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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...

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

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

I support the Marketing Academy as it is simply irresistible. You get to spend time and help brilliant hand-picked scholars and they leave you excited and thrilled for the future of the industry.

Amanda Mackenzie, CMO of Aviva / 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 Marketing Academy has been a real accelerator to my development. The insight I have gained into myself, the marketing profession and leadership in addition to the fantastic connections I’ve made, has been a unique and priceless experience.

Helen Tupper, Commercial Marketing Director, Microsoft, 2012 Scholar / UK

The scholarship has given me a unique and invaluable opportunity to enhance my marketing skills. I have had the privilege of meeting some truly wonderful and inspiring people which has not just helped me grow professionally but also personally. I would like to thank everyone at the Marketing Academy for this amazing experience which I will forever be grateful for.

I would strongly urge any brand or person considering taking part in the academy to do so, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity..

Yiannis Maos, Co-Founder and Strategy Director, ALCMY Studios, 2010 Alumni / UK

A set of experiences, encounters and people that have had an incredibly profound effect on my life. I will look back on this as one of those moments where things changed forever. Remember: the way of the river!

Adam Holmes, Partner of Brother Film Co, 2017 Scholar / UK

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 is an exciting and long needed investment to increase the resource pool of new Marketeers.

 

Steve Back, Marketing Academy Board Member / 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

The Scholarship thus far has exceeded all my expectations and once I get my house in order, i.e. wrapping up this experience, I know it has profoundly enriched me as an individual, leader and marketer. I feel so fortunate having received this opportunity and living the experience every day, and once it is all over, I will greatly miss it, but also recognize my responsibility to make the most of it in my life and career going forward!

Emanuel Gavert, Nordic Marketing Manager, Mondelez, 2011 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

Being in the Marketing Academy Scholarship program is the one of the best things have happened in my life. The Marketing Academy is not just about your career development, but your life: it is a once-in-life opportunity to help you refine yourself, find your goals, discover what matters the most to you, and develop leadership in your own style.

Joly Zou, Founder, Solocal, 2014 Scholar / UK

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

The Marketing Academy is a unique program, offering its 30-strong cohort the opportunity to learn from the UK’s top marketing and business talent. From CEO lunches to mentoring to coaching, the network and opportunity offered by Sherilyn and team is unparalleled and is supporting the development of new modern leaders. It’s been a privilege to be part of such a wonderful program and personally, I’ve met some lifelong friends and hope to pay forward the learnings and experience.

Natasha Pergl, SAP, 2014 Scholar / UK

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

I’ve been on many courses, to many lectures, and read many books, but nothing has had the transformation impact on my leadership potential, style, and performance, that The Marketing Academy has. It is simply the definitive scheme for future marketing and business leaders.

Matt Campbell, Executive Creative Director, MATTA, 2014 Scholar / UK

Before The Marketing Academy I thought I was great at my job and an asset to my company – I now have a broader approach to my role, team and career, a better understanding of my strengths, how to ignite the best in other people and a clearer sense of how my career can help me achieve the life I want to live.

Liz Le Breton, Head of Brand & Social, John Lewis, 2013 Scholar / UK

The Scholarship has been an amazing opportunity for me. At the beginning it was difficult to get my head around all the advice I was given, however 6 months down the line the experience has helped me not only understand where I want to go in my career, but also helped me action them in my current role.

Alina Waite, Media Director, UM Worldwide, 2011 Scholar / UK

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

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