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09 May 2018

Marketing Academy Scholarship Programme 2018

Following a 3 stage selection process that included over 400 nominations, 90 ‘pitches’ and 60 face to face
interviews, we’re delighted to announce that Mark Alldred, Brand Director QMS, has been awarded a place on the prestigious Marketing Academy Scholarship Programme for 2018 along with a selection of emerging marketing leaders.

The Marketing Academy is a highly respected non-profit organisation which develops leadership capabilities in talented individuals working in marketing, media, advertising and communications. The Fellowship is developed in partnership with leading global consultants McKinsey & Co.

The programme aims to help the next generation of marketing leaders in their journey to the top. It includes one-to-one mentoring with marketers including Unilever’s Keith Weed, John Lewis customer director Craig Inglis, Amazon’s marketing general manager in EMEA Ed Smith and Airbnb’s marketing director in Europe Caroline Hudack.

In addition, scholars are assigned an executive coach, as well as attending three residential ‘boot camps’ and four lectures hosted by renowned subject matter experts.

Sherilyn Shackell, The Marketing Academy’s founder, says: “I’m delighted that yet again the industry has displayed both the quality of its talent and its commitment to developing the emerging generation of leaders who will shape our future. Our alumni are making an impact the world over due to the incredible companies and people who invest their time and wisdom into our programme. I can’t wait to work with the class of 2018 during what promises to be an amazing year.”

Congratulations Mark! 


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