Here’s what they say about The Marketing Academy Scholarship
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 heard…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.
Whether it in boot camps, lunch and learns or mentoring sessions the best of the best from the marketing industry are putting their experiences in front of you, sharing their triumphs and failures and motivating you with ideas on how you can become a better marketer. Realistic, Dynamic, Inspiring - The Marketing Academy Scholarship is booster for accelerating your speed/quality of learning and marketing knowledge
A real luxury to have the opportunity to step out of the day to day job to meet some inspirational people and learn how to hone my personal leadership style.
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.
The Marketing Academy is awesome. Initially just being accepted on the course is a wonderful acknowledgement of your abilities and your potential – and then meeting your incredible fellow scholars is both humbling and inspiring as you realise you are considered as part of that peer group. The training, coaching and mentoring you receive is extraordinary, even more so when you consider that all of those people are giving their time for free. I’ve also found working with my charity extremely rewarding as it’s helped me realise quite how valuable my expertise can be! In fact, I am learning more about myself than I thought possible and I am sure that, in years to come, I will look back on the Marketing Academy as a significant turning point in my career.
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
The Marketing Academy has been a gift. The people I've met, the insights I've gleaned and the leaps I've made personally and professionally have made a deep impact on my life. Grateful doesn't begin to describe the way I feel about every single element of the experience.
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.
The Marketing Academy is an intense, emotional and thrilling journey of discovery. I have learnt so much about myself and the type of leader I can be through meetings with the Marketing Academy team, inspirational mentors, my clear-sighted, no-nonsense coach and my work with my charity. This is the most incredible experience and privilege, and I often wonder what I will do when the year ends; I wish I could be a 2013 scholar too.
The Marketing Academy is a phenomenal opportunity to learn direct from leaders in the UK whilst also working on your own development through career coaching and mentoring for a selected charity. This is a money-can’t-buy experience and I would cannot recommend it highly enough - I feel very lucky to have had this experience!
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.
What has really stood out for me, is the journey towards authentic leadership: The Marketing Academy encourages the scholars to develop their own personal leadership styles, and have confidence in their ability to inspire others to do the same. There is no cookie-cutter mould, and indeed the Marketing Academy embraces the variety & diversity of its scholars, each with wholly different approaches to business and leadership. What binds us all however, is a desire to lead and inspire, rather than direct and manage. Being connected with some of the UK’s top business men & women, being coached by top professionals, being brought together with some of the most exciting & interesting peers possible, how could we not be inspired to up our game and push our potential to the next level?
I feel like all of my Christmases have come at once. You get out of life what you put in. Put all your effort into trying to get on the 2011 intake of scholars, and you will get a life changing experience out.
This isn’t just any marketing course, this is a marketing course for the leaders of tomorrow.
‘Time taken to create your ‘Pick Me’ presentation = 10 hours, Time taken to complete the psychometric tests = 4 hours, Intensive interviews = 2 hours, Being a scholar of the academy = Priceless’
6 months in, I am still pinching myself to see if I am dreaming!
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 now at Mindshare. 2012 is going to be an exciting year
The Marketing Academy: An intense year of learning, self reflection, inspiration and friendship that is truly character defining. Allowing young talent, access to a toolkit of skills that will equip them and those around them to reach their greatest potential.
A journey that will truly have a positive impact on your life. In an environment with like minded peers, passionate in achieving their potential and a support network that truly inspire and believe in you to make it happen!
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.
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 taking 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 programme, 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
You only need to look at the names of the mentors and board members involved in the Marketing Academy to see that this is a programme like no other in the industry. A genuinely “step changing” programme and a unique programme of learning. And critically, because it’s free, it’s open to all – the only thing you need to bring is ability. A programme that has a big role to play in the Marketing industry for many years to come.
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.
The Marketing Academy is like a condensed MBA. You'll lunch with CEOs, have breakfast with agency heads and spend days at a time with the very best young marketing talent in the UK. More than just developing your marketing ability the Academy is about developing you as a leader and preparing you for life at the top table.
The Marketing Academy is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Do not miss out. Make sure you apply now.
Lunch with CEOs, breakfast with entrepreneurs and day long sessions with 29 of the best young marketing minds.
Getting into the Marketing Academy has been one of my proudest achievements to date.
Getting into the Marketing Academy sets you apart from the rest.
The Marketing Academy is an opportunity not to be missed. It is a year long programme dedicated to making you a better leader and preparing you for life in the boardroom.
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