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Associations / Certifications

Organizations & Memberships

Beyond Spots & Dots is proudly affiliated with several business and marketing organizations. Our involvement ranges from membership to Pittsburgh media interest groups (Media Association of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Ad Fed, Pittsburgh Technology Council) and partnerships with national Web search and development platforms (Drupal Association, Google Partners) to supporting women entrepreneurs (Women Presidents' Association). These affiliations allow us to stay abreast of the latest industry trends, utilize the most advanced Web tools and provide the best possible service to those who matter most--our clients.

Please take a few minutes to learn more about each of the following groups and check them out on the Web.

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Beyond Spots & Dots | Affiliate | American Marketing Association

American Marketing Association

The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the professional association for individuals and organizations who are leading the practice, teaching, and development of marketing worldwide. Through relevant information, comprehensive education and targeted networking, the AMA assists marketers in deepening their marketing expertise, elevating their careers and ultimately, achieving better results.

Beyond Spots & Dots is City of Columbus Minority Business Registered (MBR)

City of Columbus Minority Business Registered (MBR)

The minority business register program ensures that the City of Columbus is inclusive in its procurement opportunities, and provides assistance for you to participate in marketing seminars, teachings and helping you compete for City Contracts.

Beyond Spots & Dots is City of Columbus Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

City of Columbus Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

The certification program provides assistance with bidding opportunities within the city’s procurement process, educate business, maintains a database of certified minority business for city agencies’ needs and maintains a minority directory.

Beyond Spots & Dots is City of Pittsburgh Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

City of Pittsburgh Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Beyond Spots & Dots is certified as a DBE in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Scope of services include, but are not limited to: media planning, media buying, television advertising, radio advertising, out-of-home advertising, print advertising, market research, brand consulting, brand development, logo design, video production, marketing materials, print design, website hosting, website design, website development, search engine optimization (SEO), digital advertising, programmatic advertising, CRM database advertising, geofencing, geofenced retargeting, public relations and earned media.

Beyond Spots & Dots | Affiliate | Drupal Association

Drupal Association

The Drupal Association's mission is to foster and support the Drupal community by maintaining Drupal.org infrastructure, providing DrupalCon scholarships and Community Cultivation Grants, hosting DrupalCons and many other community initiatives.

Beyond Spots & Dots Google Partner

Google Partner

As a Google Partner, Beyond Spots & Dots has been trusted by Google as a certified expert who has demonstrated proven success using industry best practices. With Partner status, Beyond Spots & Dots stays ahead of the curve by working directly with Google to help clients get the most out of their marketing budgets using the latest Google tools and products.

Beyond Spots & Dots is Maryland Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

Maryland Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

This certification allows your firm to participate as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) on federally assisted projects and/or contracts in the State of Maryland.

Beyond Spots & Dots Maryland Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program

Maryland Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program

The Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program, providing small businesses with the opportunity to participate as prime contractors on state contracts by establishing a unique marketplace where small businesses compete against other small businesses instead of larger, more established companies.

Beyond Spots & Dots | Affiliate | Media Association of Pittsburgh

Media Association of Pittsburgh

Founded in 1928 The Media Association of Pittsburgh is the premiere resource for media professionals in Pittsburgh. Its purpose is to provide education, communication and entertainment to media professionals in Pittsburgh, PA.

Beyond Spots & Dots is Ohio Unified Certification Program Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Ohio Unified Certification Program Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

This certification allows your firm to participate as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) on federally assisted projects and/or contracts in the State of Ohio.

Beyond Spots & Dots is PA Department of General Services Small Business (SB) Certification

PA Department of General Services Small Business (SB) Certification

The Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion & Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO) verifies self-certified Small Businesses that wish to participate as Minority, Woman, Veteran, Service Disabled Veteran, LGBT, and Disability-Owned Business Enterprises through the Small Diverse Businesses program. Eligible Small Business must hold certifications as diverse businesses with one of the Department’s approved third-party certification entities.

Beyond Spots & Dots is PA Unified Certification Program Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

PA Unified Certification Program Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Beyond Spots & Dots is certified as a DBE to participate in the program of the following classifications: Full-service advertising agency that provides media planning, negotiation and buying, market research brand consulting, logo design, video production, marketing materials, print design, web management, internet advertising, media negotiation, competitive analysis and copywriting.

Beyond Spots & Dots | Affiliate | Pittsburgh Ad Fed

Pittsburgh Ad Fed

Pittsburgh Ad Fed is the colleague you pass in the hallway. The vendor you rely on for great service. And the pitch team from that other agency you passed on your way out of the prospect’s conference room. We’re brand managers and broadcast producers, market researchers and media buyers, creatives and corporate communications specialists.

Beyond Spots & Dots | Affiliate | Pittsburgh Technology Council

Pittsburgh Technology Council

Since 1983, the Pittsburgh Technology Council has been the principal point of connection for companies from four primary clusters of the technology industry that are represented by a critical mass of businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania including, the Advanced Manufacturing / Materials, Green Technology, Information Technology and Life Sciences sectors.

Beyond Spots & Dots Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (VA SBSD) - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (VA SBSD) - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification program is a Federal program. The purpose is to increase the participation of certified DBEs in projects funded by the US Department of Transportation and other federal sectors. 

Beyond Spots & Dots Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (VA SBSD) - Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business (SWaM)

Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (VA SBSD) - Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business (SWaM)

The Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business (SWaM) certification program is a state program of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The purpose is to enhance procurement opportunities for SWaM businesses participating in state-funded projects.

Beyond Spots & Dots | Affiliate | Women Presidents' Association

Women Presidents' Association

The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) is a non-profit membership organization for women who are presidents of multimillion dollar, privately held companies. The WPO seeks to improve business conditions for women entrepreneurs, and to promote acceptance and advancement of women entrepreneurs in all industries. The WPO has chapters throughout several different countries around the world.

Beyond Spots & Dots is certified WBENC WOSB

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved WBENC as a Third Party Certifier for Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification as part of the SBA's WOSB Federal Contracting Program.

Beyond Spots & Dots Certified WBENC WBE

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)

Beyond Spots & Dots is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S.

We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today and we can add diversity to your supply chain.