As Chairman and owner of DM plc, Adrian is often called upon to comment on behalf of the group here are some news and noteworthy links.
Birmingham Post article – May 2013
DM plc’s delight at £9m buyout
The AIM listed company has acquired Dodd Marketing Limited to form an operation which will have an overall turnover estimated at just under £20 million.
Adrian Williams, chairman of DM, said “The acquisition of Dodd Marketing Limited is part of our aggressive growth strategy aimed at increasing the critical mass of the business and enhancing shareholder value. The deal not only achieves our fundamental objectives of enhancing our earnings potential and providing operating cash flow to the business, but also brings further database management skills and associated list brokerage revenue in-house.”
Campaign Live article – October 2010
DLG returns to postal surveys
Lead generation and lifestyle data company DLG is to launch a new paper survey, adding to its online and telephone survey programmes.
As pioneer of telephone consumer surveys, DLG has been supplying responsive lifestyle data to direct marketers for over twelve years. DLG’s ongoing Lead Generation survey program is already unrivalled in the UK for both volume and quality, with over 4.5 million new survey responses captured every year.
Following on from the success of DLG’s online and telephone survey programs comes the launch of a new paper survey. This innovative Consumer Research Poll will add an additional 1 million highly responsive consumers to DLG’s portfolio.
Campaign Live article – September 2010
DLG to relaunch RDP lead generation programmes
DM plc’s Data Locator Group is to relaunch Response Direct Publishing’s offline lead generation catalogues and card decks next year after buying RDP’s assets out of liquidation. These offline programs complement DLG’s existing online lead generation programs and the acquisition and integration is fully in line with DLG’s strategy to deliver the UK’s most comprehensive range of high quality lead generation and data services.
Campaign Live article – September 2009
Data players DLG and PDV ‘back in profit’ after cost cutting by parent DM plc
In a statement to the Stock Exchange DM plc said a reduction in the overheads of DLG and PDV meant that “both businesses [are] now profitable and considerably ahead of the timetable set out in the initial turnaround plans”.
Adrian Williams, Chairman, said “With the acquisitions of DLG and PDV we have now diversified the Group into the influential online direct marketing and customer lifestyle sector which will provide the Group with new growth opportunities and will allow us to offer an integrated service to a wide of customers”. Adrian Williams added that the restructure of DM plc’s operations to integrate the profitable areas of the business from DLG and PDV meant that the Group was “well placed to benefit from any upturn in marketing activity when it occurs”.