Testimonials

What People Say about The Marketing Academy...

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Don't just take our word for it. This is what our community around the world have said about our programmes...

These talented individuals will become the industry leaders of tomorrow.

 

Gail Gallie, Co-Founder, Project Everyone / UK

The Marketing Academy is an exciting and long needed investment to increase the resource pool of new Marketeers.

 

Steve Back, Marketing Academy Board Member / UK

Being in the Marketing Academy Scholarship programme is the one of the best things have happened in my life. The Marketing Academy is not just about your career development, but your life: it is a once-in-life opportunity to help you refine yourself, find your goals, discover what matters the most to you, and develop leadership in your own style.

Joly Zou, Founder, Solocal, 2014 Scholar / UK

Phenomenal experience that has changed the way I look at not only my professional world, but my entire world.

Scholar Alumni, 2016 / Australia

The Marketing Academy has been transformational for me in a number of ways. I have developed my leadership behaviours and skills in a way that is authentic to me and my values – benefiting both me and the people around me. Through the programme I have also developed an invaluable network that has helped me learn and grow. The Marketing Academy has stayed with me well beyond the year of the programme and truly embodies what it means to be a lifelong learner & always work in progress!

Sarah Ellis, Managing Director of Gravity Road, 2011 Scholar / UK

The first thing I was delighted by, when day one of The Marketing Academy commenced, was the extremely high calibre of speakers for the bootcamp. This was quickly followed by the realisation that the other 29 Scholars were some of the most talented, ambitious and nice yet ego-less peers that I had met in our industry. The nine-month programme has given me unparalleled access to and inspiration from the top talent of our industry, from TMA scholars and speakers, to mentors and coaches. The scholars’ personal and professional growth has been significant, with many outcomes shared at our final bootcamp, including promotions, payrises, increased gravitas, better industry profiles and personal milestones reached. I can’t recommend this programme highly enough, it lifts the emotional intelligence and cohesiveness of the whole industry.

Scholar Alumni, 2016 / Australia

The programme has been exceptional – I’ve met peers, industry experts and specialists who have really challenged my thinking and inspired me to think about how to operate differently to drive change. Probably the best intervention I could have at this stage of my career!

Fellow Alumni / EMEA

The Marketing Academy is awesome. Initially just being accepted on the course is a wonderful acknowledgement of your abilities and your potential – and then meeting your incredible fellow scholars is both humbling and inspiring as you realize you are considered as part of that peer group. The training, coaching and mentoring you receive is extraordinary, even more so when you consider that all of those people are giving their time for free. I’ve also found working with my charity extremely rewarding as it’s helped me realise quite how valuable my expertise can be! In fact, I am learning more about myself than I thought possible and I am sure that, in years to come, I will look back on the Marketing Academy as a significant turning point in my career.

Virginia Barnes, Global Head of Customer Propositions, Aviva, 2012 Scholar / UK

Inspirational; informative; and insightful – it’s not often you can say that about a development programme.

Fellow Alumni / EMEA

Not only am I developing my industry knowledge and building a wider network of peers, I am learning the vital skills to progress from Ômanager’ to Ôleader’. It’s transformed my way of thinking and introduced me to some of the most remarkable people in the industry, both my fellow scholars and the mentors and coaches. Central to the academy ethos is Ôpay it forwards’ meaning that we should share and teach as much as we can. The Scholarship is enabling me to share resources with my peers both in the UK and in Canada and the US and I have no doubt I am learning lifelong skills.

Gemma Holmes, Head of Marketing Homesense UK, TK Maxx Group, 2015 Scholar / UK

I’m incredibly proud to be involved with the Scholarship Programme. It brings talented individuals together in a powerful blend of training, mentoring and coaching which is completely free of charge. The benefits to mentors and mentees alike are mutually rewarding. The programme has status, momentum and real influence now.

Cilla Snowball, Group Chairman and Group CEO, AMVBBDO / UK

A tribe of kinfolk bonded by a desire to change the world through marketing, the power of shared vulnerability, and the collective belief that by taking charge of our own histories & narratives we empower those we influence to do the same. (Quote by Derek Daniels – who says it better than I ever could!)

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

The Marketing Academy is the most incredible learning opportunity. The combination of open, inspiring and generous mentors, coaching sessions, bootcamp talks and workshops and lunch and learns provide a brilliant opportunity to soak up knowledge from incredible leaders and think about how you can apply the ideas to your own life and work.

Emily Hare, Editor, The Honey Partnership, 2015 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy is not only career-defining, it’s life-changing. I have learned more than I could have possibly imagined from the inspirational speakers, mentors, my coach and of course the other brilliant scholars. I think everyone takes something different out of the programme depending on their own vision and purpose and development areas, but for me the coaching on taking control of your own outcomes, becoming a key person of influence, and “daring to begin before you are ready” has had the most impact.

Sara McCraight, Head of Marketing, Coco di Mama, 2015 Scholar / UK

The scholarship has given me a unique and invaluable opportunity to enhance my marketing skills. I have had the privilege of meeting some truly wonderful and inspiring people which has not just helped me grow professionally but also personally. I would like to thank everyone at the Marketing Academy for this amazing experience which I will forever be grateful for.

I would strongly urge any brand or person considering taking part in the academy to do so, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity..

Yiannis Maos, Co-Founder and Strategy Director, ALCMY Studios, 2010 Alumni / UK

The Marketing Academy offers professional development like no other. I feel like it has elevated my thinking to another level and that in years to come I will look back at it being a really crucial, wholly positive juncture in my career. It’s about more than just career development though. As part of the Scholarship I have met some of the loveliest and most impressive people. If they are up for it then I’ll be their friend for life.

Harry Dromey, Director of Brands & Campaigns, Global, 2015 Scholar / UK

My spirit overfloweth with the gospel of marketing’s great power.

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

What I’ve taken away from TMA over the past few weeks will and has already started to shape and define who I want to be as a work colleague and as a husband, father and family member. I can’t remember being as excited as I am now about life and what stands in front of me.

Scholar Alumni, 2015 / Australia

More than just marketing or leadership skills, The Marketing Academy programme seeks to build inspired, whole-person leaders from the inside out. The adjustments that I have already made to my way of thinking, my life and my leadership approach are already creating real change.

Scholar Alumni, 2017 / Australia

Where else in the world do you get to meet such inspiring and insightful leaders of industry and have them call you a friend? These people won’t just tell you about how they’ve reached the top of their game, they will help guide you to follow in their footsteps. Be prepared for self-reflection, challenge and learning – but most of all be prepared for a roller coaster ride of emotion and creating friendships for life.

Victoria Hatcher, Senior Channel Strategy Manager, Danone, 2015 Scholar / UK

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