Sheridan Faculty of Business students garner three wins at Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition

The 2011 Sheridan Faculty of Business Ontario Colleges' Marketing Competition Team and coaches

Sheridan Faculty of Business Advertising and Marketing program students walked away with three solid wins at the recent Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition (OCMC) – a Gold Award for Entrepreneurship, a Silver Award in The Quiz Bowl and a Bronze Award for Sales Account Management.  The Entrepreneurship Team included Stephanie Smith and Meghan MacPherson coached by Doug Greenwood, The Quiz Bowl Team included James Dolan, Lajwinderjit Kaur, Travis MacDougall and David Whyte, coached by Annie Tarzi and Golnaz Golnaraghi, and The Sales Account Management Team included Tanya Ludwig and Kyle Todd, coached by Maureen Garbutt.

Twenty-two Sheridan Faculty of Business Advertising and Marketing students competed in 11 events at OCMC 2011 including the highly charged and competitive Quiz Bowl event which pits mixed teams of students from all the colleges in a head-to-head showdown to correctly answer the most marketing questions drawn from recent marketing and advertising events, magazines and textbooks. The case events included The Marketing Management Event with Mahfuz Chowdury and Marc Brajac coached by Anne-Liisa Longmore and Brian Kasta, The International Marketing Event with Karan Panthaky and Christine Rowland coached by Chuck Minken, The Integrated Marketing Communication Event with Kylie Dalgleish and Dane McBurnie coached by Peggy Barnwell, The Retail Event with Joshua Thompsen and Ellie Papadimas coached by Guillermo Wilches, The Marketing Research Event with Paul Taylor and Noel Paglinawan coached by Greg Ball, The Direct Marketing Event which included Harmeet Bhatti and Alexander Dissauer coached by Fred Douglas, The Sales Presentation Event with competitor Anna Misheal coached by Keith Barnwell and The Job Interview with Mathew Norris coached by Sue Ronchka and Cathryn Oliver.

Sheridan Faculty of Business students prepared for these highly competitive OCMC events with their faculty coaches for weeks prior to the event. At this year’s OCMC, 13 Ontario Colleges brought more than 250 highly competitive business students representing the most intelligent, most articulate, and the most creative Marketing and Advertising students to compete in the annual two day Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition.

“Sheridan’s OCMC students are all of an exceptionally high calibre. Our selection process is so rigorous that only the top performers are chosen to represent the Sheridan Faculty of Business. All of our students at OCMC 2011 gave the maximum effort and everyone at Sheridan is extremely proud of their performance,” said Professor Doug Greenwood, OCMC faculty organizer for Sheridan Faculty of Business.

OCMC 2011 was hosted this year by Humber College and OCMC 2012 will be hosted by Centennial CollegeOCMC 2010 was hosted by Sheridan College, last year’s overall top scorer in the competition.

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