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My experience with the Marketing Academy has been nothing short of life changing. Through the process I have had endless exposure to world-class speakers, life-changing coaching and inspirational mentors. This is an amazing experience that equips marketers with the tools, expertise and support to be a future business leader.

Scholar Alumni, 2017 / Australia

An experience like no other, it’s insane the incredible stuff you learn. I’ve been totally inspired by the people I’ve met and the things I’ve had the most inspirational year of my life. The Marketing Academy has been without doubt the most important thing in building my professional confidence. I now feel ready to take on anything.

Tom Probert, Head of Sales & Marketing, Powershop NZ ltd, 2012 Scholar / UK

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

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

I feel hugely excited and privileged to be part of the Marketing Academy. The combination of mentoring, coaching and training provides a unique opportunity, which is totally un-matched by any other programme out there. I’m excited about shaping and supporting the Marketing Academy so future scholars have the same opportunities as us.

Claire Best, 2010 Alumni / UK

The Marketing Academy Scholarship is without doubt the ultimate accelerator for marketers. The access to knowledge, experience, networks and best practice is second to none. In the coming years I’m convinced I’ll look back and see the year with the Academy as a pivotal point in my career.

Jack Lowman, Deputy Director of Marketing, The Princes Trust, 2014 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

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.

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Phil Rumbol, Founder, 101 / UK

The Marketing Academy has given me access to a wide range of people who have candidly shared their knowledge and experiences with me. Understanding their different approaches and views has helped me better shape my objectives, given me tools to improve my leadership style, and made me realize the true worth of building my own brand.

Alfredo Garicoche, 2011 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 one-of-a-kind leadership development experience every marketer wish they had.

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

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

Three words describe this year for me – gain, grow and give. You’ll gain so much personally and professionally, more than you ever thought was possible. You’ll grow incredibly quickly as a result, stretching your capability beyond its limits. By the end, all you’ll want to do is give back to those around you, so they can benefit from at least a fraction of the experience you’ve had.

Cristina Loaiza, Global Head of Brand, graze.com, 2016 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy has quite simply changed my life. It has completely changed the way that I think, not only as a marketing leader but as an individual. It has taught me so much about who I am, and helped me see the possibilities of what I can achieve. I feel hugely privileged to have met such an incredible group of scholars, mentors, coaches & industry leaders that have inspired me more than I ever thought possible. I know that I will look back in 10 years and see the Marketing Academy as the single biggest turning point in my life & career, and I would urge anyone to take the opportunity – it will be the best thing you ever do for you, and everyone around you.

Claire Canty, Head of Innovation, Weetabix, 2016 Scholar / UK

A catalyst for growth and development unlike any other.

2021 Australia Scholar, Josh Slighting, Head of Data and Digital Audience, Network Ten / Australia

The Marketing Academy is one of those rare communities where everyone wants you to win.

2020 Australia Scholar, Viv Gibson Thomas, Head of Strategy, The Contenders / Australia

The Marketing Academy unlocked an entire network of incredible people I can now call peers.

2021 Australia Scholar, Adam Long, CEO, The Ethical Leader / 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

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

Winning a place on the Fellowship is like a lottery win for ambitious senior marketers seeking personal development. You really need to commit the time to the sessions to get the value back. The first thing I noticed was the quality of the Fellowship cohort – some of the very best Marketing Directors/CMOs from the top brands across several sectors. I feel privileged to have spent so much time with this class bunch. It’s really interesting to share experiences & understand that many have the same dreams and anxieties as you. Hopefully we’ll stay in close touch as our careers evolve. The programme is hugely well supported by top class talent from the likes of McKinsey, Slaughter & May, Freuds, Spencer Stuart etc. – they really roll out the big guns. Who better to learn from! I’ve been going through some major career decision points during the programme and the quality of the coaching & mentoring support here has been first class – and helped crystallise some big changes. My only grumble – it’ll be over soon!

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