Advertising Institute of Australia is amalgamated into the AMI

Integration is immediate effectively and driven by the changing nature of the marketing and advertising professionals landscape

The Advertising Institute of Australasia (AIA) has joined forces with the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI), a decision driven by the changing advertising and marketing landscape.

The AIA has ceased independent operations and become part of the AMI effective immediately, stating it was in the interests of the organisation to join a larger, stronger and more diversified marketing industry association. AMI was the most aligned due to its focus on professional development, the pair said in a statement.

The AIA has been operating for 94 years, initially launching in the 1920s as the Advertising Institute of Australia with a mandate to help advertising professionals undertake a course of story and pass a ‘Licentiate Exam’. Up until the 1960s, the association provided training and examination services, before these were integrated in an Advanced Diploma of Business – Advertising at TAFE.

More recently, the AIA was aligned with RMIT’s Advanced Diploma of Business- Advertising. The not-for-profit organisation had been operating off the back of membership fees and corporate sponsorship but in the past 2-3 years had undertaken little activity.

Under the new partnership, the AIA board will invest in the 2016 and 2016 Australian Marketing Institute Awards with an emphasis on the Future Leaders Award.

“AIA has been an influential champion of the advertising industry in Australia in its 90-year history, pioneering impactful education, awards and research initiatives that have helped nurture and develop talent in Australia,” said AMI chair, Andrew Thornton.

“However, an industry association consolidation becomes inevitable in today’s rapidly evolving market. A larger organisation like the AMI is well placed to continue to provide the marketing industry support that the AIA has delivered over many years.”

AMI CEO, Lee Tonitto, said the team was looking forward to welcoming the AIA under its umbrella.

“AMI membership and a strong digital advertising education focus means we will be able to continue to progress the objectives of the AIA from day one,”she said.

The amalgamation is the second association integration the industry has seen this year. In February, the Association for Data-driven Advertising and Marketing (ADMA) picked up the assets of AIMIA, the beleaguered Digital Industry Association of Australia, after it closed its doors in December.

Follow CMO on Twitter: @CMOAustralia, take part in the CMO conversation on LinkedIn: CMO ANZ, join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CMOAustralia, or check us out on Google+: google.com/+CmoAu

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Blog Posts

3 marketing mistakes to overcome when courting prospective customers

Marketing that urges respondents to ‘buy now’ is a little like asking someone to marry you on your first date. At any time, only 3 per cent of the market is looking for what you’re selling, so the chances of your date randomly being ‘The One’ is pretty slim.

Sabri Suby

Founder, King Kong

Why are we dubious about deep learning?

The prospect of deep learning gives those of us in the industry something to get really excited about, and something to be nervous about, at the same time.

Katja Forbes

Founder and chief, sfyte

Why you can’t afford to fail at CX in 2019

In 1976 Apple launched. The business would go on to change the game, setting the bar for customer experience (CX). Seamless customer experience and intuitive designs gave customers exactly what they wanted, making other service experiences pale in comparison.

Damian Kernahan

Founder and CEO, Proto Partners

Red Agency YouGov Galaxy Report, February 2019 Predictors Study. https://redagency.com.au/re...

Vanessa Skye Mitchell

DNA-based marketing: The next big thing?

Read more

RIP holden

Max Polding

Marketing professor: For Holden, brand nostalgia ain’t what it used to be

Read more

Where does the claim that 2 million Australians have tested come from ? Anecdotal information suggests that this is way off the mark.

David Andersen

DNA-based marketing: The next big thing?

Read more

Thank you for the info , being part of a digital marketing agency in kerala , this proved handy and get to know with upcoming trends. htt...

Dotz Web Technologies

Predictions: 9 digital marketing trends for 2019

Read more

So who then is correct? The Research or The skilled Digital people.

Anene

Report reveals Australia faces digital skills shortage

Read more

Latest Podcast

More podcasts

Sign in