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Press Release

October 2, 2023

Associations International Welcomes Media Financial Management Association as New Client

LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 2, 2023) – Associations International (AI), a leading association management company, is proud to announce the addition of the Media Financial Management Association (MFM) to its esteemed roster of client partners. This partnership officially commenced on October 1, 2023.

Formerly a division of Host Communications and IMG, AI is one of the largest association management companies in the world , renowned for its dedication to client success and innovation in the field. AI employs 185 association professionals at its Lexington, KY based headquarters who are dedicated to over 100,000 members and collectively represent over 120 countries internationally.

MFM serves media and entertainment industry financial professionals, providing unique networking and educational opportunities, as well as media-specific information services to enhance their personal capabilities and contribute to their organizations’ success.  

“We look forward to this partnership with Associations International to strengthen MFM’s role as a vital resource for media financial professionals,” said MFM President and Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Annotti.  “AI’s track record of excellence in association management aligns with MFM’s vision for growth and innovation in serving our members. We are confident that this collaboration will elevate our organization to new heights.” Annotti, a longtime trade association executive based in the Chicago area, brings more than 40 years of trade and member association management from the consumer and commercial sectors to MFM.

Associations International’s Chairman and CEO, Mark Meikle, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “We are honored to welcome MFM and Joseph Annotti into the Associations International family. Together, we will create a dynamic partnership that propels MFM and its members to new heights of success.”

Under this partnership, Associations International will provide MFM with a full suite of dedicated staff services, including, event planning, fiscal management, human resources, technology support, marketing, and member services. This comprehensive approach will empower MFM to focus on its core mission of educating and advancing professionals in media finance. Together, they aim to foster innovation, facilitate networking, and provide invaluable resources that empower professionals to navigate the complexities of media finance successfully.

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About Associations International:

Associations International is recognized as an industry leader dedicated to driving success for their twelve professional, trade and nonprofit association client partners through building membership, promoting missions and creating opportunities for growth. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky for nearly 50 years, AI is consistently recognized as a Best Places to Work in Kentucky employer. Associations International is accredited by the AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the association management industry. For more information about Associations International, please visit Home – Associations International.

About Media Financial Management Association:

MFM’s mission is to provide media and entertainment industry financial professionals unique networking and educational opportunities and media-specific information services to enhance their personal capabilities and contribute to their organizations’ success.

MFM currently maintains approximately 1,200 members, 10% of whom are Associate members. MFM provides year-round education and networking opportunities for television, radio, cable, newspaper, print, digital, and out-of-home professionals and businesses from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico, Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information about the Media Financial Management Association, please visit https://www.mediafinance.org/

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