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KCDMA was founded in 1948 when direct marketing was gaining momentum but modern direct marketing had not been established. A small, dedicated group of professionals in direct mail united to protest an impending postal hike, led by direct marketing trailblazer Martin Baier (KCDMA's first president).

Today, KCDMA has about 300 active member companies and individuals, including leading brands, service providers, consultants and agencies.

Led by a 17-member Board of Directors, KCDMA is dedicated to bringing quality, cutting-edge educational opportunities to marketing professionals.

Throughout the year, KCDMA offers:

  • Monthly Programs - Held the second Tuesday of most months, these one hour lunch seminars cover a range of hot topics in direct marketing and also provide a great opportunity to meet fellow data-driven marketing practitioners.

  • DM Days - Held annually, this high-powered conference features national, regional and Kansas City-based experts so you can learn what's happening in today's direct marketing and database-driven world. The Symposium is made up of a day of basics in the summer, called Direct Marketing Bootcamp, and a day for advanced direct marketers in January, the Direct Marketing Symposium. To hear more about all KCDMA events, be sure to sign up to receive KCDMA's emails

  • AMBIT Awards - KCDMA honors top direct marketing campaigns through this well-respected awards program. Entries are accepted in early January, and honors awarded in March.

  • KCDMA Annual FUN-raiser Golf Tournament - KCDMA tees off for a day of fun and camaraderie at this annual event, held in the late summer or early fall.

KCDMA also provides a job board (members can post open positions at no charge), a member directory, and an opportunity to participate in a community service project.

Ready to learn even more?

Check out upcoming events    |    Get Involved    |    Meet our Board Members

You can also see a list of Past Leaders and Award-Winners and review the KCDMA Mission/Ethics statement

To learn more about how KCDMA furthers direct marketing education, read about the
Kansas City Direct Marketing Education Foundation (KCDMA-EF)