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What People Say about The Marketing Academy...

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The Marketing Academy, quite simply, redefines you. It changes the way you see yourself, it changes the way you want other people to see you, and it changes the person you want to be in the future. And you learn all this with the support of the most incredible network: the scholars who go through it with you, the mentors who never fail to inspire you and the business coach who helps you make sense of it all. Anyone who has an ambition to be a leader in the marketing world should apply.

Sarah Tate, Global Sales Skills Developmen Lead at Google, 2011 Scholar / UK

This is not just any marketing programme…

Former Global Brand and Marketing Director – Marks & Spencer, Fellow Alumni / EMEA

A one-of-a-kind leadership development experience every marketer wish they had.

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

A defining moment in your career that will transform you into a better leader and a better human being.

2021 Australia Scholar, Salim Sebkhi, Commercial & Partner Marketing Leader, Cisco / Australia

The cliche “a life changing opportunity” is overused and often with little authenticity in business. Not when it comes to The Marketing Academy which exceeds the statement by some mileage. Be a part of it or you’ll never see just how amazing you can be.

Michelle Keaney, Chief Imaginer at Inventing Futures, 2010 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy Fellowship: insightful, inspirational, empowering and connecting, it’s the best professional and personal development I have done in years!

Fellow Alumni / EMEA

Being half way through the current Fellowship course, I couldn’t recommend it more highly to people. It’s worth just a few hours of your time to apply.

Fellow Alumni / EMEA

What has really stood out for me, is the journey towards authentic leadership: The Marketing Academy encourages the scholars to develop their own personal leadership styles, and have confidence in their ability to inspire others to do the same. There is no cookie-cutter mould, and indeed the Marketing Academy embraces the variety & diversity of its scholars, each with wholly different approaches to business and leadership. What binds us all however, is a desire to lead and inspire, rather than direct and manage. Being connected with some of the UK’s top business men & women, being coached by top professionals, being brought together with some of the most exciting & interesting peers possible, how could we not be inspired to up our game and push our potential to the next level?

Sophia Wetherell, Industry Manager – Technology, Google, 2012 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy is an unparalleled opportunity to expose yourself to leading marketers, innovators, leaders and like minded scholars. It’s impossible to not be inspired and motivated into becoming, not only a better leader and marketer, but a better person too. Grab this opportunity with both hands and hopefully you’ll get the chance to see that I’m not exaggerating…

A key element of nurturing talent is exposure; exposure to inspiring leaders and thinkers who, merely through spending a couple of hours with them, make a direct impact on your skill set and understanding of the industry you work in. There is nothing quite like the Marketing Academy for exposing talent to today’s leading marketers. It’s a personal development opportunity not to be missed!

Josh Connell, Head of Content, Sports at Hill+Knowlton, 2011 Scholar / UK

From the point of deciding to apply for the Marketing Academy I have learnt more than I could have hoped for. Not only have I had the privilege of gaining invaluable mentoring, coaching and hearing from inspirational speakers, I have also learnt so much from my fellow scholars from different backgrounds. It’s been a unique and fantastically rewarding experience – you would have to be pretty mad to not want to be part of it!

David Son, 2011 Scholar / UK

Hands down the best thing I have done for my career. Great people, inspiring mentors, motivating coaches and a really reliable support network. Highly recommended.

Scholar Alumni, 2017 / Australia

If marketing is about spotting opportunities and innovating into those opportunities with creative products that surprise and delight audiences – then the unique ‘product’ that is The Marketing Academy fits the bill.

Matt Hart, Founder, BIF / UK

I feel like all of my Christmases have come at once. You get out of life what you put in. Put all your effort into trying to get on the next intake of scholars, and you will get a life changing experience out.

This isn’t just any marketing course, this is a marketing course for the leaders of tomorrow.

Time taken to create your “Showcase Me” presentation = 10 hours, Intensive interviews = 2 hours, Being a scholar of the academy = Priceless.

6 months in, I am still pinching myself to see if I am dreaming!

Vicki McIvor, Group Strategy Manager, International Airlines Group, 2010 Alumni / UK

When I applied for The Marketing Academy, I didn’t really know too much about it, so whilst I really wanted to get onto the programme I wasn’t desperate.

Aus Leaders Programme Delegate 2015 / Australia

An extraordinary programme of learning that will benefit the whole industry for years to come.

Daren Rubins, Managing Director, PHD UK / UK

I have not stopped raving about the week, just the first week! – it was one of my lifetime highlights.

Scholar Alumni, 2015 / Australia

A thoughtfully designed journey through the unbearable lightness of leadership.

Fellow Alumni / EMEA

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

Sherilyn has shown amazing vision, passion and skill in rapidly building a new ‘brand’ (The Marketing Academy) – and one that every marketer in the country wants to be associated with.

Phil Rumbol, Mentor and Trustee

Phil Rumbol, Founder, 101 / UK

I have every confidence that this innovative initiative will make a real difference to the people involved.

Mike Hughes, Director General, ISBA / UK

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