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Meet Our Partners

Meet our Partners

As a voluntary non-profit organization The Marketing Academy is incredibly lucky to be supported by some of the biggest brands in Australia and beyond.

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UK Partners

If you are interested in becoming a Premier Partner or wish to discuss ways to get involved at a corporate level please email

Fellowship Premier Partners​

Our Fellowship Program is developed in partnership with McKinsey & Company.


McKinsey & Company

Our knowledge partner, McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non governmental organizations, and not for profits. They help their clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. Over nearly a century, they have built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.

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Our sponsor, Salesforce is the world’s #1 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform. It provides CRM software and applications focused on sales, customer service, marketing automation, e-commerce, analytics, and application development.

Scholarship Premier Partners

These companies have provided the financial support which enables The Marketing Academy to deliver the AUS Scholarship Program. In doing so they have demonstrated their dedication to promoting marketing excellence, passion for the development of exceptional marketing talent and philanthropic commitment to giving something back to the industry as a whole.

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Salesforce is the world’s #1 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform. It provides CRM software and applications focused on sales, customer service, marketing automation, e-commerce, analytics, and application development.


Google is a multinational technology company focusing on online advertising, search engine technology, cloud computing, computer software, quantum computing, e-commerce, artificial intelligence, and consumer electronics. It began as an online search firm, but it now offers more than 50 Internet services and products, from e-mail and online document creation to software for mobile phones and tablet computers. Google’s broad product portfolio and size make it one of the top four influential companies in the high-tech marketplace.

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. That’s why Search makes it easy to discover a broad range of information from a wide variety of sources. More than 70 percent of worldwide online search requests are handled by Google, placing it at the heart of most Internet users’ experience.

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is an Australian multinational bank with businesses across New Zealand, Fiji, Asia, USA and the United Kingdom. Commonly referred to as the Commonwealth Bank (or Commbank), it provides a variety of financial services including retail, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and broking services. The Commonwealth Bank is now the second largest Australian listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange as of January 2008 with brands including Bankwest, Colonial First State Investments Limited, ASB Bank (New Zealand), Commonwealth Securities Limited (CommSec) and Commonwealth Insurance Limited (CommInsure).

Founded in 1911 by the Australian government, the Commonwealth Bank is one of the “big four” Australian banks, with National Australia Bank (NAB), ANZ and Westpac. The bank listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1991 and the government fully privatised it in 1996.

Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG)

Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG) is the largest general insurance company in Australia and New Zealand. IAG is the parent company of a general insurance group with controlled operations in Australia and New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.

The Group’s businesses underwrite over $13 billion of premium per annum, selling insurance under many leading brands, including NRMA Insurance, CGU Insurance, SGIO, SGIC, ROLLiN’, Swann Insurance and WFI (Australia); and NZI, State and AMI in (New Zealand).

KFC Global

KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the few brands in America that can boast a rich, decades-long history of success and innovation. It all started with one cook who created a soon-to-be world-famous recipe more than 70 years ago, a list of secret herbs and spices scratched out on the back of the door to his kitchen. That cook was Colonel Harland Sanders, of course, and now KFC is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain, specializing in that same Original Recipe® along with Extra Crispy™ chicken, home-style sides and buttermilk biscuits. There are over 20,500 KFC outlets in more than 125 countries and territories around the world. And you know what? There’s still a cook in a kitchen in every last one of them, freshly preparing delicious, complete family meals at affordable prices.


Dentsu is a multinational media and digital marketing communications agency. They help brands predict and plan for disruptive future opportunities and create new paths to growth in the sustainable economy. They know people and they use those insights to connect brand, content, commerce and experience, underpinned by modern creativity. Their team of global agency brands deliver for you at every stage of your customer journey including creative, media and customer experience management.



Optus is an Australian leader in telecommunications, delivering cutting-edge communications and entertainment services. As one of the largest telecommunications companies in Australia, Optus provides mobile, telephony, internet, satellite, entertainment and business network services to more than 10 million customers each day.


Deloitte Digital

Deloitte Digital combines Deloitte’s globally recognized strength in business transformation and technology implementation with the capabilities of a world-class digital agency.

The company can support organizations across the digital lifecycle — from working to define a bold digital strategy to designing and building online and mobile presence — using agile methods that move quickly from digital concept to digital reality. Use their innovative mobile, web, and social solutions to increase the impact of digital for an organization’s customers, employees, and partners.

Alumni Partners

Our Scholarship Alumni program is sponsored by:

Salesforce is the world’s #1 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform. It provides CRM software and applications focused on sales, customer service, marketing automation, e-commerce, analytics, and application development.

Community & Virtual Campus Partners

The Virtual Campus is sponsored by:


The Arnott’s Group is an Australian producer of biscuits and snack food. Founded in 1865, they are the largest producer of biscuits in Australia. They are the custodians of some of Australia’s most recognised food brands, including Arnott’s, Campbell’s, V8, Messy Monkeys, Freedom Cereals and 180degrees – to name a few.

They’re committed to operating within the natural boundaries of the planet, ensuring that they source and make their products sustainably and connect to the communities in which they operate.


Cartology is a leading retail media business, powered by the Woolworths Group. With 96% of households shopping across Woolworth’s physical and digital ecosystems, it connects brands to customers in a way that no-one else can. With customers at the heart, Cartology provides targeted omnichannel marketing solutions and powerful closed loop reporting, with one objective in mind – to help brands grow. With a deep understanding of customer behaviour based on more than 14 million 1:1 relationships, brands can create real customer impact in the moments that matter most.

Pepsi Lipton is a joint venture between Unilever and PepsiCo to manufacture and sell ice tea branded products around the world. Two of our biggest brands, Lipton and Pure Leaf are worth over $1 billion in Retail Sales Value. As a company in its own right, the joint venture has its own board of directors. As a global organisation the variation in countries, bottlers and manufacturing sites makes this a very exciting place to work. We have 5 regional organisations operating across North America, ESSA (Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa), Latin America, AMEA (Africa, Middle East and Asia) and Greater China and we are constantly breaking new ground with launches into white markets. Whilst we have the backing and support of our two parent companies, our entrepreneurial set up gives us real autonomy. Our roles are broad, our responsibilities big and our experiences even bigger. We have high visibility and great exposure – to senior leadership and to talented colleagues all over the world. And it means that we can get involved in the end-to-end business and make a big impact.


REA Group is a global digital real estate business with more than 3,000 people working across three continents to change the way the world experiences property. They use new technology and their collective global knowledge to deliver the best products and services to their customers and consumers. Their global footprint covers three continents including Australia, Asia and North America.

REA Group operates Australia’s leading residential and commercial property websites – and – as well as the leading website dedicated to share property,

Zapnito is the SaaS platform that helps brands deliver expertise on-demand and build sustainable communities. They help knowledge-sharing industries, event organizers, healthcare organizations and more to connect with their audiences, drive revenue and reach business goals.

We’d like to thank

ADMA: Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising

The Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) is the peak national body championing the interests of Australia’s advertisers. They exist to inspire and promote responsible, innovative and respected marketing, through a commitment to sustainable industry collaboration.

The MFA is an alliance of media agencies who represent the common interests of our industry

Leadership Search & Selection for the World’s Leading Advertising, Marketing and Communications Companies.

Oscar runs our Coaching Faculty in Australia. Oscar Trimboli is an author, host of the Apple award-winning podcast Deep Listening and a sought-after keynote speaker.

Along with the Deep Listening Ambassador Community, he is on a quest to create 100 million deep listeners in the workplace. Through his work with chairs, boards of directors, and executive teams, Oscar has experienced first-hand the transformational impact leaders can have when they listen beyond words. He believes that when leadership teams focus their attention and listening, they will build organizations that create powerful legacies for the people they serve – today and, more importantly, for future generations.

Oscar is a marketing and technology industry veteran working for Microsoft, PeopleSoft, Polycom, and Vodafone. He consults with organizations, including American Express, AstraZeneca, Cisco, Google, HSBC, IAG, Montblanc, PwC, Salesforce, Sanofi, SAP, and Siemens.

He is the author of how to listen – discover the hidden key to better communication – the most comprehensive book about listening in the workplace, Deep Listening – Impact beyond words and Breakthroughs: How to Confront Assumptions.

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