Advertising & Partnerships
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Each year, museums spend $1.4 billion on facility management/capital improvements and $21 million on products and services. Engage more museums through AAM, and connect with 30,000 individuals and museum members year-round on our platforms to promote your brand and increase your company’s visibility. By choosing one or more of these marketing opportunities you are also supporting Alliance initiatives that cultivate excellence in museums and unify those serving in the field.
Advertising – year round and at the AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo
Reach AAM members year round, reinforce your brand, and align with content that reaches the largest number of museum professionals of any museum service organization.
Dive into our 2023 Advertising Media Kit for more information on placements, rates, and securing your advertising space.
Museum Magazine is AAM’s award-winning flagship publication reaching more than 23,000 museums and professionals six times a year and offers multiple ad sizes and placement options for display in digital and print editions, as well as advertorials.
AAM’s website had more than 4.9 million pageviews in 2021. Placement opportunities are available on the aam-us.org homepage, specific Alliance Blog categories, and more.
AAM’s JobHQ offers premium placement for your digital ad as the most visited museum jobs board on the web (960k unique pageviews in 2021).
Aviso, our weekly member-exclusive newsletter, delivers the latest museum industry news and opportunities to over 26,000 museum professionals.
Dispatches from the Future of Museums is the weekly newsletter from our Center for the Future of Museums to over 36,000 subscribers, highlighting trends that will shape the museum community in the years and decades ahead.
Museum Junction is our popular online discussion forum for museum professionals, with over 75,000 visitors per year plus email digests to 38,000 subscribers.
Advertorials on the Alliance Blog offer you an opportunity to share your story and details of your products or services, in your own voice, on the blog read by thousands of museum professionals around the globe. Advertorials are timely and help museum professionals make informed decisions about the best products and services to do their jobs better and more efficiently.
AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo brings together thousands of museum professionals from across the U.S. and around the world and features interactive educational sessions, networking events, and a vibrant exhibit hall. Advertising placements include Museum magazine’s Product Preview Guide, Annual Meeting App, AAM Annual Meeting Website, and newsletters.
Bookings can be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo – exhibit, sponsor, advertise
The AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, with 5,000 attendees from the U.S. and more than 50 countries. Exhibit, sponsor, and advertise and receive unique exposure to museum leaders and excellent networking opportunities.
Join us May 16-19, 2024 in Baltimore. AAM2023 in Denver was an amazing success with new focus, new flow and new formats. We explored social and community impact at engaging sessions and workshops, a MuseumExpo packed with suppliers, networking breakfasts and lunches, and evening parties at local museums.
We also debuted a new Product Preview Guide in the May/June edition of Museum magazine, featuring advertisers and exhibitors. To sign up for the Product Guide in 2024, contact email@example.com.
Advocacy: Speak up for Museums – sponsor
Bring your enthusiasm and participate in the field’s annual Museums Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, where hundreds of advocates gather in person to bring a unified message to Congress about why museums are essential and the need for funding. View the list of 2023 Supporters.
Join us in Washington, DC in 2024. Breakfast and lunch sponsorships available.
TrendsWatch Report – sponsor and advertise
Promote your brand with an eye to the future by sponsoring or advertising in TrendsWatch, the Alliance’s annual forecasting report and guide produced by the Center for the Future of Museums.
TrendsWatch 2023, published in the January/February edition of Museum magazine, includes an advertising section and sponsor recognition.
Museum Marketplace – get a listing and advertise
Designed as the go to directory for the museum field, engage more museums and industry partners with a listing. Museum Marketplace offers more than 50 categories of museum-related businesses. List your company at the Basic or Enhanced level. Automatic annual renewal.
New Industry Members receive a special offer (see below).
AAM Member Mailing List – reach our members directly
Industry Membership – enjoy discounts, access, and field-wide updates
Become an Industry Member and stay informed with two individual professional memberships, plus discounts on exhibiting, advertising, mailing list rentals, JobHQ, event registration, and more. Enjoy complimentary subscriptions to Museum, Aviso, and Dispatches from the Future of Museums.
Special offer for new Industry Members: FREE Basic listing in Museum Marketplace or 25% discount on an Enhanced listing for one year.
Interested in these marketing opportunities? Have a new product or service to promote? Contact CorporatePartnerships@aam-us.org about developing a marketing plan.
Other ways to engage with museums
Join the conversation on Museum Junction, the museum community space for sharing information and ideas.
Submit a session proposal, attend the AAM Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, and network at conference events. For #AAM2024 the call for proposals will be released towards the end of the summer.
Share your expertise as a thought leader on the Alliance Blog, in Museum magazine, and through the AAM Press. Submit your story ideas here. You can also promote your solutions with advertorials on the Blog and in Museum.
Source new perspectives and ideas by getting involved and enjoy making connections and learning from each other.
Connect with museum professionals from the Americas and beyond at the biannual Conference of the Americas. Most recent: November 20-22, 2019, in Oaxaca, Mexico. Next: date and location to be confirmed.
Apply with a museum for an award and be recognized for excellence within or in support of the museum field.
To better highlight and celebrate the museum professional community in all its diversity, we are in the process of redesigning an awards program that aligns with AAM’s strategic framework and centers equity and inclusion. Learn more.
To support excellence in museums and learn more about these marketing opportunities and becoming a corporate partner, please contact CorporatePartnerships@aam-us.org.