New Membership Portal Is Live

New Membership Portal Is Live

I’m happy to announce that with the new ACP & CMBAM partnership, we will house your current CMBAM membership information in ACP’s online member portal. If you have an active CMBAM membership or have renewed it recently, we have already transferred your membership information into the new system. If you have an existing ACP membership, you can use those current credentials to log in and manage all of your organization’s memberships in one place.

If your group is exclusively a CMBAM member, you’ll need to navigate to the new portal, click on the “Forgot Password?” link below the “Login” button.

Then you will be prompted to enter the email address you use to access the website.

Once you’ve entered the correct information, hit the “Send Reset Request” button and you’ll receive an email that will allow you to reset your password to the ACP/CMBAM membership portal.

PLEASE NOTE: The ACP/CMBAM membership portal is a separate website and you will still need to keep your login information to access member content.

In the new membership portal, you’ll be able to manage your personal and organizational information, renew your membership(s) and access the ACP and CMBAM membership directory. We invite you to take some time to familiarize yourself with your membership profile, ensure your information is up to date and explore the functions available to you.

Click here to access the online member portal.

Thank you for your patience and support while we continue to evolve our organization,



VP of Communications, College Media Business and Advertising Managers

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Letter from the President: CMBAM and ACP Partnership

Letter from the President: CMBAM and ACP Partnership

Dear CMBAM Members,

I hope the beginning of your fall semester is going great! I certainly understand how difficult it has been in college media as we navigate the changing student demands while remaining profitable…. or at least breaking even!

Speaking of breaking even, I have encouraging news to share with you. The CMBAM Board and I are excited to announce our new partnership with the Associated Collegiate Press.

So what does this exactly mean?

I have signed an agreement to partner with Laura Widmer and the rest of the ACP staff to assist our organization with some administrative items, such as:

A dedicated mailing address, support staff, membership portal, new and renewing membership software, cross-marketing, convention registration software, email marketing, sponsorship management, website hosting, member discounts, training, seminars, co-managed conferences, awards and the ability to share the cost with many additional items.

Our organization will remain intact and separated financially under this agreement. Our Board will stay as is, with the possibility of expanding our roles to focus on what matters most…

Our Members

This decision did not come lightly and took many discussions both online and offline, but the Board and we ultimately decided we were not serving the needs of ALL our members.

Simply stated: We want to move our organization forward.

We will now focus on assisting our members with training, industry knowledge, best practices, collaboration, leadership, sharing successes and failures to figure out how our uniquely organized media groups will continue to be relevant to readers.

Our new partnership is an opportunity for CMBAM to grow while having the backing and stability of which ACP offers us. We are grateful to Laura and her staff for believing in our fantastic organization and our future potential together.

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. – Henry Ford

I will be hosting a series of conference calls next week to answer any questions, make comments and be completely transparent about our announcement. We will announce the days/times on Thursday.


President, College Media Business and Advertising Managers

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CMBAM Membership Renewals: A Walk-Through Guide

CMBAM Membership Renewals: A Walk-Through Guide

We’ve pulled together this CMBAM membership renewal walk-through guide to assist you when it’s time to purchase your ’18-’19 CMBAM Annual Membership. If you follow this step-by-step guide, you’ll be able to not only renew your membership but also update your member information, track subscriptions and see your payment history.

If you have any additional question about your membership status, please contact Kathy Ciesinski, VP of Membership at [email protected]. She’ll be happy to assist you.



You will need to log into your current account. Once logged in, navigate to and log into the website a “My Account” menu item will appear in the upper right-hand corner of the menu bar. Hover over the “My Account” menu item and navigate to the “Renew Membership” submenu item.

Once you click on the “Renew Membership” menu item the payment page should appear. Decide which payment option you’d like to choose and fill out the appropriate information for a secure credit card payment or a mailed invoice.

Note: If you choose the “Pay by Check” option, your membership will not officially be approved until the treasurer receives your payment.


If you’d like to update any of your profile information you can again navigate to the “My Account” menu item. Hover over the “My Account” menu item and select the “Profile Information” drop-down.

After clicking the “Profile Information” drop-down you’ll be taken to the “Account” homepage. It’s from this page that you’ll be able to see your detailed profile information as well as links to your subscription status and payment history pages.

You can update any of your organizational information from this page and are encouraged to do so if any of this information has changed in the last year.

PLEASE NOTE: If you update the contact information email address, this will ONLY affect where we send email notifications about your account. Changing this information will not update the login credentials for the site, and you’ll have to continue to use the original email address that was used to create the account.

If you want to update login credentials, unfortunately, you will need to create a new account and fill out all of your organization information again as this will be a brand new account.

To check on your subscription status, click on the “Subscriptions” link on the “Account” page.

To check on your past payments, click on the “Payments” link on the “Account” page.

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