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January 30, 2024

AMA Around Town: The Best Way for Marketers to Casually Connect in Atlanta!

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By Kristina Gross

Walking into a large room full of marketers can be intimidating for some – especially if you like to build meaningful connections and small talk isn’t your jam. If you want to meet other marketers in the Metro area, AMA Around Town gatherings are a great way to connect informally with other marketers who live and work in your area of town.

What is “AMA Around Town?”

Each month, the chapter hosts several gatherings across the metro area – Intown, South Atlanta, Alpharetta, Perimeter, and Duluth (launching soon) for current and prospective chapter members to network. Events occur at a local restaurant or brewery, with no formal agenda or speaker. Attendance varies, but typically, these are smaller gatherings of 10-20 people, allowing participants to get to know others quickly and easily. Events are free (you don’t even have to be an AMA member), so it’s a no-brainer!

Why should I come to an “AMA Around Town?”

Members and non-members love these events because they allow them to connect with others about everything from work initiatives to industry trends, support for career challenges, hobbies, and current events. Are you new to the marketing community in Atlanta? Are you looking for new marketing clients or your next job opportunity? Do you just like hanging out with cool people and having fun conversations? Then you should check out an Around Town event near you! (Did we mention they are free?)

Can’t I network at your professional development events?  

Yes, of course! Our monthly professional development events are also a great way to connect and meet others. But, an Around Town event might be the perfect opportunity if you are looking for something more casual and laid back, with no fee attached (except for whatever you purchase to eat or drink).

Life is too busy to go to an event. What am I going to get from it? 

We get it! So many of us are back to doing everything in these post-COVID days. But, after years of being stuck behind screens, interacting in person can be a nice change of pace. You never know who you will meet or how you might have an opportunity to help a fellow marketer. The Around Town events are about a casual, fun way to connect.

Take it from Karen Phillips, our chapter’s VP of Membership: “Connection is key. Marketers like to connect with other marketers, and people come to these events for different reasons. You never know when you may find someone who can be a resource, share a job or client opportunity, or even be a new friend who shares a hobby. It’s about relationships.”

If you still need some convincing, check out what Candi Garrett – Creative Executive, BrandView Studios had to say about Around Town:

“I was invited to AMA Around Town by a friend and wasn’t sure what I was getting into as I registered at the last minute. To my surprise, I entered a room full of experienced marketing professionals. From engaging conversations to meaningful connections, I’ll definitely be back for more.”


About the Author:

Kristina Gross
Senior Director, Executive and External Communications at TrueBlue, Inc.