Finally, Chamber of Commerce Publications Your Way !
Chamber Marketing Partners unique model creates non-dues revenue for chambers of commerce by publishing membership directories, business directories, community guides, economic profiles, relocation guides and maps in print and online.
Chamber Marketing Partners manages chamber of commerce in-house publishing projects, relieving staff burden, adding expertise to the chamber’s management team and applying best practices from associations, consumer publishing and media industries to create value.
Most importantly, CMP provides a safe middle ground between the risks and low returns associated with turnkey publishers, and the staff burden of publishing completely in-house.
We look forward to working with you on your next project. Contact us 800-428-1798.
Watch our Chamber Marketing Partners video above. Hear what our clients have to say. Our model is different, but simple. Think of us as the general contractor on your publishing project. You make the decisions. We carry them out, managing the project, coaching the ad sales staff, bidding with member vendors and providing other resources for you.
What sets CMP apart from turnkey publishers is that we work with you to produce a truly customized publication. When you work with us, we deliver a final product that reflects the unique character of your community and fulfills the goals that you set out to achieve.
Complete Financial Control
You have total control over the finances. We work with you to establish a budget for your project and we provide complete financial transparency throughout the process. When your members pay for their advertising, they write the checks to the Chamber, not CMP.
Professional Project Management
Our team of professionals has decades of experience managing publications and working with chambers of commerce. We’ll make sure your project stays on track and that the final product is a powerful tool for promoting your community and your members.
It’s a fact. Chambers that publish in-house tend to earn higher returns on their projects than those that use a turnkey publisher. Overwhelmingly, CMP clients make more revenue on their projects than when they were using an outside publisher or when they were trying to publish on their own.
Sales Cycle Management
We’re often asked, who sells the ads? It’s your choice. You can sell them internally, using one of your staff members, or we can find a qualified sales professional to sell your advertising. Whatever route you choose, we’ll take care of managing the sales cycle for you, making sure deadlines are met, artwork and copy is received and that your valued members are treated with professionalism and gratitude.
Customized Editorial Strategy
We take the time to understand your city and what is important to your members, your advertisers and your readers. Your publication needs to be customized for your community, not built from a cookie-cutter template. That’s what generates readership, ad sales participation and value.
Opportunity to use local vendors
You’re a chamber. It’s important to your members that you do business, when possible, locally, with member vendors. With CMP, you can do that. We’re happy to invite your members into the RFP process on your project, providing them with the opportunity to bid on printing, photography, design and other aspects of the project.
Member Verification Services
To ensure that your member data is up to date, and to provide affordable visibility upgrades for smaller business budgets.
Social Media Visibility
By leveraging the goldmine of content within your guide, we provide a custom social media plan that keeps your publication top-of-mind with advertisers and your community all year round, and helps you keep your social media platforms hopping with engaging posts.
Solid Distribution Planning
We’ll help you keep your promise to your member advertisers with a custom strategy that gets your guides out of the closet and into your community where they belong.