Your GENIUS deserves the honor!

The legendary Leo Burnett had a message for his successors, "...when you lose that restless feeling that anything you do is ever quite good enough. When you lose your passion for thoroughness. When you stop building on strong ideas and start a routine production line. That my friends is when I shall demand you take my name off the door.”
In a field as vast as any galaxy, they are the stars that lead the way. Overcoming obstacles. Innovating. Creating. Inspiring. Blazing new trails with their dedication and creativity, in a constant quest to raise the bar on possibilities. Where others may have halted, they forged ahead. Mentoring novices. Creating processes and structures. Sharing crucial knowledge. And yes, inspiring a whole new generation to take up the torch of marketing.




Selection Process

Awards Gala


Important Dates


Give the legends their chance to truly shine.

The “Hall of Fame” Awards were instituted in 2012 & are known as the association’s most prestigious honor. The Hall of Fame Awards honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the DMAi and the marketing industry. The honor represents the highest levels of experience and leadership in data driven marketing and recognizes contributions made by individuals for the benefit of the industry, the association and its community of professionals.

The recognition will be in two categories living and posthumous. Up to 4 awards in either category may be conferred annually.

DMA Hall of Fame honors data-driven marketing professionals who have made outstanding career contributions to the practice, growth, and stature of the direct and data-driven marketing process.

The selection board considers the nominated candidates in accordance with the following:
-Contributions made to the theory and practice of direct/interactive marketing
-Having inspired and mentored future generations
-Having encouraged marketers to strive for excellence
The Advisory and Executive Committee has interpreted these criteria to mean that selection to the Hall of Fame presupposes notable success in the direct, data driven & digital marketing community, in addition to giving back to the community, and recognizing significant contributions made outside of the individual’s business.

Every year, the DMAi assembles an Executive Committee (Selection Board) of notable marketers and entrepreneurs to select inductees nominated by their contemporaries and other community members, into the DMAi Hall of Fame.
-The award may be bestowed upon, at the discretion of the DMA Hall of Fame Executive Committee, for significant accomplishments in the past or at present.
– Up to 4 awards in either category (living or posthumous) may be awarded annually.
-The Selection Board selects and forwards the 4 names for review by the DMA Board of Directors.
– It is not necessary to present awards every year and the Committee and/or the Board may recommend and vote not to induct anyone in a given year.
Inductees are honored at an annual induction ceremony. In 2017, the Hall of Fame awards will be presented at the Awards Gala in Mumbai.

Be there as the Marketing fraternity honors the most outstanding of achievements!

Thursday, 23rd August in Mumbai at Leela, Mumbai

Book your ticketsfor the Awards Gala

Winning at DMA Annual is an exclusive privilege that also brings along special benefits:

Dedicated Awards Ceremony
– Honoring of HoF Inductees and Winners at DMA 2017 Annual Awards Night.
-Opportunity to network with fellow winners at a reception organised to honor the champions.

Engraved Trophy
-A symbol of your achievements that is yours to keep.
-Winners receive a trophy with their Name and/or Company Logo and Winning Category engraved on it.

Press Release
-Winners will be announced through a press release that is distributed throughout the DMA’s massive network of marketers and industry leaders.

Entries Close : 16 Aug 2017

For Members & Non members – The entries are open on gratis basis for all the entrants.

Inductees - 2017

Director, Percept Limited

Chairperson ( V Term )

Ramesh Iyengar

Select Direct, CMD

Inductees - 2016

There were no new inductees.

Past Inductees-2015

Mala Swarup

President & Country Head, Rotary Club of Bombay Mid-city

Andy Owen

Managing Director, Andy Owen Copy & Creative

Sanjiv Swarup

Venture Capitalist

Past Inductees-2014

Srikant Sastri

Co-founder, Crayon Data

Rakhshin Patel

Managing Director, pi communications

Ajay Row

Founder / CEO, Litmus World

Past Inductees-2013

Winnifred Knight

Managing Director and Owner, CUBE [ON THE SQUARE] Pty Ltd

R Shridhar

Innovation Coach, IDEAS-RS

BS Nagesh

Founder, TRRAIN

Past Inductees-2012

Drayton Bird

Founder, http://www.askdrayton.com

Ramesh Iyengar

Select Direct, CMD