Some of the Best Marketing Associations
Some of the largest marketing associations sponsored an event this week in Florham Park, NJ, under the auspices of the NJ Marketing Council. For anyone interested, I thought the following would be a good list of major, national associations to connect with. I am a current member of MENG and have been a member of the American Marketing Association in the past. The list below is a link to each national association. They each have local chapters and local websites to link to as well. For the purposes of this list, I’ve provided the national link only. You can find your local chapter link on their sites.
Feel free to add others of interest in the Comment section. I’m sure I could have missed a few.
American Marketing Association (AMA)
The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the largest marketing association in North America. It is a professional association for individuals and organizations involved in the practice, teaching and study of marketing worldwide. It is also the source that marketers turn to every day for information/resources, education/training and professional networking. AMA members are connected to a network of experienced marketers nearly 40,000 strong and include leading marketing academics, researchers and practitioners from every industry.
Business Marketing Association
Begun in 1922 as the National Industrial Advertising Association, today’s Business Marketing Association represents a lifetime of expertise in business-to-business marketing and communications. For more than 80 years, BMA has been the pre-eminent service organization for professionals in this vital industry. As market realities so often prove, no one stays in business that long without continually meeting their customers’ needs.
International Association of Business Communicators
Founded in 1970, The International Association of Business Communicators provides a professional network of over 15,500 business communication professionals in over 80 countries. Our members hold positions in: Public relations/Media relations, Corporate communications, Public affairs, Investor relations, Government relations, Marketing communication, Community relations, Writing.
Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG)
MENG is a national network of top-level marketing executives. The organization is devoted to enhancing its members’ professional skills, relationships, and knowledge and prides itself on a culture of genuine camaraderie.
Media Communications Association-International
MCA-I is the premiere organization devoted to providing accomplished visual communicators with professional and business development opportunities. MCA-I continues to promote the growth, quality and success of film, video and multimedia communications and related businesses. The organization is based upon vigorous member participation and acts as an advocate on significant industry issues.
Public Relations Society of America
The Public Relations Society of America, based in New York City, is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals. The Society has nearly 32,000 professional and student members. PRSA is organized into more than 100 Chapters nationwide, 19 Professional Interest Sections and Affinity Groups, which represent business and industry, counseling firms, independent practitioners, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has nearly 300 Chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)
SCIP provides education and networking opportunities for business professionals working in the rapidly growing field of competitive intelligence (the legal and ethical collection and analysis of information regarding the capabilities, vulnerabilities, and intentions of business competitors).