Providing a platform for mutual education within the Los Angeles advertising industry between a mentor and mentee.
ThinkLA's Mentor Program helps media, marketing and advertising professionals in Southern California meet to share knowledge and ideas. The goal of this five-month program is to aid less-experienced professionals; to help them gain expertise and build a professional network. The role of the Mentor in this program is to assist in career planning, give feedback on performance, help build self-esteem, create and facilitate networks, and help the young professional design realistic goals.
Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet informally and at ThinkLA events at least six times over the course of the program. After completing a brief questionnaire, matches will be made by the Mentorship Committee based on both parties' experience, career goals, and geographic meeting preference.
At the completion of the five-month program, the mentee and mentor will complete an evaluation on the program and have the opportunity to be matched again.
Mentees will have the opportunity to choose the top three mentors they'd like to be matched with, although the final matching will be completed by the Mentor Committee.
MERRY JANE MEDIA
VP of Marketing & Business Development "Family, travel, challenges, new experiences." (Linkedin)
Director, Brand Partnerships
Woven Digital "I'm an LA native passionate about my city and LA sports teams, my dog , my girlfriend, and concerts. I also participate in CrossFit workouts about 4-5 times a week." (Linkedin)
Facebook "I'm passionate about Eating, Traveling, Living Green, Salsa Dancing, Shoes" (Linkedin)
Factual "I'm passionate about People!" (Linkedin)
Kelley Blue Book "I strive to empower our team to become leaders themselves...help pass along what i've learned myself ." (Linkedin)
West Coast Social Director
OMD "Work is going to be work so I like to find ways you can be the most productive while having fun and enjoying what you're doing. Also country music." (Linkedin)
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
RPA "Golf, bourbon, family, reading, UCLA, LA Kings, SF Giants and Niners. Advertising, of course." (Linkedin)
Ignited "Advertising, Marketing, Travel, Golf, Skiing" (Linkedin)
Command Cupid, LLC "I'm passionate about Email marketing and online digital marketing" (Linkedin)
SVP, Director of Digital Production
Dailey "Helping people, photography, technology." (Linkedin)
VP, Product Solutions and Client Strategy
Revana Digital "I'm passionate about Digital Marketing --- * Direct Response * Performance Focus * Data Driven Optimization * Paid Search, Display, Acquisition Email, Social" (Linkedin)
Executive Creative Director
Fabrica "I'm passionate about Film, Storydoing, Team Building, mentoring and inspiring." (Linkedin)
Senior Account Executive
Snap Inc. "I'm passionate about Technology, Advertising, Sports & Outdoors" (Linkedin)
Viant "I am passionate about living a full life! I believe in working hard and finding time for the things that matter to you most. I am the mother of 2 boys, which keep me busy outside of the office. I am also passionate about mentorship and helping women in the industry." (Linkedin)
SVP, Connections (Sales)
iHeart Media "Besides yoga, spinning and my husband/kids - I am passionate about keeping and growing women in the work force, specifically in advertising and media." (Linkedin)
Brand Partner, Enterprise
TubeMogul, Inc. "I'm passionate about family, baking, entertaining, movies, & travel." (Linkedin)
Director of Strategic Partnerships
theAudience "I''m passionate about family, baking, entertaining, movies, & travel." (Linkedin)
Canopy "I'm really passionate about personal health and well-being so love to exercise, run, and box. I also danced growing up and continue to do so. Outside of that, I love pop-culture, music, and fashion. When I'm not working my 9-5 I am focused on developing new ideas for supporting the growing homeless youth population in LA and around the world." (Linkedin)
Performance Marketing Coordinator
DQ&A Media Group "I''m passionate about Digital marketing, Direct response marketing, Startup,s Data Analytics, and Web Development." (Linkedin)
Eclipse "I'm passionate about Connecting inspiring and creative folks to roles that are fulfilling to them." (Linkedin)
3DEXCITE "Automotive marketing. Totally love the industry from a strategic marketing sense vs.'car geek'." (Linkedin)
Saatchi & Saatchi LA "I''m passionate my family and the Lakers." (Linkedin)
As a mentee, you'll learn from your mentor's personal and professional experience, knowledge and skills. The one-on-one mentor relationship allows for individual attention to your career aspirations, professional development and networking needs.
We're looking for young professionals who:
Are currently employed within the media, marketing and; advertising industry
Are willing to initiate and maintain regular contact with their mentor
Are serious about their personal and professional development