Tweet Lynn Radocha (Team Captain), Nicole Carothers, Briana Cifelli, and Bryce Pangman won first place in the Fall 2016 Direct Marketing Association of Washington’s Educational Foundation (DMAW/EF) Collegiate MAXI competition.  I had the pleasure of working with this JMU team during the fall 2016 semester as they prepared for this five-state regional case competition about…

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Tweet Every Monday I read Google’s Weekly Thought Starter from Think with Google.  In this week’s series, Google illustrates the cross-device click-stream data of seven participants from a study conducted Luth Research, U.S.. The analysis of digital activity from study participants yielded seven key insights about the very complex nature of consumer search. Location and…

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Tweet Are you an exceptional student who might benefit from a mentor? Are you looking for an opportunity to visit several greater Washington area organizations? Would you like to build your network of professional contacts? Do you want to gain a better understanding of the direct and interactive marketing industry? Have you competed in a…

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Tweet The DMAW/EF is offering one lucky student a terrific opportunity to learn more about direct marketing. During a complimentary one-on-one Lunch ‘n Learn, the winning student will have a chance to sit down and pick the brains of a renowned direct marketer, Brian Brilliant, founder of Brilliant Communications, an award-winning direct response agency. Brian…

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Tweet Mariam Bekele was a student in my MKTG 384 class (Integrated Marketing Communications) and a member of the JMU College of Business winning team that captured the 3rd Place Bronze Award in the 2015-16 Marketing EDGE Collegiate ECHO Competition. Mariam recently attended the 2016 Diversity & Inclusion Mini-Conference at Advertising Week New York.  In…

Read More Mariam Bekele Reflects on the 2016 Diversity & Inclusion Mini-Conference at Advertising Week New York

Tweet I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Gilbert “Gilly” Bosomtwe in February when he contacted me with a few questions about the world’s largest online marketing competition, the Google Challenge (GOMC). Gilly was serving in the role of Team Captain for his own GOMC team while also managing two other teams at the University…

Read More Gilbert “Gilly” Bosomtwe Leads UDS Team to GOMC Semi-Finalist Designation

Tweet Jordan Kimball was a student in my MKTG 384 course (Integrated Marketing Communications) at JMU during the spring 2016 semester.  After learning that Jordan was one of 40 students selected nationwide to participate in the Marketing EDGE Collegiate Summit, I wanted to hear all about her experience.  Jordan kindly shared her perspectives for an…

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Tweet On August 11, 2016, Marketing EDGE announced the winners of the 2015-16 Marketing EDGE Collegiate ECHO Challenge. I am pleased to report that the team of Dorothy Capasso (Team Leader), Allie Hammond, Joseph Scully, Mitchell Meyers, and Mariam Bekele captured the 3rd Place Bronze Award in the undergraduate division.  The team developed an integrated…

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Tweet After evaluating thousands of accounts and reports, Google announced the 2016 winners of the ninth running of the Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC). I am delighted to report that James Madison University students in the College of Business earned top placements in all three competitive categories of the GOMC:  AdWords Business, Social Impact, and…

Read More Sweet Sweep for JMU in the 2016 Google Online Marketing Challenge

Tweet   After my son outgrew his once-worn first communion outfit, I took it to a second-hand store in town. They offered me $9.00 for the complete package of jacket, shirt, tie, pants, belt, and shoes. So after saying “Are you kidding me?” I then said “Forget it…I would rather give it away!” Valerie Cookro…

Read More First Communion Clothing Drive for “Communion Closet” at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Harrisonburg, VA