The American Society of Magazine Editors, known for having standards that barred magazine editors from working on advertorial content, has now softened that approach in a set of new guidelines. The standards which also ditch the association's longtime ban on cover ads.
Groups that represent members, advocate for industries, and give a collective voice to those who need one are pretty common these days—but they had to start somewhere. Check out this roundup of association history; you might be surprised by what you learn.
The resting place of Abraham Lincoln, located in Illinois, may be the victim of budget cuts in coming years, but a volunteer association that helps manage the facility could help remove some of the burden.
With backlash against California almonds—and their high water consumption during a period of drought—reaching a crescendo, two almond industry trade groups have been boosting their messaging in recent months. The groups say they're doing what they can to reduce water consumption, and they note that almonds are far from the thirstiest crop on the farm.
In a plot line full of intrigue and some passive-aggressive arguing, the maker of the Roomba finds itself forced to defend its desire to use a restricted wireless range—one that an astronomy group already has dibs on. (And yes, it involves a robotic lawn mower.)
Emphasizing differences between illegal gambling and his own highly regulated industry, the head of the American Gaming Association went to the National Association of Attorneys General offering a plan for the two groups to work together on to fight something that "preys on the vulnerable."
With the FCC's Open Internet Order officially published in the Federal Register, several trade groups have taken the cue to file lawsuits challenging numerous parts of the controversial regulations.
A debate between two of the most prominent bloggers on the internet offers some important lessons for those dedicated to the craft of aggregation. Also: A new newsletter worth watching for.
The Apple Watch is just days away from hitting a handful of select wrists, and some developers are understandably gung-ho about the app-making opportunities. The rest of us—including in the association space—should probably take a wait-and-see strategy, but even if you're not making smartwatch apps, the early apps nonetheless provide important lessons.
While the comedian and entrepreneur has gained a reputation as a prominent legalization advocate, the National Cannabis Industry Association noted that the message Tommy Chong could send to Washington could be the wrong one for its legislative fly-in. While frustrated, Chong says he understands.