BOSTON, MA – Over the past 14 years, DaVinci Direct has won more than 250 awards for creative excellence in several national and regional competitions.  But the last two years have reflected an omnichannel agency at the very peak of its creative powers.

On July 23, 2018, at the New England Direct Marketing Association’s NEDMA Awards for Creative Excellence in Boston, MA, DaVinci took home a total of 17 Awards — for the second straight year! In the 2017 NEDMA Awards Show, DaVinci also won 17 awards, plus the coveted “Best of Show” Award.  The two-year total of 34 NEDMA Awards includes 15 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 President and Chief Creative Officer, “and we’re up against some of the biggest and best agencies in the nonprofit space in this competition.”

In addition to the 15 Gold awards, DaVinci took home 12 Silver and six Bronze Awards in several different categories, including direct mail, print ad and interactive.  Their winnings include 11 prestigious “technique” awards in categories including “Best Direct Mail Copywriting,” “Best Website Design,” “Best Online Copywriting,” “Best Art Direction,” “Best Print Production” and “Best Creative Execution.”

The biggest highlight of the two competitions 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 was the second time I’d received a ‘Best of Show’ Award, said 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 strong digital capabilities… and we beat out agencies that are ten times our size.”

DaVinci clients that cleaned up over the past two years included MSPCA, winning 10 awards including six Golds, Riley Hospital for Children, with four awards, including two Golds, University of Pittsburgh’s Hillman Cancer Center with four awards and Joslin Diabetes Center with three.  DaVinci is also the agency of record for three Catholic Charities locations, in Boston, Providence and Washington DC, which won a total of seven awards.

“Racking up a pile of awards 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, maximizing revenue for the clients we are proud to serve.”

DaVinci Direct is a full-service omnichannel 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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