Marketing and Communication Academy UK (MarCom Academy) is administered by an Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is comprised of the UK Executive Officers and the Regional and SIG Chair Representatives.
Marketing and Communication Academy UK (MarCom Academy) Executive Advisory
Dr. Talal Al-maghrabi(BSc, MBA, PhD, MCIM, AHEA) Chairman Talal Al-Maghrabi (Pracademic with both an academic and an active professional practitioner) is a Director UK Marketing and Communication Academy (MarCom Academy) and consultant in Marketing, e-commerce and Management Information System. He is a Chartered Marketer and a current member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM), Associate of the Higher Education Academy (AHEA), Member of Academy of Marketing (MAM), Member of British Academy of Management (BAM). He is also the editor-in-chief for two e-journals (IJMMA and JITDA). He holds a PhD in Marketing, e-commerce from Brunel University, UK, MBA in Marketing and Information System from Kent State University, USA, and BSc in Aeronautics from Saint Louis University, USA. Additionally, he holds Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Brunel University. He worked as Director of Career Centre in the College of Business Administration (CBA), and lecturer and guest speaker with many universities and colleges in Saudi Arabia. These experiences provided vast knowledge base and global network of business contacts engaged with successful mutually profitable working relationships. His current consultation and research interests include online shopping behaviour, retailing and e-retailing, CRM, shopping mall, customer satisfaction and loyalty, loyalty programs, corporate social responsibility (CSR). He has successfully published and presented many papers.
Prof. Charles Dennis Board Director Prof. Charles Dennis is Associate Editor (Retailing) of the European Journal of Marketing; and Professor of Marketing and Retailing and Director of Research Lincoln Business School, the University of Lincoln (UK). Charles is a Chartered Marketer and has been elected a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing for helping to modernise the teaching of the discipline. Charles was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for improving the interactive student learning experience at Brunel University. Charles has published in journals such as Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing Management and European Journal of Marketing. Books include Marketing the e-Business; the research monograph, e-Retailing; and research monograph Objects of Desire: Consumer Behaviour in Shopping Centre Choice. His research into shopping styles has received extensive coverage in the popular media including TV appearances with Sir Trevor McDonald OBE and Adrian Edmondson. Pure research into why people buy has led to applied research projects on both business and public funded research, making contributions to knowledge and impact of commercial value to the real world of business and the community, including for example, developing a new environmental psychology conceptual framework for shopper responses to retail atmospherics.
Prof. T C Melewar PhD is Professor of Marketing and Strategy and Head of Marketing at Brunel Business School, Brunel University, UK. He has previous experience at Warwick Business School, MARA Institute of Technology in Malaysia, Loughborough University and De Montfort University, UK. TC teaches Marketing Management, Marketing Communications and International Marketing on a range of undergraduate, MBA, and executive courses. He is a Visiting Professor at Groupe ECS Grenoble, France and Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany and is also editor of the Journal of Brand Management.
Prof. Michael Bourlakis is a Professor of Marketing at Brunel University and has produced more than 140 publications including journal papers, book chapters and conference papers. His papers have appeared in leading supply chain management, marketing and business journals. He has received funding in excess of £600,000 from various bodies including the European Union, Food Standards Agency (UK), Regional Development Agencies (UK). Michael is on the Editorial Board of six journals.
Prof. Chiara Mauriis a Full Professor of Marketing and the head of the Department of Economics and Political Sciences at the della Valle d’Aosta University (Italy) and Contract Professor at Bocconi University. She is member of the editorial Board of IJMMA. She teaches Brand Management in the Executive Master in Marketing & Sales programme and is former emms Academic Director on the SDA side. She holds a Degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University. Her interest areas are Retail Management: category management, assortment management, loyalty cards, loyalty networks, new distribution channels and Marketing: sales promotion, kids’ marketing, consumer shopping behavior, Markeing in SMEs.
Dr. Raed Algharabat is an Assistant Professor of Marketing, Retailing, E-retailing, E-shopping, Shopping Malls, customer Relationship Management, and Virtual Shopping Malls. Head of Marketing Department, Faculty of Business, The University Of Jordan. He has won numerous research awards including one Best Paper Award at the Academy of Marketing Conference in 2009. Raed’s research area is e-retailing, particularly, 3D virtual models and their impact on consumers’ behaviour within the online retailer.
Dr. Barakat D. Al-Wegyian is a Media Advisor, TV Presenter, Journalist and in the Arab and GCC Region. He is a Leadership, Social Media and Communication Consultant Kuwait
Mr. Mike Donald is Educational Consultant and headmaster of an independent school in Surrey. He has a wealth of experience as a manager of a SME operating in the education sector and has a specific interest in the fields of project management and performance management. He is the founder of Write2, an editorial consultancy (established in 2003) offering services in academic management literature to universities worldwide.
Mr. Wajdi Al-Maghrabi is Director of Finance & Budget Affairs in Security Forces Hospital in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He is expert in International Business and Accountant Consultant, Business Financial Analysis, Accounting and budgeting, Problem solving.