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Nov. 24, 2016

Nov. 24, 2016
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – There are several Laurier experts available to comment on a variety of topics related to the holiday season.

Holiday Shopping

  • Grant Packard, assistant professor of Marketing at Laurier’s Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, is an expert on the retail industry, online shopping, consumption and social media and online product reviews. Contact information: (Cell) 416-985-4590 or gpackard@wlu.ca.
  • Brad Davis, associate professor of Marketing and Laurier chair in brand communication at Laurier’s Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, is an expert on marketing communications and branding. He is available to comment on a range of holiday marketing topics. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x2539 or bdavis@wlu.ca.
  • Chun (Martin) Qiu, assistant professor of Marketing at the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, is an expert on retail. He is available to comment on holiday shopping activities, queuing, online shopping, store promotions, etc. Contact information: cqiu@wlu.ca.

Gift Giving

Bradley Ruffle, associate professor of Economics at the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, is an expert on gift giving, why people continue to give in-kind gifts instead of cash and retail pricing. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x4470 or bruffle@wlu.ca.

Donations

Justin Smith, associate professor of Economics at the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, is an expert on charitable giving. Smith is available to comment on theories behind why people donate, income inequality and donations, and the determinants of charitable donations such as tax price of giving, matching or seed donations and government support for charities. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x4554 or jusmith@wlu.ca.

Family

Cynthia Comacchio, professor in Laurier’s Department of History, is an expert on childhood and families in Canada. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x3422 or ccomacch@wlu.ca.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070

E: kcrowley@wlu.ca

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