Tuesday, October 28, 2008

NAMD New York Chapter Update

What is NAMD?

The National Alliance of Market Developers is an organization of professionals engaged in marketing, sales, sales promotion, advertising and public relations who are focused on the delivery of goods and services to the minority and urban consumer markets.

Established in 1953 as black marketing specialists networked to search out new ways to cope with the challenges in cultivating the "Black Market," the National Alliance of Market Developers is committed to being a catalyst for positive and progressive change for African-Americans.

To accomplish our goals we create local networking opportunities, provide professional development and form alliances within strategic market segments and the general market. NAMD also provides research data that helps educate consumers and marketers, allowing both audiences to make better market decisions.

Market development is essential and the NAMD represents one of the nation's finest marketing and networking organizations. We assist our members in capitalizing on the inherent opportunities and successfully addressing the challenges of navigating this market.

Check out the website http://www.namd-nyc.org/ and make sure that you stop by our member of the month Rochelle Hill. Here is what she has to say about NAMD.

"Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I want to encourage my smart, gifted, intelligent mover/shaker friends and colleagues who live and/or work, in the NY area, to join the National Alliance of Market Developers.....

If you are in the marketing communications field from 9a to 5p, or after 5p and on the weekends as a good hustle, you should join. If you are not in the marketing communications field but marketers use your products or services then, you should join. This is a chance to be associated with the some of the best movers of the marketing industry and an opportunity to further hone your craft within the strategic planning, public speaking, event planning/marketing, sponsorships, public relations, and strategic alliances disciplines (just to name a few) by joining, as there are committees being formed as we speak--to work on some fantastic projects!"

"The NYC chapter is poised to be the strongest chapter in the nation and I know you are like me--you want to be ahead of the curve and up on what is next--well, this is it."

"I forwarded the first fall NAMD-NYC chapter Marketing Mondays information to you and if you did not attend well, you definitely missed out. For only $10., the panel of experts shared a plethora of information on financing your business, what not to put in a marketing plan, how your web site can bring money to you, and other tools beneficial for starting a new business or to make you shine in your current job. A few of the panelists, even agreed to accept emails form those in the audience who wanted to forward their business plan for free feedback. But, you will never get that information now because you did not attend. Oh yeah, and there were great snacks, as well! So, again, do not miss out on your next opportunity to participate.
Be sure to check out this link http://www.namd-nyc.org/events.html for the upcoming events in November. Thanks and let me know if you would like to chat and learn more or ask any questions. I look forward to seeing you as a MEMBER, at our next event. Thanks in advance.
Rochelle Hill"

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