The University of Münster is once again honored by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF) in its 2020 ANNUAL magazine as one of the "Top Universities for Professional Sales Education". SEF recognizes the University of Münster for preparing students for successful careers in professional selling. The latest edition (14th) of the SEF ANNUAL magazine is available on SEF’s website.
Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence and Social Media are currently revolutionizing the retail industry. At the EuroShop trade fair in Düsseldorf on February 18, leading representatives from research and business got together to discuss how recent developments in technology and society reshape the retail industry.
One of the areas most critically impacted by changing customer needs is retailing, both, online and offline. Therefore, “Retailing Beyond”, the 11th edition of the yearly congress of the Rabobank Anton Dreesmann foundation, focused on how to meet and strategically anticipate changes in the turbulent environment of local and global retailers in the Netherlands.
On November 28th 2019, a group of MCM marketing students secured a remarkable third place in the talents category of the prestigious Neptun Cross Media Award in Hamburg. The students had to develop an advertising campaign for the Münster lemonade brand liba as a final project for this summer’s “Integrated Marketing Communications” (IMC) class hold by MCM professor Raoul Kübler.
Also this year the academic family “SALTY“ of professor Sönke Albers (KLU) met to discuss the latest developments in Marketing. Following the invitation from professor Nadia Abou Nabout, the SALTY conference took place in Vienna from September 22 to September 24, 2019. Represented by professor Manfred Krafft, professor Sonja Gensler, professor Raoul Kübler, as well as nine research assistants, the Marketing Center Münster showed strong presence.
Der Bundesverband Direktvertrieb Deutschland (BDD) hatte in 2019 erstmals Preise für hervorragende wissenschaftliche Arbeiten ausgelobt. In der vergangenen Woche fand nun die Verleihung dieser Wissenschaftsawards im Rahmen des diesjährigen Direktvertriebskongresses in Berlin statt. Das Institut für Marketing hatte dabei doppelten Grund zur Freude: Dr. Julian Allendorf erhielt den mit 2.000 Euro dotierten Wissenschaftsaward in der Kategorie „beste Doktorarbeit“.
The conference, which was the first ever of its kind in Colombia and was attended by about 500 managers from the creative industries, took place on September 17 and 18, 2019 at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, one of South America's leading research universities.
Invited by Professor Raoul Kübler, Grabarz & Partner, one of the most successful German advertising agencies, visited the MCM on July 9th 2019. During their 90-minute presentation as part of the lecture "Integrated Marketing Communications", the communication professionals, who are classified second in the current creative ranking by "Werben & Verkaufen", showed how they convert social trends into successful advertising campaigns.
In this year’s project seminar offered by the IfM by Dr. Mirja Kroschke in collaboration with Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, 25 master students with a major in marketing had the opportunity to deal with data-driven marketing issues. Under the supervision of both IfM staff and the Porsche digital marketing communication department, the students worked in groups on topics such as “Customer Journey Optimization” and “Online Marketing KPI and Benchmarking Framework”.
For their paper on store-reinventions, Manfred Krafft and Mirja Kroschke along with their co-authors Els Breugelmans (KU Leuven), Marleen Hermans (KU Leuven) and Murali Mantrala (University of Missouri), have been awarded with the Best Paper Award at the Research on National Brand and Private Label Marketing (NB&PL) International Conference. The conference took place from June 12 to 14 in Barcelona (Spain), and is the primary international forum to present and discuss original, rigorous and significant contributions specifically on NB and PL issues.