Are you involved?

16 04 2009

One of the rules in my 12 Rules of Networking for 2009 white paper is: Rule #10 – Get Involved in something.

Are you involved in something that matters to you professionally or are you just planning to “get involved” when you’re more-or-less forced to as a result of an unexpected job loss, relo to a new area or maybe a bad new boss?

Sadly, too many folks join industry associations or things like Rotary AFTER they really need to, and then they’re disappointed that they’re not instantly “connecting” with people that could potentially help them. This, unfortunately, is often true because not only have they not actually put any time into the group to build some real RELATIONSHIPS, it’s also usually palpable to the folks they meet that they are coming from a place of desperation instead of giving.  Sigh.

You personally can avoid this, and also help folks you know that need this kind of help, by taking note & letting them know that the Puget Sound American Marketing Association is in the throws of a major membership drive and is currently offering an incredible sign-up package to new members…details below.

And, also below, you’ll find details about the upcoming all-day MarketSmart conference in Seattle on Friday, May 15, 2009.  Talk about a great way/day to test drive your (new) membership, save money on the conference fee, invest in yourself, network with others, and maybe even get inspired! We really hope to see you there.

Now through May 31 AMA membership application fees are waived PLUS new members receive a $20 Master Card gift card. Details at – just click on Membership.

Come join the fun at MarketSmart on May 15!

Hey – we’re gearing up for MarketSmart!

MarketSmart: The Upside of a Down Economy
Come to MarketSmart. Smart strategies that work.

Don’t miss one of the most anticipated marketing events of the year! Sign up today for:

• Speakers from nationally & locally recognized brands
• Informative topics, strategies and best practices
• Networking
• Business development
• Personal development
• And fun!


Dove: Real Beauty
Sharon MacLeod, Dove Brand Building Director of Unilever Canada

2008 Beijing Olympics
Terrence Burns, President of Helios Partners, Inc.

“The Bravern” Marketing Approach
Dan Ivanoff, Director, Managing Investment
Partner of Schnitzer West

Seattle Sounders
Gary Wright, Senior VP of Business
Operations of Seattle Sounders FC

Torrey Lincoln of LinkedIn,
Western Region Sales Manager

Viking Bank
Dana Giove, SVP and Retail Banking
Market Manager of Viking Bank

Chuck Frizelle, Director of Xbox/Games
Advertising Product Strategy and Planning at Microsoft

Early bird rates (until April 24):
PSAMA Members: $195 Nonmembers: $230 Students: $195
Regular registration (after April 24):
PSAMA Members: $230 Nonmembers: $295 Students: $260

Start: 7:00 AM–Registration
Continental Breakfast and Networking

To register, go to or call (206) 623-8632

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