Lawrence M. Kimmel

Joe Keenan is the executive editor of Total Retail. Joe has more than 10 years experience covering the retail industry, and enjoys profiling innovative companies and people in the space.

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) honored Gilt Groupe with its 2011 Marketer of the Year award at DMA 2011 in Boston. The DMA Marketer of the Year award honors either a company or an individual for outstanding achievements in the multichannel direct marketing community. This year, DMA CEO Lawrence M. Kimmel presented the award to Gilt Groupe.

With yesterday's decision by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to reject a postal rate hike proposed by the U.S. Postal Service, business mailers — and the trade groups that represent them — have reason to celebrate. At least for now.

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) announced this morning that the six-month search for its next CEO has ended, with the appointment of Larry M. Kimmel as the global trade association's new CEO.

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