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Marketing Week Explores: The School of Marketing

In the latest episode of the Marketing Week Explores podcast we explore the launch of The School of Marketing, a new learning platform and series of educational initiatives aimed at solving the looming talent crisis in the marketing industry by raising awareness of the profession as a career option for young people. To explore the initiative further Charlotte Rogers chats to Ritchie Mehta, dean and managing director of the School of Marketing, Mark Evans, Direct Line marketing director and...


Marketing Week Meets: Syl Saller

Syl Saller is one of the UK’s highest-profile and most respected marketers. Beginning her career at Gillette in 1984 she had a number of senior leadership and marketing roles before joining Diageo in 1999, rising through the ranks to become global chief marketing and innovation officer in 2013. Notably, in a world which often sees marketers bemoaning their lack of influence, she is also on the company’s executive board. Related, she is the president of The Marketing Society, where she is...


Marketing Week Meets: Gav Thompson

There are not many marketers who can boast about having founded a major brand. But that’s what Gav Thompson did when he launched Giffgaff in 2009, which is just one significant stop-off in a career spanning almost 25 years. Not one to settle on a particular path, his professional journey to date has been anything but linear. Indeed, it is the very epitome of a zig-zag career, taking in some of the biggest names in agency world, telcos, startups and a stint as CMO of Paddy Power at the...


Marketing Week Explores: The best training ground for marketers

FMCG has always been heralded as the ultimate place to learn marketing, but with the rise of faster-paced, perhaps more innovative sectors where young marketers can learn a wider array of skills and more hands-on learning experience, is FMCG still the only option?