AMA Cincinnati Mission

Strategically situated in the Cincinnati tri-state area that includes Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana, AMA Cincinnati is the premier professional organization to connect, grow and inspire marketers in what is broadly considered to be the brand capital of the world. And if “who you know” is important, AMA Cincinnati is vital.

Cincinnati Membership Overview

By the Numbers (approximate)

We are a part of the larger American Marketing Association, the essential community and largest nonprofit organization for marketers, with more than 20,000 members and 70 volunteer-driven Chapters in North America.

  • 300 Members from about 200 companies in the region
  • Reach to several thousand marketers locally each week
  • 40 Volunteers / 18 Board Members
We are the best community in the Cincinnati tri-state area for marketers broadly defined to make an impression, a connection, and an impact in this hub of marketing and branding excellence.

Organizations Represented

We are B2B and B2C, representing products, technologies and services, with a solid core in mid-market and involvement from virtually every key industry in the Region, including:

  • Manufacturing & SaaS
  • Healthcare Payers & Providers
  • Retail & Consumer Goods
  • Business & Professional Services
  • Agencies & Research Firms
  • Higher Ed & Not-for-Profit

Functional Areas Represented

We are job seekers and hiring managers, young professionals, managers and CMOs; strategists, analysts and doers, thought leaders and learners, friends and colleagues, mentors and high potentials, with functional and leadership expertise including:

  • Graphic Design & Print Production
  • Video & other Digital Production
  • Content Marketing & Public Relations
  • Advertising & Copy Writing
  • Research & Analysis
  • Social Media & Digital Technology
  • Brand & Product Management
  • Lead Generation & Inbound Marketing
  • Sales & Business Development
  • Communications & Growth Strategy

Our Vision

AMA Cincinnati, like our parent American Marketing Association, is grounded in a core set of values:

  • Service leadership
  • Content-driven knowledge sharing through a highly relevant intellectual agenda
  • Experience-rich community

From this base, we support growth of our members and the organizations they serve, inspiration for future of marketing in the short and long term, and connections that generate business, work, innovation, advancement and fun.

Our History

Founded in 1937 and recognized over time as one of the American Marketing Association’s strongest Chapters, we have been awarded Chapter Excellence Awards (CEA) in 32 of the 40 years the CEA Program has existed. We are a member of the elite Platinum Club of Continuing Excellence, and the 2019 Silver Chapter of the Year.

Our achievements qualify us to participate in the Professional Chapters Council (PCC), a group of past presidents from award-winning AMA professional chapters in the United States and Canada. The current Cincinnati PCC representative is Gina Bonar, who led our Chapter in 2016/2017 and also still serves on our current Board.