This is a highly selective list of the major profesional associations of interest to our advertising and marketing students. Most of these sites are designed for members only, including the association library. Usually the member directories, publications index, information about the group, and links are available to everyone. A more complete list of international associations can be found by using the Associations Unlimited Database or its print version, the Encyclopedia of Associations.
This is an association for all advertisers, agencies, suppliers, media, and academics. This site lists job and internship opportunities on its college home page. The Phoenix Ad Club is the local professional chapter of this organization and gives the local ADDY Awards. Local Chapters: Ad 2 Phoenix, Phoenix Advertising Club
This is the primary association for professionals in the field of Marketing. The Library (with some restrictions) and Job Listings are available to non-members. It is the parent organization for the ASU Student AMA Chapter. Student members should have full access to this site. Local Chapters: Phoenix or Tucson
This well-known association, founded in 1910, is for corporate memberships not individuals. It does for marketing and advertising firms what associations for professionals do for individuals. They do track legislation and regulations related to the industry.