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Events & Awards

Association Media & Publishing Annual Meeting
Attend a lively conference that provides content on the elements of managing a successful publishing operation and the current trends and challenges associations face. This event is an opportunity to network with your peers and those who provide valuable services to the industry.  

EXCEL Awards
Receive recognition in your organization by winning a coveted EXCEL award. Submit your association's best work to be judged in categories including editorial, graphics, advertising and marketing, and online publishing. Join us to celebrate the association publishing community at the EXCEL Awards Gala.

Lunch and Learns
Gather with local colleagues to discuss topics relevant to association publishers. Share and discuss new ideas, innovations and technology for your publications.

Chicago Programs

Attend these half-day, programs held quarterly to provide association publishing executives with thought-provoking discussion on pertinent topics of the day. Network and share your ideas and stories with your association publishing colleagues.

Join your Association Media & Publishing colleagues for a high-impact morning of problem solving and networking. Expect to share your experiences, gain new contacts, and find guidance from the people who share your same challenges. 


is the flagship magazine of Association Media & Publishing that provides practical information and news about the industry, addresses current issues and technology, and keeps members abreast of new developments in association publishing.
Distributed weekly, the electronic brief covers the latest news in media and publishing industry including print, books, online, social media, marketing, and public relations.

Join the conversation on the Association Media & Publishing blog and get connected with expert insight from our bloggers.

Products and Services

Resource Center
Why spend countless hours developing author guidelines, copyright release forms, job descriptions or various other documents when you could simply use what other Association Media & Publishing members have already developed? The Resource Center, for members only, contains sample documents, suggested publications, links to other informational Web sites and selected articles from past issues of signature. Topics range from circulation to printing, hiring practices to ad sales, audits to marketing and much, much more.
Publications Review Program
This program provides Association Media & Publishing members an economical means of submitting their publications for professional review and analysis. The review, conducted by industry expert, Don Ranly, Ph.D., addresses all facets of your publication from the cover art, table of contents, editorial content and headlines, to overall design and layout.

Social Media Tools
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Leadership Opportunities
Serve your industry by volunteering for one of Association Media & Publishing's various committees or task forces, participate in EXCEL Award judging or run for the Board of Directors.
Buyers' Guide & Membership Directory
Join Association Media & Publishing to gain access to this exclusive online directory and networking tool. 

Featured Vendors Guide
For a closer look at industry providers with the products and services essential in non-profit communications, view the Featured Vendors Guide. The Featured Vendors Guide includes expanded profiles and contact information for the companies who can take your communications to the next level.
Digital Provider Marketplace
Gain first-hand knowledge of the current digital publication solutions. The Digital Provider Marketplace showcases the digital version of signature, converted by several digital solutions providers. It serves as a resource and tool and features information about digital providers, including contact information and links. Learn more about digital publications and consider the possibility for your own publication.
Networking for success. As the premier listserv for association publishers, members use the listserv to seek help, information, or advice from other members quickly. It is a phenomenal tool to build your network and community in the publishing industry.  

Career Center

Get connected with career opportunities in the field of publishing! Association Media & Publishing's Online Career Center is for job seekers looking for a new opportunity, as well as employers seeking highly qualified individuals to fill their publishing related positions. The Career Center is listed with Web search engines and HR departments.

E-Publishing Trends & Metrics
From e-newsletters to blogs from wikis to digital magazines, associations are continuing to expand their e-publishing operations. What are the trends, benchmarks, and customary practices among associations? And how does your association compare to others? Are your e-newsletters' open rates above average or well below the norm? How do your click-throughs stack up? Is yours the only association without a blog?

Association Publishing Benchmarking Study
Provides all new data that allows you to compare the income/expenses of your magazine or journal to others of similar size, as well as new data on electronic publishing trends and practices.
2011 Association Publishing Compensation & Benefits Survey
This survey allows you to compare your publishing operation's compensation practices against those of other associations - including those that are similar in size, scope and location. You'll find detailed information about different job positions that summarizes the main responsibilities and includes median salaries that are cross-tabulated by association type, size and scope; by region; by type of publications produced, and by annual advertising revenues. 



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