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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 Scholars around the world have said about The Scholarship program...

Having lived and worked in Australia for 8 years, I’m incredibly excited about the prospect of The Marketing Academy arriving there. It has been a privilege for me to be involved in the Academy and I wouldn’t hesitate in nominating my peers and team members to join the program.

Adam Johnson, Marketing Director of Global Radio, 2012 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy provides a unique blend of personal, professional and leadership development like no other. The program provides unprecedented mentorship opportunities with CEOs, CMOs and entrepreneurs at the top of their game, world class executive coaching and the most engaging boot camp sessions. You will be genuinely inspired. You will experience significant personal growth. You will likely change the way you approach your career, personal life and interaction with others. You will make lifelong friends with a strong cohort of your peers who will grow alongside of you. If you possess ambition and a growth mindset you need to do all you can to secure a spot on The Marketing Academy. Apply with haste!

Scholar Alumni, 2016 / Australia

A standout program which provides a stimulating experience for the scholars, while driving tangible skills-building.

 

Susan Sochart, Director, Brand Learning / 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

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

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 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

The Marketing Academy offers professional development like no other. I feel like it has elevated my thinking to another level and that in years to come I will look back at it being a really crucial, wholly positive juncture in my career. It’s about more than just career development though. As part of the Scholarship I have met some of the loveliest and most impressive people. If they are up for it then I’ll be their friend for life.

Harry Dromey, Director of Brands & Campaigns, Global, 2015 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy has made me believe in myself and my potential as a leader in a way I’d never fully felt, and backing it up with an MBA-level network of peers and C-suite mentors who I feel comfortable calling on for virtually anything to support my continued growth.

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

Not only am I developing my industry knowledge and building a wider network of peers, I am learning the vital skills to progress from ‘manager’ to ‘leader’. It’s transformed my way of thinking and introduced me to some of the most remarkable people in the industry, both my fellow scholars and the mentors and coaches. Central to the academy ethos is ‘pay it forwards’ meaning that we should share and teach as much as we can. The Scholarship is enabling me to share resources with my peers both in the UK and in Canada and the US and I have no doubt I am learning lifelong skills.

Gemma Holmes, Head of Marketing Homesense UK, TK Maxx Group, 2015 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy changed my future – it helped me realize my dream, the business leader I want to be and where my boundaries lay. It allowed me to have a massive injection of curiosity and is the reason I am now starting up my second business – anyone who doesn’t see how transformative it will be to them, their corporation and their life needs to look again.

Carrie Osman, Founder of Cruxy & Co, 2010 Scholar / UK

Without actually getting into the specific bootcamp content, it was actually the process of getting everybody to bring themselves, take off their masks, and expose their true self that really made the entire week so powerful. And likewise the giving thanks at the end of the program. It really brought the group together on a very, very deep personal level, and made us bond very quickly. As a key takeout for me, I feel that as a result of this, the depth of the experience, and the strength of the relationships that come out of it are going to be really powerful and lasting.

Scholar Alumni, 2015 / Australia

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

The Marketing Academy should be compulsory for everyone.

Scholar Alumni, 2016 / Australia

The Marketing Academy has been quite simply the most career-defining programme that I have ever been on. As well as providing access and insights from some amazing leaders across industries, the course also forces you to examine your own beliefs, motivations and ways of working. It is almost impossible not to come out the other side with a clearer sense of purpose, not only about your work but about your whole life.

Paul Risdale, Controller of Marketing and Media, ITV, 2011 Scholar / UK

The scholarship gave me tools and awareness to elevate my leadership style, executive presence, and advance my career at an accelerated rate. I am now in a leadership position on my team, which I thought I was years away from achieving.

Scholar Alumni, 2018/19 / US

Being a part of the Marketing Academy is like winning the National Lottery when it’s a double rollover. It has changed my life forever in the most positive way and allows me to share great things with people around me.

Bev Lam, 2010 Alumni / 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

The Marketing Academy Scholarship is the best of it’s kind in the the UK, if not the world. A bold statement, I know, but here is why. The program has been carefully crafted and is made up of several elements including a life changing leadership course, days spent with industry leading organisations, 1:1 coaching as well as mentoring sessions with the most inspirational CMOs and CEOs in business. As if this wasn’t enough, I have built a peer network that is filled with some of the most incredible people I could have hoped to meet!

Rachel Compton, Head of Commercial Marketing, ITV, 2014 Scholar / UK

I truly believe The Marketing Academy to be the most inspiring, creative and effective professional development program in the industry – if not the world. It is phenomenal that, with the support of our partners, it can be offered to scholars for free – when the coaching, network, learning opportunities and development skills you get match that of an MBA. I feel incredibly privileged to have been part of the inaugural year and it would be no exaggeration to say that I draw on my learnings from that year every day. There are few experiences so genuinely guaranteed to change your life, and I thank everyone involved for making that happen for me. Support it, apply for it, or nominate someone else, but find a way to get involved. I promise that you will reap the rewards.

Lucie Bartlett, 2010 Scholar / UK

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