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Testimonials

What People Say about The Marketing Academy...

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Don't just take our word for it. This is what our Scholars in the UK and Australia have said about The Scholarship program...

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. It’s 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

Pulling together over 80 marketing director mentors, numerous organisational facilities and 28 scholars has been an amazing achievement.

Sally Cowdry, Marketing Director Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd

Marketing Academy Board Member / 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

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

The Scholarship is not just career changing, it’s life changing. It’s not comparable to any other program out there; it’s proper ‘money can’t buy’ stuff. If there’s even a teeny chance you can get a place, then apply, apply, apply.

Sophie Wheater, Head of Brand and Communications at Tesco Mobile, 2013 Scholar / UK

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 five days we were together as a group was so much more then I could ever have imagined, in my head I knew I would learn something, but I never thought that it would change my outlook so dramatically. I described it to someone over the weekend as a sliding door moment from which point things changed both personally and at work.

Scholar alumni, 2015 / Australia

My selection in The Marketing Academy is truly a privilege. It has afforded my the opportunity to improve my self, the way I lead my team, access to the most brilliant minds in the business, and to develop a peer group who I know will remain my friends for life. The combination of training, mentoring, coaching and inspiration will be experiences that shape my career for years to come.

Scholar alumni, 2017 / Australia

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

Talking to truly inspirational mentors on the program has transformed the way that I now think about and approach Marketing leadership.

This opportunity has allowed me to really take control of my career development.

The network of other scholars who are always there to share learnings and help when you need them have been so valuable.

James Butcher, Senior X-Box Console Category Manager, Microsoft, 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

Where else in the world do you get to meet such inspiring and insightful leaders of industry and have them call you a friend? These people won’t just tell you about how they’ve reached the top of their game, they will help guide you to follow in their footsteps. Be prepared for self-reflection, challenge and learning – but most of all be prepared for a roller coaster ride of emotion and creating friendships for life.

Victoria Hatcher, Senior Channel Strategy Manager, Danone, 2015 Scholar / UK

Whether it in boot camps, lunch and learns or mentoring sessions the best of the best from the marketing industry are putting their experiences in front of you, sharing their triumphs and failures and motivating you with ideas on how you can become a better marketer. Realistic, Dynamic, Inspiring – The Marketing Academy Scholarship is booster for accelerating your speed/quality of learning and marketing knowledge

Haseeb Rahman, Business Unit Head, Nestle, 2012 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy Scholarship is without doubt the ultimate accelerator for marketers. The access to knowledge, experience, networks and best practice is second to none. In the coming years I’m convinced I’ll look back and see the year with the Academy as a pivotal point in my career.

Jack Lowman, Deputy Director of Marketing, The Princes Trust, 2014 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy is awesome. Initially just being accepted on the course is a wonderful acknowledgement of your abilities and your potential – and then meeting your incredible fellow scholars is both humbling and inspiring as you realize you are considered as part of that peer group. The training, coaching and mentoring you receive is extraordinary, even more so when you consider that all of those people are giving their time for free. I’ve also found working with my charity extremely rewarding as it’s helped me realise quite how valuable my expertise can be! In fact, I am learning more about myself than I thought possible and I am sure that, in years to come, I will look back on the Marketing Academy as a significant turning point in my career.

Virginia Barnes, Global Head of Customer Propositions, Aviva, 2012 Scholar / UK

I feel hugely excited and privileged to be part of the Marketing Academy. The combination of mentoring, coaching and training provides a unique opportunity, which is totally un-matched by any other program out there. I’m excited about shaping and supporting the Marketing Academy so future scholars have the same opportunities as us.

Claire Best, 2010 Alumni / UK

The Marketing Academy programme gave me the opportunity and chance to reflect intensely on my role as a leader at work, at home, in life. This reflection has brought a greater sense of self awareness and positivity to everything I touch. Eternally grateful.

Scholar alumni, 2016 / Australia

Normally when you go to a conference you have 1 or 2 speakers that are brilliant, but I found every single one provided some piece of brilliance for me to take away.

Scholar alumni, 2015 / Australia

The Marketing Academy: An intense year of learning, self reflection, inspiration and friendship that is truly character defining. Allowing young talent access to a toolkit of skills that will equip them and those around them to reach their greatest potential.

A journey that will truly have a positive impact on your life. In an environment with like minded peers, passionate in achieving their potential and a support network that truly inspire and believe in you to make it happen!

Adam Henderson, 2011 Scholar / UK

You’ll hear a lot of people say The Marketing Academy is life-changing. You probably won’t believe it. Not really.

I’ve been keeping a daily journal for the last two years. I only realized how truly life-changing TMA had been for me when I decided to compare journal entries from before and after. Seeing the stark difference in how I spoke about relationships, went about leadership, thought about others, handled difficult situations, and most of all, how I viewed myself, moved me to tears.

Great leaders inspire us because they change things. They don’t just make do. They don’t just fit in. They don’t just exist. They shape the world around us. There are many different styles of leadership that work, but I believe the one consistent characteristic all leaders have is an incredible sense of belief. In themselves, in their purpose, in their values. This is everything TMA helps you to nurture.

If you want to just make do. If you want to just fit in. If you want to just exist. The Marketing Academy is not for you.

Nic Yeeles, Co Founder & CEO of Peg, 2017 Scholar / UK

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