Institute for Research in Marketing
The Institute for Research in Marketing brings together the expertise of the Carlson School’s marketing faculty with top marketers and market research professionals from global brands, creating thought-provoking dialogue and driving the science and practice of marketing forward. This two-way conversation provides greater context for faculty research and encourages real-world adoption of that research, leading to better business strategies and more effective public policies.
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Ignite Conference 2023
Do I Belong? How Brands Build Community
Friday, November 17, 2023
McNamara Alumni Center
200 SE Oak St, Minneapolis
Join top academic researchers and industry experts from leading brands for the most impactful 8 hours this fall.
With over 300 in-person attendees, as well as a national online audience, the Ignite Conference sparks creative ideas around current industry topics to help marketing practitioners keep pace with today's dynamic trends. Ignite fuses the distinct marketing perspective of some of the country’s leading business scholars with those of corporate leaders from premier global companies.
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Head of Data Strategy and Insights at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia)
Rachel has 15 years of experience in audience research, CRM leadership, project management, development, and marketing in museum and nonprofit settings. She received a Doctorate degree in contemporary art history from the University of Minnesota as well as a dual Master's degree in arts administration and art history from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Rachel is passionate about arts and culture, audience engagement, and cross-functional collaboration. Outside of work, Rachel loves to travel, always has a book nearby, and volunteers with Girl Scouts. Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn.
About the Minneapolis Institute of Art
Home to more than 90,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) is one of the largest art museums in the United States. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, its permanent collection includes world-famous works that embody the highest levels of artistic achievement, spanning about 20,000 years and representing the world’s diverse cultures across six continents. Learn more about MIA.
Associate Professor, Marketing
William (Bill) Hedgcock's research utilizes a range of techniques from simple paper and pencil preference questionnaires to physiological measures and functional brain imaging. His primary research stream involves identifying cognitive declines that affect financial decisions in seniors and the physiological and neural correlates of these declines and has been has published in journals such as the Journal of Marketing Research, Neuropsychology, Management Science, Psychological Science, and the Journal of Consumer Psychology.
Experience & Background
Prior to Carlson, Professor Hedgcock was an Associate Professor and Director of the Marketing PhD Program at the University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management in 2008.