The Direct Marketing Association announced its selection of the 2006 honorees for the DMA Hall of Fame.
This year, three direct marketing leaders are being honored: Dick Cabela, founder of Cabela’s; John F. Temple, president and CEO of Guideposts; and the late Donald Kuhn (1922-2005) of May Development Services/Direct Media Inc.
The honorees will be formally inducted into the DMA Hall of Fame at DMA06, October 14-19 in San Francisco, CA.
Established in 1978, the DMA Hall of Fame honors outstanding career contributions to the practice, growth and stature of the direct marketing discipline. With the induction of the 2006 honorees, the Hall of Fame will have 89 members.
Dick Cabela founded Cabela’s, the “World’s Foremost Outfitter” of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear in 1961. The company now produces more than 76 different catalogs per year, including specialty books focusing on such outdoor pursuits as archery, fly-fishing, and boating. It also has a thriving Web site, www.cabelas.com
Don Kuhn, who passed away in 2005, began a career in nonprofit fundraising in the early 1950’s. In 1993, Kuhn assumed a consulting position with May Development Services where he continued his mentoring and consulting work, emphasizing exemplary donor management and sound fundraising practices.
John F. Temple is president/CEO and publisher of Guideposts, one of the nation’s largest paid circulation magazines. In addition to its flagship publication, Guideposts provides a variety of inspirational magazines, books, and related products and ministry programs to nearly 15 million people every month.