Thursday, August 24, 2006

AWARD TARGETS 500 STRONG MEMBERSHIP BEFORE CHRISTMAS

AWARD has set a target of a record 500 strong membership before Christmas after the success of the mid-year membership drive conducted while the organisation was becoming independent of its management company.
Nearly 200 members were added during this period, doubling the membership, which had dropped to a record low. The goal now is to add at least 100 new members (or bring lapsed members back into the fold!) before Christmas to reach the magic 500 mark, which would be an all-time record membership. It would give the non-profit organisation the solid base of support it needs to fight its good fight into the future - and the means to give back to members incredible value for their membership.

We will be compiling a running list of new members right here on the CB Blog until the 500 target is reached. So if you want to join the top creative club in the region, email michael@campaignbrief.com and Lynchy will put your name on the list and pass your details on to AWARD.

In a joint statement, AWARD co-Chairmen Paul Prince and Phil Putnam puts the case for joining AWARD now: "Some years ago we publicised the awards night by pointing out winning might materially advance your career. Crass, maybe, but to the point. We could have also mentioned AWARD School, AWARD Craft and CopySchool. Yet the number of people we’ve helped, and we hope you’re one, aren’t fully reflected in our membership figures. As a non-profit organisation we rely on the goodwill and support of our sponsors and members to keep us going. If your membership has lapsed, or you’re new to the industry, please help support AWARD by joining. Your membership fee gets you the current AWARD annual, free entry to two AWARD/Campaign Brief lunches (for Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland members), a VIP Invitation to the Judges’ Cocktail Party and member’s rates for the annual dinner and other activities. And a nice warm feeling. Now AWARD is independent we can do even more for the industry, and our members, and need and welcome your input and suggestions. Please join us, if only because the fee is tax deductible."

The committee have agreed that a three-tiered membership structure, Bronze, Silver and Gold, will be the best way to achieve this desired growth.

Gold Members:
To include all of the "full members" of the Association as at 8 July 2003
To also include ANYONE that has appeared in the credits for finalists or winning works in any AWARD Annual
Are entitled to price discounts on all AWARD events and products
Have voting rights at a members meeting
Are entitled to a copy of the AWARD Annual as part of their annual subscription


Silver Members:
Are people not entitled to be a Gold Member or Bronze Member ie have not appeared in the AWARD Annual or are not a student
Are entitled to price discounts on all AWARD events and products
Have no voting rights at a member¹s meeting
Are entitled to a copy of the AWARD Annual as part of their annual subscription.


Bronze Members:
Are Students in advertising, design & communications
Are entitled to price discounts on all AWARD events and products
Have no voting rights at a member¹s meeting
Have no judging rights
Are not entitled to a copy of the AWARD Annual as part of their annual subscription


FOR A FULL LIST OF MEMBERS GO HERE:

http://www.awardonline.com/view_articles.asp?pxa=ve&id=211

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez Lynchie could you set it in columns or something? The scroller on my mouse is smoking hot!

10:07 AM  
Blogger Steve Dodds said...

I'd be happy to rejoin AWARD, but I don't like being forced to buy the Annual. How about an Annual-less subscription?

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how much for silver membership, lynchy?

11:32 AM  
Blogger lynchy said...

To make this article more manageable, the Full Members' list is now linked to the AWARD netsite, leaving us to focus on New Members.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or is it...

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see Sir Royston Vasey III getting some PR.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget it's tax-deductible.

9:42 AM  

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