Summing up OCMC 2013
For more than three decades, Ontario colleges' business students have been taking part in a unique skills competition that tests their marketing mettle in a series of exercises that emulate real-world business challenges.
This year the competition was held Windsor at the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts in Windsor, November 21 and 22.
The OCMC is considered the Olympics of Marketing across the province and drew more than 350 students to the two day competition. Kingston's St. Lawrence College (SLC) led the way with four gold medals and 11 top-five finishes. SLC placed first in Job Interview, first in Direct Marketing, first in Marketing, second in Account Management, fourth in Integrated Marketing Communications, fourth in International Marketing, fourth in Market Research, and fifth in Retail. The team also placed first, second and fourth in the Quiz Bowl competition. St. Lawrence College (SLC) earned 60 points, 22 points ahead of second place Fanshawe College of London, to bring home the OCMC cup.
The Canadian Institute of Marketing was a sponsor of the competition and fielded two judges; Shiv Seechurn, MCInst.M., RPM (Registrar), and Faythe Pal, MCInst.M (Past Chair).
Georgian College in Barrie will host next year's 34th annual competition. The Canadian Institute of Marketing will be there.
2013 Annual Meeting combines face meeting with GoToWebinar
The 2013 AGM was held at the Old Mill in Toronto on July 7. The highlights were election of a new council, opening of the bylaws for review and filing for compliance under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporation Act 2011. The new executive includes Kevin Palmer, MCInst.M., RPM, Chair; Prof. John Jackson, MCInst.M., Vice Chair; Taiwo Soetan, MCInst.M., Sec/Treas; Faythe Pal, MCInst.M., Past Chair; and Shiv Seechurn, MCInst.M., RPM, Registrar.
Council members include Kevin Palmer, MCInst.M., RPM; Prof. John Jackson, MCInst.M; Taiwo Soetan, MCInst.M; Faythe Pal, MCInst.M; Shiv Seechurn, MCInst.M., RPM; Eric Doubt, MCInst.M; Jason Rasevych, MCInst.M., RPM; Tareq Ali, MCInst.M., RPM; Reg Sheppard, MCInst.M., RPM; Anthony Raman, MCInst.M; Lubaina Galely, MCInst.M., RPM; Jim Beatty, MCInst.M; and Howard Pearl, MCInst.M.