Monthly Archives: March 2012

ECU Students Take Part in National Marketing Competition

A group of students in Dr. Christy Ashley’s Marketing Strategy class were chosen to take part in a National Marketing Competition along with 19 other universities through EdVenture Partners. The competition is to create a campaign for the 2012 Honda Civic Coupe. The class competition doubles as an internship for the students as they divide the class into six departments, including; finance, advertising, research, campaign strategy, reports, and public relations departments.

The program is designed to give students a unique, real-world business experience by asking them to design and implement an integrated marketing communications plan. “I am honored to be a part of a hard working group of students at ECU that are striving to make this a successful event. It is an incredible experience that I will never forget,” said Kelly MacDade, Agency Coordinator.

The class has held several on-campus events for the campaign including a logo design event, and a graffiti wall. The class will also be holding a “Do You Field Day” on April 4th from 1pm – 4pm at North Campus Recreational Complex.

Winning campaigns will be announced in May and may be implemented by American Honda Motor Company. The student group could win $5,000 if they place first in the competition. EdVenture Partners will award $500 to ECU regardless of the outcome.

You can check out the class’ campaign by checking out their Facebook

For more information about EdVenture Partners,

COB Booty Hunt Treasure Week

It’s week two of the COB Booty Hunt which means, more free Pirate Booty! There are three ways you can win this week.

You can receive your Pirate Booty by meeting with a peer mentor to go over any questions or concerns you may have. You can find more information about the peer mentors in Bate 3016.

If you don’t have any questions, you can post a link or story about an alumni and their story. The alumni may be anyone, so start Googling away!

You may also leave a piece of advice for Freshman and incoming students. The advice could be anything you feel worthy of passing on. We do ask you, however, to keep it appropriate. All entries may be posted to Facebook, Twitter or on this blog post. The rules are as follow; complete one of the tasks above, let us know you did it from your social network of choice, and you instantly win free stuff.

#COBBootyHunt The game has just begun.

Have Twitter? Join the conversation using the hashtag #COBBootyHunt

#COBBootyHunt – Get Social

It’s officially week one of the COB Booty Hunt, which means it’s time to play. Pee Dee will be in the computer lab on the 3rd floor of Bate with a different key phrase every day. If you tweet or post the correct key phrase to the “ECU College of Business” Facebook page, you will instantly win free Pirate Booty. Winners will be contacted and announced at the end of the week, so get tweeting and posting! It’s really that easy to get your free Pirate Booty. Get your phone ready, and prepare for the #COBBootyHunt.


Have Twitter? Follow @ECUCOB and join the conversation using #COBBootyHunt


COB Booty Hunt – Are You Ready?


COB Booty Hunt is not your Mother’s contest. The contest will last three weeks, from March 19th – April 9th. There will be freebies and ways to win all month long. Like ‘ECU College of Business’ on Facebook to get updates on ways to get your free Pirate Booty. The contest is set up into three stages, each requiring a different task, and giving you more Pirate Booty. Stay tuned to find out more, and to start receiving your first clue.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #COBBootyHunt and let your voice be heard. Arrrgh!



May the best Pirate win.