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Industry Partner Membership

Industry Partner Membership

Tips # 1:    Have you contacted your chapter lately?

Once again welcome to ASID! We are thrilled that you have joined and hope that over the past Tips # you have received your new member welcome information and have begun to settle in as an ASID Industry Partner!

The next and most important step for your membership is to get involved with your chapter! The success of your Industry Partner membership depends on your involvement in the chapter. As a new member, we also hope that you have had the opportunity to attend a few of the ASID chapter event this fall, if not be sure to catch one in the coming months. Some of the chapter events include lunch and learns, expos, seminars, and design forums. Attending the chapter meetings and events is a great way to start networking with interior designers and other Industry Partners, and is a crucial step in making your membership successful. As an Industry Partner you also have the opportunity to sponsor and host events.

Be sure to also look into advertising in the chapter newsletter, hosting an event at your store or showroom, sponsoring events and using the chapter mailing list to help connect with area designers.

Some helpful hints:   Make sure your company is listed in the chapter directories. Each chapter has a directory, some print and some digital. Make sure that your company’s contact information is current and correct.

Attend or host events. Chapter events are where networking begins. If you can, host an event at your store or showroom, if not, be sure to check your chapter calendar for interesting events where you can showcase your products and services and begin to create some buzz!

Advertise in the chapter newsletter or chapter Web site. Your chapter’s newsletter is a great place to advertise, you get a lot of exposure to your key audience. Many chapters also have advertising available on their websites. To find more information or to contact your ASID chapter, please visit www.asid.org/locate

 

Tips # 2:    Are you marketing to the right members?

ASID has student chapters at colleges, universities and design schools with two-year and four-year programs throughout the U.S. and "virtual" chapters through Rhodec International and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online. With more than 12,000 ASID student members, students are a great marketing focus area. These 12,000 students represent the future of interior design and the future decision-makers and designers for our next homes, school, libraries and hospitals.

The best way to start marketing to our student membership is through contacting our student chapters.

  • Host an event
  • Open your showroom to student tours
  • Hold a lunch and learn
  • Attend a student career fair
  • Provide unneeded samples to local schools
  • Host a design contest for the students
  • Give a presentation on your newest product

... and the list goes on and on!

While ASID does not "accredit" schools, we do have more than 325 schools with ASID student chapters. These schools meet or exceed the minimum requirements for both ASID membership and qualification for the NCIDQ exam (National Council for Interior Design Qualification). To view a list of these schools, click here. In addition, you can always contact your chapter to learn more about their student memberships.

Best of Luck!

 

Tips # 3:    Login Online

ASID is thrilled to announce that the Industry Partner self service application is now available on www.asid.org. Main reps can login online to update all necessary changes to their industry partner membership, including company and representative contact information, adding and deleting representatives, company products and description, as well as uploading the company logo for the logo rotator. Please note that only main reps have access to this tool. We hope that this function will help maintain company and representative records in keeping all information accurate and up to date.

Simply log in to the Web site with your user name and password. Click on the left hand side toolbar to "go to my ASID". If you have any questions or problems with the new online feature, please contact us anytime.

 

Tips # 4:    Is your logo on the ASID website?

Hello from the ASID Industry Partner Team! One great benefit offered to all Industry Partners is the placement of your company logo on our logo rotator on the ASID Web site, located on the Industry Partner Online Directory. Each logo is linked to the company’s Web site, so when someone clicks on the logo they will be sent directly to the Web site. The logo rotator is a great way to help you get exposure for your company to the ASID membership, through name and logo recognition, and for the membership to become more familiar with your company and products or services.

If you would like to have your logo featured, simply log in to ASID online using your log in and password located on your welcome e-mail, select "go to my ASID" on the left hand tool bar and then navigate to "Maintain your Company and Related Rep Profile" and follow the instructions below.

Uploading a Company Logo to My ASID

  • Select Add/Update Image (all logos must be in .jpeg format)
  • Select Add image
  • Use the Browse button to find and open the correct image
  • Select Upload
  • ASID headquarter staff will review and approve all new images. Once approved, your image will be place in the logo rotator on www.asid.org. If image is not approved, you will receive an email with an explanation.
  • Select Go Back to return to the main listing

In addition to the logo rotator, as an ASID Industry Partner you also have access to use the ASID Industry Partner logo for marketing purposes. The ASID Industry Partner logo allows you to promote your membership, as well as acts as a great indicator to designers of your commitment to the design industry. This logo can be used on print pieces such as business cards, advertisements and flyers, and also on digital pieces including your company website or promotional emails.

To access the ASID Industry Partner logo simply follows the above login instructions and then select "go to my ASID" from the left hand toolbar and select Industry Partner logos. There is selection of color and black and white images in both .jpg and .eps formats to choose and download.

Please be aware the ASID Industry Partner logo is considered a "sub-brand" of the ASID brand identity system. As such, it is important that the logo be used according to the set guidelines and that it not be modified in any way. To view these guidelines please download the Style Guide for Using the ASID Industry Partner Logo, listed directly above the logos.

If you have any additional questions on your membership, or benefits as an Industry Partner, please contact us at industry.partners@asid.org.

 

Tips # 6:    Did you receive your copy of IP InSider?

The IP InSider is an e-mail newsletter specifically for ASID Industry Partners. The newsletter highlights Society events of interest to Industry Partner members, uncovers best practices for interacting with designers and explains member benefits.

As an Industry Partner member you should be receiving current issues of the IP InSider via e-mail. Please be sure that have your current email information on file, you can check your email address in the Industry Partner directory and by logging it to your membership page. To sneak a peek at the most current issue, see below or log into our Web site IP InSider.

 

Tips # 7:    Highlights of ASID website

As an ASID Industry Partner member you have a number of benefits, including the access to use and explore ASID's Web site (www.asid.org). A source of membership information, marketing tools, social media platforms and industry news, www.asid.org serves many purposes and can be a great tool. Listed below a few of the many features www.asid.org has to offer.

LinkedIn: A professional media networking tool used to help Industry Partners make better use of their professional network of peers by connecting virtually to get news, participate in group discussions, and continue to build their industry peer circle. To create a profile on LinkedIn go to their webpage, Linkedin.com. Once you have your profile, please visit the Industry Partner group and request to Join ASID's Industry Partner group.

Industry Partner Directory: A national directory of ASID Industry Partners including both company and representative contact information. The directory can be used to search the membership by company name, representative, state, chapter, or products and services.

Designer Referral Service: A searchable database of ASID designers, including individual designer profiles, complete with pictures of projects and descriptions of work.

Chapter Contact Information: A complete listing of all 48 ASID chapters’ contact information.

Events Calendar: A comprehensive events listing, including national/international design events and ASID chapter events.

ASID ICON Online: The Society’s bi-monthly magazine can be found online in digital format.  ASID ICON  presents editorial content on the leading industry issues, including sustainability, universal design, design specialties, business practices, and how to market and grow your business.

Job Bank: Have a job opening? Need an intern? The ASID Job Bank can be a great source for posting and finding jobs within the industry. Remember, all Industry Partners receive free internship postings.

My ASID:  Login online to update your membership contact information. You can also access the ASID IP logo to use for your marketing needs. Industry Partner main representatives can login to update company information including, adding and deleting representatives, changing your company products and description, and uploading the company logo for the logo rotator, as well as paying membership dues.

Knowledge Center: Gain access to professional interior design news, research and information on topics such as, sustainable design, business and technology, aging and accessibility and the design profession.

 

Tips # 8:    ASID Tips for Sponsorship

There is no better way to get your name out to the Design community and be recognized than to Sponsor an ASID event. Our membership base is large and reaches Professional, Allied, Student and Industry members. ASID has a number of ways you can not only get your company logo out into the design community, but a way for you to support ASID.

Below are a few key suggestions to keep in mind when considering any sponsorship for your organization.

Five Tips for a smooth sponsorship...

Sponsorships can be a key way of networking and marketing to the ASID community. With a great variety of sponsorships available on both the chapter and national level, you can use a sponsorship to meet top designers throughout the Society. When considering a sponsorship, keep these details in mind:

  • Always use a contract. A contract will help both you and the event coordinator have a clear understanding of what is expected, the benefits of the sponsorship, and all financial terms.
  • Entice your audience. Make a special offer available to event attendees, or offer drawing for a prize. This will help drive traffic to your table/booth and generate some excitement for your product or services.
  • Practice your "elevator speech". Be able to clearly communicate exactly what you do and what you offer in 60 seconds or less. Practice the elevator speech with other employees staffing the booth and ask for feedback prior to the event. When speaking, pay close attention to your audience; know what they do and what they are looking for, so that you are able to speak directly to them. Body language can also say a lot, be aware of how you approach them, and keep a close eye on them; many times it will help you know when they have heard enough, or if they want to hear more. Most of all focus on the key value proposition that will help your business stand out from the crowd!
  • Looks for events or sponsorship opportunities that go beyond the basic table or booth set-up. Make sure your sponsorship is being recognized in event brochures, websites, advertisements, etc.
  • Be creative in your sponsorships, look beyond the usual events. Make proposals on sponsoring research projects, newsletters, educational sessions, or community projects that fit your company and help you stand out.

In addition to all the above tips, keep in mind there is no better way to get your name out to the Design community and be recognized than to Sponsor an ASID event. Our membership base is large and reaches Professional, Allied, Student and Industry members alike. ASID has a number of ways you can not only get your company logo out into the design community, but a way for you to support ASID. Please visit our sponsorship webpage for information on ASID National and Chapter level sponsorships.

ASID Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Tips # 9:    How to use the ASID logo/Appellation

The Industry Partner team would like to remind you that as an ASID Industry Partner you have access and the ability to use the ASID Industry Partner logo for marketing purposes. The ASID Industry Partner logo allows you to promote your membership, as well as acts as a great indicator to designers of your commitment to the design industry. This logo can be used on print pieces such as business cards, advertisements and flyers, and also on digital pieces including your company Web site or promotional emails.

To access the ASID Industry Partner logo simply login to asid.org using your login and password and select "IP Logos." There is selection of color and black and white images in both .jpg and .eps formats to choose to download.

Please be aware the ASID Industry Partner logo is considered a "sub-brand" of the ASID brand identity system. As such, it is important that the logo be used according to the set guidelines and that it not be modified in any way. To view these guidelines please download the Style Guide for Using the ASID Industry Partner Logo, listed directly above the logos.

In addition, ASID Industry Partner members may use ASID in their appellations in the following format:

ABC Company, Industry Partner ASID or
ABC Company, Industry Partner of the American Society of Interior Designers
The membership designations must be spelled out completely. (Note: "of the American Society of Interior Designers" may be substituted for "ASID"). No modification or deviation is permitted.

If you have any questions on the ASID Industry Partner logo, use of the logo, or how to list your appellation please contact the Industry Partner team at industrypartners@asid.org.

 

Tips # 10:    Code of Ethics

ASID members are required to conduct their professional practice in a manner that will inspire the respect of clients, suppliers of goods and services to the profession and fellow professional designers, as well as the general public. It is the individual responsibility of every member of ASID to uphold this code and bylaws of the Society.

Showing the public that you are a member of ASID lets them know that you adhere to ASID's Code of Ethics and Professional Status and gives them extra assurance that you are an experienced designer who upholds the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry.

To view the entire Code of Ethics and Professional Status, visit http://www.asid.org/about/ethics/.