Marketing Industry Associations

Looking for perfect Marketing Industry Associations to join? Associations can often provide much needed leadership, advice and training. They are always on the lookout for proactive, enthusiastic members (just like you). You are bound to find the perfect one here.




Australian Association of National Advertisers

The AANA represents the rights and responsibilities of companies and individuals involved in Australia’s $30 billion a year advertising, marketing and media industry. In the common cause of responsible advertising and marketing, the AANA today also serves to protect the rights of consumers in ensuring commercial communication is conducted responsibly within prevailing community standards. At a time of unprecedented change in advertising, marketing and media, the AANA provides ethical leadership, advocates continuous improvement in commercial communication practice, and promotes and protects freedom of commercial speech.

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Australian Association of Social Marketers

The Australian Association of Social Marketing is an independent, volunteer based organisation. It is the peak body representing social marketers in Australia and aims to provide support for social marketers throughout the country and act as a central resource for those engaged in, or interested in, social marketing practice and research. The AASM commenced in 2009 after discussion amongst the Australian Social Marketing academics attending the 2009 International Nonprofit and Social Marketing conference – INSM (now known as the International Social Marketing conference – ISM).

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Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)

The leading organisation for marketing professionals in Australia. The Australian Marketing Institute’s record of service to the marketing profession goes all the way back to the institute’s origin in 1933. Over the intervening years we have continually evolved to meet the changing needs of marketers, delivering services to help members maximise their professional growth. Today the AMI represents professional marketers throughout Australia, including practitioners from all marketing functions and industries. Through our unified voice, the Institute has established strong links with business, academia and government to become the voice of the marketing profession. The AMI runs marketing training courses and holds a national conference each October and many local events throughout the year.

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Australian Direct Marketing Association (ADMA)

Australia’s leading direct marketing association. Since our foundation in 1966, ADMA’s mission has been to create an environment for the advancement of responsible, effective and creative multi-channel marketing. During our history, the industry we represent has been transformed technologically, legislatively and socially, placing increased demands on marketers but also delivering new opportunities to connect with customers. And in that time ADMA has evolved too. Our roots are in traditional direct marketing, but today we’re a very different association and one that will keep developing apace with our the needs of our membersADMA holds an annual marketing conference in Sydney each May.

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Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA)

The Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) is the peak national organisation for professional graphic designers. It was founded in 1988 to facilitate the advancement of the graphic design profession in Australia. Our goal is the establishment of fair and productive working relationships between graphic designers and their clients. We do this by providing designers with the tools and information to take control of their professional lives. We also work on increasing awareness of the value and importance of graphic design in business, education and culture.

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Australian Interactive Media Industry Association

Founded in 1992, AIMIA is the peak industry body for Digital Content, Services & Applications in Australia. AIMIA’s membership represents the full spectrum of the digital media industry in Australia. Our members range from Australia’s top digital media powerhouses, including the ABC, Sensis, Yahoo!, Google, BigPond, Foxtel, Disney, ninemsn and Fairfax Digital, to the country’s best known interactive advertising, mobile content, web development, games design, and special effects companies. Members include developers, creators, producers, investors, service providers, educational institutions and students. AIMIA is an organisation which brings together digital media professionals, holding many digital media industry knowledge-sharing events. It is particularly active in Sydney.

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Australian Internet Industry Association
The Internet Industry Association (IIA) is Australia’s national association for internet commerce, content and connectivity.

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Australian Market and Social Research Society

The Australian Market and Social Research Society Limited (AMSRS) is a not-for-profit professional membership body of over 2,000 market and social research professionals who are dedicated to increasing the standard and understanding of market and social research in Australia. The Society assists members to develop their careers by heightening professional standards and ethics in the fields of market and social and market research.

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Australian Professional Services Marketing Association (APSMA)

As a membership organisation for marketing and business development experts in the professional services sector, the Asia-Pacific Professional Services Marketing Association (APSMA) is committed to meeting our members’ needs through personal development, professional development and industry expertise. Our events programs, information exchange and strong community provide access to information such as market trends and market-leading practices, leadership, education and a strong network of like-minded professionals, benefiting both member firms and their professionals. Only organisation dedicated to assisting Marketers and Business Developers working in the professional service sector in Australasia. Members represent the marketing, communication and business development teams of all major accounting and law firms in Australia and New Zealand.

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Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD)

AWARD is a non-political, non-profit organisation with but a single idea: the raising of standards in all creative areas. Its charter is to set standards of creative excellence, to promote this concept in the business arena and to educate and inspire the next creative generation.

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Exhibition and Event Association of Australia (EEAA)

The EEAA is a not-for-profit organisation that has as its primary objective the growth of the exhibition and event industry in Australia. The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is the peak association for the exhibition and event industry in Australia and New Zealand, representing all aspects of the exhibition and event industry.

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Interactive Advertising Bureau

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Limited is the peak trade association for online advertising in Australia and was incorporated in July 2010. As one of over 40 IAB offices globally, and with a rapidly growing membership, IAB Australia’s principal objective is to support and enable the media and marketing industry to ensure that they thrive in the digital economy. The role of the IAB is to work with its members and the broader advertising and marketing industry to assist marketers to identify how best to employ online as part of their marketing strategy, to better target and engage their customers and build their brands.

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International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

A not-for-profit international network of professionals committed to improving the effectiveness of organizations through strategic interactive and integrated business communication management. Founded in 1970, The International Association of Business Communicators provides a professional network of about 15,000 business communication professionals in over 80 countries. There are chapters in NSW and VIC.

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Marketing Association of Australia and New Zealand

A leading international professional marketing institute focused on marketing education and training, marketing information and practical tools and resources for marketing business development.

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Media Federation of Australia

The Media Federation of Australia (MFA) was formed in 1997 with an objective of supporting those Agencies that specialised in media services (ie. media research, strategic planning, media negotiation and placement). Today the MFA has a total membership base of 19 Media Agencies who are collectively responsible for over 72% of media billings in Australia.

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Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)

The Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) is the national industry body for public relations and communication professionals in Australia. PRIA represents and provides professional support and recognition to over 3,000 individual practitioners and more than 175 consultancies nationwide. Since 1949, it’s been PRIA’s role to promote and enhance the profession and its status to the broader community. PRIA enforces the highest standards of ethical practice and represent public relations practitioners in the best interests of the profession.

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The Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA)

The Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) is the peak body that represents the subscription television industry in Australia. ASTRA is responsible for the development of the codes of practice for the subscription television industry in consultation with the Australian Communications and Media Authority. ASTRA actively represents the industry on regulatory and policy issues. ASTRA also represents it members in the media, conducts conferences and forums and organises the annual ASTRA Awards that celebrate and recognise the diversity, quality and continued growth of the industry in Australia.

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The Centre for Corporate and Public Affairs

The Centre for Corporate Public Affairs is a membership-based organisation comprising major corporations and organisations, many trading internationally, in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Established in 1990, it is the only organisation of its type in the Asia Pacific region to support, advance and research corporate public affairs as a management function, encompassing government, media and stakeholder relations, corporate social responsibility/corporate citizenship, issues management, internal communications and reputation management.

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