industry resources
Here are a few industry groups, online resources and networking opportunities for communications professionals.

In-House Agency Forum
www.ihaforum.org

The In-House Agency Forum (IHAF) is the leading professional association for in-house advertising agencies, dedicated to providing benchmarking data, professional development and networking opportunities focused on the unique needs of in-house agencies and their staff.

Nationwide membership ranges from 300-person operations to three-person teams and represents a host of industries—from financial services and health care to retail and packaged goods. IHAF is a dynamic, peer community that enables the exchange of insight and tools that promote the advancement of in-house agencies within their respective organizations.

The Ad Club
www.adclub.org

The Ad Club has been a vital part of the communications community in Boston for over 100 years. The organization provides information, events, and resources to foster the success of local businesses. Membership is a great way to connect with like-minded communicators to discuss similar issues and forge strategic partnerships.

AIGA of Boston
boston.aiga.org

The professional association for design stimulates thinking about design, demonstrates the value of design and empowers the success of designers at each stage of their careers. AIGA is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.

American Graphics Institute
www.agitraining.com

AGI provides professional training and consulting services for those in creative fields, such as print and web publishing.

American Marketing Association
www.marketingpower.com
www.amaboston.org

The AMA is the world's largest marketing association, with Boston as one of its most robust chapters. The AMA Boston is dedicated to helping Boston businesses grow through effective marketing strategies. Workshops, lectures, and networking events are detailed on the site's calendar.

Greater Boston Chamber
www.bostonchamber.com

Nowhere else in the region will you find the powerful advocacy and high-value programs the Greater Boston Chamber provides its members. The Chamber works on behalf of 1,600 businesses of all sizes from virtually every industry in the region to drive economic growth, create new opportunities for members, and build a more inclusive community - ultimately generating a competitive and profitable business climate.

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