Message from the KCDMA AMBITS Committee

We have to admit, it won’t be easy to keep a lid on it over here at KCDMA about who won what AMBIT Award. But, we greatly value the health and wellbeing of our attendees. We will be patient, and we hope you can be, too.

As such, in the spirit of “social distancing” to keep the COVID-19 virus from spreading, we will be postponing our AMBITs Award, originally scheduled for April 2. We will, of course, let you know as soon as we have our new date set.

The 2020 AMBIT Awards 

This year’s AMBIT event celebration is your gallery to Kansas City’s best performing data-driven marketing campaigns, all presented in one amazing event. Experience great talent while mixing and mingling with Kansas City’s crème de la crème of data-driven marketing.

Join us for food, signature cocktails, a little light humor, and red carpet photos. You won’t want to miss!

See who else will be attending by checking out the guest list on our Facebook page after you RSVP.


The rescheduled date will be announced at a later time!

5:30pm – 9:30pm

The Vox Theatre

16405 Southwest Boulevard

Kansas City, MO

Members – $80 per seat or $700 for a table of 10

Did you know? 

Gold winners at the AMBIT Awards skip straight to the second round of judging at the DMA International ECHO® Awards and the top three winners at AMBIT Awards (Best in Show, Most Bang for your Buck, and Most Innovative Campaign) gain complimentary entry to the ECHOs! Join us on April 2nd to see what work will go on to the global stage.



The 2020 AMBIT Awards Judges

April Mullen

April Mullen is a proven digital marketing leader currently focusing on strategy and marketing for SparkPost. Bringing experience from over 13 years on the agency, martech and brand sides of relationship marketing, Mullen understands the complexities and challenges that face marketers in today’s competitive environment.

Outside of SparkPost, Mullen has been an Adjunct Professor of Digital Marketing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis since 2013. In June of 2016, Mullen co-founded Women of Email, an organization with over 4,000 members on six continents that is aimed at driving positive change for women in the email marketing niche.

Mullen was named to DMNews’ 40 Under 40 list in 2018 and DMNews’ 2019 Marketing Hall of Femme Women to Watch list. She contributes thought leadership at conferences and through writing for industry publications, including Forbes and MediaPost.


Debbie Roth

Debbie has a passion for the direct mail and marketing industry! For over 30 years, she has become a master in direct response production by utilizing traditional and new technological platforms, enabling clients to bring their ideas and products to market.

Convinced of the unlimited potential in the industry, Debbie has contributed to its advancement through her years of involvement with the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), the National DMA and 30+ regional and local marketing associations. On the national level, she is the Chair of ANA’s Print in the Digital Age Committee. She also serves on the International ECHO Board of Governors and is the chair for the ECHO Ambassador Committee, the past chair of the ECHO Judging and served on the DMA Curator Committee.

Debbie competes regularly in marathons and ultra-marathons such as the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. She recently completed running a marathon in every state in the United States. In her downtime, she enjoys fishing and hunting with her husband and grandsons.

Alessandra Souers

Alessandra Souers is an award-winning digital marketer based in Indianapolis with 11 years of experience building email marketing programs for a variety of national brands. Prior to launching Essex Marketing Co. in 2017, she led the marketing efforts for JibJab—the Internet’s expert at putting faces in funny stuff—growing its premium subscription business through email marketing, funnel optimization, content merchandising, and user engagement. Today, she and the team at Essex focus on helping medium-to-large B2C companies like Lucky Brand, Incfile, and Scott’s Cheap Flights expand and optimize their email marketing programs through responsible deliverability practices, automation, promotional campaigns, A/B testing, list optimization, and more.