Verizon Media Academy returns for 2021

Verizon Media has opened nominations to its  industry-leading talent programme, Verizon Media Academy.

The expanded programme returns for its third year, providing the next generation of industry leaders with new opportunities to build their personal brand, accelerate their careers and build their personal resilience and adaptability. 

The Verizon Media Academy programme will be held over a two-month period with the Class of 2021 set to undertake a virtual masterclass series, exclusive industry benefits, mentoring and  valuable networking opportunities. It culminates with  a virtual pitch-off that will see the top team take home the highly coveted prize consisting of an exclusive executive wellness retreat, plus one year of executive coaching.

“We’re very excited to bring Verizon Media Academy back for another year. It’s so important to be giving back to the industry and supporting young talent, especially following such a tumultuous year,” says Paul Sigaloff, Managing Director ANZ at Verizon Media.

Nominations are now open across Australia and New Zealand with senior agency leaders asked to nominate up-and-coming talent they consider to be in the top 5 percent of their organisation, with one to seven years of industry experience. This year, the option to self-nominate is available with endorsement required from a senior leader. 

“As we evolve our working practices there’s a number of new skills needed to thrive in the workplace. That’s why this year we’ve built a bigger programme that  features top experts from around the world who will be focusing their lessons on building personal brand with emotional intelligence, being entrepreneurial for good and unleashing creativity.

“Last year, we received an incredible response from the community when we opened up the masterclasses to the wider industry. This year we’ll be doing the same as now more than ever it’s important to band together, share knowledge and support the people in  our industry,” Sigaloff adds.

Submit your nomination(s) for the Verizon Media Academy here: https://pages.verizonmedia.com/academy2021.html

Successful applicants will be notified on Tuesday, March 10th, 2021. 

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