MARKETING EDGE NAMES DHRUV GREWAL, Ph.D., BABSON COLLEGE, 2017 ROBERT B. CLARKE OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD HONOREE

NEW YORK – Marketing EDGE, a nonprofit education organization, today announced that Dhruv Grewal, Ph.D., Toyota Chair in Commerce and Electronic Business and a Professor of Marketing at Babson College, will receive this year’s Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award, recognizing an academician’s overall achievement and leadership in marketing education. The honor will be presented among marketing educators at the 2017 Marketing EDGE Summit (www.marketingEDGEsummit.org) Awards Luncheon on Sunday, October 8, at the Ernst N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.
 
The Summit will be held in conjunction with the Data & Marketing Association’s &THEN conference, which takes place at the same location from October 8-10, 2017. 
 
"Dr. Grewal's countless publications, awards, acknowledgements and service roles make an airtight case for his selection as the Marketing EDGE Outstanding Educator,” said Marketing EDGE President Terri L. Bartlett.  “We’re particularly honored that amid his countless commitments, he serves on the editorial review board of Marketing EDGE’s Journal of Interactive Marketing®, bringing his unique knowledge and expertise to ensure excellence in this globally recognized publication. Add to his body of work a number of marketing and retailing textbooks, executive training, and research projects with global corporations – clearly he’s setting a bar for those who follow in his footsteps.”
 
“I am honored and humbled to be selected for the 2017 Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award,” Dr. Grewal said.  “The marketing field is dynamically changing with a growing focus on insights and customer engagement. I hope to continue to conduct research and teaching endeavors to prepare students and businesses to be successful in changing times.”
 
Dr. Grewal has more than 30 published articles in Financial Times’ list of 45 business journals – focusing on direct, data and digital marketing, e-commerce, pricing, global marketing, value-based marketing and retailing. He also is one of a handful of marketing scholars to be listed in the prestigious Thomson Reuters Most Influential Researchers and Highly Cited Researchers in the 21st Century.  In 2011, he served as conference co-chair for the Marketing EDGE Research Summit. He has garnered numerous awards his teaching, for his research, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from marketing academic societies and universities.  
 
Professor Grewal also has taught executive seminars/courses and/or worked on research projects with numerous firms, such as Dell, TJX, McKinsey, MetLife, AT&T, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Sherwin Williams, ExxonMobil and numerous law firms. He has taught seminars in the US, Europe and Asia. 
 
About the Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award
The Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award recognizes an academician’s overall achievement in marketing education. It is based on an educator’s record of teaching, writing, research, and speaking. Recent honorees have included Dr. Debra Zahay-Blatz, St. Edwards University; Dr. Charles Hofacker, Florida State University; Dr. Charlotte Mason, University of Georgia; Dr. Arvind Rangaswamy, Penn State University; and Dr. George Milne, University of Massachusetts Amherst; among others.  To see a list of honorees since 1989 visit: http://www.marketingedge.org/events/marketing-research-summit/marketing-research-awards/previous-winners.  Nominations are submitted by academics; selections are confirmed by the Marketing EDGE Board of Trustees. 
 
About the 2017 Marketing EDGE Summit
The 2017 Marketing EDGE Summit will be held on October 7-8, 2017, in New Orleans, LA.  This two-day conference gathers academicians and Ph.D. students who are interested in researching and teaching marketing, spanning digital, social, and data-driven marketing topics.  Full papers as well as abstracts will be presented, and ideas exchanged among educators and participating industry executives. www.marketingEDGEsummit.org.
 
About Marketing EDGE
Headquartered in New York City, Marketing EDGE works to Educate, Develop, Grow, and Employ college students in the field of marketing.  Now in its 51st year, Marketing EDGE is the only national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a proven track record that creates a unique intersection between students, academics and corporations, to bridge the gap between academic theory and the practical knowledge and skills required in the workplace. Ultimately, our goal is to continue to expand and enrich the pool of market-ready talent in the ever-expanding business of marketing, today and tomorrow. For additional information, visit: www.marketingEDGE.org.   
 
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