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Q: What levels of membership do you offer?
A: We offer one level of membership for Agency practitioners of Promotional Marketing.
Q: Who can join APMA?
A: Agency practitioners of Promotional Marketing including experiential that meet the membership criteria. An application for membership can be found on the APMA website which must be completed and submitted to the APMA with the relevant supporting materials for the APMA Committees review and approval.
To be considered for membership the Agency must:
Q: We are a promotional products company. Are we eligible to join APMA?
A: Unfortunately, no. However we offer a Supplier Directory for more details click here.
Q: How much is it to join and what do we get for our membership dues?
A: Australian membership fees are currently AUD $1,650 inc GST per annum. New Zealand membership fees are currently AUD $750 per annum.
Membership of APMA entitles each member to:
Q: Our Agency has changed its name and or details? Who do I advise?
APMA Star Awards:
Q: Do we have to be a member to enter the Star Awards?
A: No, entry is open to all agencies and clients who have developed and put into market a promotional marketing campaign that meets the Star Awards entry criteria.
Q: When do call for entries commence?
A: The Star Awards call for entries commences in February of each year.
Q: When is the closing date for Star Awards?
A: This varies each year however the closing date is approximately mid April of each year.
Q: When is the Star Awards event?
A: This varies each year however the event is around the end of June in Sydney each year.
Q: Can our Agency enter the Globes awards in the USA?
A: No. Entry into the Globes is only open to all finalists that have achieved either a Gold, Silver or Bronze award in their regional awards programme that is affiliated with the Globes programme. The award winners from the APMA Star Awards are automatically entered across into the Globes awards programme (except for the Best Use of Creative, Australian Grand Prix and Young Achiever Award winners).
Q: Can we sponsor the APMA Star Awards?
Securing APMAs support of Conferences:
Q: Does the APMA endorse any conferences outside of those offered by the APMA?
A: Yes, however this is approved on a case by case basis by the APMA Committee.
Q: How do we go about seeking the support of the APMA for our conference?
Q: Is there any industry research on the size of the promotional industry in Australia?
A: No current information is available however the APMA is looking into commissioning some research for its members.
Q: Where can I get some research on promotional marketing in Australia?