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The Marketing Academy UK Reveals the cohort of top talent chosen for the 2024 Scholarship Program

The Marketing Academy UK unveils its latest cohort of the top marketing professionals handpicked for the esteemed Scholarship Program. After a rigorous three-stage selection process, only 30 individuals secured a spot. While the Program is cost-free, it remains highly competitive, harnessing industry expertise to enhance the Scholars’ capabilities, paving their path towards senior and board-level leadership roles.

Now celebrating its 15th year in the UK, The Marketing Academy boasts a global Alumni community exceeding 1200 members who frequently attest to the Program’s transformative and life-altering impact.

The UK Scholarship Program is funded in 2024 by long term sponsors; Salesforce, Accenture Song, Bazaarvoice, BT Group, ITV, KFC UK & Ireland, Mars Inc and PHD.

The comprehensive curriculum includes mentoring with an enviable line up of industry executives which include: Kathryn Jacob – CEO of Pearl & Dean, Magnus Djaba – Chief Client Officer, Publicis Group, Jess Myers – CMO, The Very Group, Suresh Balaji – Group CMO, Lloyds Banking Group & Najoh Tita-Reid – Global Brand & Experience Office, Mars Petcare

In addition to the mentoring, Scholars work with Executive Coaches, led by Katherine Tulpa of Wisdom8, and attend residential ‘Boot Camps’ packed with inspirational speakers and masterclasses hosted by renowned subject matter experts.

The Marketing Academy Founder & Global CEO, Sherilyn Shackell, said:

‘Each of our cohorts embody the highest potential talent our industry has to offer. Together, they are not just the future of marketing; they are the architects of change, shaping industries, and inspiring transformation & growth. Congratulations to the new UK 2024 Scholarship cohort – welcome to learning, laughter and new relationships!’

Here are The Marketing Academy UK 2024 Scholars:

AHMED OMER, Marketing Director, Spin
ALEXANDRA WEBBER, Director of Marketing and Brand, Twogether
AMANDA WONG, Head of Market Intelligence, BT Group
AMY GUNN, Head of Marketing & Supporter Experience, Worldwide Cancer Research
BOMO PIRI, VP of Brand, Native Instruments
CAROLINE BUCKLAND, Head of Fan Engagement, Red Bull Racing
DAN PICKLES, Head of Marketing, EMEA, Bazaarvoice
DANIEL M. CARR, Marketing Director, Releaf
EMILY LAWS, Head of Brand, Lucky Saint
ESTHER STRAUB, Portfolio Director, Mars Inc.
FELICITY WALKER, Head of Global Advertising and Media, TUI Group
FRANKIE PARSONS, Marketing Director, L’Oréal UK & Ireland
GINNY NACKVI, Head of Brand and Creative, Dishoom
HARSHUL MODHA, Assc Director & Head of Digital Production, Rock Kitchen Harris
HAYEL WARTEMBERG, Co-Founder & COO, Word On The Curb
HOLLY FISCHER, Planning Partner, PHD
KATE WHITEHEAD, Brand Director, Europe, Grey Goose Vodka, Bacardi
LEO SLOLEY, Head of Advertising & Retail, KFC UK & Ireland
LILY BOULLE, Head of B2C Marketing, Atom Learning
LUCY PACK, Senior Brand Marketing Manager, ITV
LUCY SQUIRES, Marketing & DTC Director, allplants
MATTHEW WAKSMAN, Head of Strategy, Advertising, Ogilvy UK
NAOMI DAVIS, Senior Brand and Marketing Strategist, Santander
NICK ANDREW, Managing Partner, AMV BBDO
SAM MACDONNELL, Head of New Business, Droga5 Dublin, part of Accenture Song
TOM HAZELDEN, Head of Brand, Planning & Content, easyJet
TRISTANNE SEARLE, Senior Director, Demand Generation – UKI, Salesforce
VICTORIA GRZYMEK, Marketing Manager Cadbury, Mondelēz International
WAHID RAZALI, Consumer Marketing Director, Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo

Furthermore, each Scholar is invited to enrol themselves and select members of their team in The Marketing Academy Virtual Campus Program, which is a powerful development Program designed exclusively for the Academy’s community of Alumni, Partners, Mentors, Coaches, and their respective teams. Currently, there are more than 9000 individuals from around the world actively participating in this Program.

The Marketing Academy thanks the incredible Mentors, Coaches, Selection Panel and Guest Speakers around the world who donate their time and expertise to the Marketing Academy Programs. You can find further details about them here


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