2017-18 ama mary kay case competition

The AMA Collegiate Case Competition, began in 1986, is a yearlong event that brings together top marketing students to work on a marketing challenge submitted by a sponsoring organization. The Case sponsor provides a detailed marketing problem for which it is looking to gain the perspective of AMA’s best students, who will compete by developing a marketing strategy in a nationally recognized competition. The Case Competition is open to undergraduate student teams at schools that have an affiliated AMA Collegiate Chapter.  This year the sponsoring organization is Mary Kay, an iconic beauty brand built by a woman for women. The core mission of the company is to enrich the lives of women through outstanding products, an unequaled business opportunity and charitable efforts that impact women’s issues.

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2017 AMA Annual Conference

Leading a team isn’t always easy. The challenges of guiding them through the fast changes happening in marketing can be overwhelming. AMA's Annual Conference gives you the ability to learn from top marketing leaders on how to implement change, foster creativity and make an impact in your organization.


2016-17 ama ebay case competition

The AMA Collegiate Case Competition is a yearlong event that brings together top marketing students to work on a marketing challenge submitted by a sponsoring organization. The Case sponsor provides a detailed marketing problem for which it is looking to gain the perspective of AMA’s best students, who will compete by developing a marketing strategy in a nationally recognized competition. 

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Guest speaker dean white

Dean White is the current VP of Collegiate Relations for the AMA Las Vegas professional chapter. With a masters degree from UNLV, he teaches marketing at the University of Phoenix, and leads the sales and marketing efforts for HDW Property Management. Previously, he held numerous positions with the Review-Journal, where he worked for nearly two decades. 


Guest Speaker bill brown

With degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Business Administration, he has worked in the corporate world in marketing, program management, and sales.  He has first-hand experience in business presentations and has also worked in radio broadcasting and voice-over narration, where he learned how you can use your voice to make a presentation more effective.

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Guest Speaker Shahab Zargari

Shahab Zargari is an award-winning filmmaker with a passion for art, photography, music, and creative advertising. He graduated in 2000 from the University of California at Irvine with a degree in Sociology, and a minor in Education. He is currently part owner of Higher Ground Creative Agency, and President-Elect of AMA LV.


Guest Speaker Kitty Lusby

As an adult, Kitty has found that content marketing and copywriting are perfect for legitimately exercising those writing skills. In early 2014, she moved to the Las Vegas area on a whim after enjoying a taco during a cross-country road trip, and fell passionately in love with the city, its downtown culture, and its abundance of 24 hour taco restaurants.

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dma & ThEN Conference

DMA's (Direct Marketing Association's) annual marketing conference that brings together leading innovators and visionaries to network and discuss the data and marketing industry. UNLV AMA had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Los Angeles and take part in said conference.


guest speaker mark sundermeier

Mark is an experienced analyst who is the Senior Marketing Analyst for the Measurement and Insights Department at R&R Partners. While at R&R, Mark has worked to provide measurement insights to a wide variety of clients, including the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority, Western Digital, the Arizona Public Service Company, the State of Utah’s anti-tobacco campaign, Intermountain Healthcare, and many more. 

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As an entrepreneur for over 20 years, Darrell has a background of success in multiple industries in sales and marketing. He now leads digital strategy for the company and its clients in the areas of online lead generation and conversion. Yokel Local is a rising inbound marketing agency focused in turning data into valuable business insights.