Testimonials

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...

A game-changing week for me!

Scholar alumni, 2015 / Australia

The Marketing Academy Scholarship is without doubt the ultimate accelerator for marketers. The access to knowledge, experience, networks and best practice is second to none. In the coming years I’m convinced I’ll look back and see the year with the Academy as a pivotal point in my career.

Jack Lowman, Deputy Director of Marketing, The Princes Trust, 2014 Scholar / UK

Incredibly insightful programme with the perfect balance of industry thought leadership, professional coaching, and personal leadership development. Authentic by design, I’ve found the course had helped me lead through my day-to-day and set the foundation for how I frame up and achieve my future leadership goals. This is an invaluable leadership programme for any marketer keen to accelerate their leadership potential.

Scholar alumni, 2017 / Australia

Not only am I developing my industry knowledge and building a wider network of peers, I am learning the vital skills to progress from Ômanager’ to Ôleader’. 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 Ôpay 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

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

An experience like no other, it’s insane the incredible stuff you learn. I’ve been totally inspired by the people I’ve met and the things I’ve had the most inspirational year of my life. The Marketing Academy has been without doubt the most important thing in building my professional confidence. I now feel ready to take on anything.

Tom Probert, Head of Sales & Marketing, Powershop NZ ltd, 2012 Scholar / UK

The Scholarship is not just career changing, it’s life changing. It’s not comparable to any other programme out there; it’s proper ‘money can’t buy’ stuff. If there’s even a teeny chance you can get a place, then apply, apply, apply.

Sophie Wheater, Head of Brand and Communications at Tesco Mobile, 2013 Scholar / 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

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 has given me access to a wide range of people who have candidly shared their knowledge and experiences with me. Understanding their different approaches and views has helped me better shape my objectives, given me tools to improve my leadership style, and made me realize the true worth of building my own brand.

Alfredo Garicoche, 2011 Scholar / UK

Clarity, confidence and a fighting spirit – the headline I would put against the Marketing Academy Scholarship.

You may go in being clear on what you want to achieve but be prepared to unpack everything you thought you knew, be prepared to open your mind and be inspired by both incredible speakers & your fellow Scholars, be prepared to learn skills & techniques to grow your capability as a leader and come out the other side with real clarity on what really gets you out of bed in the morning. You’ll capture the confidence to carve out the career you want, and release the self-belief to put the right things in place to achieve it.

With the knowledge that you then have 29 other people rooting for you, not to mention the mentors, coach, speakers, alumni and Marketing Academy team you meet along the way, your fighting spirit will come to the fore to make both you and those around you true leaders of change.

Clare Beaumont-Adam, Co Owner, Independents United (IU), 2017 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

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

Scholar alumni, 2017 / 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

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

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 programme 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

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 have every confidence that this innovative initiative will make a real difference to the people involved.

Mike Hughes, Director General, ISBA / UK

The Marketing Academy still feels a bit unreal. Every time I have a mentoring session, attend a faculty or we go to boot camp I literally have to pinch myself. The opportunities that The Marketing Academy gives us are so amazing, at times you can’t get your head around the fact that all this has been opened up to you. The access to senior marketers and the insights they are sharing with us and the inspiration they are giving us to become the best marketing leaders that we can be, the skills and learnings we take from the faculties, the support and direction we are getting from our coaches, the sense of purpose and fulfilment that working with our Donate28 charities brings and the bond we are forming with our fellow scholars – on their own these things would be amazing, but together in one intense program, it’s literally life changing stuff. It’s challenging and exciting and uplifting, I’m loving every moment and I can’t believe we are over half way through already. I want to press pause and take stock to make sure I have properly taken in everything I’ve been exposed to, but of course you can’t and it continues to wrap us up and carry us away on our fast paced journey of development. I feel very very fortunate

Alison Esposti, Marketing Director, Love Space, 2011 Scholar / UK

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