Marketing Dynamics provides a comprehensive framework to learn about the concepts of marketing. It includes a well-rounded introduction to the four Ps—product, price, place, and promotion. Other essential topics, such as marketing research and target market identification, are also covered. A chapter on soft skills focuses on interpersonal skills needed for the workplace. The Building the Marketing Plan project at the end of each unit provides a hands-on learning experience that builds throughout the text. In addition, a full Marketing Plan Template is provided on the Companion Website. DECA Emerging Leaders activities provide first-hand opportunities for students to prepare for college and careers. Portfolio development activities guide students to create a personal portfolio for use when exploring volunteer, education and training, or career opportunities. The correlation of Marketing Dynamics to the standards, objectives, and indicators for the Precision Exams Introduction to Marketing, Marketing I, and Marketing II exams prepares students to earn a Career Skills™ Certificate upon completion of the course.
Brenda Clark - Brenda Clark is a retired CTE director, marketing instructor, SBE advisor, and DECA advisor for Jenison, Michigan Public Schools. She was named Marketing Teacher of the Year at state and national levels. She currently serves as the Professional Development Manager for MBA Research and Curriculum Center and is the co-author of Marketing Dynamics and Entrepreneurship. Brenda’s marketing program was named Business of the Year by the Jenison Chamber of Commerce. Two of her marketing department’s school-based enterprises have earned numerous Gold Certifications. She earned a bachelor degree in marketing education, a master degree in educational leadership, and an EdD in educational leadership with a concentration in career and technical education from Western Michigan University.
Cynthia Gendall Basteri - is currently Director of Community Services for Tewksbury Public Schools, Massachusetts. Previously, she taught marketing for 26 years. In addition to serving as a Competitive Events Director at the district, state, and national levels, she served on DECA's National Task Force for Competitive Events and the Secondary Program Advisory Council. She earned both her bachelor's degree in Mathematics and master's degree in Occupational Education/Administration from Fitchburg State College and received a doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Chris Gassen - is the principal of an investment firm and was formerly an equity mutual fund manager, financial analyst, accountant, and college instructor. Chris writes educational materials and business valuations. He holds a master of business administration degree with a concentration in finance from Indiana University and a bachelor of science degree in management from Oakland University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and served as a grader for the national CFA exam.
Michelle Walker - is the owner of Trebla Consulting, LLC. Prior to founding Trebla Consulting, Michelle was director of education at DECA Inc., where she used diverse professional development engagement strategies to expand and strengthen the performance of 5,900 teachers and managers in the high school and collegiate divisions. She previously worked with a variety of education, nonprofit and private organizations including Texas Education Agency, University of North Texas and Walker Consulting. Walker has a doctor of philosophy degree in applied technology, training and development from the University of North Texas. She also taught marketing education and was a DECA advisor in the Dallas Independent School District.