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What People Say about The Marketing Academy...

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The Fellowship is a fantastic experience, giving access to faculty materials, insider experience from senior mentors and a close peer network that you cannot access anywhere else. Amazing, humbling and great fun.

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The Marketing Academy is the most life changing program IÕve ever been on Ð imagine feeling like for the first time ever you know what your purpose is. Imagine understanding for the first time too how to go about getting that career you really want. Imagine feeling more inspired and empowered than ever before by incredible industry leaders from across the marketing industry. Finally, imagine having the opportunity to grow a brand new network of talented future leaders and friends. The Marketing Academy has been an indescribable experience so far Ð the journey I have been on has been almost magical and I canÕt thank the Academy, mentors, coaches and speakers enough for helping to shape the new professional I have become.

Sharrie Anderson, Senior Employee Engagement Manager, Burberry, 2016 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

The Scholarship Program was an incredible experience and provided connections and friends I’ll keep for life!

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

After changing career for 3 times and across 4 continents I finally landed on The Marketing Academy, a platform that gave roots to my marketing passion and wings to my dreams of changing the world! Now I can lead from where I stand, wherever it may be.

Scholar Alumni, 2016 / Australia

The five days we were together as a group was so much more then I could ever have imagined, in my head I knew I would learn something, but I never thought that it would change my outlook so dramatically. I described it to someone over the weekend as a sliding door moment from which point things changed both personally and at work.

Scholar Alumni, 2015 / Australia

A real luxury to have the opportunity to step out of the day to day job to meet some inspirational people and learn how to hone my personal leadership style.

Jennifer Walker, Senior Brand Manager Strategy at Lloyds Banking Group, 2012 Scholar / UK

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

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

The Marketing Academy is a phenomenal opportunity to learn direct from leaders whilst also working on your own development through career coaching and mentoring for a selected charity. This is a money-canÕt-buy experience and I cannot recommend it highly enough – I feel very lucky to have had this experience!

Celine Naude, Marketing Communications Manager at Microsoft, 2012 Scholar / UK

The scholarship gave me tools and awareness to elevate my leadership style, executive presence, and advance my career at an accelerated rate. I am now in a leadership position on my team, which I thought I was years away from achieving.

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

The Marketing Academy Scholarship Program is the start of an amazing journey that has helped me realize the leader I already was. I’m now able to articulate my passion, have a clear purpose and have a network of amazing people who have all been on this journey together. ItÕs helped me realize what my potential can be whilst unleashing a passion to inspire and influence people in my life to think about things differently and be the change they want to see.

Scholar Alumni, 2017 / Australia

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

A life changing, transformational, meaningful and FUN experience – can I do it all over again?!

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

The Marketing Academy is an intense, emotional and thrilling journey of discovery. I have learnt so much about myself and the type of leader I can be through meetings with the Marketing Academy team, inspirational mentors, my clear-sighted, no-nonsense coach and my work with my charity. This is the most incredible experience and privilege, and I often wonder what I will do when the year ends; I wish I could be a 2013 scholar too.

Jennifer Elworthy, Director of Marketing & Communications, Freesat, 2012 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy programme gave me the opportunity and chance to reflect intensely on my role as a leader at work, at home, in life. This reflection has brought a greater sense of self awareness and positivity to everything I touch. Eternally grateful.

Scholar Alumni, 2016 / Australia

The Marketing Academy has been quite simply the most career-defining programme that I have ever been on. As well as providing access and insights from some amazing leaders across industries, the course also forces you to examine your own beliefs, motivations and ways of working. It is almost impossible not to come out the other side with a clearer sense of purpose, not only about your work but about your whole life.

Paul Risdale, Controller of Marketing and Media, ITV, 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

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 UKÕs 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

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

EMEA Fellow Alumni /

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