about association media and publishing

Association Media & Publishing (AM&P) is the premier membership organization serving the needs of association publishers, business operation executives, communications professionals, designers and content generators and the media they create. From websites to blogs to magazines to mobile platforms, Association Media & Publishing:

  • Provides insight, information and connections for the association media community.
  • Delivers practical actionable information to increase members' effectiveness in their jobs. Also, provides research and tools relevant to association media professionals.
  • Leads innovative approaches in community building: social media, webinars and in-person learning opportunities, for example.
  • Hosts the preeminent recognition event of industry via the Excel Awards and individual best practices via the publications review program.
  • Provides career advancement opportunities through an online career center, networking opportunities and lifelong learning experiences.
History of Association Media & Publishing
Association Media & Publishing was founded in 1963 and is formerly known as the Society of National Association Publications (SNAP). Kathleen Rakestraw, outgoing president of SNAP, announced on June 4, 2009, that over the next year, the association will change its name to Association Media & Publishing. The name change was approved by the board of directors in May 2009, after a nearly two year process of evaluation, survey and discussion. Association Media & Publishing believes the new name will:
  • Focus on emerging markets, both geographically and discipline based
  • Focus on professionals who connect with association members both in and outside of print publications
  • Retain and honor our essential connection to publishing, which we view as both an art and a trade
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