Marketing Mentor Network

New in Fall 2024 | Volunteer to Join our Mentoring Program Leadership Team

Build a stronger community with the AMAOC Marketing Mentor Network.

The AMAOC Marketing Mentor Network (MMN) program is built on a foundation of community in Orange County, CA. We work to match experienced marketing leaders with early to mid-career marketing professionals for one-on-one mentoring and group networking – and we have fun doing it!

This AMAOC flagship program runs over the course of 6-months, starting in October, and is focused on the growth and development of the entire cohort, facilitating the exchange of ideas, and opportunities for professional growth through individual and group events. With guidance from the MMN Leadership team, mentors and proteges are paired together based on the proteges career objectives and goals outlined during the application process.

Proteges meet individually with their mentor every 2-3 weeks, and the cohort meets either in person or online approximately once a month. The result is an engaging mentorship experience, new connections, and lasting relationships.

AMAOC Members Only; $199 program fee. Application accessible after payment.

Non-members may volunteer for up to one program year; after which AMA membership is required to continue as a mentor.

Applications due by August 1, 2024 for program period of October 2024 to April 2025.
How does it work?

The Marketing Mentor Network operates in a hybrid format to encourage interaction with the entire cohort. Our goal is to make mentorship fun!

The program kick-off will be in person with the entire cohort. The group will have the chance to meet each other, review program objectives, and mentors/protégés will have time to fine-tune their goals. Mentors and proteges will arrange to meet regularly on their own, and events for the entire cohort will occur once monthly.

The program makes use of AMA Member Connect and LinkedIn to keep the group connected and can be used to seek advice from others and stay in touch with other program participants. Each year, previous cohorts remain connected and can respond to questions from the group.

Why be a Protégé?

Navigating your professional development can be challenging, marketing is changing, and each organization has its own vibe. A mentor can help work you through your goals, and gain valuable skills in a one-on-one format, providing support that will help you achieve your next step. Finding the right mentor can be challenging, but the AMAOC Marketing Mentor Network team works to remove that challenge and provides to:

  • Gain insights into requirements for professional growth
  • Learn real-life lessons on building a marketing career in today’s rapidly changing discipline
  • Knowledge and experience that will help guide your career
  • Expand your professional network
  • Improve your leadership, communication and marketing skills

AMAOC Members Only; $199 program fee. Application accessible after payment.

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Why Mentor?

Mentoring offers an enriching experience for both parties, providing an opportunity to give back to the community while learning, growing as a leader, and enhancing professional skills. Learn something new from tomorrow’s leaders and gain a fresh perspective by becoming a marketing mentor. The AMAOC Marketing Mentor Network is a fantastic opportunity for mentors to:

  • Expand your network, build valuable, and develop long-lasting relationships
  • Widen your perspective, and learn new things
  • Sharpen your skills, contributing to your own growth
  • Share your experiences for the betterment of others
  • Support and foster the next generation of marketers

Non-members may volunteer for up to one program year; after which AMA membership is required to continue as a mentor.

Mentor/Protégé Matchmaking Process

Mentoring is both a “get and give” experience with the goal of providing a rich and rewarding experience for both mentors and protégés. All participants are asked to fill out an application form, in which the data is used by the leadership team to make matches based on industry, type of marketing (B2B, B2C, B2G, nonprofit, etc.), stage in career, goals and other interests.

Matches are created prior to the program kickoff. The program leadership team takes matching very seriously to ensure the best pairing; it doesn’t happen often, but if challenges with a mentor match arise, the team will work with the protégé to find a better fit.


The Marketing Mentor Network program will be held in a hybrid format. Some events will be held in person, and others will remain virtual.

Eligibility and Fee

The Marketing Mentors Network is a member-only benefit. All new mentor/protégés applicatants will be interviewed to determine eligibility and placement. Participants must be located in Orange County, CA.

  • Mentors volunteer their time, and participate for free.
  • Non-member mentors are allowed to mentor for 1 year, then are required to become AMAOC members to continue in the program.
  • There is a one-time program fee of $199* for protégés due upon program acceptance.
  • Protégés must be AMAOC members to participate.

*Financial Hardship Scholarship – AMAOC is committed to making our programming accessible to all that want to participate. If you have concerns with the program fee, please provide detailed within your application, as we may be able to provide a scholarship.

Not a member? Become a member today.

To Apply

Applications are now open for the 2024/25 cohort. The program runs from October-April. Apply by August 31 to be considered.


For any questions about the Marketing Mentor Network, reach out to [email protected].

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