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Tom Jacobs Selected as Vice President of Membership with the American Marketing Association

Chicago, May 28, 2013 – Tom Jacobs, President of Jacobs Agency, has been selected to serve on the Chicago chapter of the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) Board of Directors as the Vice President of Membership. Jacobs will bring 25 years of industry experience to the position and serve as a thought leader to further the association’s goal of expanding the Chicago chapter’s presence with increased membership of marketing professionals.

“I am thrilled to have been selected to serve this important role with the AMA,” said Jacobs. “It takes a community to support the Chicago chapter, and I will be working alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry to represent the marketing voice of Chicago, and reaffirm our position as one of the top chapters in the association.”

The Chicago chapter of the AMA serves more than 1,000 members, Chicago’s vital business community, area colleges and universities through a wide range of benefits and services, particularly for marketers. The association offers a resource for marketing professionals to stay relevant with the evolving industry and trends, providing learning tools and networking opportunities, connecting marketers and educators to help professionals excel in their careers.

Tom will officially begin on June 7 to participate in the association’s first strategy meeting under the newly elected leadership.


About the American Marketing Association

The AMA was established in 1937 by visionaries in marketing and academia. Today, the AMA has grown to be one of the largest marketing associations in the world, with over 30,000 members who work, teach and study in the field of marketing across the globe.


About Jacobs Agency

Chicago based Jacobs Agency helps clients untangle their business problems. While their industries vary, the reason clients come to us is the same: they need sharp thinking, superior creative and the ability to reach targets on multiple levels. Today’s communications landscape has complexities that can immobilize even the brightest marketers. We are undaunted. Why? With Through the LinesSM engagement, our proprietary philosophy and marketing model, we understand and can expertly navigate the landscape’s intricacies. How? We start with an Objectives-Based Approach. From Targeted Awareness to Audience Engagement, from Lead Generation & Prospect Nurturing to Sales Enablement and Brand Refinement, we keep a client’s objectives as our guide and we produce breakthrough results. Have a complex business issue that needs straightening out? Call us at 312.664.5000 or visit



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At Jacobs Agency we like to keep it simple. We’re more objective-based than knee-jerk based. We deliver results not rhetoric. Our clients seem to like that better. Results seem to spend better. Yeah, it’s a pretty tangled marketing web out there. And we’re just the guys to untangle it.