Industry links

The CatEx Direct Commerce Association is a trade body serving and supporting businesses in all areas of the multi-channel retain community

Consumer Focus is the statutory consumer champion for England, Wales, Scotland and (for postal consumers) Northern Ireland.  It was formed by the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress (CEAR) Act 2007

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) was created back in 1992 and is a trade membership body working on behalf of the direct marketing industry

The Direct Marketing Commission is the body which oversees the DMA’s Direct Marketing Code of Practice

The Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing Association (FEDMA) is dedicated to promoting and defending the direct marketing industry

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) provides independent advice and guidance about data protection and freedom of information

IMRG is an authoritative voice in e-retail, supporting and promoting online shopping and digital commerce since 1990

Founded in 1987, the Institute of Direct & Digital Marketing (IDM) is internationally recognised as the leading professional body for the development of direct, data and digital marketing

Ofcom (having taken over from Postcomm on 1st October 2011) are responsible for the regulation of postal services in the UK

The Professional Publishers Association (PPA) is the UK industry body for magazine publishers