Bringing together academics and business leaders
MECLABS Institute uses social science research as a foundation to help understand why and how people make choices. This experimentation is built on previous academic research conducted by faculty, scientists and business analysts the world over.
MECLABS then conducts and applies this research in real-life business situations and shares its discoveries with both business leaders and fellow academic researchers to continue to grow the body of knowledge in consumer behavioral research.
MECLABS Institute is transforming business
Led by MECLABS Managing Director and CEO Flint McGlaughlin, who holds an academic position as the Director of Enterprise Research for the University of Cambridge’s Transforming Business Institute, the goal of the institute’s research is to affect organizational change to help enterprises better serve customers and, in so doing, achieve better business results.
Facilitating knowledge transfer within the academic community
McGlaughlin is also a frequent speaker at academic events around the world, and has shared MECLABS research at The Harvard Club of New York City, New York University, Columbia University, Ridley-Hall Cambridge, and other academic institutions.
In addition to sharing research at other events, MECLABS invites academics in marketing and business to the events it runs as well. For example, at MarketingSherpa Email Summit 2014 in Las Vegas, MECLABS hosted an academic roundtable discussion around the topics of value proposition and marketing strategy. Universities that were in attendance included:
- University of Oxford
- University of Cambridge
- Harvard University
- Villanova University
- University of Florida
Educating business leaders and managers
In addition to working directly with enterprises to help transform their companies through Research Partnerships, MECLABS has partnered with the University of Florida and is currently working with the university’s College of Journalism and Communications to offer an accredited master’s-level certificate in digital marketing.
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Flint McGlaughlin's lecture at Harvard University explores the personal-level value proposition.
Ways to Learn
Professor Theoharis of Harvard Extension School explains the idea of choice through classic literature.
Flint McGlaughlin speaks on the three ways to overcome the marketer’s greatest obstacle to effective messaging at MarketingSherpa Summit 2016.
Author Michael J. Lanning discusses the importance of making value propositions market-focused rather than internally focused.
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