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The Marketing Academy UK has opened nominations for the 2021 intake of its highly regarded Scholarship Program.

The free, part time development program for high-potential emerging leadership talent from within Marketing, Media and Advertising is widely recognised by the industry as one of the most prestigious and impactful development programs available. The Scholarship Program, which enables Scholars to access an enviable line up of C suite Mentors & Executive Coaches in addition to a packed development curriculum will run between May 2021 to January 2022. Since The Marketing Academy opened its doors over ten years ago more than 700 leaders around the world have graduated from what many describe as ‘life changing’ programs.

To apply for a place, potential Scholars must first be nominated and the core criteria for selection includes:

• Ideally between 5 and 15 years in a marketing or agency role
• Currently in a leadership role
• Highly ambitious to further career in marketing leadership, aspiring to board roles
• Demonstrates commitment to career with evidence of results and achievements
• Evidence of commitment to broadening horizons, such as world travel or further education
• High emotional intelligence & natural drive to succeed
• Interests in charitable, social, cultural, creative or sporting endeavours
• Employed on a full-time basis in the UK

The Marketing Academy also have Scholarships available for individuals who do not have a ‘classic’ marketing background or meet all the criteria. Those who have demonstrated exceptional potential and achievements or have shown outstanding entrepreneurial ability will be considered.

The Marketing Academy supports diversity, inclusion and equality in every context and firmly believe that everyone, irrespective of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender or religion, should have the same opportunity to fast track their careers and learning. They call on the nominators to help them identify a breadth of talent across the entire industry.

Talking about their time on the program UK Scholar Alumni Nic Willison, Strategy Director at AMV BBDO said: “It’s a tricky task to summarise just how much I’ve grown – both personally and professionally – during my time on the Scholarship. The bootcamps and lectures have been packed with CMOs, world-class TED speakers and activists; I’ve been fortunate to be mentored by eight wonderful and generous senior leaders within the industry; I’ve had an exceptional coach to provide personal and regular support; and I’ve experienced all of this alongside a cohort of 29 fantastically talented peer Scholars, who I know are now friends for life. Perhaps the biggest impact from the program has been on my understanding and perception of leadership. I’ve learned the importance of authenticity and vulnerability in leadership, and in parallel I’ve had the space and support to develop my leadership style, values and confidence. The program also provided me with practical advice on how to improve teamwork, collaboration and mental health in a modern working environment”
The Marketing Academy operates in the UK, Australia and the USA and is a not for profit is supported exclusively by sponsorship from the industry which enables selection to the programs to be merit based and free to attend.

UK Scholarship Program Manager Taylor Hill said: “There is a crucial need within our industry for great leadership now more than ever and the Scholarship Program equips our Scholars with everything they need to become outstanding leaders. We are thrilled to announce nominations are open for the 2021 Scholarship and cannot wait to see the range of talent that apply. We’d love to thank our 2020 Scholarship partners Facebook, ITV, PHD, BT, KFC Global and Accenture for giving us the foundation to support and develop our Scholars.”

Graduates of all programs are supported by ongoing Alumni Programs which are now supplemented by The Marketing Academy Virtual Campus, a 12-month syllabus of lectures, masterclasses and workshops exclusively for The Marketing Academy community, sponsors and their teams. The UK Alumni program has over 300 members and is currently sponsored by Amazon, We Are Fearless, Google, Kantar and The Creative Engagement Group.

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The deadline for nominations is 26th February 2021.


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