Twin Cities Guide to Local Marketing Organizations

At Celarity, we’re passionate about our community and know that learning and networking opportunities are invaluable to individuals and businesses. Besides, you might be surprised to discover your hidden talents, or pick up some new insights along the way.

It can be tough knowing which association(s) are right for you. So, here’s your guide to the local marketing organizations in Minneapolis and St. Paul:


The Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association serves more than 1,300 members — in agency, corporate and freelance environments — who are motivated to elevate the quality of marketing. MIMA is dedicated to working with businesses in promotions, design, content development, publishing and a variety of other areas.

Try MIMA if you enjoy large group settings, meeting lots of new people, and events that range from case studies to futuristic predictions.


The Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association knows the landscape, specific needs and demands of search marketing are constantly changing, and it’s committed to providing valuable insights in order to help businesses and individuals. From learning tools and tactics from field experts, MnSearch provides resources and information about the latest news and trends.

Try MnSearch if you want really in-depth content focusing on analytics, paid search, SEO, SEM, or anything search marketing-related.


Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications offers future-focused events that provide opportunities for leadership, networking and building relationships. This organization of only women strives to elevate female professional marketers through a variety of workshops and marketing training opportunities.

Try MWMC if you want build strong bonds with other women in the marketing and communications profession while you learn about the latest industry trends.


Originally founded in 1977, The American Institute of Graphic Arts Minnesota is your go-to place for inspiration and design. The association offers professional development programs, education and competitions that advance designing as a professional craft and cultural force.

Try AIGA if your passion lies within design, photography, printing, writing, prepress, paper manufacturing/distribution, and illustration.


The Minnesota Chapter of the American Marketing Association believes in strengthening a vibrant, growing and strong community of marketers. AMA members are provided with education and networking opportunities within marketing community.

Try AMA if you want to experience a large, national organization of professionals. AMA gives you access to members only tools like podcasts, newsletters, and an online forum community.

Social Media Breakfast

Social Media Breakfast – Minneapolis/St. Paul provides an opportunity for like-minded individuals throughout the Twin Cities to gather while learning and sharing about social media.

Try SMBSMP if you enjoy an upbeat atmosphere and case study presentations that focus on social media content, data, campaigns, engagement, and more.

IABC Minnesota

The Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators is focused on bringing individuals together who are passionate about the communications field. Together, they share best practices, knowledge and ideas to foster learning opportunities. Membership ranges from individuals involved in public relations, marketing communications, employee communications, public affairs and more.

Try IABC if you are drawn to more intimate networking opportunities and appreciate an especially supportive community of peers.

BMA Minnesota

The Business Marketing Association of Minnesota is the only organization in the state that’s exclusively dedicated toward the personal development of business-to-business executives, marketers and communicators. The association is committed to helping its members build their abilities to manage business-to-business marketing and communications through unique access to information, ideas, education and network opportunities.

Try BMA if B2B is your specialty and/or if you are looking for young professional opportunities to network and share ideas.

At Celarity, we are proud to sponsor a variety of local organizations and pride ourselves and fostering a creative community. You can check out our calendar to learn more about upcoming events. We’ve been placing talented individuals with the right companies since 1993, and have a commitment to excellence. Contact us today to learn more!


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