AMA Chicago Chapter Wins Accolades in International Competition

The American Marketing Association bestows honors to the Chicago chapter for leadership, programming, communications
By: Chicago American Marketing Association
CHICAGO - Nov. 25, 2013 - PRLog -- CHICAGO, November 25, 2013 - - The Chicago chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) today announced that it has received three 2012-13 Excellence Awards from the organization’s international headquarters. The AMA’s annual Chapter Excellence Awards program highlights exceptional performance among the organization’s 75 professional chapters across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The Chicago AMA ( chapter was recognized for excellence in three areas: Leadership, Programming and Communications.

The award for Leadership Excellence recognized the Chicago chapter’s board leadership, strategic planning, vision, volunteer management, financial and KPI management, sponsorship and collegiate relations efforts.  The chapter was also recognized for re-investing six percent of its net income for strategic initiatives for 2013-2014.

The Programming Excellence award took note of the more than 30 quality educational events planned by the Chicago chapter, including new programs like the CAMA’s Sunrise Executive Series, Evening with an Expert, inaugural Momentum conference and a highly successful BrandSmart conference. The Communications Excellence award recognized Chicago AMA for best practices in content development, delivery and overall engagement and community building.

“The staff, board of directors, members and so many volunteers of Chicago’s AMA have worked incredibly hard to successfully rebrand our chapter, attract record numbers of new members and introduce new programming that serves the needs of Chicago’s incredible marketing community,” said Chicago’s 2012-13 chapter president, Ann Kostopanagiotou.  “We are honored by this recognition of our collective efforts.”

Tara Giuliano, 2013-2014 president of the Chicago AMA chapter added: “Chicago AMA’s tremendous evolution over the past years clearly also reflects a great resurgence of the industry- leading marketing community here in Chicago.  Having surpassed even our own ambitious goals, we look forward to further engaging with Chicago marketers and setting our sights even higher for the future.”

The Chicago AMA chapter serves more than 1,000 members of Chicago business community, plus area colleges and universities through a wide range of programs and services specifically for marketers.  Under the mantra of “Making Every Marketer Count,” Chicago AMA has significantly increased its membership, introduced multiple new educational programs and introduced AMA to a broader community of more than 7,000 area marketers.

About the Chicago AMA

Founded in 1937, the Chicago AMA delivers cutting-edge marketing programming, connects marketers across all disciplines and business industries, and enables marketing career advancement.  With Chicago as an epicenter for marketing excellence today and tomorrow, no other organization connects as many marketers with as many opportunities as the Chicago AMA.  Additional information is available at

About the American Marketing Association

The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the largest marketing association in North America with a global network of over 30,000 members. It is a professional association for individuals involved in the practice, teaching and study of marketing worldwide. As the leading organization for marketers, AMA is the trusted go-to resource for marketers and academics. AMA is counted on as the most credible marketing resource where members can stay relevant with knowledge, training and tools to enhance lifelong learning and obtain valuable information and connections. For more information on the American Marketing Association, please visit

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