AMA Membership Transformation: What Wichita Marketers Need to Know
In February 2019, The AMA Support Center released new updates to the AMA website and membership. Below you’ll find all the improvements and updates. Ready to join the essential community for marketers?
AMA.org will has a new, redesigned website. Blog posts, member resources, and chapter resources are all refreshed and updated. All members will need to re-register their account to access resources! And don’t forget to update your profile.
Managing your membership will also be simpler. Here’s how:
Only Two Options
Remember when you had to select Professional, Academic, Doctoral, or Young Professional when you became a member? People won’t have to deal with that anymore. There will only be two options: Members and Student Members.
Whether becoming a new member or renewing membership, Members will only have to pay one flat rate per year that also includes dues to the home chapter: $300. The AMA Support Center is also eliminating application and rejoining fees.
Additionally, new membership expiration dates will be based on joining date. For example, someone who becomes a member on April 6, 2019, will have an expiration date of April 5, 2020. As a current member, your expiration day will not change and remains the last day of the month. If you are enrolled in auto-renew, that will process on the day of your membership expiration.
For now, Student Member dues will remain unchanged. The typical one-year Student Member rate will be a one-time charge of $50 + chapter dues ($10 for Cincinnati). Student Members will continue to receive a discount code upon graduation that gives them one free year as a Member.
Upon implementation, Group Memberships (sometimes referred to as Corporate/Team Memberships) will be replaced by a new Group Discount program that new members can participate in (minimum of three people). We will share pricing, information, and processes for this program after February 11.
What’s in it for me?
We really don’t talk about it enough, but that $300 membership not only gets you great perks here at the local level in Wichita (amazing network, free or discounted access to events, opportunity to volunteer, etc.) but you receive the following benefits from the AMA:
- Discounts on becoming a Professional Certified Marketer®
- Think the equivalent of “APR” in PR, but for marketing.
Access to exclusive content and a subscription to award-winning Marketing News magazine
- Really good content that members used to have to pay extra for. Where do you think we get our ideas for speakers and topics, anyway?
Best pricing for national AMA conferences and events
- Stay in top (marketing) shape with anything from national conferences to boot camps and training series.
Digital access to all AMA Academic Journals — Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of International Marketing, and Journal of Public Policy & Marketing
- More good content members used to have to pay $125 extra for. Impress your boss with these.
Free shipping, great pricing and design help on promotional products purchased through The AMA Shop powered by Consolidus
- You know you want a pair of AMA socks.
If you have any questions on membership, please reach out to Justine Hedge. This is new territory for us, too, and we are doing our best to stay on top of it.
Thank you for your membership, and thank you for being on this ride with us.