In 1991, the Carolinas Association of Advertising Specialists (CAAS) was born from a big idea to create a regional association lining NC and SC to advance the image and use of promotional products. Since that idea was born, our "little engine that could" has been effective in promoting high industry standards and providing its members with a positive environment for professional growth and development. We do this through both formal and informal arenas for education and idea exchange. Our name changed in February 2006 to the Carolinas Association of Advertising and Marketing Professionals (CAAMP) to better reflect our diverse membership. Through the years, thousands of industry professional members have been a part of a powerful network, taking advantage of industry knowledge and improving their marketing skills through increased access to valuable information and techniques.
CAAMP has over 250 members and functions as one of the most successful promotional products regional associations in the country; dare we say “world.” Or “universe.” No matter. We are doing pretty well.
Our annual tradeshows are the largest in North and South Carolina and play host to over 200 suppliers each year.
CAAMP proudly supports local and regional education with nationally-accredited education workshops and by awarding regional scholarships each year for PPAI continuing education programs.