Category Archives: Scholars

Bracknell The Centre of my World – Serendipity strikes again

During the session I ran at Marketing Week Live as part of my session I asked for a Volunteer. The person who volunteered it turns out worked for Hewlett Packard. After my presentation we spoke and she asked me if … Continue reading

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It’s The Marketing Academy! (again)

Chapter 2: Getting On (AKA making the most of the opportunity of a lifetime) As a new crop of Marketing Academy scholars prep their applications and wonder quite what they’re letting themselves in for, here’s a run down of my … Continue reading

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An Army Major General, Inspiration, Creativity, Microadventures & some scholars it can only be Boot Camp 3

Well what can I say – when I applied for the academy and got the agenda and dates for the year ahead and the different boot camps, boot camp 3 was just this distant date in 2013 that was something … Continue reading

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It’s The Marketing Academy!

Chapter 1: Getting In (AKA the front line story of someone who’s done it) It was probably pretty grey the day I first heard about The Marketing Academy. I’d have been sat, I imagine, at my desk scrolling through RSS … Continue reading

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The Pomegranate Chronicles

So, I suppose someone’s going to have to kick it off. It’s been about 4 weeks since I found out that I’d been selected to be a scholar for the class of 2012, and what’s followed has been a large … Continue reading

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Why you can’t afford not to Nominate your emerging talent for the Marketing Academy

While at a recent and absolutely brilliant Merlin lecture by Richard Jolly, I met some potential future scholars who said that they really wanted to be part of the Academy and felt they had the potential, which was great to … Continue reading

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Challenging yourself – by Josh Connell

It was a privilege to attend the recent Lunch & learn with Adam Crozier, chief executive of ITV. Adam shared his career journey to date along with ten expert leadership tips that my fellow scholars and I were eagerly writing … Continue reading

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When are you at your best as a leader? by Selina

The idea is that, whether you like it or not and whether you know it or not, everyone is a leader. You lead someone when you influence them. It doesn’t matter whether you manage a cast of hundreds or are … Continue reading

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Grabbing it by the ball ponds

The Marketing Academy introduces the scholars as ‘the future leaders of tomorrow’. Blimey. No pressure there then. It’s been an interesting journey since hearing that line; it’s quite easy to see how our thoughts on the definition of this terrifying … Continue reading

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Paying it Forward: The Marketing Academy Ethos

From day one of being part the fantastic family that is the Marketing Academy, the  definitions of leadership that we are all aiming to aspire to are: A leader leaves their mark of outstanding leadership not just by their own … Continue reading

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