Encouraging a Vibrant Discussion 

CTA helps to grow the consumer technology industry by educating consumers about new products, services and technologies. CTA does this by telling tech stories using promotional campaigns focused on media placement, webcasts, interviews, speaking opportunities and CTA publications. Member companies can participate in campaigns that help to boost sales of CT products and services. Promotional campaigns support product categories such as accessories, audio, health and fitness, wireless and video as well as the latest trends in vehicle tech, health, wellness and wearables, smart home, connected mobility, virtual reality and immersive entertainment technologies.

CTA Broadcast Studio

Located at the CTA headquarters in Arlington, VA, CTA’s studio is used for media interviews, satellite media tours and other promotional opportunities. CTA members can book the studio for their broadcast media needs.

CES Tech Talk

CES Tech Talk

The CES Tech Talk podcast features industry experts talking about the latest consumer technology trends and what to expect at this year’s CES.


This resources provides consumers the tools they need to live a greener lifestyle and make smarter technology choices. Consumers can explore tips to live green, buy green and recycle responsibly all year-round. 

CES Media Services

CTA promotes members’ products before, during and after CES. CTA can help members develop a successful CES strategy with pre-show promotions, on-site media conferences and media engagement opportunities as well as access to the pre-registered media list.

Mobile Electronics Certified Professionals (MECP)


This program provides the only national credential that certifies mobile technology installation technicians and salespeople on automotive information technology, entertainment, navigation, and safety or security systems. With more than 50,000 installation technicians tested, the MECP program continues to demonstrate professionalism in the industry. 

Honoring the Best

CT Hall of Fame 
Founded in 2000, each year the CT Hall of Fame honors a new group of inventors, engineers, business leaders, retailers and journalists responsible for developing and promoting the products and services that improve consumers’ lives. In 2019, the program celebrated its 20th anniversary and for the first time recognized the Innovation Entrepreneur Award honorees at the dinner. Sponsored by It Is Innovation (i3) magazine and the CTA Small Business Council, the IEA awards recognize inspiring entrepreneurs, notable companies and exceptional startups in the CT industry. 

CES Innovation Awards

The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. The program recognizes honorees in a multitude of consumer technology product categories and distinguishes the highest rated in each. 

Digital Patriots

The annual Digital Patriots dinner honors industry and government leaders for their positive impact on the CT industry. 

Mark of Excellence Awards

The Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by CTA's Smart Home Division, recognize the best in custom integration and installed technology at CES. Each year manufacturers, distributors and systems integrators compete in more than 30 award categories for this honor.

The Tech Conversation

CTA’s digital media presence includes the following online and social media properties: 


Keeping our communities updated with the latest CT News. 


Enjoy images from CTA events and other industry related programs.



Breaking news on CTA, CES and the industry.


Follow CTA and CES on YouTube for videos covering the industry and CES.