ECHO™ Awards Gala


*Separate registration fee required.

Integrated marketing has quickly become the winning strategy for marketers around the globe. The International ECHO™ Awards uniquely capture the essence of direct, digital, and integrated marketing—strategy, creative, and results! The marketing community will gather together at DMA2013 to celebrate the agency and client-side winners that have best embodied and executed integrated marketing campaigns to drive their goals and business forward.


Pitnet Bowes

Pitney Bowes
ECHO Platinum Sponsor

On Tuesday, October 15, join us during  DMA2013 to celebrate excellence in data-driven marketing at The 2013 International ECHO™  Awards Ceremony & Gala. Culled from over 400 entries from around the world, nominees hope to win one of the marketing discipline’s most coveted trophies – the Gold, Silver or Bronze award. Along with ECHO™ gold, silver and bronze winners, five special awards will be presented.

Be there to learn from the best, toast the winners, and enjoy an evening of fine dining and entertainment. The reception, gala, and ceremony will take place at McCormick Place West, Chicago, IL starting 6:30pm.

ECHO™ After-Party 


ECHO™ After-Party Sponsor

Then, continue the celebration by joining us at the ECHO™ After-Party (sponsored by Selligent) being held at Potters Lounge in the Palmer House Hilton from 10:00pm – 12:00am Midnight

Shuttles will be available after the ECHO Awards Gala to bring guests to the ECHO After Party.

DMA2013 ECHO Prospectus

Download the ECHO Sponsorship Prospectus


ECHO™ Gallery & Lounge

2013 ECHO™ Award-winning portfolios will be available on iPads at the ECHO™ Gallery & Lounge for you to review and enjoy throughout DMA2013. The winners will be announced at the Gala, so be sure to read up on the winners before you celebrate with them LIVE.

Town Square Session

Finding and Selling the Big Idea: Insights from ECHO Winners
11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Town Square – DMA Village at DMA13 – McCormick Place West, Chicago, IL

Agencies know finding the breakthrough idea is only half the battle. Clients ask for innovation but there are forces that drive them to implement campaigns that are only incremental improvements at best. These ECHO™ winners will share the secrets of developing campaigns with a big impact and selling them through the corporate approval chain. Don’t let your next big idea die on the conference room table, find out what these winners know.

Brad Epstein, VP, Marketing Services, Express Scripts


  • Brad Epstein, VP, Marketing Services, Express Scripts
  • Kristy Croft , Partner, Paid, Owned & Earned Media Practice, Rosetta
  • Pat Duncan, SVP, E-Commerce & Customer Care, Helzberg Diamonds
  • Parker Collins, Account Supervisor,The Martin Agency
  • Karen Rice Gardiner, General Manager of Marketing, Smithsonian Enterprises Division, Smithsonian Institution

Learn more about the DMA ECHO™ Awards>>


Your ECHO™ host

Jake Johannsen

Jake’s bizarre take on life and his uniquely intelligent style have made him a regular at comedy clubs all over the country and a former host of Comedy Central’s Two Drink Minimum. Jake has had numerous television appearances as well as his own Comedy Central half-hour special. His latest comedy special, entitled “I Love You,” is currently airing on Showtime.