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The Marketing Academy has opened nominations for the 4th year of its highly coveted programme which gives aspiring marketing leaders the skills and knowledge to get to the top of their industries.

Each year 30 of the Marketing, Advertising, Media and Communications industries brightest talent are selected to undertake this 9 month, part time and completely free leadership development programme.  To take part in the Scholarship Programme potential Scholars first need to be nominated via and submit a 3 part application by midnight on 15th December 2017. All nominees then take part in a three stage selection process in order to be offered a Scholarship which begins in March 2018.

Sherilyn Shackell, Founder of The Marketing Academy said: ‘I’m delighted to be opening nominations for our 4th year in Australia. The programme enables our Scholars to become the best versions of themselves in every context which in turn means that Australia’s brands and agencies can reap the benefits of nurturing these highly talented, committed and passionate leaders. We’ve opened the nominations earlier than previous years to give employers time to select the talent and nominees more time to prepare their applications’.

The Scholarship programme is designed around 4 core learning modules; Personal development – be an extraordinary human being; Professional development – be an exceptional marketer; People development – be an inspirational leader; and Purpose – be a change maker.

The 2018 Scholarship Programme includes;

  • One to one mentoring sessions with Australia’s most experienced leaders from the world of marketing and advertising. The line-up of Mentors in the programme has included; John Steadman Chairman, WPP; Leigh Terry CEO, IPG Asia; Russel Howcroft Chief Creative Officer, PwC; Mark Reinke, Group Executive Marketing Suncorp;  Professor Mark Ritson; Marty O’Halloran, Chairman DDB; Phillip Lynch, MD Johnson & Johnson; Robbert Rietbroek, CEO PepsiCo to name just a few.
  • Three immersive residential Boot Camp’s packed with inspirational speakers and masterclasses
  • 9 months of one to one coaching with an Executive Coach
  • 4 Scholarship Lectures, each hosted by recognised subject matter experts

Chris Gross Marketing Director of Audible Japan and current Scholar said ‘As dramatic as it sounds, it is a life changing program. Be ready to change as a human being, a leader, a marketer and a change maker – because that will happen. Without a doubt, this is the best education or self-improvement experience I’ve done, and the one I’ve had the most tangible results and improvements from. Don’t let the cultish language of the Alumni scare you, it just really is that good and we all believe in it that much.

Another Alumni of the programme Niki Allen Head of Marketing for BT Investment Management said  ‘There are few experiences that provide a real opportunity for you to grow professionally.  There are even fewer that have the ability to change your outlook on your profession, your career and your working relationships.  And there are but a handful that have the potential to impact your core beliefs and who you fundamentally are.  The Marketing Academy Scholarship Programme is such an experience.  Run, don’t walk, to participate’

The Scholarship Programme is open to all marketers within brands and agencies with between 10 and 20 years experience.  Scholarship places are also granted to entrepreneurs.

The Marketing Academy is currently sponsored by Google, Commonwealth Bank, Microsoft, News Corp Australia and PwC. The Lecture element of the programme is supported by Mediacom, Seven West Media, Macquarie University and Clemenger BBDO.

 Deadline for applications is 15th December 2017

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