AMI
Emerging Marketers

This exciting program gives aspiring emerging marketers an opportunity to connect with senior marketing professionals, get valuable insight into the industry and develop their skills to give them a competitive edge in their career. Our mentors are Certified Practising Marketers who work across Marketing & Communications, Advertising, Media, and Professional Services. 

 

 

AMI EMERGING MARKETERS MENTORING PROGRAM

Investing in the talent of our future marketing leaders

We are proud of the community of marketing mentors, academic partners, and committee members who have supported the AMI Emerging Marketers Program during the last ten years. Over 150 people have invested in providing opportunities for emerging marketers to develop their skills and get valuable insights into the industry and their careers.

Time is running out to participate as a mentee! Apply now and get free AMI Membership including full Member benefits for the duration of the Program ! 

About the program

The Australian Marketing Institute’s Emerging Marketers program is a 7 month mentoring program designed to connect senior marketers with Australia’s emerging marketing talent. The AMI mentoring community has active Emerging Marketer networks in South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. For those in Tasmania and the Northern Territory the AMI offers mentoring via virtual platform and management by an affiliate state.

2020 Program Dates
  • December 2019 – Call for Mentors
  • January 2020 – Emerging Marketer of the Year submissions open
  • February 2020 – Call for Mentees
  • April 2020 – Program launch
  • June 2020 – Nationwide virtual conference
  • July to August 2020 – Emerging Marketer of the Year finalists announced
  • October 2020 – Emerging Marketer of the Year announced at Marketing Excellence Gala
  • November 2020 – Mentee graduation recognised at state end of year celebrations
Benefits for Mentors
  • Develop your skills to become a better mentor
  • Connect with the future marketing leaders of tomorrow
  • Network with emerging and senior marketers across different industries and sectors
  • Access Australia’s up-and-coming marketing talent
  • Feel the challenge and excitement of working with a passionate marketer
  • Earn qualifying hours towards maintaining your Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) status
  • Experience the reward of helping someone be the best marketer they can be
Benefits for Mentees
  • Develop your competitive advantage to accelerate your career
  • Gain insights into the marketing industry
  • Connect with a senior marketer who can provide professional guidance and support
  • Network with with your peers and marketers across different industries and sectors
  • Learn how to navigate challenges and find career direction
  • Get discounts on AMI curated workshops and networking events
  • Eligibility to enter as an Emerging Marketer of the Year applicant in the AMI Awards for Marketing Excellence
Prerequisites for Mentees

This program will cost AU $110.00 inc GST. To participate as a mentee it is a prerequisite to be an AMI Member and a professional marketer with 1 to 5 years work experience; or studying a masters degree in marketing.

Not a member? Contact the Membership Team at membership@ami.org.au to arrange the membership fee waiver.

*Participants will receive a 7 month AMI Graduate Membership and access to all AMI Member benefits for the duration of the Program. $110 application fee still applies to register as a mentee in the Emerging Marketers Mentoring Program. 

Prerequisites for Mentors

There is no cost to become a mentor. In order to be a mentor, it is a pre-requisite to be an AMI professional member (with a member category higher than associate designation) and a Certified Practising Marketer.

Click here to become a professional member.

Click here to read more about CPM accreditation.

What does it involve?
  • Length of program: seven months
  • Frequency of contact: once a month (or more if it suits you)
  • Commitment: 2 hours per month (or more if it suits you)
  • Recommended mode of contact: scheduled one-on-one meetings as well as optional email and phone correspondence
Audience
  • Mentees are entry level marketers with up to five years professional marketing experience or studying a masters majoring in marketing.
  • Mentors are AMI Certified Practicing Marketers.
  • Program participants are members of the Australian Marketing Institute.
  • The program is administered by the AMI National Office and Volunteer State Committees.
  • The Program fosters industry engagement with AMI members and partners, marketing societies, corporate industry, associations and educational bodies.

AMI EMERGING MARKETERS MENTORING PROGRAM

Investing in the talent of our future marketing leaders 

We are proud of the community of marketing mentors, academic partners, and committee members who have supported the AMI Emerging Marketers Program during the last ten years. Over 150 people have invested in providing opportunities for emerging marketers to develop their skills and get valuable insights into the industry and their careers.

Time is running out to participate as a mentee! Apply now and get free AMI Membership including full Member benefits for the duration of the Program ! 

About the program

The Australian Marketing Institute’s Emerging Marketers program is a 7 month mentoring program designed to connect senior marketers with Australia’s emerging marketing talent. The AMI mentoring community has active Emerging Marketer networks in South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. For those in Tasmania and the Northern Territory the AMI offers mentoring via virtual platform and management by an affiliate state.

2020 Program Dates
  • December 2019 – Call for Mentors
  • January 2020 – Emerging Marketer of the Year submissions open
  • February 2020 – Call for Mentees
  • April 2020 – Program launch
  • June 2020 – Nationwide virtual conference
  • July to August 2020 – Emerging Marketer of the Year finalists announced
  • October 2020 – Emerging Marketer of the Year announced at Marketing Excellence Gala
  • November 2020 – Mentee graduation recognised at state end of year celebrations
Benefits for Mentors
  • Develop your skills to become a better mentor
  • Connect with the future marketing leaders of tomorrow
  • Network with emerging and senior marketers across different industries and sectors
  • Access Australia’s up-and-coming marketing talent
  • Feel the challenge and excitement of working with a passionate marketer
  • Earn qualifying hours towards maintaining your Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) status
  • Experience the reward of helping someone be the best marketer they can be
Benefits for Mentees
  • Develop your competitive advantage to accelerate your career
  • Gain insights into the marketing industry
  • Connect with a senior marketer who can provide professional guidance and support
  • Network with with your peers and marketers across different industries and sectors
  • Learn how to navigate challenges and find career direction
  • Get discounts on AMI curated workshops and networking events
  • Eligibility to enter as an Emerging Marketer of the Year applicant in the AMI Awards for Marketing Excellence
Prerequisites for Mentees

This program will cost AU $110.00 inc GST. To participate as a mentee it is a prerequisite to be an AMI Member and a professional marketer with 1 to 5 years work experience; or studying a masters degree in marketing.

Not a member? Contact the Membership Team at membership@ami.org.au to arrange the membership fee waiver.

*Participants will receive a 7 month AMI Graduate Membership and access to all AMI Member benefits for the duration of the Program. $110 application fee still applies to register as a mentee in the Emerging Marketers Mentoring Program. 

Prerequisites for Mentors

There is no cost to become a mentor. In order to be a mentor, it is a pre-requisite to be an AMI professional member (with a member category higher than associate designation) and a Certified Practising Marketer.

Click here to become a professional member.

Click here to read more about CPM accreditation.

What does it involve?
  • Length of program: seven months
  • Frequency of contact: once a month (or more if it suits you)
  • Commitment: 2 hours per month (or more if it suits you)
  • Recommended mode of contact: scheduled one-on-one meetings as well as optional email and phone correspondence
Audience
  • Mentees are entry level marketers with up to five years professional marketing experience or studying a masters majoring in marketing.
  • Mentors are AMI Certified Practicing Marketers.
  • Program participants are members of the Australian Marketing Institute.
  • The program is administered by the AMI National Office and Volunteer State Committees.
  • The Program fosters industry engagement with AMI members and partners, marketing societies, corporate industry, associations and educational bodies.

Who will your mentor be?

AMI Mentors are senior marketing professionals who are qualified Certified Practising Marketers. The CPM title is earned through ethical behaviour, depth of experience and currency of knowledge. But most of all, it’s the respected sign of distinction of a Marketing Professional who continually strives to further the practice through leadership and innovation through continuous learning.

Pamela Bishop

Chief Marketing Officer

Jacqui Roth

Senior Brand Manager

Jemma Knight

Marketing Manager

Jackie Chung

Brand Manager 

Jay Wheeler

Senior Marketing Manager

 

Shey Dimon

Marketing & Communications Manager

Shileen Costain

Head of Partnerships

 

Mark Khademi

Head of Digital Marketing

  

 

Meredith Waterhouse

National Marketing Executive 

Agota Berces

Business Manager

Jane Hillsdon

Managing Director

Kristy Atkins

Managing Director

 

BENEFITS FOR MENTEES

  • FREE AMI Graduate Membership for 7 months and all AMI Member benefits.
  • Unlimited access to AMI Member Connect: Online Learning and Engagement Hub, webinars, forums, tutorials, and discounts on virtual classroom training.
  • Eligibility to enter as an Emerging Marketer of the Year applicant in the 2021 AMI Awards for Marketing Excellence.
  • Guided discussion topics relevant to progressing careers.
  • Actionable career insights into industry trends and the changing social and digital landscape.
  • Online forums to connect, engage and knowledge-share with a wide network of next-gen and senior marketers nation-wide.
  • Mid-point Digital Conference featuring talks and facilitated discussions by the top Industry Leaders from around Australia.
  • Discounts on AMI curated workshops and networking events.

AMI EMERGING MARKETERS MENTORING PROGRAM

Benefits for Mentors

  • Develop your mentoring skills to become a better lead
  • Connect with the future marketing leaders of tomorrow
  • Network with emerging and senior marketers across different industries
  • Access Australia’s up-and-coming marketing talent
  • The challenge and excitement of working with a passionate marketer
  • Get qualifying hours towards maintaining your Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) status
  • The reward of helping someone be the best marketer they can be

2020 program dates

  • December 2019 – Call for Mentors
  • January 2020 – Emerging Marketer of the Year submissions open
  • February 2020 – Call for Mentees
  • April 2020 – Program launch
  • June 2020 – Nationwide virtual conference
  • July to August 2020 – Emerging Marketer of the Year finalists announced
  • October 2020 – Emerging Marketer of the Year announced at Marketing Excellence Gala
  • November 2020 – Mentee graduation recognised at state end of year celebrations

what does it involve?

  • Length of program: seven months
  • Frequency of contact: once a month (or more if it suits you)
  • Commitment: 2 hours per month (or more if it suits you)
  • Recommended mode of contact: scheduled one-on-one meetings as well as optional email and phone correspondence

what does it involve?

  • Length of program: seven months
  • Frequency of contact: once a month (or more if it suits you)
  • Commitment: 2 hours per month (or more if it suits you)
  • Recommended mode of contact: scheduled one-on-one meetings as well as optional email and phone correspondence

2020 program dates

  • December 2019 – Call for Mentors
  • January 2020 – Emerging Marketer of the Year submissions open
  • February 2020 – Call for Mentees
  • April 2020 – Program launch
  • June 2020 – Nationwide virtual conference
  • July to August 2020 – Emerging Marketer of the Year finalists announced
  • October 2020 – Emerging Marketer of the Year announced at Marketing Excellence Gala
  • November 2020 – Mentee graduation recognised at state end of year celebrations

Calendar of Events

2020 Emerging Marketing Mentoring Program

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April

New South Wales

Program launch event details coming soon. Expressions of interest open for mentors, mentees and sponsors.

30

April

South Australia

Program launch event details coming soon. Expressions of interest open for mentors, mentees and sponsors.

30

April

Queensland

Program launch event details coming soon. Expressions of interest open for mentors, mentees and sponsors.

30

April

Victoria

Program launch event details coming soon. Expressions of interest open for mentors, mentees and sponsors.

30

April

Australian Capital Territory

Program launch event details coming soon. Expressions of interest open for mentors, mentees and sponsors.

30

April

Western Australia

Program launch event details coming soon. Expressions of interest open for mentors, mentees and sponsors.

30

April

Tasmania

Program launch event details coming soon. Expressions of interest open for mentors, mentees and sponsors.

30

April

Northern Territory

Program launch event details coming soon. Expressions of interest open for mentors, mentees and sponsors.

30

April

Tasmania

Program launch event details coming soon. Expressions of interest open for mentors, mentees and sponsors.

30

April

Northern Territory

Program launch event details coming soon. Expressions of interest open for mentors, mentees and sponsors.

A Word

From AMI’s Emerging Marketer Patron

“I’m really proud to be the patron of the AMI Emerging Marketers Mentoring Program. Mentoring is valuable for marketers at any stage in their career because it gives you a network and someone to lean on as well as additional support and that feedback loop which is invaluable for all marketers. For senior marketers looking to give back, get involved because what we we might take for granted as marketers and as assumed knowledge isn’t actually and we can provide some great insights, council and leadership to our community and what that will do is give our whole marketing community, and more broadly Australia a better outcome. “

– Lisa Ronson

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TESTIMONIALS

Emerging Marketing Mentoring Program Participants

Natalie Claire King

fenton & fenton

“The Program gave me access to insider knowledge expressed with warmth and generosity, confidence in expressing my own ideas within a team, and affirming me to believe in the quality of my own work. It helped me to reignite my own enthusiasm when I felt challenged or unmotivated. This led me to become more motivated in the office and inspiring my own team and colleagues. It challenged me to do things differently, more effectively and instilled the confidence to discus a promotion with my manager – giving me tactics on the best ways to approach this conversation so I felt prepared and confident.”

Alyce Lopez Brierley

Australian Marketing Institute

“I loved my mentor! She has helped me so much over the last couple of months. Whether it’s catching up for coffee occasionally or even working things out over text or Whatsapp, she’s always there to help. As an emerging marketer, having the support of a mentor has really helped me navigate professional challenges, take my marketing strategy to the next level and even get guidance on building my own business case. I’d recommend this program to anyone to is serious about advancing their career.”

Mehreen Lamba

Gripset Industries

“Being a part of this program was such an incredible journey and honour, magnified by having such a strong and inspirational man like Wallace Long at the helm! When I first joined the program, I hoped for instant answers to dilemmas about the future. Rather than mapping out one direct path, the program has instead served a much broader purpose. It has given me valuable tools to make the most of all career as well as business opportunities and to become my own agent for change.”

Marcus Kirchner

Maggie Beer Products

“The Emerging Marketers Mentoring Program has been a valuable source of help to me during my first year of full-time work, with my mentor helping me talk through any of the challenges I was having, and getting the crux of issues causing these challenges.”

 

Don Praveen Liyanage

KMT Partners

“Being an international Masters student, I wanted to develop my industry specific skill set while I am studying full time. The AMI Emerging Marketers Program helped me to broaden my network and understanding of industry requirements to be work-ready.”

James Carroll

People’s Credit Choice Union

“Gaining exposure to the complete end to end process of campaign development, condensed into a few months has been an excellent experience.”

Dennis Freedman

MIT

“I have been a mentor for Emerging Marketers Victoria for the last eight years and have thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the program. Each mentee I have worked with has brought different interests, questions and wants to our discussions, but all have a common desire to understand more about the world of marketing. Whilst my experience in marketing is largely based around one industry, we have always found plenty to talk about and I have been able to introduce them to other experts in this field. I have personally found it a very enriching experience, and would recommend it to other marketers, as a way of giving back to young marketers.”

Stefan Bugryn

Freelance Producer

“When I started out with my career, I recognised that networking was going to be important with getting my foot in the door. The AMI mentoring program allowed me to learn the the ropes and get my introductions to some industry people, who helped me on my way to a fruitful career that has spanned CH07, Time Out and Mamamia.”

Kirra Kissane

OMD

“As an aspiring marketer, I have had the opportunity to meet and speak with industry professionals and gain valuable insight into the industry. I have enjoyed the challenge and excitement of working with professional marketers, who have provided guidance and support, as I advance to the next level of my career. Industry experience has solidified and confirmed my passion for marketing.”

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