BOSTON, MA – Over the years, the DaVinci Direct team has won more than 200 awards for creative excellence in several different competitions, but last Wednesday was certainly a special day for the Plymouth, MA agency.

On July 19 at the New England Direct Marketing Association’s 2017 NEDMA Awards for Creative Excellence at Bentley University in Waltham, MA, DaVinci took home a total of 17 Awards — including “Best of Show” — and nine Gold Awards — more than any agency in the competition.

“The NEDMA Awards Show is one of the oldest, largest — and most highly respected shows of its kind in the country,” says Steve Maggio, DaVinci’s president and chief creative officer, “and we’re up against some of the biggest and best agencies in this competition.”

In addition to the nine Gold awards, DaVinci took home four Silver and three Bronze Awards in several different categories, including direct mail, print ad and interactive. Their winnings include five prestigious “technique” awards in categories including “Best Direct Mail Copywriting,” “Best Website Design,” “Best Art Direction,” “Best Print Production” and “Best Creative Execution.”

The biggest highlight of the evening was winning the “Best of Show” Award for the DaVinci Direct website, which also won two Golds and a Silver in the “Interactive Website/Fundraising,” “Interactive B2B Lead/Order Generation” and “Best Website Design” categories.

“This is the second time I’ve received a ‘Best of Show’ Award,” says Maggio, “and the last one was in 1997, so it really means a great deal to me. It’s hard to win the top award. It’s also especially meaningful for our entire agency because we have been building up our digital capabilities and we won over several other agencies that have more digital experience… we beat out agencies that are ten times our size.”

DaVinci clients that cleaned up included MSPCA, winning seven awards including four Golds, Riley Hospital for Children, with three awards, including two Golds, plus a Gold for Diocese of Providence’s Catholic Charities Appeal in the Print category and a Bronze for Bideawee, an animal welfare organization in New York City, in Direct Mail/Fundraising category.

“Winning 17 awards in one show is impressive, but it’s not the awards themselves that matter,” Maggio continued, “it’s the fact that each award represents a significant source of revenue for our clients, which is especially important in today’s competitive fundraising climate. We look forward to earning more awards in the coming year, and more importantly, increasing revenue for the clients we are proud to serve.”

DaVinci Direct is a full-service integrated direct response agency specializing in multichannel fundraising based in Plymouth, MA. For more information, please contact Steve Maggio at (508) 746-2555, extension 511, or steve@davinci-direct.com.

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