Institute of Marketing Management South Africa (IMM)

The IMM has for decades been the pre-eminent marketing institution in Southern Africa. It is reinvigorating the brand through the launch of a wide range of value added products and services for marketing professionals that are members of the IMM in either an INDIVIDUAL or CORPORATE capacity. Together with its partners in the African Marketing Confederation (AMC), the IMM intends to build the largest network of marketing professionals in Africa.

Marketers Association of Zimbabwe

The Marketers Association of Zimbabwe was launched in 2007 with a vision to be a leading body of marketing professionals promoting professionalism of the highest standards and establishing channels of career development for the benefit of organisations and the economy at large.

The Zambia Institute of Marketing

The Zambia Institute of Marketing is a membership organisation regulating the practice of marketing in Zambia as provided for in the Zambia Institute of Marketing Act No. 14 of 2003.The Institute is affiliated to the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry. The broad operating moralities of the Institute include: a political stance; impartiality and common good; capacity building; networking; and effective communication.

Marketing Society of Kenya

The Marketing Society of Kenya started as the advertising society of Kenya in 1962. It became the Marketing Society of Kenya in 1968. The first chairperson was Nigel Crouch, the then MD of Cadbury Schweppes. The Society’s main objectives are to develop, acknowledge and practice the profession of marketing, to provide services to members, and to offer a platform for self regulation for practicing marketers.

Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana

The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG) was founded in July 1981 with the vision to be the voice of marketing practice in Ghana under the Professional Bodies Registration Act 1973 (NRCD143). The Institute aims at seeing organizations (both private and public) embrace the marketing concept, and be marketing-oriented in their operations.

In 2020, the CIMG was granted a Parliamentary Act 1021 which gives it the mandate to regulate the standard in marketing practice and the training of marketing professionals in Ghana.

National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN)

The National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria is the body of professionals engaged in marketing and related fields as marketing practitioners: sales and marketing directors, commercial directors, customers’ managers, media planners, channel developers, creative directors, value builders, brand directors, corporate and institutional governors, transformers, communication experts, general managers, and chief executives.

The Moroccan Association of Marketing and Communications

The Moroccan Association of Marketing and Communications (AMMC) was created in late 2013 as a dedicated platform to the country’s marketing and communication communities, including managers, directors and officers from large, medium and small companies operating in the private and public sectors. AMMC members contribute to strategic thinking related to topics and themes of common interest and organise networking and experience – sharing events.
AMMC’s vision is to become the Moroccan reference for marketing and communication. Its defined mission is to promote the marketing and communication professions, to develop the skills and knowledge of professionals and to participate actively in the economic welfare of Morocco.

Institute of Marketing in Malawi

Institute of Marketing in Malawi

Institute of Marketing in Malawi (IMM) was formed in 2020 after transitioning from what was CIM Malawi Members Group which was formed in 2010. IMM is committed to ensuring that interests and needs of its members and stakeholders are understood and catered for throughout the organisation and the wider industry.

Currently, IMM is the largest community of professional marketers in Malawi involved in several marketing activities such as networking of marketers in Malawi, organizing marketing events and training courses, setting best marketing practice standards in Malawi, promoting professional development of Marketers, study and education guidance to marketing students among others. IMM has become the face of Marketing in Malawi with the organization now referred to as the benchmark of marketing standards in the country.

Institute of Marketing and Management, Mauritius

Established in 1991, the Institute of Marketing & Management is the leading professional marketing education and training institution of Mauritius.

Uganda Marketers Society (UMS)

The Uganda Marketers Society (UMS) is the leading organization for marketing professionals in Uganda. It is responsible for professional skills development, promotion of professional marketing standards and practices (i.e. Individual, Corporate and SMEs membership categories) and finally market research and consultancy.

Association Tunisienne des Professionnels du Marketing et de la communication

Established in 2012, the aim of the Tunisian Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (French acronym: ATPMC) is to offer the country’s marketing and communications professionals privileged access to a network of colleagues and high-level industry experts.

Through informal meetings, conferences and other activities, it provides forums for members to discuss their specialist sector of activity with their peers, improve skills, and inspire each other – thereby broadening their knowledge and enhancing their expertise.

The ATPMC also strives to enhance the image of marketing and communications in Tunisia, and promote adherence to a members’ ethics charter.


Membership is open to top decision-makers, marketing managers, communications experts with at least two years of professional experience, experienced consultants, academics and researchers in marketing, and students specialising in marketing and communication.

The ATPMC’s partner associations include: the National Association of French Marketing Professionals (French acronym: ADETEM); Moroccan Association of Marketing and Communications (AMMC); Tunisian Marketing Association, a body for academics and researchers (ATM); and Professional Marketing Meeting North Africa (PMM).

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Ethiopian Marketing Professional Association (EMPA)

The Ethiopian Marketing Professionals’ Association was established in 2007 with the core mission of providing a professional platform to nurture and develop the marketing profession in Ethiopia. The association aims to contribute to the effort of upholding ethical standards through professional development programs, research endeavours, knowledge management, and publications. EMPA currently has 6 executive committees that run the association’s various activities and more than 300 marketing professional members.

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Dr Kin Kariisa

Group CEO - Next Media

Dr. Kin Kariisa is an extraordinary force at the helm of Next Media Services, a conglomerate encompassing NBS TV, Nile Post, Sanyuka TV, Next Radio, Salam TV, Next Communication, Next Productions, and an array of other influential enterprises. His dynamic role as Chief Executive Officer exemplifies his unwavering commitment to shaping media, business, and community landscapes.
With an esteemed academic journey, Dr. Kariisa’s accolades include an Honorary PhD in exemplary community service from the United Graduate College inTexas, an MBA from United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Huazong University in China, and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Makerere University.
Dr. Kariisa pursued PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. As a dynamic educator, he has shared his expertise as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at both Makerere University and Radboud University.

Dr Kin did his PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radbond University in Nigmegen, Netherlands. He previously served as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and Radbond University in Netherlands.

Dr Kin did his postgraduate courses in Strategic Business Management, Strategic Leadership Communication and Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives at Harvard University, Boston USA.

  • Other current and previous roles played by Dr Kin Kariisa:
  • Lecturer of e-Government and Information Security to graduate students at Makerere University, Kampala and Radbond University in the Netherlands
  • Director of Eco Bank Uganda Limited, one of the largest banks in Africa
  • Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters, an umbrella industry association for all Television, Radio and online broadcasters in Uganda.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Nile Hotel International, that owns the leading hotel in Uganda, Kampala Serena Hotel.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Soliton Telmec Uganda, the leading telecom company in Optic fibre business managing over 80% of optic fibre in Uganda.