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BMA Carolinas Membership

Chapter membership value propositions

When you join BMA Carolinas, you become part of our local, prestigious organization as well as the National Business Marketing Association. BMA is the only marketing organization devoted exclusively to business to business marketers. Whether you are a seasoned marketer or just starting out, BMA Carolinas provides multiple benefits to becoming a member, including networking, education, professional development, resources and recognition.

Networking & Events

The BMA Carolinas membership is comprised of corporate professionals, marketing agencies, and service providers representing businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. Our networking gives members tangible opportunities to build relationships and expand their professional reputation – making it easier to conduct business in today’s fast-changing marketplace.

  • Programs and Social Events discounts for members
  • Special Members-Only Events
  • Face-to-Face Dinners and Post-Event Meetings with speakers
  • Access to prime seating locations at events
  • Online Membership and Resources Directory
  • BMA LinkedIn Group
  • Member Spotlight at monthly BMA Lunch
  • Members Only perks at various meetings and events throughout the year
Education & Professional Development

BMA Carolinas speaker programs and events offer discussion topics and hands-on training, helping to define trends in today’s B2B marketing. Our continuing education gives members of all experience levels a competitive edge with ample opportunities to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to successfully navigate the rapidly changing B2B marketing environment.

BMA Carolinas offers significant member discounts for:

  • Monthly Programs—nationally and locally known speakers
  • Seminars, Webinars, Workshops
  • National BMA Conference
Information & Resources

The BMA Carolinas provides a depth of professional resources including white papers, industry trend research, case studies, videos, podcasts, and newsletters, regional and national magazines. All of these resources are available to members, along with the annual world-class conference hosted by BMA National. The access to BMA marketing resources gives members the knowledge to make business decisions based on industry trends and research.

  • Access to B2B national research
  • Free professional email newletters
  • B-to-B Marketer—quarterly national online magazine
  • Research, White Papers and Industry Studies
  • Books to build your B2B library
Recognition

BMA Carolinas acknowledges exceptional marketing achievements through the ProAds and the National B2s awards. Our high standard of recognition enables members to attract new business and retain existing business relationships based on their marketing excellence. Awards are given to marketers for achieving outstanding strategy, creative and results.

  • ProAds Awards, Carolinas Chapter – discounted member submission fee
  • ProAds Awards Banquet – discounted member tickets
  • Regional B2B Marketing Conference – discounted member tickets
  • The B2s, sponsored by National BMA

Types of Membership

BMA Individual Membership

As a member of BMA you get access to unparalleled networking. We connect members with the kind of knowledge, people and programs that make achieving their companies’ objectives more efficient and effective.

As a business marketer or communicator, your needs are distinct from those of the consumer marketing environment. Broad-brush marketing associations or trade organizations devoted to a single program category cannot effectively provide the required resources. You need a community that, like you, focuses on meeting the challenges presented in business marketing, day in and day out. You need the BMA.

You are now entitled to take advantage of a wide range of BMA and ANA products and services, including several features you can access right from your desk:

  • Complimentary access to BMA’s Content Library
    • Tap the latest B-to-B marketing insights, plus hundreds of B-to-B case studies, research reports, white papers, articles, presentations, and other B-to-B content from any device.
  • Complimentary ANA, BAA, and BMA webinars
    • From the comfort of your office you have access to ANA’s, BAA’s, and BMA’s webinar series. Our monthly B-to-B webinar series will help expand your business perspective in the marketing space.
  • Expanded Conference and Local Event Opportunities
    • You are invited to attend any one of three complimentary B-to-B member-only conferences. Locally, you can also participate in Chapter hosted complimentary members-only events (MOEs) at your Home Chapter.
  • Complimentary Publications
    • You will receive key industry publications like B-to-B Marketer, ANA Magazine, Activate, focusing on experiential, shopper and promotion marketing, and have access to the BMA and ANA SmartBrief daily marketing newsletters.
  • Revamped national Membership Directory that allows you to engage with fellow BMA members
  • Complimentary membership to Home Chapter
    • Chapter membership dues for your Home Chapter are included in your BMA Individual membership. 

BMA Individual Member dues: $300

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Chapter Young Professional Membership

The Carolinas Young Professionals (YPs) are a sub-group of the BMA Carolinas chapter that is comprised of young professionals and college students, ages 18 to 31, who are interested in honing their skills and knowledge of business-to-business marketing.

 YP members experience the same benefits as all BMA Carolinas members, such as discounted conference and monthly luncheon tickets, networking opportunities as well as BMA/ANA’s hub of excellent market research and webinars, plus more! As part of the YPs, you will also have access to YP networking events, mentorship programs and YP specific educational events.

To learn more about joining the BMA Carolinas chapter and becoming part of the BMA YPs, contact the BMA YP Committee Chairman, Emily Farrar, or visit the BMA national website.

Membership Plans for BMA YPs: 

YP Starter Plan*

You Pay: $75/year

 Designed for young professionals who are just getting started with their careers and are budget conscious. Joining with the starter plan allows you to benefit from discounted rates to YP events, BMA luncheons and networking events that can provide you with a taste of what the BMA NCSC chapter has to offer!

Membership Benefits:

  • Attend all BMA luncheons and networking events at member rate.
  • Attend all YP events at member rate.

*Limited to ages 18-30. Low price rate available for maximum of 2 years.

 

BMA General Membership: 

You Pay: $300/year

If you prefer to have access to everything the BMA has to offer, you may join as a BMA member. The provides you with national and local chapter benefits listed below. In addition, you may receive discounts to ANA conferences and more! 

Membership Benefits:

  • Attend all luncheons and networking events at member rate
  • Attend all BMA YP events at member rate
  • Access to the national BMA content library
  • Access to webinars sponsored by BMA nationally.
  • Access to BMA member-only events (2-4 per year)
  • ANA conference discounts

Does your company have a Corporate Membership with the BMA NCSC chapter? You can join the BMA YP program for no additional charge. Contact the YP Committee Chair if you have any questions. 

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