Since its inception in 2006, the DRMA has proudly served more than 750 member companies from the direct response marketing community. Focused on first-class customer service and high-value membership benefits, the DRMA has been dedicated to delivering invaluable networking, unparalleled education, exclusive research, critical industry resources, and powerful marketing opportunities — all for an incredibly affordable membership rate.
As a co-founder of the DRMA — with Thomas Haire — we have championed the concept that the DRMA puts the UNITY in community, and our goal has always been to foster a transparent, hurdle-free business environment that drives commerce forward while concurrently allowing our members to enjoy the experience along the way.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to each member company for believing in us — and the DRMA — and for giving us the opportunity to serve as your professional marketing alliance. The relationships we have built with our members transcend business and have been incredibly rewarding. From humble beginnings to an industry-respected and industry-leading organization, it has been our honor and true pleasure to serve our community. However, as life goes, business evolves, people change, and new opportunities arise. This said, the DRMA has run its course and it’s time for Tom, myself, and the entire DRMA team to move on to new challenges.
Although the DRMA will be ceasing forward operations as of today, July 13, your membership benefits will continue through October 31 as the DRMA website will remain operational during this transitional period. A key member benefit that will be accessible during this time is the DRMA Resource Center. Here, as always, you have the opportunity to review historical industry data such as long-form and short-form DRTV media billings, cost of long-form and short-form production, and the most recent DRMA membership roster. To access the DRMA Resource Center, simply follow the below steps:
- Click here
- Enter your DRMA Member number
- Enter your DRMA member password
DRMA members also may be entitled to a partial or a full refund of your membership investment. Please see our below reimbursement policy and please direct your reimbursement inquiries to Lorrie de Bellis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 338-6734.
- If you joined/renewed membership between the months of August and December 2017, you may request a 25% reimbursement ($148.75)
- If you joined/renewed membership between the months of January and April 2018, you may request a 50% reimbursement ($297.50)
- If you joined/renewed membership between May 2018 and present, you may request a 100% reimbursement ($595)
Thanks again for your commitment to the DRMA. We wish you a great second half of 2018, and we look forward to crossing paths with you again in the future.