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Marketing Minute Monthly Newsletter
Welcome to the AMA Austin Chapter's monthly email newsletter. Each newsletter will tell you about upcoming events, how to get involved, and recent marketing articles.

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Dear AMA Austin Members,

As we wrap up 2023, I am thrilled to reflect on the remarkable journey we've had together as part of the AMA Austin community. It's been a year of growth, challenges, and significant achievements, and I'm proud to share some highlights with you in this newsletter.

First and foremost, I'm delighted to report that we've successfully achieved many of the goals we set at the beginning of the year. Our financial reserves are on target, ensuring the sustainability of our operations. We implemented a new CRM system, streamlining our processes and enhancing member experiences. Our membership base has grown, a testament to the value we bring to marketing professionals in Austin.

Our event programming reached new heights, offering more engaging and informative experiences than ever before. From thought-provoking panel discussions to skill-enhancing workshops, we've strived to deliver events that resonate with our diverse membership. Our regular communication items have kept you informed about our activities and industry insights.

Marissa MendezBehind these achievements stands a dedicated team of volunteers and leaders who have worked tirelessly to advance our chapter. It's with great pleasure that I announce Marissa Mendez's promotion to President-Elect. Marissa, our current VP of Event Programming, has been instrumental in shaping our events and programming over the past two years. Her commitment, professionalism, and ability to build strong teams make her the ideal choice to lead us into the future.

With Marissa's transition, Cole Finley will step into the role of VP of Event Programming. Cole's journey from the AMA Collegiate Chapter to this leadership position is a testament to his dedication and growth within our organization.

We're also thrilled to welcome Dawn Pepka as VP of Strategic Partnerships. Dawn has already made a significant impact in strengthening our partnership program, a vital aspect of our chapter's success.

As we look ahead to 2024, we have an exciting lineup of events planned. In January, we'll kick off the year with a Member Mixer on January 18 and a virtual event covering Generative AI on January 25. Be sure to check our events page for all the details.

In the spirit of the season, I would like to extend warm wishes to you and your loved ones for a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Joyous New Year! It's a time to cherish the moments spent with family and friends, and I hope you find the time to relax and rejuvenate.

I look forward to reconnecting with you at our upcoming Marketing Morning coffee meetup on Wednesday, December 20, at Easy Tiger South. Let's come together to celebrate our achievements and embrace the possibilities that 2024 holds.

Wishing you all the best,
Francois Marais
AMA Austin President

Upcoming Events (Newsletter

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December Marketing Morning

Easy Tiger South

3508 S Lamar Blvd #300, Austin, TX 78704

Marketing Mornings are your chance to have a personal conversation about the hottest topics with your peers in the marketing industry. Make this your mid-week dose of energy, inspiration, and learning.


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November Power Hour

New Year Kickoff & Coat Drive

January 18th | 6:00pm

1916 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78723

Join us for this exciting outdoor event at Moontower Cider Company as we wrap up the year and kick off the new one in style! This member mixer and coat drive event is free to all AMA members and $20 for non-members.

This is an outdoor event, and as part of our coat drive initiative, we ask attendees to both wear a coat and bring a coat. Coats will be donated to Coats for Kids, helping us spread warmth and cheer to those in need during these winter months.

PLEASE NOTE: While anyone is invited to join us, this is a FREE EVENT for active AMA Austin members. A super secret email will be going to out to active members with a FREE registration link. Be on the lookout for this email, otherwise feel free to register at the site below for a paid entry.


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Volunteering with the AMA Austin Chapter is a rewarding and valuable experience for marketing professionals who want to give back, network, and get the most of their membership! By volunteering you can gain valuable experience working on marketing initiatives, learn new skills, and build your network in the local industry. 

Volunteer call: Events Volunteer!
We’re actively seeking someone to support our events team! This person would contribute to tasks such as speaker outreach, organizing speaker bios and headshots, or researching venues, just to name a few.

If you’re interested in getting involved, please fill out this short form and we’ll get back to you soon to find a good fit for you!


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Evisio brings all parts of the SEO process together and does it with incredible transparency, so you know exactly what’s going on with your SEO at all times. It guides you through a step-by-step process for improving your rankings, breaks strategies into actual tasks and action items, and allows you to manage your entire team – no matter where they work – in one streamlined system.

Whether you’re an agency wanting to scale your business and bring SEO in-house, a marketer or business owner who wants to try your hand at SEO, or an SEO consultant ready to streamline your process so you can get better results and happier clients, evisio was built for you.

 I invite you to give evisio a try and get simpler, easier, optimized SEO today. It’s transformed my business, and I know it can transform yours.

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I knew there had to be a better way to do SEO — a way that was easier for SEOs and their teams but also for agencies, marketers, and small business owners who wanted to be able to do SEO in-house or on their own…or at least know what the heck was going on with their SEO when they hired a consultant. That’s why I created evisio.”

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December 21, 2023