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Advertising, Marketing and Sales Associations

This page provides a directory of advertising, marketing and sales associations that are an excellent place to make industry contacts and connections that could help you find your next job. To find a complete list of professional associations please visit our professional associations section.

Advertising, Marketing and Sales Associations

  • American Advertising Federation (AAF) – offers a network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs, and college chapters. Provides access to employers, job listings, internship opportunities, and conferences.
  • American Association of Advertising Agencies – is a national trade association whose membership includes nearly 80 percent of the total advertising volume place by advertising agencies nationwide. Offers job listings, directory of advertising agencies, news, publications and much more.
  • American’s Banker Association Marketing Network – offers membership directory, job listings, news, conferences for members, and other association resoures.
  • American Film Marketing Association – is the trade association for the independent film and television industry. The website provides a membership directory, dates of conferences, and association events.
  • American Marketing Association – has more than 38,000 members in just about every area of marketing and is one of the largest professional associations for marketers in the world. Provides information location association chapters, job opportunities, and other useful networking information.
  • Association for Accounting Marketing – The Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) is one the only professionals associations to provide resources and support to over 500 CPA and consulting firm marketing and sales professionals who offer products and services to the accounting industry. The website offers information on local chapters, annual conferences, and more.
  • Association for Corporate Growth – is the worldwide association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions for mid to large companies. Their website offers a directory of members, information on local chapters, and much more.
  • Association of Investment Management Sales Executives – was established to provide an worldwide educational forum for individuals employed in the investment management sales and marketing services profession. Their website provides information on association membership, international associaton conferences, education, and more.
  • Association of Retail Marketing Services – provides a comprehensive membership list with contact information for all association members.
  • The Direct Marketing Association – provides access to job openings, events calendars, and allow for members to post their resumes.
  • eBusiness Association – offers members educational seminary and events designed to help members better apply the Internet to increase business performance and success. Offers current news and education events.
  • Food Marketing Institute – provides retailer and wholesaler members with a forum to work effectively with government, suppliers, employees, customers and their communities. They provide access to job openings, industry and association events, and much more.
  • Healthcare Marketing & Communications Council – provides its members with continuing education and career development (in marketing and communications) designed to help its members further their careers and enhance their businesses. Website offers job openings and a variety of information on the industry.
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International – is a global organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. Offers job listing (but only for members), event information, and variety of other resources.
  • Incentive Marketing Association – offers a membership directory, supplier directory, and variety of industry and professionals information.
  • Legal Marketing Association – serves the needs of individuals involved in marketing within the legal industry. The website offers access to information on local chapters, conferences, association events, and more.
  • Mass Marketing Insurance Institute – is an association whose members include group producers, direct mail marketers, TPAs, brokerage agencies, enrollment firms or producers, insurance companies, administration firms, and technology and software vendors. Provides a forum to help its members develop new avenues to market products and services. Offer job listings for its members, event information, and much more.
  • Marketing Research Association – was established to provide marketing research professionals with a variety of opportunities for advancing and expanding their marketing research and business skills. The website provides information on local chapters and a variety of other useful information.
  • National Marketing Education Association – is a professional association of educators and business people committed to the career development of youth and adults in the areas of marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. The website offers information on events, conferences, state contacts, and a much more information.
  • National Retail Federation – provides programs and services in education, government affairs, research, information technology and training to protect and advance the retail industry. Offers job listings, information on conferences, member directories, location chapter information, and more. The National Retail Federation is the mother company of Retail Advertising and Marketing Association.
  • Retail Advertising and Marketing Association – is a trade association of retail marketing and advertising professionals. Offers job listings, information on conferences, member directories and much more.
  • Newspaper Association of America (NAA) – represents the $55 billion newspaper industry. Association membership accounts for nearly 90 percent of the daily newspaper circulation in the United States. Offers job listings, newspaper links, conference information, event calendars, and much more.
  • North American Agricultural Marketing Officials – is an international organization of agricultural marketing officials who provide both domestic and international marketing services to the agricultural and food industries. Offers information on association conferences, a message board for members, and a variety of other resources.
  • Outdoor Advertising Association of America – is the largested trade association representing the outdoor advertising industry. The associations members account for more than 90% of the outdoor advertising industry revenues in the United States. Offers event information, industry news, and other resources useful for networking in this industry.
  • Produce Marketing Association – is an international trade association with more than 2,400 members who market a variety of produce worldwide. Offers industry news, information on events and more.
  • Professional Insurance Marketing Association (PIMA) – is an association of business involved in the direct marketing of insurance products. Offers a lot of information on events, trade shows, and much more. Also provides a member directory.
  • Promotional Products Association International – is an association with over 6,700 members. Membership is composed of suppliers and distributors of promotional products and services, including specialty advertising, business gifts, premiums, incentives, prizes, and commemoratives. Offers a directory of publishers, seminary information, industry resources and bunch of useful information.
  • Publishers Marketing Association – is a trade association of independent publishers. Its members are are mostly book, audio, and video publishers located in the United States and throughout world. Offers a useful directory of publishers, information on seminars, industry resources, and much more.
  • Society for Marketing Professional Services – has over 5,300 members who specialize in marketing and business development for architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms. Offers information on events, local chapters, and more.
  • Software & Information Industry Association – is one of the largest associations for the software and digit content industry. While job listings are not available on the website you will find ezines, news, resources and useful trade information.
  • Strategic Account Management Association – has over 3,000 members who are involved in strategic customer management to some degree or another. Offers job listings (sometimes), conference information, resources. There are several additional services offered to association members.