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    Grades of Membership

    Our membership grades are designed to recognise and reward your academic and professional achievements, wherever you live and work in the world, at whatever stage you are of your career.

    GMN membership grades are awarded on a combination of experience and qualifications. There are two alternative routes to membership – an academic route and an experience route.

    There are three overall categories of Membership :- Affiliate Membership, Professional Membership and Fellowship. Please click on each on the bar below to see the entry requirements for each.

    This category of membership is open to anyone who is actively engaged in or considering a career in marketing, is studying marketing or has an active interest in the marketing industry.

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    This category of membership demonstrates that you are Globally Accredited. It provides a highly desirable, portable recognition of your standing and 'fitness to practice' as a Marketing Professional. There are three grades of Professional Membership – Associate Marketer, Professional Marketer and Global Marketer (as the highest grade). Upon election to any of these grades you are awarded letters and a title that you can put after your name.

    Associate Marketer

    You may be eligible for Associate Marketer (AGMN) membership if you meet the following entry criteria:

    Academic Route

    Graduate from a recognised/approved Undergraduate/First Degree/Masters programme or equivalent Professional Qualification with significant marketing content

    and

    A minimum of one year in a suitable role with significant marketing content

    Experience Route

    Graduate from a recognised/approved Undergraduate/First Degree/Masters programme or equivalent Professional Qualification with little or no marketing content

    and

    A minimum of two years in a suitable role with significant marketing content

    or

    Business owner with at least five years sales or marketing experience

    Upon election

    You are awarded the letters AGMN and the term Associate Marketer to put after your name

    Please note that a 200 word Reflective Statement is required for all applicants for Associate Marketer Membership.

    Professional Marketer

    You may be eligible for Professional Marketer (PGMN) membership if you meet the following entry criteria:

    Academic Route

    Graduate of a GMN-recognised Masters, MBA or Postgraduate qualification with significant marketing content

    and

    A minimum of two years in a suitable managerial role with significant marketing content

    Experience Route

    A minimum of four years in a managerial role with significant marketing content

    Upon election

    You are awarded the letters PGMI and the term Professional Marketer to put after your name

    Global Marketer

    You may be eligible for Global Marketer (GGMN) membership if you meet the following entry criteria:

    Academic Route

    Meet the Academic criteria for Professional Marketer membership plus a minimum of five years senior marketing management experience

    Experience Route

    A minimum of seven years' senior marketing management experience

    Upon election

    You are awarded the letters GGMN and the term Global Marketer to put after your name

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    Fellowship is our highest accolade, awarded to those individuals who have a distinguished track record of achievement in marketing at a senior level, or have contributed significantly to the advancement of marketing practice as a scholar.

    You may be eligible for Fellowship (FGMN) membership if you meet the following entry criteria:

    Academic Route

    DBA / doctorate / PhD

    A minimum of eight years senior marketing / marketing management experience with demonstrable track record of achievement

    or

    A distinguished track record of research in marketing practice published in refereed academic journals and/or textbooks that appear regularly as recommended reading on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study

    Experience Route

    Ten years senior marketing / marketing management experience with demonstrable track record of achievement

    Upon election

    You are awarded the letters FGMN and the term GMN Fellow to put after your name

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    GMN Letters and titles

    The letters and titles that you are awarded and can then add after your name demonstrate where you are in your career. As you progress, you can apply for a membership upgrade, to ensure your Grade and letters reflect your current level of experience and achievement.

    Being Elected as a GMN Member

    To ensure that GMN Membership becomes a highly desirable and portable recognition of your professional standing and `fitness to practice` as a Marketing Professional, wherever you live and work in the world, all applications for Professional Membership and Fellowship are approved by the GMN Membership Committee before you are formally elected and then welcomed as a Member. The Membership Committee consists of individuals from both practice and academia who have demonstrated their own commitment to raising standards in marketing practice.