About

  • What is Global MAD Academy?
    Welcome to Global MAD Academy - it’s fantastic to hear that you want to learn a Marketing, Advertising and Digital Contents and you chose us to be your guide on the learning journey that lays ahead.

    To give you a bit of an insight of who we are and what we are all about, we’d like to introduce ourselves to you a bit more:

    Global MAD Academy is an integrated practical training platform covering the latest trends in global Marketing, Advertising and Digital Contents. Featuring the world's best experts, its video format is ideal for the post-coronavirus era. The Global MAD Academy is run by MAD STARS, an international festival that combines creativity with cutting-edge technology, and celebrates creative solutions that promote positive change in the world.
  • What skills are on offer?
    Welcome to Global MAD Academy, learns from MAD experts. For us, it is important to learn the skills used in practice - it’s a journey and an experience.

    Our mission is to empower even the busiest people to master a MAD skills and unlock their potential, anytime, anywhere.

    Currently, we are offering courses in Marketing, Advertising and Digital Contents. Every teacher of the corresponding courses is an incumbent expert with the necessary qualifications to teach.

    Happy learning!
  • What are the benefits of learning with Global MAD Academy?
    Here at Global MAD Academy, we aim to make everything as comfortable and efficient as possible for you.

    As we are an online Academy, you can study with us from the comfort of your own home, saving you money you’d have to spend on transportation in order to get to an offline.

    Our Teachers
    Our qualified, experienced, expert instructors are available for classes 24/7 so you can effectively invest time in studying when it is convenient for you.

    Whenever you are ready to learn, we are ready to teach.

  • Is Global MAD Academy nonprofit?
    Our parent company, MAD STARS, is a non-profit organization and established Global MAD Academy to nurture cultivate talent by sharing knowledge, creative solutions, and know-how from incumbent experts.
  • Do you offer courses in languages other than English?
    No, we only offer lectures in English. We do not currently provide subtitles, but we are willing to provide them in the future.
  • What types of payment do you accept?
    We only accept credit cards through PayPal.
  • What payment methods can I use?
    When you make a payment with your PayPal account, the money can come from your PayPal balance, and your debit or credit card with a Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, or UnionPay logo.

    Even with a credit card not linked to your PayPal account, you can send payment for goods or services after entering the correct card information.
  • What if I do not have a PayPal account?
    Even if you are not a member of PayPal, you can pay using a credit or debit card.
  • What credit or debit cards can I use?
    You can pay via PayPal using a Visa, Mastercard, American Express, UnionPay credit card or a debit card marked with the Visa, Mastercard, American Express or UnionPay logo.

    However, the country where the card was issued and the country you set must match.
  • Can I get a refund if I don’t enjoy the courses?
    In principle, you can get a 100% refund if you express your intention to refund before the lecture begins. There is a 50% penalty within 6 weeks of the opening day, and no refund after 6 weeks. However, in 2021, lectures are offered at a special discount, so no refunds are allowed under any circumstances. We kindly ask for your understanding.
  • Do I need to become a member?
    Since Global MAD Academy issues a Certificate of Completion for the course, membership with real name verification is required.
  • The membership button does not work. What should I do?
    Due to a compatibility issue with different browsers, we recommend that you try again using a different Internet browser as shown below:
    How to download Chrome browser- Go to → https://goo.gl/qhiooE
    How to download Firefox browser- Go to → https://goo.gl/DRg7xU
  • How do I become a member?
    Click the membership by clicking the [Membership] button at the top right of the main screen of the homepage.
    Global MAD Academy grants membership through self-authentication. Therefore, you can become a member through safe self-authentication.
  • How do I unsubscribe?
    First, log in, go to [My Page] at the top right of the homepage’s main screen.
    At the bottom of member information management, click the [Unsubscribe] button.

    If you unsubscribe, all private information you provided at sign up will be deleted, and cannot be recovered.

    Posts and comments on various pages of Global MAD Academy are not automatically deleted when you unsubscribe.
    If you want to delete your posts, please delete all data before unsubscribing.

    For any questions, please post on [Community] > [Inquiries].
  • I can’t remember my access ID.
    Your ID is your email address. We do not provide a separate ID search menu because member IDs are protected according to the privacy policy.
    For any questions, please post on [Community] > [1:1 Inquiries].
  • I can’t remember my Password.
    Click [Login] on the right side of the main screen of the homepage, and check [Find Password] at the bottom.
  • How do I log in?
    1. General member log in
    Enter your email address (Example: enter full address 0000@gmail.com) and password in [Log In] on the right side of the main screen of the homepage, and click the login button at the bottom.

    2. Easy login with SNS
    [Login] on the right side of the main screen of the homepage > Select an account using the easy SNS login > Enter SNS information and log in (if you are already logged in to the SNS, you will be logged in without additional input).
  • How can I edit my information?
    Go to [My Page] at the top right of the main screen of the homepage.
    To edit your information, check that all information is entered in the required member information fields and click XXXX.
    For any questions, please post on [Community] > [1:1 Inquiries].
  • Computer and mobile environment specifications required for learning
    Minimum and recommended specifications for using the Global MAD Academy.
  • Minimum and recommended specifications for using the Global MAD Academy.
    1. Computer specification table

    - Minimum specification
    Operating system: Windows 7/Windows 8 (updated service pack required) Windows® 7/ Windows® 8/ Windows® 10 64-bit (updated service pack required)
    Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz or higher
    Video: NVIDIA.® GeForce® 7800GT or higher
    Memory: 4 GB RA.M
    Capacity: 32 GB or more of free hard disk space
    Internet: Broadband internet connection
    Resolution: 1980X1080 screen resolution
    Browser version: Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Chrome browser


    2. Mobile specification table

    -iOS minimum version: OS version 13.2
    -Minimum Android version: OS 5 version, Android 21 SDK or higher
  • The video doesn't play
    The problem appears to be a web browser compatibility issue.
    ① Try in a different environment (using a different computer or mobile device) or ② use different browse.

    Global MAD Academy is optimized for the Chrome browser, and you need to adjust the site settings when you use it for the first time.

    Please change the settings as below:
    Method of Settings
    1. Access the Global MAD Academy (academy.adstars.org) using your Chrome browser.
    2. Click the “i” in the circle or the lock icon to the left of the Chrome address bar
    3. Select “Site Settings” at the bottom
    4. Change 'Block insecure content' to 'Allow' at the bottom of the page.

    'Renew' the page after changing the settings. This will enable normal learning. Please check.

    ② Check using other browsers as follows:
    -Firefox updated version https://www.mozillA.org
    -Edge updated version (the default browser on Windows 10)
  • There is no sound in the video clip.
    Check your computer's sound settings
    1. Click the speaker icon at the bottom right of your desktop > Adjust the volume
    2. Click the 'Start' button in the lower left corner > Control Panel > Check speaker volume
    3. Check if videos on other sites have sound playing (YouTube, Naver TV, etc.)
    4. If only the sound of the video from Global MAD Academy does not play, it may be a browser compatibility issue. Try using another browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge in Windows 10, etc.), Check if you hear the sound when playing streaming video from other sites.
    If there is no sound from other sites, the problem may be the speaker connection and sound card of the computer you are using. Please contact a computer service center for help.
  • Can I control speed and video play?
    Yes. Press the gear icon on the right side of the video play bar to select and adjust the video speed, quality, and subtitles.
    Click the play bar to move forward or backward in the video.
  • How can I access the site from mobile/tablet?
    Global MAD Academy is equipped with ‘Responsive Web’ technology that provides web pages optimized for various smart devices with a single web page address.
    Enter the knowledge homepage address in the web browser of your computer or mobile device for instant access.

    - PC: Responsive Web
    - Mobile Web (Tablet): Responsive Web

    * Reference: Please note that tablets may be recognized as computers depending on the aspect ratio.
  • The class application pop-up does not appear.
    Turn off pop-up blocker
    - Click See More Icon at the top right of the browser.
    - Click Settings
    - Scroll down and click Advance
    - Click Content Settings under Privacy & Security
    - Select Option
    - Allow all pop ups: Click Block (recommended) to change the Settings to Allow
    - Allow Mad Academy pop up: Click A.dd next to Allow, enter https://[*.]adstars.org and click A.dd.
  • What is the class application period?
    Global MAD Academy offers courses quarterly.
    The application period begins three weeks before the class starts and 15 days before the start of the class.
  • How do I apply for a class?
    Log in and select a class you want to apply for.

    Payment and approval are made at the same time as class application, so you can start learning immediately.
    However, in 2021, the pre application and payment/approval period may be different for system stabilization purpose.
  • How many classes can I apply for?
    At Global MAD Academy, there is no limit on the number of classes that can be taken at the same time and there is no limit on the amount of study per day.
    However, if you do not submit assignments within the deadline, for classes with assignments, you may not receive feedback from the instructor.
  • How much is the tuition?
    Global MAD Academy is an online practical education platform in the field of MA.D that anyone can take anytime, anywhere.
    The tuition of Global MAD Academy, which will initiate pilot operation in 2021, is $1 per subject only for the year, will rise but remain under $100 from 2022 onward.
  • Do I need to buy textbooks?
    Global MAD Academy does not offer textbooks (reference books).
    Depending on the training course, you may need reference books or textbooks, which must be purchased separately.
    You can check if there are any textbooks available in [Class Overview] on the course detail page. If not prescribed, your class does not require textbooks.
  • Where do I download class materials?
    If there are separate learning materials, click [Learning Bulletin Board] on the class page and download the available materials.

    *There are no materials if the class you took has no available learning materials.
  • What are the class hours?
    The online video class period is 120 days from the start date (including review).
  • How do I check the learning, progress rate, and class information that I have applied for?
    Log in, find the list of class you are taking in the [My Classroom] menu.
    You can check the list of class standby for application approval in [Class standby for approval].
    You can take a class by selecting the class you want to learn from [Lectures you are taking], and check information, such as the class duration, progress rate, and completion standards.
    You can check the list of classes you have completed in [Closed Class].
  • Where do I ask about learning?
    If you leave a question on the [1:1 Inquiry Board] on the class detail page of a subject you are learning, we will answer after checking.
  • Why is the progress rate per session not 100%?
    Regardless of the video play speed, attendance will be recognized if you are present for at least 80% of total class time.

    Further, you must click the 'Retake the next class' button at the bottom of the video to save the class time. Therefore, be sure to click the button to complete the class.
  • What are the criteria for completing the course?
    Please refer to the completion standards, such as attendance, tests, and assignments for each class.
    You can check the progress rate of the class you are taking learning in [My Learning Management] > [Class in Progress].

    * Progress rate is calculated based on 100% of the entire session of the class. In some courses, quizzes and assignments are added. Therefore, separate standards may be applied.
  • Can I get proof of study besides the certificate of completion?
    No other documentary evidence, other than the certificate of completion, is issued.
  • The name on the certificate is incorrect.
    The name shown on the certificate of completion is the name you entered when you registered the membership.
    If you need to change your name due to a typo at the time of signing up with SNS or signing up for private information, we will help you with correction after checking your personal information.
    For any questions, please post on [Community] > [Inquiries].
  • How do I print out the Certificate of Completion?
    Log in, click [Issue Certificate of Completion] for the class in [My Classroom] > [Issue Certificate] list, and print.
    Please note that the certificate of completion is provided as a print-out service.
  • Can I retake the class?
    You can retake the class at any time during the course period.
  • Is it wrong to record the learning process and share with others?
    All courses of Global MAD Academy are protected by the copyright policy.

    If you violate the 'Copyright Protection Policy' as below through unauthorized recording, etc., it may be considered an illegal act.

Copyright Protection Policy

Global MAD Academy에서 제공하는 모든 자료는 저작권법에 의하여 보호받는 저작물로서 별도의 저작권 표시 또는 출처를 명시한 경우를 제외하고는 원칙적으로 부산 국제 광고제 조직 위원회에 저작권이 있으며 이를 무단 복제/ 배포하는 경우에는 저작권법 제97조의5에 의한 저작재산권 침해죄에 해당함을 유념하시기 바랍니다.
개인 또는 법인이 Global MAD Academy의 콘텐츠를 링크하거나 인용, 복제 및 재배포 등을 통하여 사용하실 때 제공되는 자료로 수익을 얻거나 이에 상응하는 혜택을 누리고자 하는 경우에는 부산 국제 광고제 조직 위원회와 사전에 협의를 하고 허락을 얻고 출처를 밝혀야 하며 적법한 절차에 따라 게재한 경우에도 단순한 오류 정정 이외의 내용의 무단변경을 금지하며, 이를 위반할 때에는 형사처벌을 받을 수 있습니다.

All materials provided by Global MAD Academy are copyrighted works. In principle, the MAD STARS organizing committee owns the copyright, unless a separate copyright notice or source are specified. Please note that unauthorized duplication/distribution constitutes a crime of copyright infringement under Article 97.5 5 of the Copyright Act.
If an individual or corporation intends to earn revenue from materials provided when linking, quoting, duplicating and redistribution of Global MAD Academy's content, or to gain corresponding benefits, one must consult and obtain permission in advance with the MAD STARS organizing committee and reveal the source of all materials used. Even if posted in accordance with due process, unauthorized modification of content other than simple error modification is prohibited. Violation of this may result in criminal punishment.

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