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What People Say about The Marketing Academy...

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A life changing and career defining experience.

2021 Australia Scholar, Elyse Foley, Business Director & Head of PHD On Demand, PHD Media / Australia

It is for good reason that so many individuals, organisations and publications are prepared to give what they can to further the Academy. The mentors, the coaches, the founders, the Academy’s board directors – we all back this scheme because we can see that the benefits to our industry make it a no-brainer.

 

Mark Choueke, Co-Founder of CHOUEKE / UK

It has been a huge privilege to be part of the 2017 TMA scholarship progam.

Scholar alumni, 2017 / Australia

I’m still coming down from the high! I am changed as a person in the best possible way, and I found this experience incredibly rewarding and fulfilling from both a professional and personal perspective.

Scholar Alumni, 2015 / Australia

When I look back on my career on the night of my retirement, I’m fairly certain I’ll conclude my year on The Marketing Academy was the pivotal point in transforming my journey, and ultimately the person I’ve gone on to become.

Ross Farquhar, Managing Partner at Grey London, 2010 Scholar / UK

It’s hard to sum up into words just how incredibly life-changing The Marketing Academy is as a program.

Scholar Alumni, 2017 / Australia

The most powerful professional and personal development experience you can have.

2021 Australia Scholar, Brook Miller, Client Services Director, Apparent / Australia

An honour to be part of TMA. Amazing cohort of superstars and a brilliant line up of industry leading speakers. A very well structured programme that helps take you to the next level. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Scholar Alumni, 2017 / Australia

The Marketing Academy is an incredible opportunity for you and the organisation that you represent. You’ll get inspiration and challenge in equal measure from an amazing array of coaches, mentors, industry experts, inspirational leaders and your awesome fellow scholars. All of this will make you clearer on what you want and infinity more capable of achieving it. You’ll learn techniques and frameworks that can add instant value to your business and you’ll form relationships and a way of thinking that will stay with you throughout your life.

Graeme Smeaton, Founder & Creator Royal & Awesome, AFG Media Ltd, 2016 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

Delivering the most profound impact on my career and life.

2021 Australia Scholar, Yvonne Richardson, Executive Advisor to the CMO Commonwealth Bank / Australia

I feel truly overwhelmed to have been chosen to be part of such an exceptional scholarship. I cannot say thank you enough to Sherilyn and The Marketing Academy team, the mentors and, of course, my fellow scholars for making this entire experience phenomenal. I’ve been truly inspired by you all and I know that I’m already a better leader and, hopefully (!), a better person because of it.

Charlotte Greenaway, 2011 Scholar / UK

Becoming part of the Scholarship has changed my life. I have been given access to people I have only ever read about who happily share all their pearls of wisdom with me. I have been taught leadership skills that have truly changed my outlook not only in my working life but in my personal life too – skills which I am now using to become the person I want to be. I still every day think about how lucky I have been to be a part of this amazing opportunity and urge anyone considering being involved to do everything you can to be part of this.

Danielle Moss, 2010 Alumni / UK

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

When I was selected as a scholar for The Marketing Academy, I didn’t know what to expect. I soon discovered it is it one of the best kept secrets ever! I was surrounded by a group of exceptional marketers in my cohort, however the program itself really is not about marketing. It is in fact a world-class leadership development program that is deeply personal. I was forced to hold the mirror up to myself and reflect on who I am – both personally and professionally. This program helps you understand what’s really important in your life, and what type of a leader you want to be. During my TMA journey, I learned a lot and I grew as a person in a number of ways. I gained so much from the program and I’m fortunate to have formed strong, special relationships with people in my cohort, who are now friends for life. I will be forever grateful for this opportunity that has been transformational for me. If you’re thinking about applying for The Marketing Academy – stop thinking and do it – I cannot recommend it highly enough and promise it will be one of the best experiences of your life.

2020 Australia Scholar, Pamela Bishop, COO, Blooms the Chemist / Australia

Just Do It! The Marketing Academy is the most special learning experience there is – imagine combining the most amazing bunch of people, learning from the best in the business & having permission to take the time to really craft and think about what matters most to become the best version of yourself – both professionally and personally. You will leave inspired with a clear purpose and clarity on who you are, the life you want and the steps to help you become the best leader you can be. You’ll challenge yourself in a way you have never done before, ask yourself questions you have never thought about and never look at things in the same way again – I cannot recommend it highly enough, it’s the experience of a lifetime.

Kate Fletcher, Marketing Manager Captain Morgan, DIAGEO, 2016 Scholar / UK

It wasn’t until I finished the first Marketing Academy bootcamp, that I realised how lucky I was to have earnt my place on this program. Program doesn’t do it justice – it’s membership to a money can’t buy club, some would say cult and they’d be right. As an Alumni of the Covid year (2020), I have graduated with more than I could have ever imagined – an incredible cohort of friends who speak daily, access to the world’s best speakers and the support of the global Alumni network. My experience from The Marketing Academy played a crucial role in my recent promotion and I stand proud in a co-CEO role with a current Marketing Academy scholar, where together we apply the tools and learnings to our own leadership journey.

2020 Australia Scholar, Laura Nice, Co-CEO, OMD Australia / Australia

The Scholarship is not just career changing, it’s life changing. It’s not comparable to any other programme out there; it’s proper ‘money can’t buy’ stuff. If there’s even a teeny chance you can get a place, then apply, apply, apply.

Sophie Wheater, Head of Brand and Communications at Tesco Mobile, 2013 Scholar / UK

You only need to look at the names of the mentors and board members involved in the Marketing Academy to see that this is a programme like no other in the industry. A genuinely step changing programme and a unique programme of learning. And critically, because it’s free, it’s open to all- the only thing you need to bring is ability. A programme that has a big role to play in the Marketing industry for many years to come.

Bryn Snelson, 2011 Scholar / UK

Being a part of the Marketing Academy has been an absolute privilege. The yearlong course has really helped to understand where I would like to aim toward in my career and also made me realize what is important in both my personal and professional life. From CEOs of Blue Chip companies to mentors and personal development coaches; the people I have had the pleasure of meeting along the way have been absolutely outstanding. It has been a whirlwind of a year and really challenging at times but it is rare you get to make as many real friends in such a short space of time. If you have the opportunity to do the same, grab it with both hands.

Jack Foley, Senior Brand Manager, KFC, 2015 Scholar / UK

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