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The ‘Founding 50’

Could this be you?

If you are in marketing and in your 20s, and very passionate about having a career in the industry, this opportunity could just what you have been waiting for You will lead by example and help future generations learn more about the industry and be an advocate for all marketing has to offer.

What do you have to do?

You could help inspire others in a number of ways from speaking at your local school or college, to help create content on the latest happenings in marketing.You will have the opportunity to shape how you add value to the community and help promote a career in marketing to young people all around the country and beyond.

What do you get in return?

You will also be seen as a leader and gain recognition as one of the Founding 50 at the School of Marketing. You will have your profile posted on the Marketing Week website as recognition of your newly earned status. In addition, you will be invited to network with some of the leaders in the industry, including those on our Advisory Board and beyond..

So what do you have to do to apply?

The Founding 50 is open to any marketer that fits the following criteria:

• Currently working in a marketing department

• In the 20s

• Super passionate about inspiring future generations to want to seek a career in marketing

If you fit the bill, then all you need to do is upload a 2 minute video on:

• What attracted you to a career in marketing

• Your current role and career route to-date

• Why you love marketing

• How you would inspire others to have a career in marketing

Dates for your diary

15 May

Be quick! The public vote closes at 7pm. 


21 May

The 80 entrants with the most votes go before a panel of judges drawn from our partners, at the live semi-final where only 6 will get through.


23 May

6 pitches, 4 judges, 1 amazing day. Our celebrity judges and Richard Branson will select two winners for a share of £1M in prizes.


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