Harald van Heerde (Ph.D., University of Groningen, the Netherlands) is S.H.A.R.P. Research Professor of Marketing at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Harald specializes in econometric models to improve marketing decision making. His wide-ranging research interests include measuring the sales effects of the marketing mix, new media, loyalty programs, strategies to build brands and brand equity, electronic word of mouth, retailing, attribution modeling, customer acquisition, entertainment marketing and the role of PR and publicity.
Van Heerde is ranked in the top 10 of marketing scholars worldwide based on the volume of his publications in the leading marketing journals such as the Journal of Marketing (JM), the Journal of Marketing Research (JMR) and Marketing Science. Van Heerde is the recipient of eight paper awards: the MSI / H. Paul Root Award (JM), the William O'Dell Award for Long-term Impact (JMR), the Paul Green Best Paper Award (JMR), 2 x Informs Society of Marketing Science Long-term Impact Award, the Jan-Benedict Steenkamp Long-term Impact Award of IJRM and 2 x IJRM Best Paper Award. His papers were best paper award finalists at the premier journals on eighteen more occasions.
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