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Since 1988 The Hudson Valley Direct Marketing Association (HVDMA) has been connecting marketing professionals from Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

Upcoming Events

  • Postal Power
    Postal Power
    Tue, Oct 10
    Oct 10, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Oct 10, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
  • 2023 HVDMA Holiday Party
    2023 HVDMA Holiday Party
    Thu, Dec 07
    Dec 07, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM EST
    Greenwich, 55 Locust Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831, USA
    Dec 07, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM EST
    Greenwich, 55 Locust Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831, USA

On-Demand Webinars

CTV Advertising: Unleashing Growth with TV-Digital Integration

September 19, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

TV advertisers are familiar with the power and versatility of the placement's format. Digital advertisers are familiar with the power and accountability of those formats' capabilities. Both find themselves needing to change how they plan and buy integrated campaigns amidst shifting consumer behavior and shifting brand needs. Learn how integrated CTV-Digital campaigns offer an ideal solution.

How to Keep Your Business Strong During Uncertain Times

March 28, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

2023 is shaping to be a year focused on maximizing profitability over growth as companies are putting a greater emphasis on strengthening the foundation of their organization. This webinar will focus on how brands are accomplishing this over four key areas: Improving customer retention; Increasing Average Order Value (AOV); Increasing customer Lifetime Value (LTV); And attracting new customers faster at a lower Cost per Acquisition (CPA).

The ACMA's Efforts on Behalf of Your Bottom Line

August 18, 2022 at 5:00:00 PM

For 15 years, the ACMA has been the e-commerce/catalog/direct industry's "little engine that does." Historically under-financed and under-supported, the ACMA has nevertheless accomplished numerous "wins" for this crucial industry. ACMA's President & Executive Director Hamilton Davison will detail what this vital organization has been working on of late, what its goals are for the membership, and why it's so important that you and/or your clients support it. Among others matters.


March 3, 2022 at 6:00:00 PM

Paper shortages, labor strikes, print capacity, price increases, and global supply chain disruptions have affected direct marketers big and small. Come to learn how we arrived in this situation, what we can expect moving forward, and the ways direct marketers are creatively solving these business challenges.

Quick Win Email Tips – What is working NOW!

July 25, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

Do you ever wonder - How can I increase open rates? What is the best day/time to send email? Well, now’s the time to find out! Join Jay Schwedelson, Founder of and President & CEO of Outcome Media as he guides you through the latest best practices for email marketing. Discover small changes that can make a big impact and take your campaign to the next level. This fast-paced session will cover email marketing tips & tricks for Business and Consumer marketers. From subject line tweaks to securing more clicks and conversions, you’ll gain insight into quick wins to implement into your campaigns today!

Key Takeaways:

  • Subject line tips to increase open rates

  • Ideal sending days/frequencies

  • Major pitfalls to avoid

  • Quick wins; CTA buttons, landing page content and more!

Exploring the Essential Business Value of Radio vs. the Emergence Of Podcasting in the Digital Age

March 21, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

This webinar is an exploration of the power of audio and its history from 1900s broadcast to modern podcasting. We'll cover how audio has been used to tell stories and create effective marketing strategies for businesses over time. This presentation will feature examples of personifying an organization through sound, as well as discuss the relevance of both broadcast and podcasting in today's media landscape. Join us to learn more about the use of audio for storytelling, branding, and marketing - from then to now.

Marketing Success in the Digital Age

June 30, 2022 at 5:00:00 PM

Financial institutions, large and small, were a lifeline for both retail and commercial customers during the pandemic. As COVID cases surged, bankers had to find new ways to provide branch services, help customers adjust to being served electronically, improve access to online/mobile banking, and implement SBA-backed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Customer service was managed by employees working from home and marketing messages were quickly retooled to reflect the complexity of the public health and economic crisis.

What was learned by banks has relevance for any industry that hopes to succeed in a post-pandemic digital age. Did using chatbots help? Why are FinTechs growing in types and usage by banks? What shifts in consumer behavior will remain as the pandemic recedes? How do marketers apply lessons learned from banks?

Do This, Not That: NEW Email Marketing Techniques That Work for 2022

January 27, 2022 at 6:00:00 PM

Think you know the latest ins and outs of email marketing? Think again! It’s time to get clued in on the behavioral changes of today that are affecting how email users notice, process, and respond to your marketing messages. This fast-paced session from email expert, Jay Schwedelson, will use real data from email campaigns executed over the last 30 days, providing specific tips and tricks you can implement into your email marketing campaigns to drive major performance today!

Key takeaways will include:

  • Gain insight into what current environmental factors are causing open rates to fluctuate

  • Learn some of the current best days and times to send an email for maximum impact

  • Come away with key learnings around what subject lines are driving open rates and making offers stand out

  • Understand how Apple’s latest privacy policy is affecting email open rates and engagement

The New State Privacy Laws:  A Primer for Data Companies

April 25, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

2022 and 2023 have seen major changes in privacy law, substantially increasing the responsibilities – and visibility – of data companies’ data collection practices and use cases.  Not only do consumers have expanded rights in several states, but regulators and class action plaintiffs have increasingly set their sights on scrutinizing data sales and imposing new standards of transparency based on recent (and some older) statutes.   Ken Dreifach and Hannah Schaller, of the boutique privacy and data law firm ZwillGen, will walk us through these new laws, and provide an update on the legal risks and responsibilities they impose, along with other litigation and regulatory trends in the data space.  Ken is a former privacy regulator and General Counsel of LiveRamp, and he and Hannah counsel numerous data companies regarding regulatory compliance.

Analyzing Market Segments with Google Analytics

October 27, 2022 at 5:00:00 PM

With the increasing availability of data and analysis tools, SUNY New Paltz School of Business, like many other business schools, is helping students learn data analytics to inform business decision making. Dr Shen is in area of Marketing and teaches Digital Marketing Analytics, which helps students appreciate how website data are collected and analyzed to inform marketing decisions. In this webinar, Dr Shen will demonstrate how he teaches market segmentation analysis of website data using Google Analytics. He will also introduce how he has worked, through a mentorship program, with HVDMA membership businesses, and discuss what else can be done to further our collaborative relationships.

Grow Your Network and Referral Base with LinkedIn

June 16, 2022 at 6:00:00 PM

Risa previously presented two sessions on LinkedIn for us back in 2020. Those sessions were on how to post, maximize your business page, and grow your business. In this session, she will dig deeper and provide tips for identifying potential clients and referral sources by tapping into the power of the enormous database within LinkedIn. Most people have a LinkedIn account, but most are not using the true power of LinkedIn. Tips will include how to find contacts through the various networks you are likely already connected to; refining your search to identify people to connect with in a very targeted way; understanding the power of LinkedIn groups, and how to post to get the most engagement.

Demystifying Location Data

October 28, 2021 at 5:00:00 PM

If you have ever used location data, want to know what location data is, or would like to understand more about practical uses for location-based data this session is for you.  Demystifying Location Data will be a live moderated q & a style session that explains what location data is and how to utilize it – no questions will be left on the table.  Please join us for about an hour to enhance your knowledge of what location data is and what it means to you as a marketer.


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