ANZMAC Newsletter

September 2018

It’s September already and the annual ANZMAC conference (3-5 December 2018) is approaching. Papers have been reviewed and venues booked. The conference co-chairs, Jodie Conduit, Carolin Plewa and Dean Wilkie are looking forward to welcoming us at the University of Adelaide Business School and showcasing the main conference location which is the National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide. The end of year DC will be held on 1-2 December 2018, also at the Adelaide Business School, University of Adelaide, and is being organised by Rod Brodie and Rebecca Dolan.
If you have not already done so, please consider registering ( booking accommodation early. December is a popular time in Adelaide with varied sporting events drawing large crowds of visitors. 

ANZMAC Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Update: ANZMAC SIG’s are intended to promote collegiality and support impactful new research. They are community-based groups and additional members are always welcome. Our five active SIG’s include: 

  • Retail: Competing Beyond Price (Sean Sands; Harmen Oppewal)
  • The Role of Emotions in Choice Models (John Roberts; Ujwal Kayande)
  • Frontline Employees (Phyra Sok; Cheryl Leo; Chatura Ranaweera)
  • Business-to-Business Marketing (Sudha Mani; Erik Mooi)
  • Market Shaping and Innovation (Julia Fehrer; Carolin Plewa)

All active SIG’s have received the first round of funding and will present updates in a designated Special Session at the conference. All ANZMAC members are welcome to attend. If you like the sound of what you hear, you are most welcome to approach the SIG leaders to discuss joining. 
The Executive Committee is pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest for the 2019 round of SIG funding.
If you would like to discuss SIG's more generally, please contact Yelena Tsarenko, SIG Chair and see the Terms of Reference here
AMJ Special Issues for 2019: The AJM has been well steered by Professor Roger Marshall (AUT) for the past 3 years. A small example of his leadership can be seen with the 2018 Special Issue on Marketing Education (Vol 26, Issue 2). 
For 2019, incoming Editor, Associate Professor Liem Ngo, has issued a call for papers for Special Issues including:

  • Outsourcing and Offshoring Services, Full-length paper submission deadline: 28 February 2019. More information can be found here.
  • Leveraging the Power of the Sharing Economy, Full-length paper submission deadline: 31 March 2019. More information can be found here.

Please support our ANZMAC journal by citing articles in your research and by choosing it as an outlet for manuscript submission. 
ANZMAC Executive Committee: ANZMAC Executive Committee elections will be held this year. We will issue a call for expressions of interest in mid-October, and the election round will commence in late November/early December. The positions will be for the period 2019-2021 inclusive. 

2018 ANZMAC Strategy Challenge: ANZMAC is sponsoring the 2018 Strategy Challenge Strategy Challenge Link with a first prize of AU$1500. If you have a team to be entered, please register quickly – we can only take 12 teams. Please email Gavin Northey (U Auckland) for further details.

New Initiative to support mid-career development: Tim Fry (RMIT) is leading a special session at the conference about progression and development opportunities specific to mid-career academics. We are seeking your input about any questions you would like answered, suggestions about format (a panel or presentations or something completely different?), the availability of different career paths, crafting a narrative, should you stay, or should you go? Where can you funding? or other relevant content that you would like included. Kate Daellenbach has arranged a quick survey to help us collect this information efficiently. If you would like your voice to be heard, please complete the Survey Seeking input from ANZMAC mid-career Researchers
by 15thOctober 2018. 

Expressions of Interest for hosting the 2019 Mid-year Doctoral Colloquium: The mid-year DC hosted at Deakin Business School in Melbourne on 21–22 June 2018, and co-chaired by Nichola Robertson and Riza Casidy, was another successful ANZMAC event. The ANZMAC mid-year doctoral colloquium has become a well-regarded opportunity for PhD students to engage with like-minded peers, and to receive feedback on work-in-progress from established and leading scholars. ANZMAC is proud to support this initiative for the benefit of our community members. We are now calling for expressions of interest for hosting this event. Please be in touch by 31stOctober 2018 if you are interested.  

Journal of Advertising now publishes three types of articles

The Journal of Advertising (JA) now publishes three types of articles:  Original Research Article, Research Notes, and Literature Review Corner. More information can be found here.

  • Institutional Membership:Is your institution a paid-up Institutional Member? Individuals from Institutional Member universities are eligible for discounted conference registration fees. If you’re not sure, please check here. If you’ve checked and found that your institution is not on the list, you can easily re-instate membership by following the prompts, here.
  • Request: ANZMAC is 20 years old! Do you have any special ANZMAC memories that you can share with us? Do you have any special photos of ANZMAC events throughout the years? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please be in touch at  The more the merrier and the sooner the better. 

Thank you for your continued support of ANZMAC. 

If there is something you would like to discuss or contribute, of if you would like to be more involved, please contact us: Tania Bucic or David Varvel

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