The Retail Blues

Here's good news if you're looking for discounts, bad news if you're in the retail industry: Third quarter 2015 was brutal for much of the retail sector. For analysts, the mystery is why few people used the windfall from low gas prices to splurge on themselves or their families. In expectation of such spending, retailers let their inventories rise, a decision some now regret. Read more...

What's the Best Time to Launch a Video Game?

Research from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, at the University of Maryland, offers new insight into the strategies companies should use to maximize sales of their games: In general, study finds, companies ought to weigh the tradeoffs between reaching early adopters of game consoles, who purchase more content (and more-sophisticated content), and later adopters, who buy less but who over time make up more and more of the population of console owners. Read more...

Why You Should Dine Out Alone

Why are so many people reluctant to go to the movies or dinner alone? The existence of this inhibition is widely known, but its underpinnings have been subjected to surprisingly little scientific scrutiny — until now. Research by Rebecca Ratner, a marketing professor and assistant dean for academic affairs at the Smith School, sheds new light on the psychology of solo consumerism.

Undergrads Compete in Annual Marketing Conference

On Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, terpAMA, the University of Maryland’s Bronze Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association hosted its 7th Annual Undergraduate Marketing Conference, where students had the opportunity to expand their skills and their networks by bringing back fantastic Smith alumni to provide their insights and experiences in marketing world to the attendees.


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