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Testimonials

What People Say about The Marketing Academy...

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Don't just take our word for it. This is what our Scholars in the UK and Australia have said about The Scholarship program...

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

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

I’m not one for soppy stories but I have truly become a better person as an output of the Scholarship. Never have I revised, reflected and refined myself so much. I am truly grateful to have been given the time to just think about the leader I want to be, not have to be. Priceless.

Melanie Portelli, Transition Director, Publicis Groupe, 2010 Alumni / 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 program like no other in the industry. A genuinely step changing program and a unique program of learning. And critically, because it’s free, it’s open to all- the only thing you need to bring is ability. A program that has a big role to play in the Marketing industry for many years to come.

Bryn Snelson, 2011 Scholar / UK

When I first heard that I had been chosen for a scholarship I don’t think I could have ever anticipated the opportunity it would give me. To have the chance of meeting some of the leading CEOs and CMOs in such a diverse range of industries as well as the learning I have taken from the boot camps and my coach have given me insights and learning far beyond what I could have ever expected.

Nick Payman, Guiness Marketing Manager, Europe at Diageo, 2011 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 program 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 Marketing Academy has harnessed and channelled my ambition, to be more productive and work smarter. The way that the course is set up has given me the tools that I need to make change and then the ongoing support and network to ensure it is followed through. The quality of people that I have come in to contact through the course has been fantastic and an inspiration as to what can be achieve.

Scholar alumni, 2015 / Australia

The Marketing Academy has opened so many doors for me, it is unreal! I never thought when I was applying that I would get exposure to so many game makers in the industry.

The real benefit of The Marketing Academy however, is not all the amazing talks we are given, the business leaders we get to meet and the skills we learn but the ability to create real and hopefully career lasting friendships with the other 27 amazingly super talented and hungry individuals on the academy.

The legacy of the academy will last my whole career and I can’t thank Sherilyn and the team enough for that.

If you want the best training in the industry, you simply have to do everything in your power to get on The Marketing Academy, everything else pales in comparison.

Nick Parnell, Managing Partner, The Engine Group, 2010 Alumni / UK

The Marketing Academy has been a real accelerator to my development. The insight I have gained into myself, the marketing profession and leadership in addition to the fantastic connections IÕve made, has been a unique and priceless experience.

Helen Tupper, Commercial Marketing Director, Microsoft, 2012 Scholar / UK

I’ve been on many courses, to many lectures, and read many books, but nothing has had the transformation impact on my leadership potential, style, and performance, that The Marketing Academy has. It is simply the definitive scheme for future marketing and business leaders.

Matt Campbell, Executive Creative Director, MATTA, 2014 Scholar / UK

As dramatic as it sounds, it is a life changing program. Be accepting 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. Now just 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.

Scholar alumni, 2017 / Australia

Being a scholar of the Marketing Academy is not only an honour but a true privilege. The Academy is a force for pure good. Having access to some of the most influential and successful people in the industry is not only invaluable but inspiring. The Academy has allowed me to search within myself and reframe my career goals and push harder and higher. This doesn’t feel like a short term experience; the relationships made, knowledge gleaned, will last a lifetime.

Ed Ross, Head of Marketing and Media, ITV 2012 Scholar / UK

It is a real privilege to have been a Marketing Academy Scholar. It is such a special experience through which I’ve had the chance to meet, learn and be inspired by so many wonderful people.

Emma Brooker, Advertising Producer at Apple, 2013 Scholar / UK

A wonderfully rich, varied and rewarding learning platform for every aspiring marketing leader. In isolation, each of the Marketing Academy faculties is worth the rigorous application process. In sum, they constitute a program that is unique in mission, broad in scope and blessed with industry mentors that would top any young marketers lunch wish-list. A ready-made marketing network for the next ten years of your life.

Adam Kennedy, Managing Director, Brisbane at Y&R ANZ, 2012 Scholar / UK

These talented individuals will become the industry leaders of tomorrow.

 

Gail Gallie, Co-Founder, Project Everyone / 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

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 program 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 canÕt recommend this program highly enough, it lifts the emotional intelligence and cohesiveness of the whole industry.

Scholar alumni, 2016 / Australia

I truly believe The Marketing Academy to be the most inspiring, creative and effective professional development program in the industry – if not the world. It is phenomenal that, with the support of our partners, it can be offered to scholars for free – when the coaching, network, learning opportunities and development skills you get match that of an MBA. I feel incredibly privileged to have been part of the inaugural year and it would be no exaggeration to say that I draw on my learnings from that year every day. There are few experiences so genuinely guaranteed to change your life, and I thank everyone involved for making that happen for me. Support it, apply for it, or nominate someone else, but find a way to get involved. I promise that you will reap the rewards.

Lucie Bartlett, 2010 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy Scholarship Program is not only an unrivalled combination of inspiration and education from industry leaders, marketing moguls and professional coaches, itÕs a unique opportunity to stand still and reflect on your personal motivations, aspirations and purpose. YouÕll laugh, youÕll cry and youÕll emerge with the tangible skills, tools and beliefs to progress your professional and personal life.

Philip Raperport, Head of Drama Franchise Marketing, BBC, 2014 Scholar / UK

I support the Marketing Academy as it is simply irresistible. You get to spend time and help brilliant hand-picked scholars and they leave you excited and thrilled for the future of the industry.

Amanda Mackenzie, CMO of Aviva / UK

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