The Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association (AiMA) took a break during COVID-19 and is now back with a new vision, mission and identity created with the help of a restructured board – and partners Reckon Branding, AT&T’s Xandr and SCS Atlanta, formerly Swarm. For over 20 years, AiMA has been a networking event association for Atlanta’s marketers through its celebratory events and thought leadership. During the pandemic, AiMA, under new President Jason Prance, opted to use the moment to rethink how the organization serves the marketing community.
In December of 2020, AiMa launched an online community via Slack which now has over 700 members. Since then, hundreds of volunteer hours have gone into establishing a stronger foundation in the organization, recruiting new board members, and creating the brand identity of Fuse with the help of Reckon. Behind the new brand identity is a vision: to unite and ignite the marketing community of Atlanta. “It looks awesome on a t-shirt and a pint glass. This was a must for us,” comments President Prance.
On October 21, AIMA hosts “Laughs & Libations IRL” – a celebration of Fuse and a comedy show at Monday Night Garage. Fifty percent of all ticket sales will go to the City of Refuge, a faith-based organization that helps individuals and families transition out of crisis with housing and employment training programs.
SCS will match all donations up to $7,500. “We’re honored to be a part of this important program for the Atlanta community. City of Refuge is a wonderful organization that makes a difference in so many lives – we are thrilled to help support them,” noted Swarm Founder and SCS Chief Revenue Officer Tom Ellis.” SCS CEO James Schiefer added, “We couldn’t have found a better way to get involved in the Atlanta community. With the recent announcement of the merger of SCS and Swarm, we very much wanted to show our commitment to investing in Atlanta and the culture that AiMA (now Fuse) has fostered for years. City of Refuge is a perfect match, and we are happy to contribute to such a great cause.”