Sales Team and Competitions
UW-Eau Claire Regional Conference
UWW AMA traveled to Eau Claire, WI on March 8, 2018 to attend the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Regional Conference. The Whitewater Chapter was very successful in each of the competitions held throughout the day. AMA Whitewater swept the competition in every event taking home 1st in each one. Great job to everyone who participated and represented Whitewater!
AMA National Collegiate Conference in New Orleans
The National Conference, hosted in New Orleans, was held April 5-7, 2018. The top International Sales Competition gave us a sweep and 4 winners: Matt Young and Kelsey Berchem took first, Tommy Zoerner took second, and Paytin Kennicott took third. In the Perfect Pitch competition, Kate Amerling and Sam Wanezek took 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Kelsey Berchem was also the USCA Sales Student of the Year and second in the AMA International Marketer of the Year! To top it all off, Whitewater retained its position as International Chapter of the year! This competition is the highlight of the year for most as it is a vacation from home with all your friends in AMA. Well done Warhawks!
UW- Whitewater Regional Conference
Our conference on October 13, 2017 held four different competitions, including Perfect Pitch, Digital Marketing, Sales, and a Case Study. The Whitewater Chapter winners from the Federated Insurance Sales Competition found one of the winners in Kyle Jones who was able to grab a 1st place spot. Congratulations to all who competed!
Aurora Regional Conference
UWW AMA traveled to Aurora, Illinois on October 7, 2017 to attend and compete in Aurora's Regional Conference. The Whitewater Chapter winners were all included in the Cintas Sales Competition. Therese Merkel took a solid silver at 2nd, Kelsey Berchem slid in right behind in 3rd, and Tommy Zoerner rounded out the top 5 in 5th! AMAzing work Whitewater!
UW-Whitewater Campus-Wide Perfect Pitch Competition
This is a skill that every marketing professional needs to develop. While not truly a sales-specific role-play, the Perfect Pitch competition is a 90 second pitch in which the contestant positions themself as being "right for the job." Each contestant imagines that they unexpectedly just met their potential employer and wants to take things farther in the hiring process. Like an elevator pitch competition, the goal is to provide 2-3 key selling points for why you are an ideal candidate and then support these qualifications with examples. And of course, the end goal is to get hired (close the deal).
This competition was open to all students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Our 1st place winner was Sam Morgan, Therese Merkel received 2nd, Anna Tracy came in 3rd, 4th went to Zachary Goggins, and top 5 finishes with Kelsey Berchem in 5th.
Honorable Mention Sales Competitions
Our Sales teams competed in other events around and outside the country and were able to find great success. You can find those results as well as the results listed above here.