UMD-Smith Marketing Experts Comment on Holiday Retail Trends, Tactics
Last month five Smith MBAs -- Jayaraman Anantharam, Ryan Fleming, Lea Kleinschmidt, Catherine Philbin, and Estella Y.J. Rong -- participated in the Fifth Annual Kenan-Flagler Marketing Case Competition at the University of North Carolina.
On Wednesday, February 18, 2004, the American Marketing Association presented an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the challenges facing the retail industry firsthand from Frank Guzzetta, CEO and president of Hecht's.
BusinessWeek online's "MBA Insider" cites the Smith School as one of 13 business schools receiving "high marks from graduates for exceptional marketing coursework as part of an MBA." The "MBA Insider," recently introduced by BusinessWeek, is a premium online guide that gives readers detailed information about b-school programs, applications, interviews, admissions, alumni advancement and other topics of interest to potential MBA students.
Showcasing their business savvy for more than a dozen high-powered companies, 72 freshman College Park Scholars (CPS) students competed in the 6th Annual Strategy Board Competition, on Dec. 11, 2003. In the competition, student teams study and make strategic recommendations for real-world companies. Each team illustrates its recommended strategy on a display board, which is evaluated by a team of three judges, including a representative of the company.
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Officials are applying social media, such as the CDC Emergency Twitter handle, to disseminate Ebola-related information and using wireless networks to track and predict outbreak patterns and locate individuals exposed to the virus. Companies concurrently are monitoring for threats to their supply chains, such as the Ivory Coast cocoa supply.
The Twelfth Annual Frontiers in Services Conference attracted 163 marketing professionals and academics from 24 countries to the Washington, D.C., area October 23-26, 2003. The conference was held at the Robert H.
Jane Frank, director and owner of the McLean, Va.-based Worlds of Wonder art gallery, has pledged $500,000 to the Smith School of Business, to honor the contributions of her husband, the schools dean. In recognition of the gift, the school has named its largest auditorium the Howard Frank Auditorium.