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Landmark Communications Professor Paul Farris taught at the Harvard Business School before his appointment at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Administration. He has worked in marketing management for UNILEVER, Germany, and in account management for the LINTAS advertising agency.
Farris's general research focus is in the area of marketing productivity and measurement. His work has been published in 10 books and more than 70 articles, appearing in professional journals and publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, Management Science, Decision Sciences, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Retailing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and the Sloan Management Review. Farris has coauthored award-winning articles on retailer power, marketing strategy, and advertising testing. He has served as an academic trustee of the Marketing Science Institute and is a current or past member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Retailing, the International Journal of Advertising, Marketing--Journal of Research and Management, and the Journal of Advertising Research. His current research is on channel conflict and building coherent systems of marketing metrics. His coauthored book, Marketing Metrics: 50+ Metrics Every Executive Should Master, was selected by Strategy + Business as the 2006 Marketing Book of the Year.
Farris has consulted and taught executive education programs for many international companies. He has served on the boards of retailers, manufacturers, and software companies. Currently, he is on the board of directors of Sto Corp., a building materials company. Farris has also provided expert testimony in a number of marketing-related legal cases.