American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA)- (AAAA) is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States. Its membership produces approximately 80 percent of the total advertising volume placed by agencies nationwide.
American Marketing Association (AMA)- AMA is one of the largest professional associations for marketers. AMA has 38,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing. For over six decades the AMA has been the leading source for information, knowledge sharing and development in the marketing profession.
Art Directors Club of Metro Washington (ADCMW)- ADCMW is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advocating professionalism in the field of visual communications.
Association of Fundraising Professionals – The Association of Fundraising Professionals is the leading professional association for fundraising executives who work for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.
Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW) - DMAW is the second-largest regional direct marketing association in the US. It’s purpose is to promote the exchange of information among its members; to encourage and support the highest ethical business standards; to promote use and understanding of direct marketing; and to encourage and support the teaching and study of direct marketing in an academic environment, as well as through the association itself.
Greater Baltimore Technology Council – GBTC is an organization that creates forums where organizations can meet, learn and do business.
Greater Washington Board of Trade - Through networking events and community-building projects, Board of Trade members make connections to help them advance their businesses.
National Association For Printing Leadership ( NAPL)- NAPL is a not-for-profit trade association serving companies in the graphic communications industry. NAPL offers a comprehensive slate of business-building solutions that provides company leaders with the strategies, insights, and guidance they can use to make informed business decisions, minimize risk, anticipate change, and profitably grow their business.
Production Club of Baltimore- PCB is incorporated as a non-profit, all volunteer organization providing educational resources and networking support for professionals in advertising production, design, printing and related fields.
Printing & Graphics Association Mid Atlantic (PGAMA) - PGAMA is a trade association that serves the graphic communications industry in Maryland, the Greater Washington DC area, and Southern Pennsylvania.
Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is the world's largest graphic arts trade association. PIA/ GATF delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the industry through: advocacy, education, research, and technical information
The American Institute of Graphic Arts (A.I.G.A) - AIGA serves as a hub of thought-leadership and activity for the designing community. The association is committed to stimulating thinking about design through conferences, competitions, exhibitions, publications and websites.
The Postal Customer Council™ (PCC®)- PCC® is a network of business mailers and representatives of the U.S. Postal Service®, who gather regularly to discuss and resolve local mailing issues. On both the national and local levels, Postal Customer Councils work to continually improve communication between the Postal Service™ and its customers.
ArtNetwork – The Art Network helps artists empower themselves through its books, artist directories, mailing lists and most recently through its online gallery and business software
Cynscribe – Cynscribe is a resource for calligraphers, lettering artists, papermakers, typographers, graphic designers.
Graphics-World – Graphics World provides tutorials for a number of graphics needs.
Pantone Inks - Pantone, Inc. is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries
Printing 101. com- offers a comprehensive section covering a wide range of topics associated with designing and printing your communications piece.
About.com - offers a comprehensive section covering a wide range of topics associated with desktop publishing, printing, prepress and file preparation, some software packages and more.
Print Magazine- Print Magazine is directed to design professionals- shows what is happening in advertising, graphic design, corporate identity, television, film, computer-aided design, illustration and photography, typographic design, corporate identity, design, packaging, and environmental graphics.
Dynamic Graphics magazine- Dynamic Graphics magazine provides “design ideas for the real world” to help graphics professionals produce attention-getting projects from start to finish. Every issue sparks creativity with tips, tricks, and shortcuts for both MAC and Windows, as well as expert business advice.
Advertising Age- Ad Age- Publishes articles on trends in the advertising industry and on up-and-coming companies and people. Contains a database for industry research.
Graphic Arts Monthly- Graphic Arts Monthly is the authoritative print voice serving the printing industry. Graphic Arts Monthly supplies readers with new ideas, best practices and trends from across the printing industry.
Graphic Design: USA Magazine- Graphic Design USA is a monthly news and information magazine for and about the professional design community including graphic design firms, corporate and publishing inhouse departments, advertising agencies, institutions and non-profits, and other creative businesses and organizations
Communication Arts- Communication Arts is the leading trade journal for visual communications. It's the largest design magazine in the world and showcases the top work in graphic design, advertising, illustration, photography and interactive design. Each year includes eight issues of creative excellence
DIRECT- DIRECT provides marketing professionals with a superior level of business intelligence about direct marketing, through complete case studies of successful strategies and original research on critical marketplace issues.