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David W. Marold

Former executive in direct marketing and sales

Teaches IMC 636 – Campaigns (Selected-Client Case)

Before joining academia, David Marold’s career included managerial and executive positions in direct marketing, sales and marketing at Ford Credit, R. L. Polk, Acxiom, Dialogue Marketing, Carlson Marketing Group and AAA Life Insurance Company.

His account assignments included Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Nestle and Northwest Airlines.

Marold is a lecturer teaching Digital Marketing, CRM, Direct Marketing, Campaigns and E-commerce at Eastern Michigan University. In seven out of eight years, his student teams won prestigious Gold, Silver or Bronze ECHO Awards (as recently as 2017) in Marketing Edge’s Collegiate ECHO Challenge with as many as 200 teams participating. He has lectured at: Wayne State, Madonna, Northern Illinois, Ferris State and Grand Valley State universities, and has spoken at the the Data & Marketing Association (DMA) Annual Conference and the Marketing Edge Research Summit.

Marold is past president of the Direct Marketing Association of Detroit and received their “Lifetime Achievement” award in 2012.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Iowa and a Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. He has authored/co-authored three articles published in the Journal of Advertising Education, one published in The International Journal of Integrated Marketing and one in LIMRAMarket Facts.” Three cases he co-authored received 3rd place recognition at Marketing Edge Research Summits and have appeared in 5 editions of textbooks.

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