Founded in 1961, the ADCNJ provides an opportunity for stimulating ideas, discovering new talents, sources, techniques, and a forum for the promotion and advancement of the professional designer and artist.
The purpose and objectives for which the ADCNJ is formed are:
- To raise the professional stature of the Art Director and related graphic practitioners.
- To improve performance and efficiency in the field of visual communications through close contact and exchange of ideas and experiences.
- To engage in educational endeavors and charitable work and non-political activities as the ADCNJ may deem proper.
- To foster professional standards and promote closer understanding with business and industry by means of public exhibitions and lectures.
- To support a "Code of Fair Practice" for all members of the ADCNJ.
Awards Program: Annual
The Business Marketing Association (BMA) is a 75-year old, not-for-profit international organization serving the professional and career development needs of business-to-business marketers.
The NJ Chapter offers monthly programs and seminars on business-to-business marketing topics such as advertising, branding, copywriting, email marketing, SEO, social media, lead generation, public relations and strategic marketing geared towards marketing and communications professionals. BMA-NJ provides its members the opportunity to expand their business expertise and grow professionally -- as well as meet, learn from and build relationships with others in the profession.
Awards Program: Impact Awards
The organization whose members “tell the story for hire,” MCA-I is the premiere organization devoted to providing accomplished visual communicators with professional and business development opportunities. Formerly ITVA, we started here in New Jersey in the mid-1960s as an affiliation of corporate production departments. Today, MCA-I’s membership is corporate or commercial, in-house or independent. We encompass all arts, crafts and trades relevant to the visual communications field, whether analog or digital, linear or random-access, on- or off-line. Our members include producers, directors, writers and other creatives, shooters, talent, crew, lighting, engineers and technicians, animation specialists, audio experts, web designers and all related specialties.
The North Jersey Chapter meets monthly at various in-state locations; meetings cover a wide variety of technical and business administration topics. The International Headquarters, now in Madison, Wisconsin, is a source of additional membership benefits and information.http://www.mca-i.org
Established in 1997, the New Jersey chapter of the Association for Women in Communications (AWCNJ) is an active professional organization dedicated to self-development, building relationships and the advancement of women across communications disciplines.
AWCNJ members are able to connect with a strong and growing network of communications and marketing professionals, participate in professional development programs and identify new resources to build their careers, along with taking full advantage of all AWC national member programs.
Awards Programs: Clarion Awards (national), Women Who Will (chapter)
PRSA is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals. Its nearly 20,000 members are organized worldwide in over 100 chapters. With more than 300 members, the New Jersey chapter of PRSA, founded in 1960, represents business and industry, technology, counseling firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. PRSA builds the public relations profession and the public relations professional in three core areas: Advancing the Profession, Strengthening the Society, and Establishing Global Leadership
Awards Program: Pyramid Awards