Tweet Congratulations to the JMU Ad Club (Madison American Advertising Federation) for their highest placement ever in the American Advertising Federation’s District 3 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC).  The JMU Ad Club competed against schools from Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, ranking 4th overall with their “Caps Off to You” Campaign for Snapple. Thank…

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Tweet In my recent post about the importance of AdWords certification for digital marketing students, I referenced a Google Hangout with the GOMC team.  In this Hangout, I shared how the Google AdWords Certification exam is a new course requirement  in MKTG 477. Here is an excerpt from my spring 2016 syllabus: The AdWords Professional…

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Tweet Below is an excerpt from a survey that I give to my MKTG 477 students.  Based on their responses, I try to figure out their strengths, weaknesses, and interests and then use that information to form the class into balanced teams. Survey: Read the descriptions below about different types of roles. Then, answer the…

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Tweet Is Google AdWords Certification Important for Digital Marketing Students? If you plan to enter the world of online marketing, I say yes, and there are many reasons why.  Learn what Liz Gray and I had to say about why AdWords Certification is important in this video series about various aspects of the Google Online…

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Tweet On Martin Luther King Jr. Day the JMU College of Business (CoB) and the CoB Diversity Council introduced their first MLK Day of Service, inclusive of many CoB students, organizations, and faculty members. All of the students in my MKTG 477 class braved the cold and came together to make a difference for a…

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Tweet Hard work really does pay off. Alex Adley and Morgan Foran were students in my Integrated Marketing Communications course (MKTG 384) last year.  They each won a scholarship from Marketing EDGE because of their overall performance in the course, which included the creation of an integrated marketing communications plan for DIRECTV. Marketing EDGE (Educate-Develop-Grow-Employ)…

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Tweet Once again, my MKTG 477 and MBA 625 students have shown the world what amazing talent we have at JMU.  On behalf of my eight teams that participated in the 2015 Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC), I dedicate their recent successes to our strong network of alumni and agency partners.  We are extremely grateful…

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Tweet This is a photo of some of my MKTG 384 students catching their breath and slowing down their heart rates after a one-of-a-kind experience learning about fear appeals. In the middle of showing a very gruesome and shocking ad, blaring fire alarms started going off in the building. You had to be there to…

Read More You had to be in my 2:00pm section of MKTG 384 to believe this…

Tweet If you were a student in my Integrated Marketing Communications class between the fall of 2003 and spring of 2009, then you probably recall the name Andrew Lux.  If you don’t recall his name, perhaps “the adidas project” rings a bell. Andrew was a 2002 graduate of the JMU Department of Marketing and was…

Read More Thank you to JMU Marketing Alum, Andrew Lux, Champion of “the adidas project”