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Welcome to the Marketing Department at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The Marketing Department offers courses and programs leading to BS, MS and PhD degrees. In addition, the Marketing Department plays a significant role in providing marketing courses with the Smith School’s MBA program.

The Smith School's marketing department combines leading scholars who have had profound influence on the discipline with young scholars showing great promise and potential for impact.

The department scholarship enables Smith School marketing graduates -- both at the MBA and undergraduate levels -- to develop a mastery of the traditional foundations of marketing with the ability to apply cutting-edge research insights to drive strategic decision-making. The Marketing Department scholarship is supported by an active PhD program, the Center for Excellence in Service, the Center for Complexity in Business and the Netcentric Behavioral Lab.

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Mar 29, 2017
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With Google gripped by a spiraling ad boycott as companies protest having their content posted alongside extremist YouTube videos, the search giant's competitors might be spotting an opportunity. Already a fresh focus has turned to the "upfronts" – the annual New York City ritual in which TV networks make pitches for long-term contracts with major brands and advertising agencies based on expected audiences. And experts at...

Mar 15, 2017
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Has Starbucks figured out a way to entice its devoted morning-coffee crowd to come back later in the day? The Seattle-based chain is rolling out a line of ice cream coffee treats — called affogatos — at 100 stores across the country, betting that a more decadent coffee treat will inspire an afternoon or evening splurge. The treats — classically, ice cream topped with a shot or two of espresso — are the...

Mar 12, 2017
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Social media users post millions of “likes” and comments every year on brand pages for everything from AAA to Zyrtec. That’s a potentially rich source of information for marketers trying to gauge customer sentiment, but built-in biases create challenges. New research co-authored by Smith School professor Wendy W. Moe shows how to scrub the data and produce reliable scores. The study bases its brand...

Mar 01, 2017
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Victoria's Secret models Stella Maxwell (L) and Romee StrijdCan Victoria's Secret get her groove back? Faced with fundamental shifts in customer preferences, rising online shopping and fading shopping-mall traffic, the queen of lingerie has reported a slowdown in sales and is cautioning that this year's revenues won't be among its perkiest. Now experts are wondering whether the brand will be able to bounce back. Smith School...

Feb 15, 2017
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The car you rented as part of your auto-share club reeked of cigarette smoke and a cross-country roadtrip worth of crumbs littered the seats and floor. There was a slight and mysterious stickiness on the gear shift. It made you wonder: Why are some of the vehicles in the car-sharing club kept meticulously tidy while others arrive icky? As the sharing economy grows, heads of companies are wondering the same thing. And they'...

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