Elise Jajuga, Michigan State, Chair (jajugael AT msu DOT edu)
Ken Carpenter, Harvard
Jeremy Grainger, Rutgers 
Romi Gutierrez, Florida
Emily Hamilton, Minnesota
Chris Hart, Manchester
Emily Powers, Beacon Press
Anne Strother, Northwestern
Colleen Suljic, Princeton
Chloe Wertz, Pittsburgh
Khelee Williams Gardiner, West Indies

Board Liaison
Lara Mainville, Ottawa

Central Office Liaison
Annette Windhorn


General Objectives:

  • Develop and manage tools, programs, and resources to assist Association members in improving the marketing activities of their presses.

Specific Charges to the Marketing Committee:

  • Working with the Central Office, plan a half- or full-day virtual workshop with a program designed to assist attendees in improving the marketing activities of their presses.
  • As requested, assist the Annual Meeting Program Committee to develop and implement any marketing-related sessions and Collaboration Labs (if the format is available) for the 2022 Annual Meeting. 
  • Continue to create topical marketing Hangouts, especially those related to responsive marketing and sales practices that emerged during the pandemic.
  • Continue to execute the plan created in 2018-2019 for updating Marketing Handbook and collecting other pertinent resources to be hosted on UP Commons. Work with Central Office to promote this revised, enriched content and the Handbook in general. 
  • As requested, advise the Central Office as existing cooperative advertising and marketing programs are evaluated and as new proposals arise; suggest new marketing service areas in which cooperative programs could be explored.
  • Include in your May/June final report to the Board suggestions for concurrent meeting topics to be referred to the 2023 Annual Meeting Program Committee.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Corporation:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities.
  • Use UP Commons as your primary communications and collaboration tool.
  • Encourage discussions on appropriate UP Commons groups.
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity through the Central Office.
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity & inclusion by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase equity and inclusivity in our community.
  • Seek opportunities to support the goals of the Association’s 2016 membership restructuring by integrating into your committee activities the participation of colleagues from non-North American member presses.
  • Support the Annual Meeting Program Committee as requested, and include in your final report to the board any suggestions for future programming your committee identifies over the course of the year.
  • Seek opportunities when conducting activities and events to recruit new members to serve on your committee in future years, being sure to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in your efforts; include in your final report to the board discussion of your recruiting efforts; share with the Executive Director the names of potential future committee members.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, March, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on October 4, 2021, and February 28, 2022; final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 20, 2022. (For convenience, please reproduce your Charge & Tasks at the beginning of all reports, and list the names and institutional affiliations of all committee members.)
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks at the end of the service year, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.
Committee Projects

Marketing Handbook
Created and continually refreshed by the committee, this Handbook is an essential primer and reference for marketing, sales, and publicity work for scholarly and university publishers.

Nous faisons avancer le rôle essentiel de la communauté internationale d’éditeurs dont la mission est de veiller à l’excellence académique et de cultiver le savoir.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in French