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Ten of the Most Influential Businesswomen of 2020

March 1, 2021

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we explore the top 10 most influential businesswomen from 2020.

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Maximizing a Telethon Moment for Brand Awareness, Partner Activation and Cause Raising

February 25, 2021

MDA shares a special look at how a moment like the MDA Telethon can help lift up a brand, bolster fundraising and cause raising, and the importance that partners like DECA play in the success of MDA’s mission.

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Super Bowl Ads: Is It Worth It?

February 1, 2021

The stage is set, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs will square off in Super Bowl LV, hosted at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. But enough about the game already... It's time for the real excitement—the commercials!

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DECA Direct Magazine: Marketing Trends

January 12, 2021

The world of marketing is diverse and ever-changing. Keep up with the latest industry trends to stay at the top of your game, learn to market your chapter like a pro and get a behind-the-scenes look at careers in this exciting field.

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Six Things to Start Doing Now to Land Your Marketing "Dream Job"

January 12, 2021

Do you have your sights set on a dream job in marketing? Read on for some must-do and next level actions you can take to build your network, skills and brand and start making your dream job a reality.

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Top 10 Marketing Trends to Watch for in 2021

January 12, 2021

Looking for the latest trends and buzzwords to incorporate into your next role-play? DECA’s Competitive Events Specialist shares a look at what to expect in the new year.

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Behind the Headlines with a P&G Communications Executive

January 12, 2021

Procter & Gamble Chief Communications Officer Damon Jones sits down with NRF Foundation All Access for “20 Questions.”

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The Best Marketing Career for Your Personality Type

January 12, 2021

Marketing careers are not one-size-fits-all, and the variety of career paths in marketing continues to grow each year. Read on to learn more about a few top marketing specialties and which might be best for your unique personality!

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Behind the Scenes at the MDA Telethon

January 7, 2021

MDA is giving DECA members an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the MDA Telethon from a marketing and communications lens and shares how the show was collaboratively created.

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A Conversation with Marriott International

November 17, 2020

November is not only DECA Month, but also National Career Development Month. What better way to celebrate than to interview a longtime DECA partner, Marriott employee, and a member of DECA's National Advisory Board?

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Managing Stress as a Small Business Owner

November 3, 2020

After six years as a small business owner and entrepreneur, I’ve adapted a few habits and philosophies that have helped me along the way. Here’s what I’ve learned.

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Five Ways to Dazzle Your Customers and Create Raving Fans

October 19, 2020

Before your customers become your biggest fan, you need to be theirs. The people who support your business are the ones that are pushing your business forward. Taking them for granted is probably the worst thing you can do in your business. It’s time to vamp up your customer service with these 5 tips.

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Five Tips to Take Your LinkedIn to the Next Level

August 5, 2020

Are you new to the LinkedIn life, or maybe you're a highly experienced user? Either way, you can never know too many tips and tricks to guide you along the way. Read on for five tips that will help you make the most out of your experience and take your LinkedIn profile to the #NextLevel.

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Four Tips for Summer Job and Internship Success

June 3, 2020

For many students, finding a summer job, career-defining internship or even a well-paid career can be challenging, and the current job market does not make it any easier. Additionally, some students are enduring the nightmare of having their internship or a job offer revoked, while others are shifting to working remotely.

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Mastering Virtual Interviews

May 26, 2020

A hiring manager emails to tell you they'd like you to interview for your dream position -- virtually. Now what? Watch this video to help you master your next virtual interview.

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Watch Now: Emerging Professional Conversations

April 28, 2020

Engage in a conversation with former DECA Inc. executive officers turned emerging professionals. Learn how they leveraged their DECA experience to earn success in college and their careers. Watch now.

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Watch Now: Executive Mentor Roundtable

April 28, 2020

Learn what it takes to become a successful business professional from a roundtable of accomplished executives in each of these career areas. Watch now.

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DECA Direct Magazine: Sports and Entertainment Marketing

March 17, 2020

The Sports and Entertainment Marketing Issue is your go-to guide for career previews, trends, best practices and behind-the-scenes looks at this popular and adrenaline-filled industry 

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Career Preview: Top Roles in Sports & Entertainment Marketing

March 17, 2020

Sports & Entertainment Marketing (SEM) is where your favorite past-times and your professional interests collide - and it’s the perfect path for applying the skills you’ve developed through DECA. Not sure what the career paths in SEM really look like? Read on for a preview of some top careers in this exciting industry.

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Experiential Marketing: When Brands Become the Entertainment

March 17, 2020

Part branding, part entertainment, experiential marketing is finding its way into the marketing plans of more and more top brands. Read on to find out exactly what this type of marketing is, why brands love it and how to make it part of your future marketing career. 

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Go for the Marketing Gold

March 17, 2020

When thinking of sports marketing, the Olympic Games are a prime example of what to look toward. The international sporting event is a household name that brings in billions of viewers. In 2016, the Olympic Games captured half of the world’s population in viewing the event!

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Courtyard by Marriott Culminates Once-in-a-lifetime Celebration at Super Bowl LIV with Super Bowl Sleepover and Dream NFL Fan Experiences

March 17, 2020

Global Travel Program Marriott Bonvoy Offers Members Hundreds of Exclusive Moments Around Super Bowl LIV and the 2020 Pro Bowl.

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What Happens Backstage at the Opry?

March 17, 2020

Opry member Garth Brooks once said “the real show is backstage” at the Opry, where a team of passionate staff members help make the 94-year-old show come to life every night. So, what does it take to raise that red curtain every night?

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A World Beyond Imagination

March 17, 2020

The success of Disney’s parks is no accident. With over 170,000 employees and 12 parks around the world, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products has consistently dominated the market while ensuring the ultimate customer experience. Here are the top five ways Disney Parks continue to rule the industry.