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What People Say about The Marketing Academy...

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Don't just take our word for it. This is what our community around the world have said about our programs...

I can’t say thank you to Sherilyn and the team adequately. The Marketing Academy has given me one of the best opportunities I am sure I will ever be given in my career. I feel privileged to have been selected amongst such a fantastic group of people and to have met the amazingly generous mentors and contributors along the way. Being part of the Academy has taught me so much about myself and how to perform at the best of my ability. I have thoroughly enjoyed what has been a hugely inspirational year of my life – next year will be nothing in comparison!

Anita Kinniburgh, International Sales and Marketing Manager at Fever-Tree, 2010 Alumni / 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

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

Fellow Alumni / EMEA

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

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 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.

Fellow Alumni / EMEA

The Marketing Academy has harnessed and channelled my ambition, to be more productive and work smarter. The way that the course is set up has given me the tools that I need to make change and then the ongoing support and network to ensure it is followed through. The quality of people that I have come in to contact through the course has been fantastic and an inspiration as to what can be achieve.

Scholar Alumni, 2015 / Australia

For anyone serious about demonstrating the strategic leadership and contribution that marketers can make, not just in their organisations but in the industry and society more widely, then unashamedly do everything you can to earn a place in The Marketing Academy. The experience of the bootcamp, mentoring and coaching is truly unique and impossible to put a price on.

Scholar Alumni, 2015 / Australia

I have not stopped raving about the week, just the first week! – it was one of my lifetime highlights.

Scholar Alumni, 2015 / Australia

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 value is not simply the calibre of people who give up their time to talk, mentor and host. It’s the huge amount of themselves that they put into it when they do that makes it invaluable. It’s 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

I’m not one for soppy stories but I have truly become a better person as an output of the Scholarship. Never have I revised, reflected and refined myself so much. I am truly grateful to have been given the time to just think about the leader I want to be, not have to be. Priceless.

Melanie Portelli, Transition Director, Publicis Groupe, 2010 Alumni / UK

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

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

There really is nothing like the Marketing Academy Scholarship program. I know that sounds like a cliché but it truly is a transformational program that opens up your mind to a world of opportunity and thinking. We’re only half way through this years program and I have already been inspired more than I can imagine as well as met some incredible people – many of which are my fellow scholars. If you have the opportunity to experience the Scholarship for yourself, then go for it – you won’t be disappointed!

Harriet Knight, Global Business Director, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, 2014 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

Hands down the best thing I have done for my career. Great people, inspiring mentors, motivating coaches and a really reliable support network. Highly recommended.

Scholar Alumni, 2017 / Australia

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

These are 3 big benefits I’m taking away from the Marketing Academy. It’s:

1. Ignited my passion to do more: to be the best leader I can be in all aspects of my life, and encourage others to do the same

2. Elevated my perceptiveness: so I’m now less afraid to try new approaches to situations and challenges

3. And best of all, provided me with a whole new support network through my fellow scholars: whose energy is totally infectious, and with whom I’ve created a special bond, like that of a family

If you’re curious and motivated to charge yourself up and grow into the best person you can be, then you will absolutely love the journey the scholarship takes you on. It’s provided a different way of thinking that will stay with me, always.

Emi Laughton-Knott, Head of Acquisition Marketing, BT, 2017 Scholar / UK

This program was life changing! When I decided to apply to The Marketing Academy Scholarship, I knew I needed to make some changes in my life and career, but honestly didn’t know where to start. Who would have thought that after leaving the final boot camp that I’d have a clearly- articulated life purpose, and true career road map, and 29 colleagues I now consider family. I’ve never grown so close to a group of strangers so quickly. I well up with joy every time I think about my cohort, the TMA staff, and what I’ve gained.

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

Without doubt, the most valuable thing that I will take away from this experience is the network. Parking everything else; all the faculties, the mentoring sessions, the personal development – meeting 27 other super-talented marketers who are around the same age and at roughly the same point in their careers is to me, one of the best attributes of the entire scholarship.

James Whatley, Planning Partner at Ogilvy UK, 2010 Alumni / UK

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