The Arizona Technology Council Marketers’ Network is a professionally facilitated, peer-to-peer board of advisers, assembled to help marketing professionals address issues facing their company. This group provides a confidential, non-competitive environment for sharing experience-based knowledge to solve business problems faced by every marketer.
The Marketers’ Network offers an opportunity to participate in a group whose members are peers, and with whom you can discuss your most difficult challenges and decisions. AZTC’s Marketers’ Networks are framed after the Vistage model and give you access to a group of professionals who understand your challenges and pressures because they have similar responsibilities.
The Marketers’ Network will serve as your group of trusted colleagues to whom you can turn when faced with complex decisions. Ready to apply? Click here.
Meetings are held each month on the third Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
See What Past Participants Have to Say
I am grateful to be a part of AZTC Marketer’s Group. Our meetings are filled with professionals from all levels of experience – unafraid to listen, share, and help each other with challenges and solutions to strengthen our knowledge and understanding. I am inspired each month by the level of trust and uncritical empathy that our members give to each other, in the aspiration of advancing everyone’s skills in areas of creativity, communication, and leadership.
~Sean Ornelas, Maestro of Marketing, TicketForce
On its own, the thoughtful, grounded and actionable feedback that group facilitator Sheila Kloefkorn provides is worth the price of admission to the Arizona Tech Council Marketer’s Network. But as a member you also have access to a group peers who understand your particular challenges because they’ve “been there, done that.” Not only will they commiserate, they’ll offer a variety of perspectives to help you see things differently and figure out your next steps, all while being incredibly supportive.
~Lisa Sorg-Friedman, Writer/Editor, Pragmatic Marketing
My experience in the AZTC Marketers Network has been beneficial in so many ways. Not only are people open and willing to share their struggles and successes, but the advice given is sound, based in experience and encouraging. Halfway through the year, I changed jobs and was concerned that my in new position I wouldn’t be able to connect with the group in the same way. In fact, I experienced the opposite. Although my challenges and situation was different than before, I was welcomed with open arms and the group rallied to support me in my new role. I would recommend the Marketers Network to anyone.
~Lexie Bohnert, Account Executive, A&D Digital Solutions
I am truly grateful to have been involved with the Marketer’s Network. The combination of the format plus the curation of professional participants fostered an open and educational environment unlike any other I have experienced. Having a very busy personal and professional schedule, I am extremely particular when it comes where and what I spend my time on. This group was a fantastic fit in that I felt I received meaningful feedback, realistic advice, and suggestions for innovative solutions all packed into an efficient 2+ hour session each month. I would recommend participating in this group to any marketing professional who is looking for an collaborative and engaging learning environment.
~Chrisal Valencia, Creative Marketing Director, Local First Arizona
Marketer’s Network has been an incredibly valuable and enriching experience in my career. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life filled with client meetings, board meetings, racing from one meeting, project or presentation to the next, we often forget to take a moment to slow down and assess what is really happening in our professional careers. Rarely do we have dedicated time monthly to identify areas of opportunity for change or improvement that will render stronger results for ourselves and our stakeholders. Marketer’s Network has allowed me this opportunity. It has been incredibly refreshing to be a part of a professional group that meets monthly to discuss challenges, tribulations, best practices and solutions within the industries we work. These invaluable meetings full of collaboration, innovation and support allow us to sharpen our skill set and become better marketers. Marketer’s Network Facilitator Sheila Kloefkorn is an industry leader, powerhouse and wealth of knowledge and experience. It is truly inspiring to learn from Sheila each and every meeting. Her thought-provoking questions and advice in just the past year alone have helped me to grow professionally and given me added confidence to make necessary changes so that I can be where I want in my career, both now and in the future. Sheila’s extensive career in marketing and business serve paramount to the group’s higher-level marketing professionals as we support each other through issues that we can all learn from while offering advice and best practices. I honestly can’t say enough good things about Marketer’s Network and I feel so honored and proud to be a part of this extremely talented group of marketers that I’ve developed wonderful relationships with. I look forward to my continued involvement with this dynamic group for years to come.
~Andrea Neece, VP of Marketing + Partnerships, SEE IT SIDEWAYS
To ensure an effective peer group, each participant commits to:
- Attend and participate in all monthly A minimum of 8, maximum of 10 meetings are required.
- Over a one year period, offer at least two marketing or business issues for discussion.
- Be willing to give advice as well as receive advice.
- Commit to growing your career, your business and to individual learning.
- Sign, commit and adhere to the confidentiality agreement.
- Gain a commitment from your supervisor to attend.
Member Selection Process
Each applicant must complete the application to share information about your experience. Each applicant will be evaluated based on experience, education and core competencies to determine “fit” within the group. Vendor/client associations will be evaluated for potential issues, and competing firms will not be placed in the same group. The goal is to ensure an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality.
Once the initial application review is complete, a personal or phone interview will be conducted to assess compatibility further, confirm commitment and answer lingering questions. A phone interview will be conducted and all applicants will be notified if they are selected to participate by the first week in January, 2018, before the first session, January 17.
The fee to participate in the Marketers Network is $600 for AZTC members and $750 for non-members for the year-long session. The non-refundable fee includes professional facilitation, session materials, refreshments, and parking validation.
For additional information about joining a Marketers Network, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ready to join? Fill out the application form.
Although important relationships are often forged within the group, the Marketers Network is not a “leads” group, a networking group, nor is it intended for members whose companies are in a turnaround situation.
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Marketer’s Network 2018 Dates
All from 3:00pm -5:00pm at the Arizona Technology Council Offices in midtown Phoenix
- Wednesday, January 17
- Wednesday, February 21
- Wednesday, March 14
- Wednesday, April 18
- Wednesday, May 16
- Wednesday, June 20
- July – Off
- Wednesday, August 15
- Wednesday, September 19
- Wednesday, October 17
- Wednesday, November 14 (2nd Week)
- December – Off