Press Release: Connectiv Announces Merger with Association Media & Publishing
NEW YORK (September 5, 2017) – Connectiv, the Business Information Association, today announced that Association Media & Publishing (AM&P) is now part of its organization, following a merger approved by both groups. AM&P has become a division of Connectiv, and will be an important part of the organization’s mission to foster innovation and collaboration by bringing together leading content, technology and data companies.
The merger became effective on August 31, 2017, following unanimous approval by both the AM&P and the Connectiv boards of directors. Mike Marchesano, Connectiv’s Managing Director, will also take the role of Managing Director for AM&P. AM&P will operate independently, with managerial oversight from Marchesano and others at Connectiv.
“Connectiv and SIIA are committed to using our organizational experience and industry leadership to advance the unique interests of business information companies,” said Marchesano. “AM&P is a great fit with our mission to accelerate innovation and collaboration. As part of our team, AM&P members will have access to new services and opportunities, and our skilled sales team will help increase AM&P’s footprint, membership and sponsorships. In addition, AM&P members will benefit from the extensive networking and learning services available to our member companies.”
The AM&P board of directors will be retained, and will become an advisory board serving as a liaison between Connectiv and AM&P membership. Joe Vallina, CAE, MBA, MSM, President of AM&P and Director, Product Management of the American Nurses Association, and Larry Hoffer, Vice President of AM&P, and President of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association, will join the Connectiv board of directors. The AM&P annual meeting, conference/ exhibition and EXCEL Award program will continue to operate under the stewardship of AM&P.
Vallina commented, “AM&P has led in the association media community for many years, bringing incredible value to our members and their organizations. This new structure will ensure continued growth and will give AM&P the resources to provide exciting new benefits to our members. We look forward to reaching new heights as a key member of the Connectiv family.”
AM&P members will receive enhanced benefits through the merger with Connectiv, including the opportunity to participate on Connective committees, provide content for the annual Business information and Media Summit (BIMS), develop educational programs for ConnectivU, an online learning platform, and compete in the 67th annual Neal Awards for journalistic excellence.
Connectiv (the Business Information Association), is the only global business information association that accelerates innovation for leading and emerging content, data and technology companies. Connectiv helps members move faster and smarter with collective knowledge, access and resources. We move business forward by providing the essential information and services that are pivotal for millions of global businesses to make the right decisions to drive commerce. Connectiv membership represents over 200 world-class business information companies who reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals. These companies drive more than $20 billion in annual revenues, and their collective industries represent a $400 billion global market. Connectiv is held by SIIA, is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. For more information, visit connectivb2b.net.
AM&P inspires excellence in association communications through insight, information, and community. Association Media & Publishing (AM&P) is the premier membership organization serving the needs of association publishers, business operation executives, communications professionals, designers, and content generators and the media they create. From websites to blogs to magazines to mobile platforms, AM&P delivers practical actionable information to increase members’ effectiveness in their jobs. It provides research and tools relevant to association media professionals, leads innovative approaches in community building and provides career advancement strategies.