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The Marketing Academy launches its CMO Fellowship Program in the U.S.

At an exclusive event during Cannes Lions, The Marketing Academy announced its coveted CMO Fellowship Program, which has run across Europe for six years, will also be delivered for the first time in the United States.

Applications are now open for The U.S. Fellowship Program, a 9-month board level mentoring, coaching and development program which is geared to developing today’s Chief Marketing Officers into tomorrow’s CEOs. The program is delivered free of charge, although highly selective, requiring a time commitment of 12 days between January & September 2020 and is sponsored by Facebook & Salesforce.

Delivered by non profit organization The Marketing Academy, Fellowship places will be awarded to a maximum of 20 CMOs and high achieving marketing leaders in each territory who will benefit from a comprehensive knowledge curriculum developed by McKinsey & Company, partners and functional experts. Taking place across three Residential events the program includes masterclasses covering the full CEO, leadership and board stewardship spectrum, immersive CMO to CEO leadership journey program led by global CMO leadership expert Thomas Barta, executive coaching with individual one-to-one sessions from a professional coach, mentoring sessions with high profile board Directors and peer-to-peer learning with an exclusive peer group.

The Fellowship Program boasts over 100 CMO Alumni from companies such as; IBM, Emirates Group, HSBC, Starbucks, Amazon, Cisco, Adidas, GE and Unilever who describe it as career transforming.

Brian Gregg, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company said ‘We are thrilled to partner with the Marketing Academy to bring this tremendously exciting program to the U.S. after six successful years in Europe. We are proud to be co-sponsors of this program, aimed at expanding the leadership skills and management capabilities of senior marketing/growth leaders at the most preeminent institutions. The Marketing Academy Fellowship brings together a truly remarkable capability-building recipe: distinctive content from McKinsey & Company, mentorship from industry veterans, and continuous career path coaching to equip today’s top marketers to be tomorrow’s CEOs’

The Academy also revealed that 2020 nominations are now open for its EMEA Fellowship Program & coveted Scholarship Programs for emerging leadership talent from marketing, media and advertising in the UK, Australia and USA.   Applications for all Programs can be submitted at by clicking on the relevant country flag.

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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.

The Fellowship – Equips CMOs and Marketing Directors with the tools, knowledge and insight to make the move onto Boards and into General Management / MD / CEO roles.

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