The Show


DMA 2014 International ECHO™ Awards Ceremony & Gala

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
San Diego Convention Center during DMA14 Annual Conference & Exhibition
Master of Ceremony:
Chris Hardwick

Click to view the 2014 ECHO Award Presentation

Reception, Gala & Ceremony

  • Attendee & VIP Reception—6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
  • Gala & Ceremony—7:00p.m. – 9:45p.m.
  • After-Party—10:00p.m. – 12:00a.m.

Evening event, black-tie optional

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On Tuesday, October 28, join us during DMA2014 to celebrate excellence in data-driven marketing at the 2014 International ECHO Awards Ceremony & Gala. Nominees will be culled from around the world, hoping to win one of the marketing discipline's most coveted trophies—the Gold, Silver or Bronze award. Along with ECHO Gold, Silver and Bronze winners, five special awards will be presented.

  • The Diamond ECHO Award
  • The ECHO Green Marketing Award
  • The Henry Hoke Award
  • The USPS Gold Mailbox Award
  • Personal Connections ECHO Award, sponsored by Pitney Bowes

Be there to learn from the best, toast the winners, and enjoy an evening of fine dining and entertainment. The reception, gala, and ceremony will take place at San Diego Convention Center starting 6:00pm.

The Host

Click to view the 2014 ECHO Award Presentation Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick is a stand-up comedian, chart-topping podcaster, television personality, contributor for Wired magazine, and creative head of the multi-platform media behemoth known as Nerdist Industries.

Chris is the CEO of Nerdist Industries, which has grown to include the website; a premium YouTube channel ( with over 900K subscribers; 2.3M Twitter fans; and a podcast network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast that averages 5M monthly downloads.

Nerdist also produces content for television including All Star Celebrity Bowling for AMC and In the Name of Science for National Geographic Channel. Further, Nerdist hosts live events around the country such as The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the Force, an annual lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD.

On top of his Nerdist responsibilities, Chris is the face of AMC’s live after show Talking Dead, which discussed the highly-rated The Walking Dead. His top rated late-night show, @Midnight airs four nights a week on Comedy Central. Nerdist Industries is headquartered at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood.


To watch the 2014 Awards Gala, click here.