I am Neil Bendle. I am an associate professor of marketing at the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia. In addition to this I Chair the Marketing Accountability Standards Board (MASB) Advisors. At MASB we promote making marketing more measurable, more scientific. You can see some videos here. Some even have me in them. (But don’t let that put you off).
My training involves a PhD in marketing. (Technically busines administration). This was at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. So, after my PhD I moved to London Ontario to go somewhere warmer. There are not many people who can say that.
I also have an MBA. This is from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. This was after completing ancient history studies. These studies were in England at Liverpool and Nottingham universities. I grew up not too far from London, England.
I am a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Managerial accounting was a key area of my work. Indeed, I have worked in a variety of roles througout my career. My most significant work experience came from managing the finances of the Labour Party in the UK. This was from 1996-2002. Happier days really. As such, while I try not to make this website overtly political I use political parallels. Unsurprsingly, I am interested in political marketing. I publish regularly in that field. I also discuss relevant concepts in my blog.
At Ivey, my prior academic post, I taught Competition and Competitor Analysis. This was a combination of game theory, marketing strategy and decision making). I also taught Measurable Marketing. This was a combination of marketing and finance plus consumer insights. I was keen to emphasize how numbers should, or occasionally shouldn’t, drive marketing strategy. My PhD Decision Making seminar focused on decision theory, behavioural/experimental economics and evolutionary theory.
At Terry College I am teaching Marketing Strategy in the undergraduate program. I also teaching Applied Marketing Research techniques in UGA’s Master of Marketing Research program.
To follow up from the blog, please also look at my Popular Marketing Metrics series. This contains advice on the use and misuse of metrics. Topics such as ROI, market share, and net promoter.
I have also started a series of pages giving advice on marketing strategy. These give advice for students and teaches on topics in this field.
I have a dog, a beagle. Sadly, I seem unable to teach him anything which is not a good sign really. I am very lucky with my family; wife and two daughters. My daughters inspired behavioral economics for kids. Every academic should have a cartoon book.
In my spare time I watch a lot of soccer. When we lived in London, Ontario Toronto FC was relatively near. West Ham is not at all near.
My broad background allows me a unique perspective. It helps me to question the assumptions we make about management. I aim to share this through this website. I also hope to give the reader ideas. Each post and page aims to provide resources to follow up on. I hope you enjoy Marketing Thought.
My Terry website is: https://www.terry.uga.edu/directory/marketing/neil-bendle.html and I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org