Fast Pitch: Video Stories in 120 Seconds.

In 2018 the Merrick School of Business launched the Fast Pitch series. This video series allows the school to use multiple platforms to share information about new programs, internships and other important information.


The series came to be after Dean Murray Dalziel challenged Kathea Smith, assistant dean host of the Fast Pitch series, and Danielle Giles, director of marketing and communications in the Merrick School Business, to come up with a way to showcase what’s happening in the school. After some noodling on the topic and evaluating the channels available to them, the two administrators came up with the Fast Pitch series.


“We initiated the Fast Pitch video series as a new way to interact with our prospective and current students, faculty and external stakeholders,” said Smith. It also introduces our community to our fantastic faculty and students. Many of the videos also serve as training materials on new programs and initiatives for our admissions staff and advisors.”


“Our plan was to tell our story in 120 seconds–that’s easier said, than done,” said Giles. “Just like one of students who is pitching their business idea to investors, we wanted our people to pitch the topic to our audiences in an authentic way. We generally record in one-take and never edit it. And we aim to really get the message out there as succinctly as possible.”


Check out the full series of YouTube videos


A Sample of Topics Covered:




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What's Hot in the Merrick School of Business
UB's New Brand Rolls-out
Dean's Corner
Message from the Dean
Merrick Engages Series Innovation
Lessons From Legends
Accolades to Celebrate
Upcoming Events
Accounting Faculty Wins Outstanding Article
UB President's Faculty Award Goes to Accounting Professor
Prof. Cavazos: Digital Advertising Ecosystem is Rife with Fraud
Differences between user addiction to smartphone devices versus addiction to social network
Lingelbach Goes to Myanmar
Prof. van Vliet Receives USM Regents Faculty Award
Recent Scholarly Publications
"Faces of UB" - Business School Edition
2018-2019 Academic Achievement Awards
2019 Honor Society Inductions
Alumni and Friends
Alumni Spotlight
MBA Alumna’s Experience Leads Her to Donate to the School
Update Your Alumni Information
Past Issues of The Merrick Exchange
Connect on Social Media
Winners Announced for UB’s ‘Rise to the Challenge’ Business Pitch Competition
Attman Competition Winner’s Video Game Focuses on Mental Illness Awareness
Takes a Startup to Know a Startup
Global Business
Global Business Challenges Yield Real Results
Centers of Excellence
Measuring Connectedness in Baltmore City Neighborhoods
Back to the Classroom
Fast Pitch: Video Stories in 120 Seconds.