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What People Say about The Marketing Academy...

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A rare opportunity to invest time in your career growth. TMA allows you the time and resources to reflect, learn and grow as a leader while making enduring connections with peers and leaders within the US marketing landscape.

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

The Marketing Academy Fellowship has been a life-changing experience, both professionally and personally.  It has been rich in variety, challenging and inspiring, and above all has offered the formation of a wonderful network of people sharing like-minded challenges.

EMEA Fellow Alumni /

The Marketing Academy, without wanting to be a cliche, is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s not just about networking and mentoring, it’s about building relationships with people who will help you become a strong leader and a technically excellent marketer.

Ross Farquhar, Managing Partner at Grey London, 2010 Alumni / UK

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

Given unexpected changes at work during the course of the program, I am particularly grateful for the development I received and the boost of good people in my network, I would not have otherwise met. The Marketing Academy, has provided me with tools and the confidence to show up authentically in everything I do.

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

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

It’s incredible what you can learn and achieve in just six months. The Marketing Academy has enabled me not only make transformations within our business – in areas as diverse as leadership and culture to business goals and strategies – but has given me invaluable tools in personal leadership. I can genuinely say that The Marketing Academy will have a positive and meaningful impact on the legacy I play a part in building.

The Marketing Academy teaches you so much more than marketing, you learn to live and lead a better life. Every industry should have an Academy!

The ripple effect of The Marketing Academy is hard to fathom. It extends far beyond every Scholar and will last long after the year. Long may the learning, development, sharing and fantastic network of inspiring people continue!

Sorcha Harriman-Smith, 2011 Scholar / 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 program I wasn’t desperate.

Aus Leaders Programme Delegate 2015 / Australia

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 Ð it will be the best thing you ever do for you, and everyone around you.

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

The Marketing Academy is the single best leadership training you can receive, highlighting the massive difference between being a great marketer and a great marketing leader. It’s also broadened my horizon’s enormously by linking me up with a hugely talented group of likeminded marketers.

Nick Gilmer, Marketing Manager BBC1 and iPlayer, BBC, 2016 Scholar / UK

It’s so much more than marketing. ‘Leadership Academy for Life where you make Lifelong Friends’ is probably more like it, although admittedly not as catchy.

Gregor Lawson, Founder of Morphsuits, 2011 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 Marketing Academy has been an amazing experience. To learn from people that have been there and developed in the industry is honestly priceless. In no other network or environment have I been in such a position that has enabled me to grow and learn on both a personal and professional level. It is like nothing I’ve done before and if you’re looking to develop yourself and your career I couldn’t recommend it more highly.

James Eder, Founder & Director at The Beans Group, 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

It’s a program that starts with 9 months, and lasts a lifetime.

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

The Marketing Academy was more than I imagined it could be and more than I can explain to those around me. The quality of speakers and the structure of boot camp ensured that every session opened your eyes to something new and yet the common theme of leadership was presence throughout. The way I look to approach situations has changed and I can now see how to get more from every opportunity and individual. I have walked away from boot camp knowing more about myself, my peers and my industry. The other twenty nine who were on the boot camp I now call friends, understanding what motivates them and how to work better with them.

Scholar Alumni, 2015 / Australia

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

Life changing. I was able to find my why and purpose as to why I exist in this ever so complex world!

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

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

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