifically over the last year!

We stop — however briefly — and raise the proverbial glass to each and every one of you as we say thank you... thank you on behalf of the students and academics we serve, and on behalf of the future successes we foresee thanks to your generosity, vision and steadfastness. We really mean it when we say, we wouldn't be here without you!

Michael Becker, Co-Chair
Adrea Rubin, Co-Chair
Dave Scott, Co-Chair
George Thacker, Co-Chair

 


CORPORATE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

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Close to 400 senior marketing leaders gathered for the 2015 Rising Stars Awards Dinner to pay tribute to the honorees, network among peers, and support the mission of Marketing EDGE.

Close to 400 senior marketing leaders gathered for the 2015 Rising Stars Awards Dinner to pay tribute to the honorees, network among peers, and support the mission of Marketing EDGE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

On behalf of Marketing EDGE (formerly Direct Marketing Educational Foundation / DMEF) and the thousands of students and academics served, we would like to thank the companies and individuals who have made personal and corporate contributions or volunteered their time and services to benefit and further our mission. The generous support of those listed below makes it possible for us to impact the lives of thousands of students and academics nationwide (and in some cases globally) to ensure the future of the marketing field. We couldn't do it without YOU!


DONORS

PROGRAM SPONSORS

  • Collegiate ECHO Marketing Challenge:
    • 2014-2015: DIRECTV
    • 2015-2016: Facebook
  • Direct/Interactive Marketing Research Summit - 2015:
    • Elsevier
    • Kogan Page USA
    • RACOM
    • Stukent
  • Collegiate Summit: Digital (formerly I-MIX - Interactive Marketing Immersion Xperience) - August 2014:
    • Guthy-Renker
    • Canella Response Television
  • Collegiate Summit: Digital and Analytics (formerly I-MIX and I-MAX - Interactive Marketing Analytics Immersion Xperience) - 2015:
    • Google
  • Robert Kestnbaum Research Fund:
    • KesTry
  • Shankar-Spiegel Best Dissertation Proposal Award:
    • Audrey Spiegel, in memory of Ted Spiegel
  • Student Career Forum:
    • Lee Epstein Fund

IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Adworthy
  • Alesco
  • Davis & Gilbert
  • DMA
  • Elasticity
  • Gerber Life
  • Google
  • Hearst
  • LIFT Agency
  • SAP-Jerry Nichols
  • Paul Hastings
  • Scott On Marketing (Dave Scott)
  • WLA

NEXT GENERATION LEADERS SPONSORS

  • 2014 - 2015
    • Dallas: Javelin Marketing Group; Publicis Hawkeye
    • New York City: Paradysz; Epsilon
  • 2015 - 2016
    • New York City: SSA & Co.; WLA (Worth Linen Associates)
    • San Francisco: LIFT Agency; Livefyre

SUMMER INTERNSHIP SPONSORS

  • 2014
    • 1-800-Flowers
    • Brierley + Partners
    • DMA (2 interns)
    • Epsilon
    • Guideposts
    • Hearst (2 interns)
    • IBM (2 interns)
    • Japs-Olson
    • KBM Group
    • NutriSystem
    • The Agency Inside, a Harte-Hanks Company (3 interns)
  • 2015
    • 1-800-Flowers (4 interns)
    • Brierley + Partners
    • DAA
    • DMA (2 interns)
    • Elasticity
    • Epsilon
    • Gigya
    • Guthy-Renker
    • Hearst (2 interns)
    • IBM
    • Japs-Olson
    • LIFT Agency
    • Mag+
    • Russ Reid
    • The Futures Company
Sponsors of the new Marketing EDGE Corporate Leadership Program were introduced at the 2015 Annual Awards Dinner, including one of the lead sponsors, Brierley + Partners.

Sponsors of the new Marketing EDGE Corporate Leadership Program were introduced at the 2015 Annual Awards Dinner, including one of the lead sponsors, Brierley + Partners.

CONTRIBUTORS

$100,000+

  • The Brierley Group

$30,000 - $99,999

  • Infogroup

$20,000 - $29,999

  • Accenture

$10,000 - $19,999

  • Acxiom
  • American Direct Marketing Resources
  • HH Global
  • MediaMath
  • Merkle
  • OgilvyOne Worldwide
  • Vantiv
  • WLA

$5,000 - $9,999

  • American List Counsel (ALC)
  • ANONYMOUS
  • Continuity Products
  • Continuum
  • Direct Marketing Association
  • Direct Marketing Club of New York
  • Ethnic Technologies
  • Brian Fetherstonhaugh
  • Gigya
  • Google
  • Guthy-Renker Corporation
  • Hearst Magazines
  • William Johnson
  • Lake Group Media
  • Litle & Co.
  • Liz Kislik Associates
  • Katherine H. Loo
  • Media Horizons
  • Paradysz + PM Digital
  • Polk Foundation
  • SAP
  • Wiland

$1,000 - $4,999

  • Adworthy
  • Christine Aguilera
  • AKQA
  • Carlos Alberini
  • American Express
  • Avalon Consulting Group
  • Terri L. Bartlett
  • Casanova Pendrill
  • Colony Brands
  • ConvergeDirect
  • Chester Dalzell
  • DMW Direct
  • Dovetail
  • JoAnne Monfradi Dunn
  • Elasticity
  • Executive Connections, LLC
  • David Florence
  • Freeman Gosden, Jr.
  • Linda Gridley
  • Guideposts
  • David Heneberry
  • Holsted Marketing
  • Warren Hunter
  • IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau)
  • Steven Isaac
  • Isaac Enterprises
  • KERN
  • Peg Kuman
  • Gary Laben
  • Pamela Larrick
  • Tim Litle
  • mCordis
  • James McQuaid
  • Meredith Corporation
  • Nutrisystem
  • Maura Packham
  • Tim Prunk
  • Publishers Clearing House
  • Seth Radwell
  • Rauxa
  • Razorfish
  • Donald Reeves
  • Rickard Squared
  • Ron Perrella DRS (DR Specialists)
  • Gunther Schumacher
  • Jay Schwedelson
  • SMS Marketing Services
  • Audrey Spiegel
  • Statlistics, an Alesco Company
  • Charlie Swift
  • Take 5 Solutions
  • George Thacker
  • The Alesco Group
  • The Kim Komando Show
  • Dirk van de Bunt
  • Venable
  • Verizon
  • Webster Bank
  • Craig Wood
  • Greg Worch
  • Dawn Zier
For years corporate leaders have demonstrated their support as part of the Program & Scholarship Auction at the Annual Awards Dinner, as demonstrated by Gretchen Littlefield, President, Media Solutions, Infogroup.

For years corporate leaders have demonstrated their support as part of the Program & Scholarship Auction at the Annual Awards Dinner, as demonstrated by Gretchen Littlefield, President, Media Solutions, Infogroup.

$500 - $999

  • AccuData Integrated Marketing
  • Assurant Solutions
  • David Azulay
  • Patricia Berns
  • Boardroom
  • Tim Carr
  • G. Steven Dapper
  • Dataline
  • DMRS Group
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • Jim Fosina
  • Joseph Frick
  • Jonah Gitlitz
  • Gitlitz Consulting
  • International Cruise & Excursions
  • Patricia Joyce
  • Joseph Koller
  • Margot Lane
  • Nicole Lombardo
  • Charlotte Mason
  • Network for Good
  • Jerry Nichols
  • North American Communications
  • Megan Pagliuca
  • Printus GmbH
  • Brenda Richmann
  • Adrea Rubin
  • Gary Skidmore
  • Christine Slusarek
  • Elizabeth Smith
  • Nada Stirratt
  • Colleen Sugarman
  • Robert Teufel
  • Vuture
  • Winterberry Group
  • Carolyn Woodruff

$250 - $499

  • 360i
  • Adlucent
  • Stephen Becker
  • Michael Becker
  • Thomas Benton
  • Bernheimer Associates
  • Edith Chu
  • CustomInk
  • Ellwood Derricks
  • Joette Derricks
  • Direct Advantage Partners
  • Dresden.Hinman
  • F. Robert Dwyer
  • Scott Ellis
  • Ellis Consulting
  • Facebook
  • Firewood Marketing
  • Jeff Greene
  • Jeff Gundersen
  • Michael Hanley
  • Healthy Directions
  • Donald Hinman
  • Richard Hochhauser
  • Jacobs & Clevenger
  • Devon Johnson
  • Gretchen Littlefield
  • Jasvant Mahadevia
  • Kelly Mangold
  • Ingrid McGuire
  • Mintel Group, Ltd.
  • Pegg Nadler Associates
  • Jerome Pickholz
  • William Ponder
  • Allison Porter
  • Potpourri Group
  • Wesley Protheroe
  • Arvind Rangaswamy
  • Right Intel
  • Lia Sagerman
  • David Scott
  • Scott On Marketing
  • stable/kernel
  • Cody Steele
  • Stellato Meeting Solutions
  • Blodwen Tarter
  • Taylor Corporation
  • The Control Group
  • The Futures Company
  • John Walter
  • Kathleen Williams
  • Russell Winer
  • John Yarrington
  • Zeta Interactive
Many gathered at the 2015 Rising Stars Awards Dinner to pay tribute to this year's stellar group of marketing stars, 40 years and younger.  Pictured here are (L to R):  Andrea Steele (Unilever); Louis Cohen (Citi); Lisa Radding (Ethnic Technologies); Amina Dilawari, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; and Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, Hawthorne Direct.

Many gathered at the 2015 Rising Stars Awards Dinner to pay tribute to this year's stellar group of marketing stars, 40 years and younger. Pictured here are (L to R): Andrea Steele (Unilever); Louis Cohen (Citi); Lisa Radding (Ethnic Technologies); Amina Dilawari, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; and Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, Hawthorne Direct.

UP TO $250

  • Daniel Aks
  • Cyrus Beagley
  • Bernhart Associates Executive Search
  • Barbara Blake
  • Mary A. Cabela
  • Stephanie Chiang
  • Shannon Cisneros
  • Theresa Clarke
  • Marion Dalzell
  • Dean DeCarlo
  • Tom DeFloria
  • Elizabeth M. DeLay
  • Jan Dinerstein
  • DIRECTV
  • Jill Eenigenburg Kosty
  • Maria Ehritt
  • Chelsea Engstrom
  • Emily Ettel
  • Nancy Grassilli
  • Robert Greco
  • Erica Gruen
  • Susan H. Harris
  • Terri Herschlag
  • Matthew Hettche
  • Elizabeth Jacobi
  • Cynthia Karamitis
  • Esther Eunjin Kim
  • Ben Kneller
  • Magda Losonczy
  • Thomas Losonczy
  • David Marold
  • Mary Beth McCabe
  • Karen McCarroll
  • Michael McSweeney
  • Michael R. Moore
  • Lourdes Mortel
  • Jeanne Murphy
  • Michael Nesspor
  • Jan Owens
  • Barbara Palmer
  • Jessica Payne
  • Lisa Pollack
  • John Princiotta
  • Alex Rafael
  • Alfred Raider
  • Bobbie Jo Riddle
  • Michael Rogers
  • Andre Roggy
  • Matthew Sauber
  • C. James Schaefer
  • Don Schultz
  • Carol Scovotti
  • Laura Seiferth
  • Melissa Seipp
  • Joe Smith
  • Lisa Spiller
  • Catherine Stanley
  • Andrea Steele
  • Michael Stevens
  • Sarah Tassinari
  • Stephanie Tatum
  • Rachel Trenchard
  • Robert Weinberg
  • Sarah Woodward
  • Lynn Wunderman
  • Debra Zahay Blatz