National AMA History
Explore the history of the American Marketing Association.
Our international organization has been connecting marketers since 1937.
The roots of the American Marketing Association can be traced to the early 1900s when the National Association of Teachers of Advertisers and American Marketing Society merged to bring together all marketers, across all specialties to collaborate and inspire one another.
The AMA was created from the merger of NAMT and AMS
First issue of Journal of Marketing
Membership surpasses 7,000
First issue of Journal of Marketing Research
Ball State University collegiate chapter is founded.
Global presence expands
AMA’s new Definition of Marketing focuses on delivering value to customers and customer relationships
Our members enjoy
Local connections, marketing education, national resources, and marketing cred.