With roots dating back to 1990, AOE has decades of experience serving associations and companies in technical industries, offering services that range from marketing, public relations, crisis communications and social media consulting to projects related to training, workforce development, board relations, member engagement, certification and operations.

Partnering with AOE means access to 90+ professional writers, marketers, financial, HR and training professionals and other experts that know your industry better than any other consultant in the marketplace. Further, because AOE is owned by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), not private shareholders, any profit earned at the end of the year is reinvested back in the industry. We support the industries we serve.

Rather than implementing tactics, the AOE Team works with you to develop a marketing strategy to accomplish your goals. Responsiveness is the hallmark of our business and we understand what editors want. Unlike many other firms, AOE provides measurable results for marketing initiatives and we will help you grow your business and position your firm as an industry leader.

So, we ask, “What can AOE do for you today?”

Our Story




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As an engineering-based, technically oriented trade association, the world of marketing and public relations seemed an unfamiliar and daunting space to enter. Working with the AOE Team has simplified this transition and allowed us to better communicate key messages and product offerings to our customers. Their knowledge of the concrete industry and willingness to integrate key staff within the association's operations has allowed us to realize our full marketing potential in a matter of a few short months. Partnering with AOE is one of the best business decisions we have ever made.

John Roberts, Executive Director, International Grooving & Grinding Association

Key Resources

AOE: ACI’s Hidden Gem

Read ACI President Ron Burg’s article about how AOE is helping industry associations grow and prosper.

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The AOE team is a true asset to the industry. For that, I say “thank you.”

Ronald Burg, Executive Vice President, American Concrete Institute