Categories of Membership

Individual

An individual member is anyone who does not qualify as an Educator, Nonprofit/Government, Page Honoree or Life Member. Annual dues for classified Individual Members are $2,495. The criteria for Individual members are as follows:

Individual Corporate: Must hold the top corporate communications position and have a broad responsibilities with a company that generates at least $2 billion in annual revenue.

Individual (PR Agency, Opinion Research, Advisory Firms): Must be the CEO of an agency (not to include subsidiaries in agencies, but can include appropriate management at holding companies) with annual fee revenue of at least $5 million for the previous five years, and be recognized as providing substantial strategic counsel to the C-Suite of major corporations, particularly Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies.

To qualify for membership as an "advisory firm," a member must:

a) Be the CEO of an advisory or consultancy firm, or the senior managing executive of a division of a large general consulting firm (outside the public relations category), whose practice specializes in one or more of the following areas: Reputation Management or Reputation Risk Management; Communications Research, Measurement and Evaluation; Political, Public Affairs or Legal Issues; Data Analytics; Social Media; Content Creation; Change Management (with a focus on corporate character, values and culture); Corporate Citizenship or CSR; or Crisis Management; M&A or Shareholder Activism.

b) Be recognized as providing substantial strategic counsel to CCOs of major corporations, particularly with Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies, at the C-Suite level; and

c) The advisory firm or division (not including divisions of traditional PR agencies) must have annual fees of at least $5 million per year with the organization having been at that level for a minimum of five years.

Preference will be given to candidates who are considered to be thought leaders in corporate communications, as evidenced by activities such as having leadership responsibility in organizations in the public relations or other industries, published articles, have spoken at important forums and generally contributed to our industry.

Executive Search Consultants: To be considered for membership as an executive search consultant in the Page Society, candidates must i) be a recognized leader of a full-time global communications search practice; ii) have a professional background in corporate communications; iii) be engaged in executive searches at the highest level (leading CCO searches) and have an extensive record of recruiting CCOs; and iv) be in, of, and supporting the development of the field of corporate communications through research and active leadership of and participation in industry events.


Educator

To be considered for membership as an educator, a candidate must i) be employed in a full-time public relations or corporate communications teaching position at an accredited institute of higher learning; ii) be regarded as a thought leaders in public relations or corporate communications based upon a substantial body of work that has made a significant contribution to the profession; iii) possess an earned doctoral degree; and iv) be engaged in the profession outside of the academic environment. Annual dues for classified Educator members are $595.


Nonprofit and Government

The Page Society seeks to recruit members from the most influential organizations in the nonprofit and government sectors, including public charities, private foundations, national associations, and research universities. Government agencies at the national level are also considered in this category. Membership in this category is limited to ten new members per year with a maximum total of 10% of the membership.

Candidates must hold the top communication position in the nonprofit or government agency and have broad responsibilities, as well as meet the following criteria:

  • The individual has significant professional communications experience;
  • The organization is considered a leader in its area of expertise;
  • The organization has a track record of constructive relationships with corporations;
  • The organization adheres to the Page Principles; and
  • The organization meets the relevant financial criteria as follows:

National Associations - Annual budget of at least $85 million
Public Charities - Annual revenue of at least $750 million
Private Foundations & Research Universities - Financial assets of at least $2 billion
Government Agencies - Annual budget of at least $15 billion

Annual dues for classified Nonprofit and Government Members are $995.

Nonprofit Healthcare Institution: Candidates from nonprofit health service providers whose primary source of revenue is fee-for-service will be considered under the corporate membership category and will be subject to corporate membership dues. Those whose primary source of revenue is philanthropic contributions will be considered under the nonprofit category and will be subject to nonprofit membership dues.


Retired

This category is reserved for members who are no longer actively practicing in the profession. Retired members will be those who self-declare as retired and will be listed in our online member and print directory as retired. Annual dues for declared retired members are $995.

Life: This category is currently closed, but is grandfathered to those who retired from their corporate position prior to December 31, 1992 and are not actively engaged in the profession. Annual dues for our classified Life category members are $110.


Page Honoree

Individuals, who because of their contributions to the practice of public relations, may be elected by unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees as a Page Honoree. Persons inducted into the Society's Hall of Fame and recipients of the Distinguished Service Award are elected to this category. Classified Page Honorees receive complimentary membership.


We are Growing Globally

The Arthur W. Page Society welcomes nominations for membership from qualifying senior public relations professionals in companies in all countries.

"Corporate communications is a global profession," said former president Tom Martin, "and the Society's growing international membership reflects our common interest in issues confronting practitioners in major companies around the globe."

While the Society's current membership is largely North American, several Europe-based corporate communicators are active in the Society and we actively encourage others to consider participation.

Where ever they are situated, Society members have access to full membership benefits – from conference and committee participation to networking with others in the Society. The Society's web site provides news and information to all inquirers. Member contact information is accessible exclusively to members.

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