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IAA's India Chapter launches Young Professional Membership at Cannes

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IAA's India Chapter launches Young Professional Membership at Cannes

There was a thunderous applause at the IAA World Board meeting this morning after Raj Nayak, President of the India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) officially announced the launch IAA’s Young Professional (YP) Membership.

The Membership for IAA Young professionals India Chapter is now officially open.

He said as per the IAA World Board rules, the YP membership is for those under than 35 years of age, of good character and reputation, active in the field of marketing communications, but who may not be in a position to join as Individual Members.

In India, the membership fee has been made very affordable, only Rs 3500/- per annum. It would be applicable for a maximum period of five years and after that the YP members would need to be duly proposed, seconded and approved, in order to continue as full Individual Members. They would then be required to pay established dues for Individual Membership.

He clarified that, as per rules the Young Professional members are junior members -- made up of dynamic young people, who would work alongside senior Chapter members -- all interested in being part of the IAA marketing communications professionals network. The YP members, therefore, being non-voting members shall not be included in determining the total number of membership of the India Chapter.

Nayak said any Individual Member may also sponsor a Young Professional member, should they so wish.

Young Professionals of the India Chapter will soon have an opportunity to tap into the IAA's collective knowledge base and network. They will benefit from the India Chapters networking events, seminars on hot industry topics as well as other opportunities such as informal mentoring & advice, which would otherwise be difficult to obtain without the support of the IAA.

Founded in 1938, the International Advertising Association is a one-of-a-kind strategic partnership, with an international network of over 4000 members spanning 76 countries.

IAA addresses the common interests of all the disciplines across the full spectrum of marketing communications, from advertisers to media companies to agencies to direct marketing firms, as well as individual practitioners.


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