Founded in 1963, The ADVERTISING AND PUBLICITY Club of Harare (APC) is a networking organization for senior managers in the fields of public relations, marketing, sales, advertising, broadcasting, printing and publishing, and related fields.
Being a member of an organization like the APC is about building relationships with like-minded individuals in the same or similar fields for the purpose of increasing or widening your network and sphere of influence, thereby improving or attracting more business to your organization.
The APC is a valuable platform for those who are interested in career advancement and learning, while at the same time serving the interests of their company in a relaxed atmosphere.
This Club fosters self-help information exchange and shared resources. It is a fantastic forum in which to air and share views relating to work culture, ethics, concerns that pertain to these industries, their relevant professions, and the economic environment in general.
More importantly, it provides a great learning ground. The people behind the scenes (the APC Committee) always have something of benefit in store for you.
A selection of interesting and informative guest speakers are invited to our many lunches and breakfast meetings; a range of exciting events are organized that will assist with the promotion of the individual members’ organizations, their products and services; games or sports days are organized to provide members with entertaining and stress relieving activities that promote interaction between members and their guests.
APC membership can help you by establishing contacts that will prove to be extremely useful in a variety of ways – if you choose to make full use of them.
It provides you with direct access to people with a wealth of knowledge and information, whom you may not have had the opportunity to meet under other circumstances.
Not only does this Club allow you to establish relationships at a business level, but it also gives you the opportunity to build long-lasting friendships.
It is important to remember, however, that making effective contacts is a journey, not a destination. It is not something you do for a while and then stop.
It is important to play your part by attending meetings and contributing your value in some form.
Through effective participation, you will no doubt soon discover what a benefit it is to be a member of this very important organization – the APC.