It seems that NYNMA as an entity is dead. From their site:

For the past ten years, the New York New Media Association (NYNMA) has had the pleasure of serving the New York area technology industry. Unfortunately, we must now inform you that as of Friday, December 19, 2003, NYNMA has ceased operations due to a significant financial shortfall.

The SIIA which had bailed out NYNMA around two years ago has basically absorbed it and made it SIIA New York.
Having been a board member of the organization, I feel a certain sadness about this. There was an opportunity to turn the group around after the SIIA reorg and create new programs to reach new audiences. However, that opportunity was squandered due to, in my opinion, lack of good management, good marketing and lack of investment in the old, but loyal member base. Even when I resigned and joined NYSIA, I was willing to help NYNMA, but there wasn’t really a person in the organization to listen to the offer. The last few years the group was understaffed and under resourced. There’s more to say, but I don’t want to turn this into a personal attack. It is sad when something you worked on for a while dies, but, after all we’ve been through in the Dot Com Era, such things sting less and are less surprising.
Good luck and good bye.

Update: See Greg Elin’s moving post.


2 responses to “NYNMA, RIP”

  1. Christoper Avatar

    I'm not sure how I got here but I was at a networking event last night in Los Angeles and I guess it reminded me of the good old days. I was actually the VP of Marketing for NYNMA in the 2000-2001 era, and I can tell you a couple of problems with the organization but like you I will not turn it into a personal attack. But I will say it is hard to do any job when your hands are tied.

  2. Howard Avatar

    Christopher, Agreed.