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Major Supporter of Foundation to Guide it Forwards

John Flynn, the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Vice Chairman, has been appointed Chairman of the Communication, Advertising and Marketing (CAM) Education Foundation.

He will be taking over the position from Collin Lloyd and brings to the role his extensive experience in the various aspects of industry including Electronics, IT, Telecom, Utilities, Security, Health, Finance, Engineering, Defence, Theatre and Public sectors, with knowledge of both multi national and start-up levels. He has long been a supporter of the Foundation and has also been a member of the International Board of Trustees since 2003.

John Flynn and CAM

Mr. Flynn is a prize ““ winning appointment, having won the Campaign Award for Advertising (the health market) and the National Training Award (Marketing for technologists). Furthermore, he has designed, developed and delivered training and development programmes for global management teams of up to 700 strong.

Continuing the list of achievements of this man, he has also been a leader in the marketing education sector which has included being chair of the development team for the Marketing National Vocational Qualifications and spending a decade as a visiting lecturer at the London Business School on Sales and Marketing. John is also the lead judge for the BCS IT Trainer of the Year Award.

He brings his vast experience and expertise to CAM Education Foundation, which body is a registered charity established in 1970. The CAM Diploma, made up of five separate modules namely Advertising, Public Relations, Integrated Media, Direct Marketing & Sales Promotion and Marketing & Consumer Behaviour, is awarded by the The Chartered Institute of Marketing with whom CAM formed an alliance in 2000.

An Exciting Opportunity for Success?

Christine Cryne, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, welcomed this growing cooperation between the organisations, saying: “John has been a major supporter of CAM for many years. I know that in his new position as Chairman of CAM he is sure to have a positive impact on a qualification that is set to rise in popularity. And his dual roles will also help to continue to develop synergy between the two organisations, which have common goals in increasing the skills in marketing and associated areas.”

John Flynn also welcomed the news, saying: “These are very exciting times for CAM. With the re-launch of its new syllabus, the CAM qualification has become even more relevant to today’s business needs after having gone through an arduous process of thorough briefing and updating. It is becoming increasingly popular with learning centres throughout the UK and I believe in a few years CAM will become one of the foremost business qualifications.”

Jethro Marsh

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