Marketing Academy's scholarship programme open for nominations

Nominations are now open for marketers to take advantage of The Marketing Academy's annual flagship sponsorship programme.

Unilever's Keith Weed: one of the mentors for the nine-month marketers' development programme
Unilever's Keith Weed: one of the mentors for the nine-month marketers' development programme

Each year 30 people are selected to take part in The Marketing Academy UK's free nine-month development programme within the marketing, advertising and communications industries.

Scholars receive one-to-one mentoring from agency chief executives, chief marketing officers, and entrepreneurs. It is the eighth time the scholarship programme has run. 

Mentors include Keith Weed, the chief marketing officer of Unilever; Cilla Snowball, group chairman of Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO; and David Pemsel, chief executive of Guardian Media Group.

Places are open to all marketers with between five and 15 years’ experience within brands and agencies, as well as entrepreneurs or people who can demonstrate "remarkable potential as marketers.

Sherilyn Shackell, founder of The Marketing Academy, said: "Our aim is simple; we want to equip marketing leaders to take their rightful place in the Board rooms of the future.

"We will enable them to develop the values, beliefs, behaviours and skills not only to be outstanding leaders but to help change the world we live in, ensuring the next generation of senior leaders have the knowledge and wisdom to inspire purposeful change’.

The deadline for applications is 20 February 2017. For more information visit


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