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AMA Marketing Management Bootcamp

San Diego, CA

Whether you’re a marketing team of one, the leader of a large department or somewhere in-between, you need a full range of skills and knowledge to make the biggest impact in the work you’re doing.

This two-day, interactive program encompasses fundamental marketing topics like planning, strategy, global marketing, ethics, analytics, research, behavior, branding, pricing, distribution, digital and social media marketing and more.


Early-Bird (Before 02/05/19)Standard Price
AMA Member$1495$1645

Free PCM® Marketing Management Exam

When you attend the AMA Marketing Management Bootcamp, you’re taking the first step in becoming certified. We want to keep you motivated in advancing your career by including a free Professional Certified Marketer® Marketing Management exam with your registration. (That’s up to a $349 value.) Adding the letters P-C-M behind your name shows employers and clients you are equipped with the lastest skills needed to be a marketing leader. 

Interview with the Instructor

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AMA Event Policies

Thursday, March 7

Registration and Continental Breakfast

We’ll kick off the day with breakfast so you’ll have energy for the day. You’ll also be provided with lunch and breaks throughout the day.

Nuts and Bolts of Marketing Management

  • Marketing’s place and role in organizational success
  • Misunderstood marketing
  • Exercise: Culture for marketing
  • Key change drivers marketing managers must know about and plan for
  • Facilitate exchange and value for customers  
  • Exercise: Offerings and value propositions

Marketing Planning

  • The marketing planning process “big picture”
  • Fostering evidence-based decisions in marketing planning
  • Yin and yang of marketing planning – strategy and tactics
  • The role of metrics in marketing planning

Research for Marketing Managers

  • What does a marketing manager need to know to make evidence-based decisions?
  • How do we design and execute the needed research?
  • Exercise: Address market research needs

Let’s Take a Customer’s Perspective in B2C and B2B

  • The B2C decision process
  • The B2B decision process

Petco Park Tour

Get an insiders view of Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres and our AMA Digital Marketing Bootcamp, during our exclusive group tour.

Friday, March 8

Continental Breakfast

Breakfast will be waiting for you when you arrive for day two. Lunch and breaks will be provided throughout the day.

The Customer Experience: Fulfill Customer Needs and Wants

  • Market segmentation
  • Target marketing
  • Positioning
  • Strategic differentiation
  • Exercise: Differentiation, target markets and positioning

Hone Your Offering

  • Products 101
  • The “magic” of branding 
  • Service rules
  • Exercise: branding and service

The Lowdown on Promotion – Communicate Your Offering

  • Choices, choices – what promotional approach to use?
    • Is digital and social always preferred? (I think we know this answer) 
  • Where do sales fit into the promotion mix?
  • Exercise: Maximize promotion potential

Two More P’s in the Marketing Mix

  • Price – The most direct impact on customers’ perceived value
  • Place – Get the offering to market: Channels, distribution, logistics, supply chain

Create a Successful Future in Marketing

greg marshall bio image

Greg W. Marshall

Charles Harwood Professor of Marketing and Strategy, Rollins College

Greg Marshall is the Charles Harwood Professor of Marketing and Strategy at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida. He also holds a visiting appointment as Professor of Marketing and Strategy at the Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK. 

Marshall is a prolific publisher on managerial issues in sales and marketing and also is the co-author of several top-selling textbooks on marketing, selling and sales management. He presently serves on the AMA Board of Directors, is Past President of the AMA Academic Council and also was a founder and served for five years on its Strategic Planning Group.

Marshall began his professional career in the retail industry, coming up through the ranks of Target Corporation. From there, he shifted over to roles in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry in product management and sales management for Mennen (now part of Colgate Palmolive) and Warner-Lambert (acquired by Pfizer).

Bootcamp Location 

Petco Park
100 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

Architecturally magnificent Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, is situated in the heart of downtown San Diego, adjacent to the Gaslamp Quarter. The ballpark offers stunning views of the San Diego Bay and the city skyline. With its remarkable versatility, stunning architecture and ideal location, Petco Park is a unique bootcamp venue. 


Event Hotel 

Omni San Diego Hotel
675 L Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Reserve your room here.

We’ve secured an AMA room block at a special rate of $229 a night (excluding taxes and applicable fees). With miles of sandy beaches and an average temperature of 70 degrees year-round, San Diego is a premier travel destination. The four-star Omni San Diego Hotel is one more reason to visit this fabulous seaside city. Located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter and connected to Petco Park, this downtown hotel puts you close to the city’s most popular tourist sites and attractions. 



The AMA is committed to providing equal access to our meetings for all attendees. If you are an attendee with a disability and require program accommodations, please contact the AMA Support Center, and a member of our staff will ensure that appropriate access arrangements are made. If you have specific disability-related needs for your hotel sleeping room, please be sure to communicate those directly to the hotel when you make your reservation. In an effort to provide the highest quality of service to all attendees, we require that details of all access requests be communicated to our office at least 14 days in advance of the beginning of the meeting. 



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