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American Marketing Association Overview

Chicago, IL
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Membership Organizations
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Who We Are
With a network of 445,000 marketers, the American Marketing Association (AMA) is the world’s largest marketing association, and the most relevant force and voice shaping marketing today. AMA is an essential community for marketers that inspires ... Read more

Mission: At the American Marketing Association (AMA), we’re striving to be the most relevant voice shaping marketing around the world. Our passion and dedication to uncovering the next best practices in marketing, paired with our core values of being curious, courageous ... Read more

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American Marketing Association – Why Work For Us?


The roots of the American Marketing Association can be traced to the early 1900s when the National Association of Teachers of Advertisers and American
Marketing Society, comprised of marketers and marketing researchers, merged to bring together all marketers, across all specialties to collaborate and inspire one another. The American Marketing Association (AMA) officially launched in
1937.Today, the AMA has grown to be one of the largest marketing associations in the world, with over 30,000 members and 1.1M unique visitors to who work, teach and study in the field of marketing across the globe.

As the leading organization for marketers, AMA is the trusted go-to resource for marketers and academics. We are counted on as the most credible marketing resource where our members can stay relevant with knowledge, training and tools to enhance lifelong learning and obtain valuable information and connections.

The AMA is constantly innovating and evolving, helping to shape the field as well as keep abreast of the changing global marketplace to help our members excel in their careers.

No other organization provides more ways for marketers and academics to connect with the people and resources they need to be successful.

Our Mission

The AMA strives to be the most relevant force and voice shaping marketing around the world; an essential community for marketers.

In 2015, the “Next AMA” launched four transformational strategies for its North American operations:
1. Committing to Service Leadership to customers, members and stakeholders.
2. Providing a proactive, differentiated and modern voice for a single unified, One AMA brand, One AMA Community.
3. Establishing an Intellectual Agenda that is harmonized across all platforms and channels based on an editorial strategy to feature the tension between Best Versus Next Practices™.
4. Building a personalized and connected Marketplace of knowledge that engages the AMA in a single community—always on, always connected…One AMA Community.

The AMA’s unique strength is that we are a "community of  communities." In North        America alone the AMA is of service to over 17 million marketing and sales professionals. Each year nearly three million marketers engage with the AMA seeking answers they can use. Delivering on this promise is the AMA's mantra, "Answers In Action."

The AMA is home of the most highly regarded marketing journals in the world; where the academia’s foremost thought-leaders publish evidence-based research influencing marketing practice.

This past year the AMA has conducted thousands of live and virtual events spanning all disciplines within marketing. Increasingly these events will be inspired by the industry’s definitive intellectual agenda anchored by “The Seven Big Problems” confronting marketers.

The AMA Global Support Center relocated to a contemporary and collaborative workplace now open to all AMA members as your home away from home anytime you’re in Chicago. I hope you’ll visit us in the coming year to see your AMA at work.

The AMA has also invested heavily in what we call the AMA Community Advantage. Ultimately it is the AMA Community Advantage that sets us apart. 

  • We revere the marketer. 
  • We know the marketer. 
  • We are stronger together. 
  • We think ahead for the marketer. 
  • We are bound by shared values. 

There's a lot going on at the American Marketing Association. We hope to see you in the coming year as we redouble our pledge to deliver "Answers In Action” and the AMA Community Advantage. If you’re a marketer, the AMA is for you.


Russ Klein
CEO, American Marketing Association

Our Hiring Process

Step 1: Apply for a Position
If a particular position piques your interest, we invite you to submit your application online. After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email stating that we've recieved your application and a linke provided to check the status of your application.

Step 2: Assessment
Next, our hiring team will review your credentials as compared to the requirements for the position you’ve expressed interest in.

We rely on various forms of communication in order to learn more about you, your workplace preference, and your career goals:
• One-Way Video Interviews
• Phone Interviews
• Two-Way Video Interviews
• In-Person One-on-One Interviews
• In-Person Group Interviews

We believe that the interview process is not only a way for us to get to know you better, but also a way for you to get to know us better! We work hard to ensure we’re making the right hiring decision and we expect you to do the same.

Step 3: Offer
Offers are extended over the phone or in person by the Human Resources team or a Senior Leadership member. During an offer, you’ll be presented with a total rewards package that’s not just fair, but competitive!

If you are not selected for a role after you’ve interviewed, you’ll be contacted by a member of the Human Resources team.

Step 5: Onboarding

Getting you acclimated to the AMA is next step! We go over our values, strategic plan, and provide insight into how our organization is evolving for the better!

AMA Perks

You may be asking yourself, "What's in it for me?"

Check out some of our benefits:

Casual Dress enviroment

Free Gym Membership

Fully Stocked Snack Pantry

Social and Employee Appreciation Events

Flexible Work Arrangements

Summer Hours

Generous Paid Holiday Schedule

Volunteer Time Off

Commuter and Parking Program


There are more than 445,000 individuals within the AMA community who work, teach and study in the field. The AMA has over 70 professional chapters. In
addition, there are more than 10,500 student members and 350 AMA collegiate chapters in the United States and select International locations. Over 4000 members engage around various academic topics through 17 Academic Special
Interest Groups (SIGs).

Member benefits include:

  • Innovative Resources and Tools
  • Chapter and SIG
  • Conferences and Training
  • Industry Publications
  • Career Resources and Certification

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    I have been working at American Marketing Association part-time (Less than a year)


    -Great way to network
    -Ability to gain knowledge when pursuing careers


    No cons, its a great way to be involved and network

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American Marketing Association Photos

American Marketing Association photo of: Mardi Gras Party!
American Marketing Association photo of: The AMA Global Support Center rocked it today for the Chicago Public Schools! See you next year Chicago Cares’ Serve-A-Thon!
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American Marketing Association photo of: One AMA, Run AMA! Starting line at the J.P. Morgan Chase Challenge Chicago!
American Marketing Association photo of: The riches in our new little free library at the AMA Support Center.
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American Marketing Association Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at American Marketing Association (Chicago, IL) in March 2016.


    The interview process with the AMA was a positive one from start to finish. I applied via LinkedIn and was then contacted to complete a video interview screening (to be completed in my own time) which was followed by a request for an in-person interview. They were flexible with interview times and clear about whom I'd be meeting with during the interviews so I had an opportunity to research and prepare. During the interviews, I met with four different people, all of whom I'd be working with (either reporting to or indirectly reporting to) which gave me a good perspective on the team and environment I'd be joining. After the interview, they gave me a timeline as to when I would hear back and they adhered closely to this schedule so there was no confusion. It was one of the more straightforward and efficient interview processes I've encountered.

    Interview Questions

    • Being a sales-based role, I was asked how I would prioritize the time I spent with specific clients and also how to handle when an offer is rejected.   Answer Question
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American Marketing Association Awards & Accolades

  • Association / Non-Profit (B-to-B) – Use of Digital Imagery, Ozzie Awards, 2014
  • Association / Non-Profit (B-to-B) – Use of Photography(Honorable Mention), Ozzie Awards, 2014
  • Eddie & Ozzie Award, Folio, 2016
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