What we're about
Begun in 1922 as the National Industrial Advertising Association, the Business Marketing Association today represents a lifetime of expertise in business-to-business marketing and communications. For more than 80 years, the BMA has been the pre-eminent service organization for professionals in this vital industry. The Philadelphia BMA chapter is dedicated to improving professional skills and networking for business-to-business professionals through hosted educational events, panel discussions, expert guest speakers and social and networking events. The chapter also includes ‘having fun’ in its list of objectives! Our focus is marketing education and networking. Our events typically follow one of the following formats: - Keynote Presentations - BMA Peer-to-Peer Roundtables - BMA Meet-Up Happy Hours If you have not been to a BMA Philadelphia happy hour yet you don't know what you are missing. Almost every person who comes to our networking events tells us they can't believe how much fun they had and how friendly everyone is. What you will find at a BMA Networking event, whether it's at one of our monthly programs or a happy hour, are people engaged in conversations about marketing, life, family, the latest movie, etc. What you don't find at our events is an environment of a business card exchange. People don't just want to know what you do for a job...they want to know what you do in life. We hope to see you at our next event!