Last month, all AFCEA corporate member points of contact (POCs) received a package that included their current corporate profile and details about how to update this information. Only profiles that have been reviewed, updated and/or approved since January 1, 2012, will be included in full in the January 2013 issue of SIGNAL Magazine. All others will include only a company’s name and contact information. The deadline for reviewing, updating and/or approving the corporate profiles to be included in the 2013 Source Book is September 25, 2012.
To review, update and approve a corporate profile, the organization's AFCEA POC logs into the portal with his or her AFCEA membership number and password. The Corporate POC Tools link is located in the column on the left. Click on Update Corporate Profile, then either “Approve Corporate Profile As Is” or “Update Profile Write-up and Categories.” Clicking on the latter leads to the profile in an editable format. Tips about writing an effective profile are available online.
In addition, companies now have the opportunity to increase the attention their online corporate profiles receive through the Premium Packages Program. Packages include priority placement in the search results page, keyword searches that add direct links to the company's site within the profile, and affordable online and print advertising.
Instructions for user name and password assistance are on the portal. For answers about the AFCEA 2013 Source Book, Online Directories and Premium Packages Program, please contact Maryann Lawlor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 631-6179.