Tuesday, January 30, 2007

2007 GMN Challenge Photos

The GMN Marketing Challenge is an annual case competiton where 6 teams give 25 minute presentations to real marketing professionals. This years challenge was judged by representatives from Conagra, Kraft Foods, Guidant Abbott, and Guidant Boston Scientific.

The winning team (pictured above) featured Jen Schultz, Lindsay Klahn, Cyrille Labourel, and Jill Kurzawa.

Take a look at the photo album:

A Blast from the Past (Well, October 2006)

Here we have St. Louis native Moira Adams, and Detroit's own John McMahon entering Busch Stadium for game 3 of the 2006 World Series. As we now know, the underdog Cardinals went on to defeat the Tigers in 5 games. This was the second time that these teams have faced each other in the series ('68) with the Cardinals coming up victorious on both occasions.

This was the 10th World Series victory in the history of the Cardinals franchise, second only to:

The 26 time World Champions and favorites for the 2007 title.

Badgers on "The Great Wall"

Here's a quick YouTube clip of some of the Brand Center students exploring the Great Wall of China.


Saturday, January 27, 2007

Chinese Acrobat Show

During our tour we were treated to a dynamic acrobat show in Beijing. Here's a clip of some of the stylings of these incredible athletes. Click on the image in order to view the video, which concludes with my poor attempt at replicating some our their moves.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Center for Brand and Product management went on a tour of China from January 4-16, touring the facilities of companies like Abbott, Procter & Gamble, and SC Johnson. Click on the photo to view the full photoset from the trip. Brand students - remember to add your photos to the pool!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Well, Gang... I am back at it again. I am sitting, patiently waiting to return to Madison, in Columbia Metropolitan Airport (SC). Wow, an airport that offers free internet in the concourses! What a forward looking thought. Too bad many of the airports on the "Road Show" did not offer the same.

Anyhow, I am not here to brag about the airports here in SC, I wanted to update you all on the results of the "Road Show". After visiting 6 cities in two weeks and not sleeping in my overpriced Madison Capitol Square Pad - I finally made a decision. Then as I was about to accept an offer, my gut told me to do a 180 and head for warmer weather. So it is official - I will be an associate at Bank of America in their Charlotte, NC headquarters!!!!!!! So, when you see billboards like the one below, you can know that a Marketing Mastermind like myself is behind it. I am also adding a picture of the Queen City's beautiful skyline with the Bank of America Corporate Complex taking center stage.

So, I will be "Back in the Kackalack" after graduation (It's a Red Bank Thing...) It was such a tough decision. One which I did not take lightly. I won't bore you with the details on the blog here, but if you want to hear about it, just drop me a line.

Thanks everyone for you emails and well wishes. Keep the fan mail coming - it helps my ego.

On Wisconsin!