Matt M. Checchio

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Instructor

Department Marketing
Office Address 422 Business Building
Phone Number 814-865-9306
Email Address mmc229@psu.edu

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Matt Checchio ‘05, brings industry experience in marketing strategy, management, and communication. Matt worked or consulted in industry ranging from the sports industry, digital media, higher education, banking and financial services, e-commerce, restaurant, commercial hauling transportation, a regional airport, medical and cosmetic, workforce development, powder metal, first responder services, local government, and small businesses.

Education

MS, Sport Management and Business, Drexel University, 2012

BS, Marketing, Pennsylvania State University, 2005

Undergraduate Minor, Minor in Labor & Industrial Relations, Pennsylvania State University, 2005

Courses Taught

MKTG 450 – Marketing Strategy (3)
Market-oriented problems of the firm; identification and selection of market opportunities; formulation of competitive strategies; marketing policies and programs.

MKTG 426 – Business Marketing (3)
Developing marketing strategies and programs. The course emphasizes the special nature of the business and organizational markets.

MKTG 443 – Sports Mktg (3)
This course will focus on how companies develop, execute and measure marketing strategies and tactics to use sports teams, familities, leagues and other organizations to market their products and services domestically and internationally to consumers and business partners. The course will examine the marketing strategies employed by sports teams and leagues. MKTG 443 Sports Marketing (3)“Sports Marketing” is designed to explore how various types of businesses and other organizations market products and/or service related to sports as well as how sports are used as marketing platforms for non-sports products. Unique aspects of the sports business will be explored including how strategies and tactics related to marketing in this sector differs from other industries. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of various aspects of sports marketing. This will include the use of sports as a marketing tool for other products, the marketing of sports products and emerging considerations that are relevant for both marketing through and the marketing of sports. Since sports involves consumers, businesses and other organizations, this courses will cover B2C as well as B2B marketing.How product, distribution, pricing and promotional programs are developed particular to this industry will be one of the primary focuses. Relationship marketing, the role of technology, sponsorships, ambush marketing, partnership leveraging, endorsements, venue naming rights, licensing and emerging legal and ethical issues will also be important focuses.A guest speaker series will provide additional professional perspectives on a variety of unique aspects of marketing particular to sports. Reading Sports Business Journal, the most highly regarded source of news by sports industry employees, will further expand this knowledge base as will current news events related to the industry. Students will be provided an opportunity to network with guest speakers and those interested in considering sports among their job search, will also be able to receive internship and career counseling from the instructional team. Students enrolled in this class will also be able to submit resumes and requests to be interviewed for internships with various sports organizations being arranged in cooperation with the Smeal Collage Corporate and Career Services Office.Students will apply what is being learned in the class to the development of a project related to sports marketing, with the added benefit of having a deliverable which can be used to further the search for jobs and/or internships in the sports business.

MKTG 450W – Marketing Strategy (3)
Market‑oriented problems of the firm; identification and selection of market opportunities; formulation of competitive strategies; marketing policies and programs.

MKTG 473 – DIGITAL MKTG (3)
In recent years, marketing has dramatically shifted from traditional (e.g., commercial, print advertising) to digital using technologies such as the Internet, social media, augmented reality, mobile, Internet of Things, and wearables. This course will introduce students to the changing landscape of marketing through a digital marketing perspective. Major topics covered are digital marketing themes, communication platforms, content marketing, digital advertising, real-time marketing, marketing automation, search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM), social media, mobile, video, digital technologies, and measurement. This course helps students understand, and evaluate the digital marketing landscape to aid in effective marketing campaigns. Students will learn the fundamentals, frameworks and useful concepts developed specifically for digital platforms. How core marketing and business principles (i.e. segmentation, marketing mix, commerce) are used or have been altered will be discussed. Case studies and examples of successful and failed campaigns will be analyzed. The course utilizes group work assignments to create and present a digital marketing plan of a company, brand or specific product/service. Last, there is a large emphasis on including guest speakers from the industry.

MKTG 497 – Digital Marketing (3)
In recent years, marketing has dramatically shifted from traditional communications (e.g., commercial, print advertising) to digital communications using technologies such as the Internet, social media, augmented reality, mobile, Internet of Things and wearables. This course will introduce students to the continuously evolving landscape of digital marketing communications. Students will learn about and apply their understanding of new communication tools.This course will help you understand, and evaluate the digital marketing landscape and digital platforms to aid in effective marketing campaigns. We will learn the fundamentals, the framework and useful concepts developed specifically for digital platforms. We will discuss cases/ examples- what companies did right or why they failed on digital platforms.

MKTG 480 – Intermediate Social Media Marketing (3)
Social Media Marketing tools, techniques, and strategies to build brands and customers.

MKTG 301F – Principles of Marketing (3)
Focuses on customer behavior, product, channels of distribution, promotion, and pricing with emphasis on a culturally diverse environment. Not available to students who have taken B A 303.