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What People Say about The Marketing Academy...

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The Marketing Fellowship provides motivated individuals with a unique opportunity to work with peers from a variety of industries and backgrounds. It is the perfect platform for those motivated to transition their careers to the next level and to validate their potential. The quality and intensity of the programme is both a function of personal engagement and the thoughtful manner with which it has been constructed. I would recommend The Marketing Academy Fellowship experience to any committed professional that is motivated to examine their potential and courageous enough to act.

EMEA Fellow Alumni /

The Marketing Academy still feels a bit unreal. Every time I have a mentoring session, attend a faculty or we go to boot camp I literally have to pinch myself. The opportunities that The Marketing Academy gives us are so amazing, at times you can’t get your head around the fact that all this has been opened up to you. The access to senior marketers and the insights they are sharing with us and the inspiration they are giving us to become the best marketing leaders that we can be, the skills and learnings we take from the faculties, the support and direction we are getting from our coaches, the sense of purpose and fulfilment that working with our Donate28 charities brings and the bond we are forming with our fellow scholars – on their own these things would be amazing, but together in one intense program, it’s literally life changing stuff. It’s challenging and exciting and uplifting, I’m loving every moment and I can’t believe we are over half way through already. I want to press pause and take stock to make sure I have properly taken in everything I’ve been exposed to, but of course you can’t and it continues to wrap us up and carry us away on our fast paced journey of development. I feel very very fortunate

Alison Esposti, Marketing Director, Love Space, 2011 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy is a truly life changing opportunity. The diversity of minds and quality of people is incredible and creates a one of a kind environment for learning, professionally and personally. The honesty and humility you meet through participants, coaches and mentors propel your development. I would love to re-name the academy, because it is really all about personal development- becoming the best possible leader you can be. Amazing. Be ready to go on a journey!

Silke Wexoe, Senior Strategy Lead, Bow & Arrow, 2017 Scholar / 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 ÔmanagerÕ to ÔleaderÕ. ItÕs 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 forwardsÕ 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

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

This is genuinely one of those ‘money can’t buy’, once in a lifetime opportunities

EMEA Fellow Alumni /

Before The Marketing Academy I thought I was great at my job and an asset to my company – I now have a broader approach to my role, team and career, a better understanding of my strengths, how to ignite the best in other people and a clearer sense of how my career can help me achieve the life I want to live.

Liz Le Breton, Head of Brand & Social, John Lewis, 2013 Scholar / UK

From my first mentor walking into our meeting with Kelly Brook on the roof of Soho house, to a CEO helping me craft my 100 day plan to land a promotion, the Marketing Academy has given me amazing access to some incredible people and some unforgettable moments.

Phil Mitchelson, Director of Growth, Catena Media, 2011 Scholar / UK

The value is not simply the calibre of people who give up their time to talk, mentor and host. ItÕs the huge amount of themselves that they put into it when they do that makes it invaluable. ItÕs inspiring and humbling to be a part of such a varied group of people as those in my cohort. People I know are going to shape the future of our industry. They are not teaching us to manage. They are enabling us to lead.

Andy Hewitt, Founder Partner of Something Inc, 2014 Scholar / UK

It’s hard work, great fun and now it’s up to us Alumni to make history. Excellent programme – hope we can live up to it!

EMEA Fellow Alumni /

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

Daren Rubins, Managing Director, PHD UK / UK

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

The Marketing Academy Fellowship is a great programme – think of it as the best bits of an MBA.

EMEA Fellow Alumni /

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

Mike Hughes, Director General, ISBA / UK

I applied looking for a network, some leadership frameworks and coaching and am leaving with SO much more – a set of lifelong friends, personal growth, clarity on my purpose and optimism for the future.Who knew so much was possible in just 7 months!

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

The Marketing Academy offers professional development like no other. I feel like it has elevated my thinking to another level and that in years to come I will look back at it being a really crucial, wholly positive juncture in my career. ItÕs about more than just career development though. As part of the Scholarship I have met some of the loveliest and most impressive people. If they are up for it then IÕll be their friend for life.

Harry Dromey, Director of Brands & Campaigns, Global, 2015 Scholar / UK

I’ve been incredibly energized and inspired by this entire experience. And I’m really looking forward to putting into practice what was discussed at boot camp, and contributing to key projects that the broader cohort is working on as part of our paying it forward goal.

Scholar Alumni, 2015 / Australia

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

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

The Marketing Academy has been a gift. The people I’ve met, the insights I’ve gleaned and the leaps I’ve made personally and professionally have made a deep impact on my life. Grateful doesn’t begin to describe the way I feel about every single element of the experience.

Daianna Karaian, Founder, Thoughtful Works Ltd, 2012 Scholar / UK

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