NEW YORK — May 19, 2015 — Return Path announced today that CEO Matt Blumberg will accept the 2015 Corporate Commitment Award from Marketing EDGE at the organization’s 9th Annual Rising Stars Awards Dinner on June 9. Return Path is being honored for its initiatives in furthering industry education and fostering new marketing talent. Blumberg and graduates of the company’s internship programs will also join a panel discussion about corporate talent development, led by Gigya CMO Dave Scott.
“It’s especially meaningful to Return Path to receive this year’s Corporate Commitment Award from Marketing EDGE,” said Blumberg. “As a people first company, we invest in talent development because we believe the success of our employees gives us a key competitive advantage. We’re honored to be recognized for our commitment to developing a future generation of industry leaders.”
In addition to the company’s tuition reimbursement, mentorship programs, and management training courses, Return Path develops talent by creating unique opportunities for people outside the organization. Examples include its Email Genius Academy, an intensive internship program that introduces college students to the email technology industry while building a foundation for careers in marketing and software engineering. In mid-June the company will launch Dream Path, a twelve-week sales and service boot camp in Indianapolis for recent college graduates, after which successful participants will be offered full-time positions.
The company also reaches out to working mothers with its ReturnShip internship program, designed for women who have been out of the workforce for more than one year. This program provides a flexible work environment that offers relevant experience and skill development to help participants re-enter the job market.
“Our Corporate Commitment Award, approved by our Board after a closely vetted selection process, exemplifies a marketing organization that gives back to both students and the entire marketing field – by taking an active role in fostering the next generation of marketing professionals,” said Terri L. Bartlett, president, Marketing EDGE. “Return Path truly embodies the mission and vision of Marketing EDGE by dedicating itself to developing talent. On behalf of our board and staff, it’s an honor to recognize their steadfast investment in building industry knowledge and launching marketing careers – and to add their name to the esteemed list of our Corporate Commitment Award winners.”
Marketing EDGE’s Rising Stars Dinner also recognizes five professionals, age 40 or younger, for their achievements in advancing marketing education and supporting future leaders.
About Return Path
Return Path is a global data solutions provider. We help companies build more secure, meaningful, and profitable relationships with consumers. Our analytics make email more effective and safer for senders, subscribers, and mailbox providers. Brands rely on Return Path Email Optimization to increase campaign performance and ROI, and on Return Path Email Fraud Protection to detect and prevent cyber attacks. Find out more about Return Path solutions at returnpath.com.
About Marketing EDGE
Headquartered in New York City, Marketing EDGE works to Educate, Develop, Grow, and Employ college students in the field of marketing, thereby expanding and enriching the talent pool of market-ready professionals. In June 2013, in response to the shifts within the marketing field, the organization changed its name from Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) to Marketing EDGE. The name better reflects how it is serving the dynamic field of marketing; connecting with students, academics, career centers, corporations, and independent professionals; and streaming top talent into the industry.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax deductible contributions from individuals and corporations are the lifeblood of Marketing EDGE. Today, we are recognized as the only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to students through scholarships, education, career development and job placement, empowering the next generation of marketing leaders. For additional information about Marketing EDGE, its mission and its programs, visit marketingEDGE.org.