RPM Direct, 241 W. 1700 South, a director marketing company, received three awards at the Echo Award competition in San Francisco, sponsored by the Direct Marketing Association, that recognizes the best direct mail efforts in the world.

A. Kent Merrell, RPM's creative director, received a bronze award in the retail category for "Egg Carton Mailing" for Price Savers.The "Yellowstone Reforestation Campaign" for TCI Cable Services received a bronze award in the publication marketing category, and a campaign for Alcoa Aluminum siding received an Echo Leader Award.