The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council is the only global network of executives specifically dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange, thought leadership and personal relationship building among senior corporate marketing leaders and brand decision-makers. The CMO Council's 16,000+ members control more than $1 trillion in aggregated annual marketing expenditures and run complex, distributed marketing and sales operations worldwide.

In total, the CMO Council and its strategic interest communities include more than 60,000 global executives in more than 110 countries covering multiple industries, segments and markets. Regional chapters and advisory boards are active in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, India and Africa. The Council also operates numerous special interest networks, representing deep-dives into specific areas of interest or study.


The CMO Council creates programs and services designed to add to the intellectual capital of the leading marketing thinkers that are members of the Council. Some of these initiatives include primary research and audits, advocacy initiatives around strategic agendas, intimate peer networking programs and events, regular gatherings, discussion groups and invention sessions, webinars, workshops, resource sourcing and media commentary, knowledge bank and content archive, monthly eNewsletter & special eBulletins, quarterly Journal, career opportunity referral and talent sourcing.

All CMO Council programs and services are designed and supervised by veteran marketing professionals, none of whom possess any particular agenda or vested interest. All operations are headquartered from the CMO Council offices in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with all programs, research and membership services managed by a team of seasoned marketing, event, content, digital and communications professionals.


CMO Council membership is open to senior corporate marketing decision makers only. Unfortunately, we are unable to extend membership to consultants, independent contractors or senior marketers with marketing, advertising or communications agencies.

Members should have at least 15 years of marketing experience and have held executive management positions at new venture, emerging growth or established enterprise organizations. CMO Council members now also include senior executives from analytics, digital, data, revenue and customer experience titles. Nominees must have demonstrated marketing prowess, a proven track record of accomplishment, and leadership in evangelizing marketing and branding practices. Apply for membership >

Basic CMO Council membership is free – based on the social currency that membership is given in exchange for insight and knowledge contributions from each individual member. Premium Membership is an advanced tier of membership grants members access to exclusive content and engagements in CMO+, the private web experience connecting CMO Council premium members directly to mentors, advisors and peers looking to more directly share ideas and assist in problem solving and knowledge exchange. Learn more about Premium Membership >