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MAA Training

Training courses for all levels of agency talent

AvalynUnder the guidance of Avalyn Kasahara the talent division aims to engage, develop and inspire    agency people of all disciplines. We have developed a series of training programmes for all levels of agency talent from the Diploma in Integrated Marketing through to the Future Leaders Academy.

If you would like any advice on planning your training and people requirements please contact Avalyn Kasahara (020 7535 3550) who will be happy to come and meet with you. Avalyn will work with you to develop a training plan to meet your business needs.

Training Philosophy

  • To make training accessible to all
  • To ensure training is relevant and engaging for today’s agencies
  • To avoid duplication with other trade bodies
  • To provide only training of the highest standard
    • Small group sizes
    • Practical exercises
    • Prep and follow up to consolidate learning
  • To provide a journey of training support throughout the career of an individual

In order to meet the varying needs and budgets of agencies we have a range of training options.

Excellence Training Courses

The excellence courses focus on career development and we have a course relevant for Senior Account Executives through to one for group Account Directors. Each Excellence course has a maximum of 8 delegates (where possible), in order to give sufficient time for trainer interaction and practical exercises.

19 Feb2018

Excellence in Account Direction (London)

Exposure, 22-23 Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BU,  2 days, 4 sessions ~3hrs each

22 Feb2018

Excellence in Client Leadership (London)

Exposure, 22-23 Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BU,  1 day

26 Feb2018

Excellence in Account Management (London)

Exposure, 22-23 Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BU,  2.5 days, 5 training sessions of approximately 3 hours each

05 Mar2018

Excellence in Strategic Thinking (London)

Initials, 7 Swallow Place, Mayfair, London W1B 2AG,  1 day

Training Workshops

We have expanded some of our most popular bite size courses into workshops to allow for in depth learning on the subject. Delegate sizes are kept small to ensure a positive training experience. 

A Morning On... Training

We have a calendar of half day training courses that are designed to address specific workplace issues. The ’A Morning on….' sessions are 3 hours in duration and run from 9.30 to 12.30pm. The sessions are highly interactive and delegates can leave the session with real learning that they can immediately put into practise.

06 Mar2018

A Morning on ...Writing a Killer brief

INITIALS Marketing,  9.30am to 12.30pm

10 May2018

A Morning on ...Time Management

INITIALS Marketing,  9.30am to 12.30pm

20 Sep2018

A Morning on ...Effective Delegation

INITIALS Marketing,  9.30am to 12.30pm

18 Oct2018

A Morning on ...Motivational Skills

INITIALS Marketing,  9.30am to 12.30pm

27 Nov2018

A Morning on ...How to run a really useful workshop

INITIALS Marketing,  9.30am to 12.30pm

29 Nov2018

A Morning on ...Big ideas and how to define them

INITIALS Marketing,  9.30am to 12.30pm


Diploma logoThe Diploma has been introduced to meet the needs of today’s integrated agencies and provide a fast track to integrated marketing including the skills required to become an outstanding agency person.

A combination of seminars, on line questionnaires, a comprehensive reading list and a set brief will give candidates a thorough understanding of integrated marketing and the skills necessary to:

  • Understand the different communication channels and how and when to use each
  • Understand how to work most effectively with clients
  • Take a client brief and work with it to produce an insightful creative brief
  • Understand what makes a great creative idea and how to turn an idea into a campaign
  • Plan and deliver effective integrated marketing campaigns

Management & Leadership Training

Preferred Partners

  • p&mm
  • VCG
  • Forrest Brown
  • Protravel
  • Filmology
  • IYA Studio
  • Paprika Software
  • Pensar
  • Mash
  • 4DPrime
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