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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 in the UK and Australia have said about The Scholarship program...

The cliche “a life changing opportunity” is overused and often with little authenticity in business. Not when it comes to The Marketing Academy which exceeds the statement by some mileage. Be a part of it or you’ll never see just how amazing you can be.

Michelle Keaney, Chief Imaginer at Inventing Futures, 2010 Scholar / UK

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 Scholarship is a fast-track for your marketing skills, personal development, career and life. It provides an incredible learning experience for any ambitious and curious marketer or entrepreneur. The combination of bootcamps to inspire you, mentoring to guide you and coaching to help you make sense of it all ties the whole year together. And on top of all of that, you become a part of a family that is growing across the world and that is always there to help you even when your year is up!

Ben Tyson, Managing Director for Born Social, 2016 Scholar / UK

A wonderfully rich, varied and rewarding learning platform for every aspiring marketing leader. In isolation, each of the Marketing Academy faculties is worth the rigorous application process. In sum, they constitute a program that is unique in mission, broad in scope and blessed with industry mentors that would top any young marketers lunch wish-list. A ready-made marketing network for the next ten years of your life.

Adam Kennedy, Managing Director, Brisbane at Y&R ANZ, 2012 Scholar / UK

When I first heard that I had been chosen for a scholarship I don’t think I could have ever anticipated the opportunity it would give me. To have the chance of meeting some of the leading CEOs and CMOs in such a diverse range of industries as well as the learning I have taken from the boot camps and my coach have given me insights and learning far beyond what I could have ever expected.

Nick Payman, Guiness Marketing Manager, Europe at Diageo, 2011 Scholar / UK

I genuniely feel that the academy has given me the tools and assistance I require to succeed over the next few years: the mentors with their extensive personal experiences and future marketing insight, the scholar network to share this amazing journey with and the executive coach which provides the glue to bring together all of the learning.

I decided to apply for the academy to take my learning to the next level. When you work within a smaller business often with a small marketing team – you look outside of the organisation for help and inspiration. The academy is one massive thinktank and sounding-board which enables me to constantly test our marketing capabilities with inspiration from some of the top marketers in the UK.

I would advise anybody that is joining the academy that “what got you here, won’t get you there”! The academy is 80% leadership & 20% marketing – so if you want to be a marketing leader the academy will help prepare you in the best possible way

Daniel Chidley, Account Director, The Azalea Group, 2011 Scholar / UK

When I look back on my career on the night of my retirement, I’m fairly certain I’ll conclude my year on The Marketing Academy was the pivotal point in transforming my journey, and ultimately the person I’ve gone on to become.

Ross Farquhar, Managing Partner at Grey London, 2010 Scholar / 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 truly life changing, and life affirming experience. It has totally changed the way in which I view the opportunities that are presented to me, how I deal with challenges and conflict, and the role that I play as both a colleague and a leader in my organisation. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Apply! Apply!

Jessica Crawford, Industry Manager, Google, 2016 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy was more than I imagined it could be and more than I can explain to those around me. The quality of speakers and the structure of boot camp ensured that every session opened your eyes to something new and yet the common theme of leadership was presence throughout. The way I look to approach situations has changed and I can now see how to get more from every opportunity and individual. I have walked away from boot camp knowing more about myself, my peers and my industry. The other twenty nine who were on the ‘boot camp’ I now call friends, understanding what motivates them and how to work better with them.

Scholar alumni, 2015 / Australia

The program is good, the professional development is great but there are no words to describe the new network you gain

Scholar alumni, 2017 / Australia

I feel truly overwhelmed to have been chosen to be part of such an exceptional scholarship. I cannot say thank you enough to Sherilyn and The Marketing Academy team, the mentors and, of course, my fellow scholars for making this entire experience phenomenal. I’ve been truly inspired by you all and I know that I’m already a better leader and, hopefully (!), a better person because of it.

Charlotte Greenaway, 2011 Scholar / UK

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

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

It is for good reason that so many individuals, organisations and publications are prepared to give what they can to further the Academy. The mentors, the coaches, the founders, the Academy’s board directors – we all back this scheme because we can see that the benefits to our industry make it a no-brainer.

 

Mark Choueke, Co-Founder of CHOUEKE / UK

An honour to be part of TMA. Amazing cohort of superstars and a brilliant line up of industry leading speakers. A very well structured program that helps take you to the next level. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Scholar alumni, 2017 / Australia

10, 15 or 20 years from now, the scholarship at Marketing Academy will be seen as the defining point of my career. The lessons we’re learning from the best minds in business may not immediately effect our actions today but it will empower us to be better leaders of tomorrow.

Steven Woodgate, Surface Marketing, Microsoft, 2014 Scholar / UK

Being a scholar of the Marketing Academy is not only an honour but a true privilege. The Academy is a force for pure good. Having access to some of the most influential and successful people in the industry is not only invaluable but inspiring. The Academy has allowed me to search within myself and reframe my career goals and push harder and higher. This doesn’t feel like a short term experience; the relationships made, knowledge gleaned, will last a lifetime.

Ed Ross, Head of Marketing and Media, ITV 2012 Scholar / UK

Transformational. Life-affirming. Career-defining. They’re pretty big promises for a leadership program. But, oh my, does The Marketing Academy deliver. Guided by inspiring industry leaders and mentors, a truly remarkable coach and the most amazing group of fellow scholars, I have learnt more than I thought possible about who I am, who I want to be, and what I can accomplish – both professionally and personally. To put it simply, the experience has changed my life for the better, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Jessica Haigh, Managing Director, Cedar Communications Hong Kong, 2017 Scholar / UK

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

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