Birmingham AMA Blog

  • Welcome New Member | Bryan Council – Metro Monitor

    Bryan Council: Friend of Media. President at . Provider of media intelligence to communications professionals. Interested in interesting things.

    Metro Monitor is committed to providing the most comprehensive, cost effective, and easy to use media analysis services. By combining TV News, Radio News, Online News, and Social Media monitoring into a single platform, clients gain the ability to cost effectively monitor, manage, share, and analyze all of their media coverage. Read more

  • Member Spotlight: Carolyn Popp Garrity

    In this Member Spotlight, we get to know more about Carolyn Popp Garrity, Assistant Professor of Business at Birmingham-Southern College and VP of Collegiate Relations for AMA Birmingham.
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  • Member Spotlight: Martina Mack

    Martina Mack is president of Skyline Exhibits and Graphics in Alabama and also serves as AMA Birmingham’s VP of Operations.  We recently sat down with Martina so we could share with our members more about her. Read more

  • AMA Birmingham Chapter Elects New Board

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala – August 4, 2016 ‐ The American Marketing Association’s Birmingham chapter announced the election of its new Officers and Board of Directors for the 2016‐2017 term. Clifton Eason of Samford University will serve as President.

    “I am excited about what the near future holds for AMA Birmingham and its members,” says Eason. “As we complete the final stages of our rebranding effort, our board turns its attention to new endeavors, which include special events and new programs that will provide even greater value to our members – as well as the Birmingham marketing community in general. Our board has an aggressive agenda this year, but it also has just the right people to accomplish our goals.”

    Gus Pasisis of Style Advertising will serve as President‐elect. Other members of the board include:

    • Felicia Fortune, Secretary
    • Tom Nelson, Vulcan Materials (retired) ‐ Treasurer
    • Laura Prewitt, Whiteboard it ‐ Immediate Past President
    • Ellen Porter, Vice President of Membership
    • Michael Smith, The Great, The Good, and The Gone ‐ Vice President of Programming
    • Bill Stoeffhaas, Style Advertising ‐ Vice President of Communicatons
    • Carolyn Garrity, Birmingham Southern College ‐ Vice President of Collegiate Relations
    • Tiffany Clemons, UAB’s Alys Stephens Center ‐ Vice President of Sponsorship
    • Taylor Whitaker, Stewardship Investment Planning ‐ Vice President of Social Media
    • Drew Franklin, Altec ‐ Vice President of Technology
    • Gigi Talley, Vice President of Operations
    • Mar na Mack, Skyline Alabama ‐ Vice President of Operations
    • Jamie Parris, Uptick Marketing ‐ Vice President of Public Relations
    • Lynd Bacon, Lorna Buena Associates ‐ Vice President of Analytics

    AMA Birmingham is an essential community for marketing leaders. The organization provides marketers with the resources, information, and training to help them outperform. AMA Birmingham’s luncheons, held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, feature some of the brightest CEOs, CMOs, and marketing experts in the region.

    For more information on about programs, events, or membership, visit or email .

    Contact: Jamie Parris

    Phone: 205.607.2230



  • Uptick Marketing is giving away $25,000 in online marketing!

    Our sponsor Uptick Marketing is giving away $25,000 in online marketing to a Birmingham-based nonprofit organization. Click the picture below to learn more – applications are due May 6. 

    Uptick Marketing

    Now you see why our sponsors are so AMAzing!!!!

  • Birmingham AMA Welcomes New Platinum Sponsors for 2016

    We are extremely happy to announce our newest Platinum Sponsors for the Birmingham chapter of the American Marketing Association! Please visit our sponsors and see the great things they are doing in their businesses!

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  • BBJ Editor Cindy Crawford Dishes News in the Ham

    By Candie A. Price

    BBJ Editor, Cindy Fisher Crawford

    BBJ Editor, Cindy Fisher Crawford

    The Birmingham Business Journal, whose preferred moniker by most in the region is the “BBJ,”  is Birmingham’s Bible for Business.  It is the “go-to” publication for anything relating to business dealings and operations, boasting a total audience of  28,000 with 7,000 print subscribers, and a morning and afternoon digital edition of approximately 9,000 subscribers each.

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  • Join the coolest group in town

    AMA Board Members Laura Prewitt, Candie Price, and Cliff Eason at National AMA Leadership Summit in Chicago, IL. 5/2015

    AMA Board Members Laura Prewitt, Candie Price, and Cliff Eason at National AMA Leadership Summit in Chicago, IL. 5/2015

    If you haven’t heard, the Birmingham Chapter of the American Marketing Association are the coolest group in town! We work hard and we play just as hard and we are committed to providing value to our members through educational Power Luncheons, networking events, annual workshops, and access to a plethora of marketing tools! It’s a great opportunity for you to hone your business skills, get involved with a top-notch organization and meet successful like-minded professionals!

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  • 5 Lessons for any stage in your life

    By Candie A. Price

    We had the honor of having Bill Todd, President and Partner of 02Ideas, as our guest speaker for our September Power Marketing Luncheon.  We were inspired by Bill’s topic, Stumbling And Serving: a Trekker’s Guide to the C-Suite.  Bill shared his journey to the top of 02ideas, what he’s learned at the foot of the legendary Shelley Stewart, founder of the company, and his 5 Lessons for Any Stage in Your Life, a synopsis of his book, “No Ordinary Joe.”

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  • Member Spotlight: Candace Broeker

    Candace Broeker serves our Board of Directors as Social Media Vice Chair. We are happy to spotlight Candace and her exciting new job as Sr. Marketing and Recruiting Consultant for PrideStaff.

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