The Marketing Academy announces new senior hire boosting their leadership in UK & EMEA

The Marketing Academy today announced the appointment of Myriam Coupard, former Cannes Lions executive as Managing Director of their UK & EMEA operation, demonstrating their continued commitment to investing in developing talent at the highest level globally.

Sherilyn Shackell, Founder and Global CEO of the Marketing Academy, said, “Following a successful period of expansion with the launch of our Virtual Campus Program, we’re now ready for our next chapter of growth. Myriam demonstrated she has all the qualities The Marketing Academy needs, she joins us with an impeccable track record and is a proven leader. Myriam is well versed in the marketing landscape and is a highly respected industry professional, not least from her senior leadership roles within Cannes Lions. I am absolutely delighted to welcome Myriam on board and to be working with her to achieve increasingly greater inspirational and transformational programs for our growing community”.

This appointment will enable The Marketing Academy to expand its already impressive global footprint as they execute plans to take their Fellowship Program into the Asia Pacific region during 2023 and increase their impact in Europe & USA.

About her appointment Myriam Coupard said, “Personal and professional development has long been close to my heart and I built a career believing that media, advertising and marketing when done right, has the absolute power to positively impact the world. The Marketing Academy delivers incredible value to individuals and organisations, leading the way in shaping the leaders of tomorrow. I am delighted to be guiding a talented team of people and together deliver the next phase of expansion for Europe. The Marketing Academy receives invaluable support from the entire marketing community, I look forward to nurturing these relationships and expanding the community”.

Applications are now open for The Marketing Academy EMEA & US 2023 Fellowship Programs and nominations for the Scholarship Programs are also open in UK, Aus and USA.

The Marketing Academy is a non-profit organisation developing leadership capability in talented marketers from the Marketing, Advertising and Communications industries through mentoring coaching and intensive learning. The Marketing Academy programs are provided free of charge.

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The Scholarship – a 9 month, free, part time program for 30 of the UK’s fastest rising stars in Marketing, Advertising, Media and Communications.

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12 month full paid Marketing Apprenticeship for young adults who because of challenging backgrounds, lack qualifications or poor life choices are normally overlooked for this kind of work experience