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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 400 active members, including leading corporations, service providers, consultants and agencies.

Led by a 18-member Board of Directors, KCDMA is dedicated to bringing quality, cutting-edge educational opportunities to marketing professionals.

Throughout the year, KCDMA provides:

  • Monthly Meetings - Held typically the second Tuesday of the month, these sessions cover a range of hot topics in direct marketing and also provide a great opportunity to meet and mingle with other 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 for our email newsletters

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

KCDMA also provides a job board (members can post at no charge), a comprehensive online directory, a monthly e-newsletter Inside Direct and an opportunity to participate in the KCDMA Community Service Project.

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Learn more about the KCDMA, our history and who we are:
Past Presidents and KCDMA Award Winners.
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Kansas City Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (KCDMA-EF)