ACC connects members with the professional development and knowledge they need to succeed as cable communicators.
Individual Member Benefits
Members of the Association of Cable Communicators gain access to professional development, recognition, knowledge and networking through involvement in the organization while raising the profile of their profession and its contributions throughout the industry.
ACC offers several opportunities for members to enhance their career through professional development offerings.
FORUM-Membership in ACC provides cable communications professionals access to the association's dynamic, national, educational conference, strengthening communications and public affairs skills through the sharing of best practices, industry updates and more.
Communications Institute- The ACC Communications Institute is an intensive, three-day program that extends members' views on issue management, message development and delivery-and deepens their strategic appreciation for the overall role communications and public affairs can play within their companies.
Online Events- ACC offers several opportunities throughout the year for members to connect with their colleagues online. These sessions focus on topical issues affecting communications and public affairs professionals in their daily outreach to communities.
ACC honors the best efforts of cable communicators and increases the recognition and acknowledgement for a job well done they receive from the cable industry.
Beacon Awards®-Annually, ACC sponsors the Beacon Awards competition honoring excellence in communications and public affairs throughout the cable communications industry. Beacon Awards finalists and winners achieve peer, industry and local market recognition for their exemplary work while setting a standard for their colleagues to emulate.
Cable Communications Achievement Award- This honor recognizes those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to cable communications and public affairs.
The Association of Cable Communicators connects its members to the knowledge and information they need to succeed in the industry.
Best Practices -This Web-based member service in the members-only section of the ACC Web site uses Beacon Award entries and member input to create an easy-to-use outline of key practices and tips when developing an initiative.
ACCbriefs-Designed for cable employees who need a clear, concise, subject oriented guide on various topics they must face, the briefs explain issues and provide a series of potential “answers” from cable's perspective.
CPR Facts-ACC's bi-weekly, electronic newsletter provides timely industry, professional and networking information, highlighting news of successful and innovative communications initiatives, network campaigns, job opportunities, individual promotions, relevant resources and details on key association activities.
ACC Online Member Directory & Community (members-only) – The wisdom and knowledge of your fellow members is within reach. You can access comprehensive profiles of all ACC members 24-7 by logging into the members-only area of the Web site and searching the ACC Online Member Directory & Community. It offers the options to search for your fellow cable communicators by name, company, city, title, expertise and more!
ACC Web site-The association's newly designed Web site provides 24-hour access to in-depth information on Beacon Awards, FORUM, press announcements, CPR Facts, ACCbriefs, membership, resource data, links to member companies and much more. The members-only section includes Best Practices, an on-line membership directory, 2001-2009 Beacon Winner & Finalist three-page project summaries and past Public Affairs Issues.
SmartBrief from CTAM-All ACC members have the opportunity to receive SmartBrief from CTAM, a daily e-mail newsletter on the cable industry.
Discounts on Industry Trades-You may receive significantly discounted rates on cable trades the industry depends on such as Broadcasting & Cable, CableFAX Daily, and Multichannel News.
Networking and Fellowship
Get Connected with your fellow cable communicators!
Nobody understands your job like your peers do. ACC offers extensive opportunities to share ideas and experiences with peers nationwide, at FORUM, in committees, at regional events and online. By connecting cable communications and public affairs professionals together in a national organization, ACC membership enhances your career development while contributing significantly to the growth of the cable communications industry.
ACC Online Member Directory & Community (members-only) – Many of your fellow ACC members are willing to share best practices or brainstorm with you on how to improve your communications efforts, and they are just a phone call or email away. Look up their contact information and expertise in the ACC Online Member Directory & Community (members-only).