Sunday, August 4, 2019

Industry Trade Groups For Marketing Books

You may be looking for guidance or resources when it comes to aspects of book publicity, marketing, advertising, branding and sales. Below are 12 helpful major trade groups with a quick summary of what they do:

1.      American Association of Advertising Agencies –  Founded in 1917, it represents hundreds  of advertising agencies in the US that collectively generate 80% of the total ad volume placed by agencies nationwide.

2.      American Advertising Federation  -- Founded in 1905, it represents tens of thousands of individuals working in advertising

3.      The Data & Marketing Association – It represents over 1,4 companies.

4.      Public Relations Society of America – It represents 22,000 PR professionals

5.      Association of National Advertisers – Founded in 1910, it represents nearly 1,000 with 15,000 brands that collectively spend over $250 billion in marketing amd advertising annually.

6.      Outdoor Advertising Association of America –  Founded in 1891, it represents nearly 800 companies involved in billboard ads

7.      Mobile Marketing Association -- Represents hundreds of companies connected to handheld-device ads

8.      Interactive Advertising Bureau – Represents companies involved in interactive broadcasting, email, and wireless ads

9.      Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization –  It represents over 600 organizations involved in providing SEO and SEM services

10.  Word of Mouth Marketing Association – It represents over 500 companies that market by word-of-mouth

11.  Point-of-Purchase Advertising Institute. This is the trade association of the $17 billion in-store segment of the ad industry. It represents over 1,700 companies in the retail industry.

12.  Market Research Association -- Represents over 3,000 members involved in all aspects of professional research.

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