About AMADC

The Washington, DC chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMADC) is the leading network of marketing professionals driving innovation, professional development, connections and career advancement throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region. 

With more than 800 members representing over 400 leading organizations in sectors ranging from corporate, media, government, association, and nonprofit, AMADC is the fourth largest chapter of the American Marketing Association, the nation's foremost professional association for marketers with more than 30,000 members worldwide. The AMADC is a volunteer driven organization serving marketing professionals from CMOs, to marketing managers, to collegiate students--and everyone in between.

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Interview with Christina Daves, CEO & Founder, PR for Anyone®

Despite a chilly day and the threat of yet another February snow, AMADC members gathered at Café Deluxe on M Street for a lunchtime How-To session featuring Christina Daves, entrepreneur, PR maven, and author of the bestseller, “PR for Anyone”. Christina guided the audience through strategies to getting media coverage with her “Three Pillars for Success” including: how to be newsworthy, how to create great hooks, and how to find the right journalists to pitch to. Through her examples, AMADC members were able to gain insight into developing a niche focus to break through the clutter and become industry experts in the media.

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AMADC Networking Series sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria/Old Town

AMADC Networking Events are the place to get dialed into the DC marketing community. This is the place to make alliances for your business, find your next great employee, become active in the AMA, get career advice or maybe even get your next job. Bring a ton of business cards; you’re going to need them! Read More

Marketers Helping Marketers, The Spring 2015 AMADC Mentor Program

Four-week workshop that matches up-and-coming marketing professionals with senior-level marketers in their field of interest. Gain career guidance and enhanced marketing skills through one-on-one partnerships and industry leader speakers.

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Spring 2015 Mentor Registration

Thank you for volunteering to be a mentor for the Spring 2015 Mentor Program! Please complete the below registration form to confirm your participation.

Attention: You must have 15+ years experience in the field of marketing to be eligible to participate as a mentor.

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Member Spotlight

Danielle Alexander

Deciding how to get more involved with your local marketing community can seem challenging, but it does not have to be! After serving as a former AMA member during her undergraduate career, Danielle Alexander, Exhibitor and Sponsorship Manager at AARP, decided to join AMADC to keep her finger on the pulse of the Washington metropolitan marketing community. “I initially joined AMADC as a way to stay relevant and network with other marketing professionals,” says Danielle. Danielle also joined for other benefits that she felt would help her Get Ahead. Discover what they are when you read this month’s Member Spotlight.

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Interview with Christina Daves, CEO & Founder, PR for Anyone® Despite a chilly day and the threat of yet another February snow, AMADC members gathered at Café Deluxe on M Street for a lunchtime How-To session featuring Christina Daves, entrepreneur, PR maven, and author of the bestseller, “PR for Anyone”. Christina guided the audience through strategies to getting media coverage with her “Three Pillars for Success” including: how to be newsworthy, how to create great hooks, and how to find the right journalists to pitch to. Through her examples, AMADC members were able to gain insight into developing a niche focus to break through the clutter and become industry experts in the media.

PR Mogul & Best-Selling Author Christina Daves To Speak At AMADC’s Upcoming ‘How-To’ Feb 24 February 18, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Nationally renowned entrepreneur and publicity guru Christina Daves will speak at the February How-To program, hosted by the Washington, DC Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMADC), at 11:30am on February 24, 2015 at Cafe Deluxe West End in Washington, DC.

Blue Fusion Named Branding/Marketing/Design Agency of Record By American Marketing Association's DC Chapter (AMADC) February 17, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – The DC Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMADC) announced today that it has partnered with Blue Fusion Creative & Marketing, a fully integrated marketing and communications agency that specializes in branding, creative, multimedia, digital, video and marketing services, as its agency of record (AOR). As part of this partnership, Blue Fusion will help AMADC with strategic membership communications by providing creative design and marketing services. In addition, Blue Fusion will serve as the title sponsor of AMADC’s “How-To” series of programming events in 2015 and will host one of AMADC’s upcoming monthly Networkers in the Washington, DC metro area.

AMADC Announces Renewed Partnership with Capitol Communicator December 11, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – The D.C. Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMADC) is pleased to announce its renewed partnership with Capitol Communicator, a free online resource that connects communicators in the Mid-Atlantic. As part of this year-long partnership, Capitol Communicator will be a title sponsor of one of AMADC’s “Executive Panel Series” events in 2015 in addition to hosting one of AMADC’s upcoming monthly Networkers in the Washington, D.C. metro area. AMADC will also continue to be a strategic partner for the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit next spring, which is produced by Capitol Communicator and Potomac Tech Wire.

Interview with November Networker’s Raffle Winner Monthly Networkers AMADC’s monthly networkers offer an enjoyable way to meet other marketing professionals in a comfortable setting. Each networking event is held on a Tuesday night at a dynamic restaurant -- which may be new or an established power spot – at an optimum time to meet others in your field who are interested in discussing the latest innovations in marketing, discovering a new job, or finding a mentor – all while enjoying delicious food and drink. Each networker also features a business card raffle for a chance to win a gift certificate to the restaurant.

AMADC invites you to participate in the 4th Annual SIIA Software Marketing Survey AMADC invites you to participate in the 4th Annual SIIA Software Marketing Survey, open to all Marketers! The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete, and as a participant, you'll receive the full comprehensive report and industry data. Use the data to compare and gauge your marketing efforts against your peers and competitors, and learn how they are building their brand using social media, mobile technology, and SEO and SEM tactics. We encourage you to take a few minutes to complete the survey now, as it closes on December 19. In addition to receiving the full report when it's produced, you'll be entered to win an Amazon gift card!

HubSpot’s MK Getler Breaks Down the Art of Lead Nurturing A full house gathered last month at the newest Cafe Deluxe in DC’s popular West End to learn about the nuances of customer acquisition and nurturing leads during a bonus How-To led by HubSpot’s MK Getler. See what MK had to say about buyer personas, the personal touch, and contextual marketing – and who’s doing it well – in our exclusive one-on-one interview here.

AMADC Announces Partnership With West Virginia University’s Integrated Marketing Communications Graduate Program October 3, 2014 – Washington, DC – The DC Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMADC) is pleased to announce its educational partnership with West Virginia University’s Integrated Marketing Communications Graduate Program (WVU IMC). As part of this year-long partnership, WVU IMC will be a title sponsor of one of AMADC’s popular “How-To” marketing education sessions and host one of AMADC’s monthly “Networkers.” AMADC will also benefit from access to WVU IMC’s annual INTEGRATE conference at a discounted partner rate.

AMADC: Keeping it Fast, Fresh, and Personal Today’s consumers do not want to spend time reading long emails or articles. They want to use outlets like Twitter that summarize stories in 140 characters or less. These quick snippets of information, however, can feel so impersonal that consumers soon lose touch with the companies that they follow. The Washington DC Chapter found a way to relay information fast and efficiently, while still maintaining a personal touch – 90 Second Updates. Read the full interview with AMADC’s Immediate Past President, Brian Rutter, here.

The Future of Marketing According to Three High-Level Executives A sell-out crowd of senior marketers gathered this past month to hear insights on the future of marketing from three high-level executives representing the Washington Redskins, The Ritz-Carlton, and USA Today. The exclusive AMADC event was held at the recently renovated office space of global architecture firm, Gensler. Following networking, attendees listened to the all-star panel as they praised the integration of technology and marketing, reinforced the power of brand, and cautioned attendees about the limits of data.