Industry Involvement

The Media Services Group actively participates in many industry-specific associations committed to the betterment of magazine publishing, book publishing, and event management businesses by providing our clients with enterprise software fitted to their digital needs.

The following is an abbreviated listing:

AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS

With more than 4,000 members in North America, ABC is a forum of the world's leading magazine and newspaper publishers, advertisers and advertising agencies. The organization provides credible, verified information essential to the media buying and selling process. ABC maintains the world's foremost electronic database of audited-circulation information and an array of verified readership, subscriber demographics and online activity data. www.accessabc.com

AMERICAN BUSINESS MEDIA

Founded in 1906, American Business Media is the association of business information providers, delivering business intelligence to industry, Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. Its 300 -plus member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 5,000 print and online titles and 1,000 trade shows and well over $20 billion in annual revenues. www.americanbusinessmedia.com

ASAE & THE CENTER FOR ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP

ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership are two organizations linked together by a common belief and a common passion: that associations have the power to transform society for the better. Established to help association professionals achieve high levels of performance, ASAE nurtures a community of smart, creative, and interesting members, connecting great ideas and great people. www.asaecenter.org

ASSOCIATION OF EVENT ORGANISERS

The Association of Event Organisers Ltd (AEO) is the trade body representing companies that conceive, create, develop, manage, market, sponsor, supply or service trade exhibitions and consumer events. It is run by its members for the benefit of its members through an elected council of representatives, specialist working groups and a fulltime secretariat.

The AEO is the voice of the multi-billion pound exhibition industry both in the UK and, increasingly, around the globe. www.aeo.org.uk

BPA WORLDWIDE

BPA Worldwide is the global industry resource for verified audience data and media knowledge. BPA delivers consumer and business media audits of unsurpassed rigor, objectivity, accuracy, transparency and timeliness audits that provide solid assurance for both media owners and media buyers. With rich, in-depth information, BPA audits also provide advertisers, agencies and media owners with audience insights that they can turn into competitive advantage. For media buyers and owners all over the world, BPA helps turn assurance and insight into advantage. www.bpaww.com

BOOK INDUSTRY STUDY GROUP

The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) is the industry’s leading trade association for policy, standards and research. Membership consists of publishers, manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, librarians and others engaged in the business of print and electronic media. For over 30 years, BISG has provided a forum for all industry professionals to come together and efficiently address issues and concerns to advance the book community. www.bisg.org

CITY & REGIONAL MAGAZINE ASSOCIATION

The City and Regional Magazine Association. www.citymag.org

 

 

 

DIGITAL BOOK WORLD

Digital Book World is designed specifically to help consumer book publishers and their trading partners assess the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital age. The industry's top insiders' all experts at the forefront of digital publishing will report on how they're driving new revenues and adapting current business models to thrive in the digital landscape. www.digitalbookworld.com

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR EXHIBTIONS AND EVENTS

Organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of tradeshow and exposition managers, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events is today the leading association for the global exhibition industry. Today IAEE represents over 6,000 individuals who conduct and support exhibitions around the world. www.iaem.org

INTERSOFT MEDIA SYSTEMS

Intersoft Media Systems develops and provides software for use by Advertising agencies and Media Buying Services with ERP-like solution that can be used across different departments within an Advertising Agency.  www.intersoftmedia.com

 

NEW YORK SOCIETY OF ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES

Founded in 1919, the New York Society of Association Executives mission is to lead in advancing and serving the profession of association and not-for-profit management.

NYSAE is the association of associations headquartered in the Tri-State region of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. NYSAE's members are full-time paid chief executives, and middle managers of trade associations, professional societies, voluntary organizations, other not-for-profit organizations and supplier firms. The New York association community alone employs over 140,000 people. www.nysaenet.org

PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION OF THE WEST

The Publishers Association of the West is a trade organization established in 1977 as Rocky Mountain Book Publishers Association; a professional group to serve the needs of its members and as a forum for the discussion of publishing issues. Our membership ranges from small independent presses to publishing companies with worldwide operations. Our associate members include printers, designers, binderies, and publishing freelancers. Membership is based primarily in the western U.S. and Canada. The Association provides a framework for networking that leads to lifelong contacts. www.pubwest.org

PUBLISHING BUSINESS CONFERENCE & EXPO

The Publishing Business Conference & Expo discusses and debates the most pressing issues facing book and magazine publishers today. Attendees not only walk away with profit-building strategies to help them get through current economic challenges, but also leave with tips, tactics and solutions for thriving in the industry's future. Our goal, as always, is to help publishing executives cut costs, save time, do more with less and operate more successfully and profitably. www.publishingbusiness.com

SOFTWARE & INFORMATION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. www.siia.net

SOCIETY OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PUBLISHERS

SNAP is the one non-profit, professional society serving the needs of association publishers and communications professionals. www.snaponline.org

TOOLS OF CHANGE IN PUBLISHING

The O'Reilly TOC (Tools of Change) Conference considers what's at stake for the future of publishing for people who are passionate about books and book publishing. Most publishers know that next steps are needed; TOC helps them take the plunge and connect with the right ideas, tools, and innovators. This annual conference emphasizes practical/tactical information and knowledge transfer so that attendees come away armed with skills to lead change within their own organization. www.toccon.com

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