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Our communities are vital now more than ever, and the American Marketing Association is doing its part to keep our marketing community strong. In response to this unprecedented financial crisis, chapter membership is just $149.

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Join the Chicago marketing community

The city of big shoulders. The second city. The windy city. From sub-Saharan summers to sub-zero winters. From the Magnificent Mile to the bustling burbs. Steeped in creativity and tenacity, our complex history brings a unique perspective to marketers in the great city of Chicago.

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George Rafeedie values AMA Chicago as a great resources to meet new people, learn new things and be motivated to do well for his clients.
member benefits

Why join?

No other organization connects as many marketers with as many opportunities. AMA Chicago stands 82 years and nearly 1,000 members strong, and we are on course to continue our legacy of serving our city proud.

  • We host regular events for networking and connecting with others in the industry to build bridges that help careers grow and thrive.
  • We are passionate about providing distinctive programming that expands knowledge and improves skills and techniques.
  • We are dedicated to providing access to leaders in the field and designing programs that keep marketers relevant in our digital, experiential world.

Membership cost

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Group memberships are available.

what you’ll gain

Member perks

  • FREE access to all monthly events. This is a $600+ value!
    • Connex networking events are held the second Wednesday of every other month. Free for members, $20 for guests.
    • Evening with an Expert and Sunrise Executive Series are held six times per year and feature an expert speaker or panel on a hot marketing topic. Free for members, average $60 for non-members.
    • Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are smaller, workshop-style events to help you learn new techniques and crowdsource common marketing challenges. Free for members, average $25 for non-members.
what you’ll gain

More member perks

  • Discounted registration for our sell-out conferences: BrandSmart, CMO Smart and CareerSmart.
  • Extensive members-only resources to advance your career including templates, tools, more than 100 on-demand webcasts and podcasts, award-winning marketing publications, ongoing education opportunities and access to Loop meeting rooms.
  • Discounts on the tools and services you need with UPS, Hertz Car Rental, Office Depot, GE and Lenovo.
Jennifer Ball values AMA Chicago for making connections and learning more – especially if you are early in your career.