Send a text and you could miss one: Fox Sports is rolling out, new 6-second television commercials for the start of the NFL season. The move to exceptionally short ad spots comes after the network saw a dip in viewership last season, to 16.5 million, from 17.9 million the season before. But the move is about much more than ratings, says the Smith School's Michel Wedel. Read more...
Michel Wedel was named a Distinguished University Professor in July 2015. He holds the PepsiCo Chair in Consumer Science at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. His main research interest is in Consumer Science: the application of statistical and econometric methods to further the understanding of consumer behavior and to improve marketing decision making. Much of his recent work has measured the effectiveness of visual marketing using eye-tracking technology. He teaches models for Marketing decision making for MBA students, advanced Marketing analytics for MS students, and Bayesian statistics for Ph.D. students.
Research into data analytics by marketing professors P.K. Kannan and Michel Wedel at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has captured the MSI H. Paul Root Award from the Journal of Marketing editorial review board.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the 14th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders for 2017, as recommended by faculty members.
The Marketing Department at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business ranks No. 6 in the world for faculty research productivity, according to the latest tally from the American Marketing Association.
When it comes to display advertising—especially online—simpler can be better. That’s the finding of new research at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
The American Marketing Association (AMA) has selected Michel Wedel, PepsiCo Professor of Consumer Science at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, for its Charles Coolidge Parlin Marketing Research Award.
Say you're a hotel manager trying to decide whether to build a pool: Will the additional reservations you bring in from that amenity offset the cost of construction and maintenance? Or say you offer free bottled water to all guests. If you stopped doing so, would you save money in the long run? New research from the Smith School offers some answers to these questions. Read more...
One theory of advertising holds that display ads need a degree of nuance or visual complexity in order to capture the viewer's attention. But that fails to take into account the increasingly cluttered and hectic context in which ads are viewed today, according to Michel Wedel, distinguished university professor and PepsiCo Chair in Consumer Science at the Smith School. In many cases, Wedel argues, simple is better. Read more ...
The INFORMS Society for Marketing Science (ISMS) has named marketing PhD student Seoungwoo Lee of the University of Maryland’s Robert H.
Marketing PhD student Seoungwoo Lee of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business has captured the 2015 Shankar-Spiegel Dissertation Proposal Award from the nonprofit organization Marketing EDGE.