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What is Summer School?

Watch what happened at IDM Summer School 2016. Supported by The Economist, DMS, RAPP and Greenlight Digital.



The IDM Marketing Summer School is an exciting, week-long introduction to the marketing industry, where 30 specially selected candidates are given the opportunity to:  
  • Work on a live client brief, set by a top industry brand.
  • Gain industry insights by attending talks from leading marketers.
  • Visit a global marketing agency and meet senior agency teams.
  • Attend a networking evening with senior marketing professionals – who could be your future employers!


The 2017 summer school was sponsored by Greenlight, RAPP and Periscopix. Read here for more information about this year's summer school.

“The IDM Summer School was a fantastic foot hold for me in both inspiring passion in the industry and presenting me with some amazing employment opportunities that have since come to fruition. It introduced me to some of the best marketing roles in the industry and gets graduates on the networking ladder.”
Dan Bennett,Senior Choice Architect, Ogilvy

Applications for the 2018 summer school will open in spring 2018. Register your interest here to receive updates as and when we release them! 

Interested in data and analytics? find out about the IDM Creative Data Academy »

Why do it with the IDM?

Marketers who choose the IDM as their training partner make a real difference to their business, their customers’ lives and their own career.

The IDM is leading the ‘do revolution’

What counts today more than ever is not what you think, or even what you say, but what you can do. IDM qualifications and short marketing courses are designed for marketers who want to do more, faster, better.

Over the last 25 years we’ve trained 70,000 delegates across 28 countries, from Microsoft to the BBC, John Lewis to Lego.

What will you do next in your digital, direct or data-driven career? Find out about IDM qualifications and training courses or IDM membership.

Was a great and inspiring course. Really helpful to bring me up to speed on the latest developments in the search engine marketing arena. Would definitely recommend this course

Sonya Stephens,
Manager, Credit Card Marketing, Virgin Atlantic

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