Exposure. Recognition. Connections.

The Community Company builds and manages professional groups for world-class business leaders in partnership with influential brands.
Members of our communities lead by example with integrity and passion, setting the bar for what it means to be a successful business leader locally and nationwide.

Nominate your leaders for one or more of our exclusive communities: Ad Age Collective, Forbes Councils, and Business Journals Leadership Trust.

Ad Age collective

Ad Age Collective is an invitation-only community for the leaders shaping advertising, communications, martech, marketing, and media.

Forbes Councils

Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities for world-class executives and business owners in a variety of industries.

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Leadership Trust

Business Journals Leadership Trust is a network of hyper-local, invitation-only membership communities for chief executives and decision makers in cities throughout the United States.

If selected, your leader will receive three pillars of value – visibility, connections and growth.

All facilitated by a concierge team dedicated to helping members get the most from their experience with a limited investment of time.

Connections

Access advice from a national network of trailblazers, influencers and business leaders

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Visibility

Publish on Forbes, BizJournals or AdAge to share business insights with an engaged audience

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Growth

Elevate your leadership and gain revenue with support from trusted coaches

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Nominate your leader to join one or more of our exclusive communities.

Elevate Your Leader’s Profile With The World’s Most Trusted Media Brand 

Get high-profile exposure for your organization and its executives without jumping through hoops. The Community Company streamlined the process of becoming a published thought leader, giving members exclusive access to several publishing opportunities per calendar year, plus a team of professional editors to help your articles shine.

Easily Leverage opportunities for visibility and brand building.

By nominating your leader, you are expressing to the business world that he or she is inspiring others and making an impact.

Our communities allow your executives to:

  • Get warm introductions to meet other leaders both locally and across the United States
  • Serve as a peer leader to fellow members
  • Solve problems in your business
  • Access advice from fellow members who can relate on their level as well as expert coaches
  • Close new business by developing relationships with key decision makers

Bylines + Badges

Share insights on AdAge.com, BizJournals.com, and Forbes.com – and showcase badges for your LinkedIn profile and email signature.

Nominate your leader to join one or more of our exclusive communities.

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Expert Panels

Designed for busy executives who don’t have time for another commitment.

In less than 15 minutes, you can contribute to Expert Panels published with our partners that will elevate your leader’s reputation and give them exposure for their knowledge.

Full articles

More than 15 million readers trust Forbes, AdAge and BizJournals for business advice.

Membership comes with the exclusive opportunity to work with our professional editors to craft insight and opinion articles for the savvy business audience that reads these publications.

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We make Networking Fast and Painless Through Warm Introductions to Fellow Council Members

Forbes Councils is a network of best-in-class professionals in industries ranging from energy to advertising. We’ve highly curated a community that you trust — doing the work of making valuable connections for you.

“I’ve appreciated significant growth in my career and professional relationships since aligning with this tremendous group of leaders.”
John Drumgoole, Jr.

Colliers International

“I’ve appreciated significant growth in my career and professional relationships since aligning with this tremendous group of leaders.”
John Drumgoole, Jr.

Colliers International

“I’ve appreciated significant growth in my career and professional relationships since aligning with this tremendous group of leaders.”
John Drumgoole, Jr.

Colliers International

Just a few of the over 800 Top Executives Across the US who Find Value in our Communities

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Our network of top executives spans Many industries:

“My community expands my reach far beyond what I could accomplish on my own.”

Brennan White / Cortex

We can solve the biggest challenges you face in gaining media exposure for your clients.

  • Get exclusive access to publishing opportunities
  • Publish content that highlights your executive’s expertise and answers audience questions
  • Gain greater visibility and credibility in the face of an increasingly saturated digital content landscape
  • Share insights even with little time thanks to our Expert Panel program
  • Get support for both novice and experienced writers from our content team
  • Extend reach via our social channels
  • Manage the publishing process on behalf of your executive

Members Can Gain Access to Other Members in Two Different Ways

Events

Attend exclusive events and experiences

Get invited to events and experiences that are professionally planned to maximize in-person connections. Mingle amongst curated members and VIP guests for the opportunity to build deep relationships in a fun, intimate setting.

Mobile App Forums

Fast, convenient access to local and national members through our mobile app.

Join lively discussions in our private forum from your desktop or mobile app. In our exclusive channel, members help one another to solve their daily business challenges and get on-demand access to what they need, when they need it.

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Chief Decision Makers in Business Journals Leadership Trust

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Marketing and Media Leaders in Ad Age Collective

7000+

World-Class Executives in Forbes Councils

Gain Insights Through Executive Coaching

Forbes Councils members have access to executive education resources, plus individual and group coaching with both leadership and business growth coaches.

How does the Community company deliver this value? Our amazing team!

It would Cost Thousands to Outsource or Hire this Team Internally

For one annual membership fee, you get access to an dedicated team of 23 people (a value of over $10,000/year) that help you build your personal network and position as a thought leader through publishing.

Networking Team

Our research team spends hours reputation scoring executive profiles to ensure all members of our community meet the high standards of the group, while our concierge team makes personal warm introductions.

Curated Introductions

Publishing Team

We take this incredibly labor intensive process and distill it into an easy package that makes it fast to get published. We also offer writing services (at an addl fee) for those who don’t have time to write content.

Editing and

Proofreading Teams

Growth Team

Our members have access to executive education resources, plus individual and group coaching with career and growth leadership coaches.

Coaching Staff

What are the eligibility requirements?

Glad you asked! Membership in Forbes Councils is invitation-only and qualified candidates interested in joining must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Senior executives. founders, and owners across a variety of industries
  • Leading companies with at least $1M in annual revenue or $1M in total institutional funding

What is the nomination process?

The nomination process is simple. Each member admitted to our community is carefully vetted and selected, for both their track record of achievements and their willingness to collaborate.

Note: If you are nominating one of your executives, you must be employed at the same company or be an agency of record partner.

Nominate your leader to join our exclusive community of vetted industry executives

Here’s what to expect:
  • Submit your company leader’s application
  • Their information will be passed to our selection committee for review
  • Within 2-4 business days, you will find out if your leader has been accepted, and we will set up a brief call with you to discuss the program and provide program materials
  • Once your leader receives an invitation, they can review the membership options and get started right away enjoying their benefits

Make a Nomination

Please complete the form below to nominate a colleague for Forbes Councils. Our selection committee will review your submission within 2-4 business days.

  • Tell us about the person you are nominating:
  • About you: