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Associations are helpful because they serve as a resource for businesses or persons who participate in an industry. Information they might provide includes regulations, trends, and publications. Some associations do require full membership to take advantage of all the information provided.
Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
IAB "is comprised of more than 650 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling, delivering, and optimizing digital advertising or marketing campaigns."
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
This government agency "is principally responsible by law for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. NTIA’s programs and policymaking focus largely on expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in America, expanding the use of spectrum by all users, and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth."
The sources below can help you identify associations for different industries. So can a search engine like www.google.com
A listing of trade associations and shows provided by Marketing Mentor.