The Sweathead
Strategy Accelerator

Strategy training that will help come alive.

The 4-week experience kicks off October 24, 2022

The Sweathead Strategy Accelerator is back. 

The details at a glance:

  • It runs for 4 weeks from Tuesday, October 25 to Thursday, November  17, 2022.
  • Live sessions are offered each Tuesday and Thursday at 9am ET and 12pm ET.
  • We offer 30 seats to each session.
  • Accelerator students get access to our premium videos – nicely edited and worthy of YouTube (but not on YouTube).
  • Assignments are due by Monday, November 13.
  • Assignments involve creating 3 versions of a Four Points, one strategy story, and one simple creative brief.
  • We’ll host open office hours in Week 3. You can bring your work to this.
  • Certificates are provided upon completion – getting through the online lessons and submitting an assignment.
  • We’ll host the cohort in our Slack channel
  • You’ll need to allocate 15-20 hours for this accelerator.

$1,500.00

Choose Your Cohort

Choose a time to attend the live sessions (NY time). Each session is capped at 30 people to ensure manageable virtual sessions and to build a community with your classmates. 

What You'll Learn

What You'll Get

  • 9 hours of live training

  • Open office hours

  • 3+ hours of tightly edited video classes

  • An assignment plus quizzes for each lesson

  • Strategy Is Your Words - the book

  • 12 months' access to the Sweathead Membership

  • A certificate of completion (if you complete)

What Students Have Said

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$1,500.00

Choose a time to attend the live sessions (NY time). Each session is capped at 30 people to ensure manageable virtual sessions and to build a community with your classmates. 

Itinerary

  • 2-hour kickoff training (Tuesday - 9am or 1pm)
  • Group training 2 - Ideas (Thursday 9am or 1pm, 1 hour)
  • Video classes & assignment released
  • Assignment due Monday, November 13

  • Group training 3 & 4 -  Problems & Insights (Monday Tues & Thurs 9am or 1pm)
  • Work on assignment

  • Group training 5 & 6 - Advantages & Strategy (Tues & Thurs 9am or 1pm)
  • Open office hours
  • Work on assignment

  • Group training 7 & 8 - Work review sessions  (Tues & Thurs 9am or 1pm)
  • Assignments due Monday, Nov 13

*All times Eastern Standard Time/New York timezone.

The Assignment

Your final assignment will require you to respond to a marketing brief that we’ll give you. You’ll need to do a little research (not too much).

  • You’ll create 3 different strategies using The Four Points Framework. 
  • You’ll choose one strategy and write a one-page strategy story
  • You’ll turn this strategy story into a simple creative brief.

And you’ll be able to work on the assignment from Day 1.

Whom You'll Learn With

Mark Pollard

Hi, I’m Mark Pollard.

I’ve worked in and around agencies since I was 19.  I started out doing Internet things then I became an account planner at Leo Burnett in Sydney at 28. 

I’m ten years into New York. I’ve run strategy teams and departments here.

Companies like The Economist, Twitter, Euronews, Complex,
and many more have hired me
to do strategy with them. 

But I also host the Sweathead podcast and community and I’ve taught strategy to thousands of people around the world.

I’m on LinkedIn here.

Is This For You?

This is most geared toward you if you have some kind of responsibility for strategy in your day job. You don’t need “strategy” or “strategist” in your job title.

You could be new to the industry or senior to it. You could be in an agency or work for a brand. You could be a marketer, a copywriter, a creative director, an account director, an agency leader, a researcher, or an account planner.

You might want to switch into a full-time strategy role or simply provide better strategic counsel to your brand/s.

How Many Hours Will This Require?

Let’s say that putting aside 4-5 hours per week will work.

  • There will be 9 hours of live training sessions (over 4 weeks).
  • The video classes include quizzes and exercises (approx 2 hours, x3 weeks).
  • The main assignment will take 2-3 hours.

You could spend more time or you could skip a couple of things if you need to. Learning the concepts is one thing. It’s in the application of the concepts and in the small moments of group sessions that the learning happens.

$1,500.00

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Read or download the Google Slides deck to share with your boss, your colleagues, your friends, your family, or a nice stranger. This deck is from an earlier Accelerator. The Oct-Nov accelerator will happen over 4 weeks. We’ll update the deck soon.

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