Monthly Archives: August 2015

2015 Who Went Where Survey Results Are In!

2015_Who_Went_Where_BannerDocSIG is pleased to announce publication of the 2015 Who Went Where Survey results, which reflect responses from marketing doctoral candidates on the job market between summer 2014 and early 2015. Credit goes to Paul Mills and Jamie Grigsby at Kent State University for executing this year’s data collection, analysis, and reporting.

Highlights from the Report:

  • The number of respondents whose research focus is modeling increased by 10% from last year to 28% of all respondents.
  • Modelers’ average total salaries fell from $173,209 to $159,410. This made the gap between modelers and the other areas of focus (CB: $149,680; Strategy: $138,933) the smallest it has been since we started collecting data in 2003.
  • Average salaries, regardless of research focus, are the highest they have been at an average 9-month salary of $130,092 and an average total salary of $147,430.
  • 21% of respondents reported having at least 1 A-level publication, and nearly 50% reported having at least one B-level or lower publication. While the average number of B-level or lower publications per respondent fell slightly, the average number of A-level publications per respondent is the highest it has ever been.

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Also, be sure to check out Jamie Grigsby’s Summer AMA presentation about this year’s Who Went Where survey and check out the historical archive of Who Went Where reports.

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2015 Summer AMA DocSIG Events

The American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Student Special Interest Group (DocSIG) is pleased to announce several exciting and free events just for doctoral students at Summer AMA in Chicago!  Below is a list of events we have scheduled for Friday, August 14th.  Tickets for each event are limited, so please be sure to RSVP early before seats run out!  Each event is free to attend thanks to the financial support of the American Marketing Association and our generous partners!  You will need to register for each event separately by following the links to our Eventbrite pages. Please register only for events you plan to attend. You should cancel your registration if you know you will not be able to attend, so other students have an opportunity.


Summer AMA DocSIG Breakfast and Dr. Mathew Joseph Scholarship Award Presentation:
Come and network with fellow doctoral students at breakfast on Friday, August 14th from 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. in Room Missouri. This year, we will present the Dr. Mathew Joseph Scholarship Award during the breakfast.  Registration is free and easy, but is required and must be done through Eventbrite so capacity can be managed.

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DocSIG and PhD Project Lunch and Who Went Where Survey Results:

We have partnered again this year with the PhD Project to provide you with a free lunch and a seat for the first presentation of the DocSIG’s Who Went Where Survey Results on Friday, August 14 from 12:00-1:30 P.M. Also, Dr. Jagdish Sheth will deliver the Academic Keynote Address at this luncheon.  Again, seats are limited for this free event, so please register on our Eventbrite page by following the link below.

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DocSIG/Higher Ed SIG Dinner Social:

This free dinner sponsored by DocSIG and Higher Ed SIG will be hosted at Volare Italian Restaurant, 201 E. Grand Ave from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Friday, August 14th.  We will meet in the lobby of the Sheraton at 6:30 P.M. to walk to the restaurant together (approximately 10 minute walk).  Each attendee will be able to spend up to $25.00 on dinner to be paid for by DocSIG and Higher Ed SIG.  Seats are limited, so please follow the Eventbrite link below to register for this event!

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Other Opportunities:

DocSIG Special Session:

DocSIG has organized a special session “Hiring in Marketing Academia: A Look Behind Closed Doors,” where we’ll have research and panelists addressing hiring from the perspective of the institutions, plus the newest Who Went Where survey presentation. The session will take place Saturday, August 15 at 8:00 A.M. in Room Erie.


Stukent Pre-Conference Internet Marketing Bootcamp 50% Discount

The bootcamp features a half day of training on how to teach internet marketing and will be taught by leading faculty experts on Friday, August 14 from 7:30-12 at the Sheraton hotel. If you are interested in attending, the discount price for DocSIG members is $50 with the promotional code “DOCSIG50.” More information and registration.