By Evan Nicholson, President
Do you love the resources and networking opportunities PRSA provides young professionals? Check out these other local organizations to get involved in that offer other great opportunities to advance your career.
International Association of Business Communicators (http://la.iabc.com/) : IABC Los Angeles serves the entire Los Angeles Metropolitan Area including Downtown, South Bay, San Fernando Valley, Westside and points in between. Members work in the public and private sectors as consultants, independent business owners, and corporate staff in such diverse fields as marketing, advertising, corporate communications, government relations, human resource communications and shareholder relations.
Entertainment Publicists Professional Society (http://www.eppsonline.org/) : EPPS is the premiere organization for entertainment publicity and marketing professionals. With chapters in both Los Angeles and New York, their membership is diverse, representing a cross platform of publicity, promotions and marketing executives from agency, broadcast, cable TV, convergence media, crisis management, digital, feature film, gaming, home entertainment, music, non-profit, performing arts, talent, theatrical, theme park, and sports public relations professionals.
Digital LA (http://digitalla.net/) : Digital LA is the largest networking organization of digital professionals in startups, movies, TV, web series, music, games, marketing, and social media. Attendees work at Disney, WB, Sony, Fox, Universal, CAA, WME, ABC, NBC, Activision, accelerators, VCs and startups.
American Marketing Association (http://www.socalama.org/) : The AMA is the largest marketing organization in North America, with members from some of the largest companies in the greater Los Angeles area. SoCal AMA offers monthly meetings and workshops with the marketing movers and shakers in the Los Angeles metro area. Frequently the organization partners with other leading marketing-related associations such as the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA.)
Sound off in the comments if you are part of another great organization in the Los Angeles area.