Networking and connecting is an important part of any job. And whether you’ve just moved to a new city, or are looking to grow in an area you’ve lived in for years, focusing your local networking is crucial to the potential growth of your professional opportunities. Networking within your industry can also help you advance your skills as you key into conversations that others are having, share resources and learn from your peers.
There are a plethora of helpful marketing, PR and communications organizations in Minnesota that can help you grow through education, networking and industry involvement. There are a great number of networking events and opportunities provided by these organizations to meet people face to face and grow your network. Many organizations are also well connected through social media so you can connect, engage and grow online as well! If you live in another state please Google to find organizations near you.
We have compiled al list of top communications and PR associations, organizations and groups in Minnesota for you to check out:
For almost 15 years, Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association, the oldest Interactive Marketing Association in the U.S., has been working in both freelance and settings in product development, promotions, publishing, design, experience design, marketing, content development, media and usability. They are dedicated to inspiring innovation, supporting beneficial change and adapting to the transformative world of business. MIMA is an organization that every marketing and communications professional should connect with and check out for networking and learning opportunities. Visit the MIMA website today for more information.
The Advertising Federation of Minnesota is a non-profit, professional trade association that vows to protect the integrity of the advertising profession and is committed to serving Minnesota’s local advertising community through networking opportunities, seminars and other events. Find out more about the Advertising Federation of Minnesota and get connected by visiting their website today.
Since 2007, Social Media Breakfast – Minneapolis/St. Paul has been bringing together professionals from different backgrounds and industries to learn and share about social media. Its overall membership has grown to over 2,300 professionals. If you are looking for an eclectic group of marketing and non-marketing professionals where you can network and learn more about social media, Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis / Saint Paul is definitely the place for you. Visit the SMBMSP website today to learn more about upcoming social media breakfast events.
Business Marketing Association of Minnesota’s sole focus is to help business-to-business marketers and communicators stay connected while keeping on top of cutting-edge trends, strategies and products in their industry. BMA vows to “focus on meeting the challenges presented in business marketing, day in and day out.” Visit BMA Minnesota’s website to learn more about upcoming events and networking opportunities today.
The Minnesota American Marketing Association (MN AMA) brings together marketing students and professionals who strive to “be what’s next in the marketing world.” They use events and sponsorships to create a deep sense of community among members, always focusing on expanding networks to predict the latest in marketing strategies and to explore new opportunities. To stay up to date in the marketing and communications field connect with the Minnesota American Marketing Association today.
Minnesota Public Relations Society of America, the 10th largest chapter of the PRSA, focuses on bringing together professionals who are devoted to excelling in the area of public relations. They strive to bring these professionals together, deepen their knowledge and encourage them to share their talents with each other and their communities. These incredible organizations offer great opportunities for you to get involved and stay involved in the Minnesota public relations community- contact them today!
MNSearch was founded to address the needs and demands of search marketing in Minnesota. They strive to speak directly professionals in search marketing while raising awareness and standards of search in Minnesota. MNSearch hosts events that will provide attendees with tools and tactics of search marketing, ideas on how search tactics work and provide opportunities for networking with others in the field. MNSearch is a great organization to connect with and meet a variety of communications professionals, they also offer excellent education opportunities on a regular basis. Visit the MNSearch website for more information.
Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications (MWMC) focuses on hosting events and providing opportunities to empower women, elevating experience and helping advance the careers of women in marketing and communications. Events include focused trainings, workshops and other professional development opportunities for women in Minnesota. For more information on events and ways to connect with MWMC please visit their website.
Sales and Marketing Executives (SME) was founded to provide leaders in sales and marketing positions the opportunities to exchanged business strategies and tactics that are practical and have been proven to work. SME creates an environment for continuous learning where leaders can implement what they learned into their company immediately. To learn more about the SME group please visit their website. You will find membership information as well as further ways to connect and stay connected.
International Association of Business Communications Minnesota (IABC MN) was started in 1970 as a global membership association with thousands of members across the world. IABC MN is made up of nearly 300 business communicators in the state who strive to create a community of business communication professionals that can share best practices, innovative thinking and foster opportunities for in-depth learning and career guidance. Check out their website for news and upcoming events as well as to connect further on social media.
AGIA Minnesota is a great place for those in the design profession that are looking for a place of inspiration and professional development. Members include graphic designers and professionals in fields such as printing, photography, illustration, distribution, and writing. AGIA Minnesota offers education and professional development programs, competitions and shows for professionals and students to network. Check out the AIGA website for more information and to connect further with the organization.
Networking and connecting with professional organizations is a great way to grow your own career and learn from others too. Feel free to click the links above to learn more about these leading Minnesota marketing, public relations and communications professional organizations and reach out to connect with the organizations and join in their activities. We have tried to create a listing that includes all the major professional marketing, public relations and communications organizations that exist in Minnesota. Do you have any additional marketing, communications and/or public relations professional organizations to add to our list for Minnesota? Please include them in the comments below and we will update this post accordingly.