Frequently asked questions about CADM

Q. How do I join CADM?
A. Click here to join CADM. You can also contact us by phone at 312-849-CADM (2236) or email at

Q. How long does membership last?
A. Membership lasts from August 1 through July 31.

Q. What is included in my membership?
A. Membership includes several members-only resources, including access to our complete member directory and a job board, networking opportunities, free enrollment in two Pillars of Excellence, a subscription to our monthly newsletter adMarks, discounts to CADM events and more. Visit our membership page for additional information.

Q. What are the Pillars of Excellence?
A. The Pillars of Excellence are practice areas that work to guide, support and facilitate professional growth. Members can choose from five areas of specialization: response marketing, analytics, mobile, social and digital.

Q. What are the Tempo Awards?
A. The Tempo Awards recognize achievements in digital, mobile and social marketing. Click here to learn more about the Tempo Awards, including entry information and a list of former award recipients.

Q. What is the Basic Course?
A. The Basic Course is a 12-week course that covers the full direct marketing engagement cycle. Students work in teams on a case study throughout the course, and each course culminates in a team presentation judged by industry leaders.

Q. What is Mobile Marketing Day?
A. Mobile Marketing Day is an all-day event that shows you the ins and outs of mobile marketing. It is designed to help ad agencies, brands, publishers and marketing service providers develop and execute mobile strategies and tactics.

Q. What is adMarks?
A. Our monthly newsletter adMarks connects you to all things CADM. Refer to adMarks for articles by industry thought leaders, a calendar of events, industry news and announcements, a full member directory and more.