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...

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 Scholarship has transformed my way of thinking and helped my development to become a better leader. It has made me realize what my values are, which now recognized is benefiting both myself and those around me. I have met some really inspirational people and have received invaluable advice and mentoring which will help me on my journey through the rest of my career.

Charlotte McDonnell, TUI, 2014 Scholar / UK

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

From the point of deciding to apply for the Marketing Academy I have learnt more than I could have hoped for. Not only have I had the privilege of gaining invaluable mentoring, coaching and hearing from inspirational speakers, I have also learnt so much from my fellow scholars from different backgrounds. It’s been a unique and fantastically rewarding experience – you would have to be pretty mad to not want to be part of it!

David Son, 2011 Scholar / UK

Boot Camp certainly enabled me to look at issues differently, understand how I communicate and I learned so much more about myself and my values that I thought I ever could. I have attended many ‘leadership’ courses throughout my career but this programme is outstanding!

Scholar alumni, 2015 / Australia

A standout programme which provides a stimulating experience for the scholars, while driving tangible skills-building.

 

Susan Sochart, Director, Brand Learning / UK

The Marketing Academy has been transformational for me in a number of ways. I have developed my leadership behaviours and skills in a way that is authentic to me and my values – benefiting both me and the people around me. Through the programme I have also developed an invaluable network that has helped me learn and grow. The Marketing Academy has stayed with me well beyond the year of the programme and truly embodies what it means to be a lifelong learner & always work in progress!

Sarah Ellis, Managing Director of Gravity Road, 2011 Scholar / UK

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

There really is nothing like the Marketing Academy Scholarship program. I know that sounds like a clichŽ but it truly is a transformational programme that opens up your mind to a world of opportunity and thinking. We’re only half way through this years programme and I have already been inspired more than I can imagine as well as met some incredible people – many of which are my fellow scholars. If you have the opportunity to experience the Scholarship for yourself, then go for it – you won’t be disappointed!

Harriet Knight, Global Business Director, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, 2014 Scholar / UK

The Marketing Academy had a profound impact on my life – enhancing both personal and professional relationships – and continues to do so through friends, peers and networks which extend way beyond the one year Scholarship.

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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

The Marketing Academy is not only career-defining, it’s life-changing. I have learned more than I could have possibly imagined from the inspirational speakers, mentors, my coach and of course the other brilliant scholars. I think everyone takes something different out of the programme depending on their own vision and purpose and development areas, but for me the coaching on taking control of your own outcomes, becoming a key person of influence, and “daring to begin before you are ready” has had the most impact.

Sara McCraight, Head of Marketing, Coco di Mama, 2015 Scholar / 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 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

Hands down the best thing I have done for my career. Great people, inspiring mentors, motivating coaches and a really reliable support network. Highly recommended.

Scholar alumni, 2017 / Australia

You’ll hear a lot of people say The Marketing Academy is life-changing. You probably won’t believe it. Not really.

I’ve been keeping a daily journal for the last two years. I only realized how truly life-changing TMA had been for me when I decided to compare journal entries from before and after. Seeing the stark difference in how I spoke about relationships, went about leadership, thought about others, handled difficult situations, and most of all, how I viewed myself, moved me to tears.

Great leaders inspire us because they change things. They don’t just make do. They don’t just fit in. They don’t just exist. They shape the world around us. There are many different styles of leadership that work, but I believe the one consistent characteristic all leaders have is an incredible sense of belief. In themselves, in their purpose, in their values. This is everything TMA helps you to nurture.

If you want to just make do. If you want to just fit in. If you want to just exist. The Marketing Academy is not for you.

Nic Yeeles, Co Founder & CEO of Peg, 2017 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 game-changing week for me!

Scholar alumni, 2015 / Australia

The Marketing Academy has opened so many doors for me, it is unreal! I never thought when I was applying that I would get exposure to so many game makers in the industry.

The real benefit of The Marketing Academy however, is not all the amazing talks we are given, the business leaders we get to meet and the skills we learn but the ability to create real and hopefully career lasting friendships with the other 27 amazingly super talented and hungry individuals on the academy.

The legacy of the academy will last my whole career and I can’t thank Sherilyn and the team enough for that.

If you want the best training in the industry, you simply have to do everything in your power to get on The Marketing Academy, everything else pales in comparison.

Nick Parnell, Managing Partner, The Engine Group, 2010 Alumni / UK

The Marketing Academy Scholarship Programme is not only an unrivalled combination of inspiration and education from industry leaders, marketing moguls and professional coaches, it’s a unique opportunity to stand still and reflect on your personal motivations, aspirations and purpose. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll emerge with the tangible skills, tools and beliefs to progress your professional and personal life.

Philip Raperport, Head of Drama Franchise Marketing, BBC, 2014 Scholar / UK

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