Upcoming Events


SFSU Marketing Graduation 2014

May 22, 2014 | Thursday | 5:00 pm | Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco, CA 94123
On May 22nd 2014, The San Francisco State University Marketing Association will be hosting a very special Marketing Graduation Ceremony. This one time event will be located in the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, which overlooks some of San Francisco’s most well known landmarks. Graduates will be individually recognized by name as family and friends have the opportunity to watch their graduate walk across the stage in an intimate and charming setting.


Please contact the SFSU Marketing Association at sfsuma@gmail.com, if you have any questions.


Lewis PR Tour

October 10, 2013 | Thursday | 5:00 pm | Chevron Tower San Francisco, CA 94105
A group of us can meet on campus and head over together–more details to come. Otherwise, be at Lewis PR no later than 5pm. If you have class at this time, try explaining to your professor (especially if you have a business class) that you have a great hands-on learning opportunity that unfortunately lands during their class. Hopefully, they will understand and excuse your absence!

2nd Committee Meeting of the Semester

October 1, 2013 | Tuesday | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Location TBD


1st Committee Meeting of the Semester

September 26, 2013 | Thursday | 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Location TBD
Let’s get situated into our committee groups and get the Fall Semester rolling!

Taco Libre Social

September 20, 2013 | Friday | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | 55 Cambon Dr San Francisco, CA 94132

Take a break from the beginning of the semester mayhem and have some tacos with us!


3rd Annual Rhythms Music Festival

May 2, 2013 | Thursday | 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm | The Annex

Come out and enjoy some great entertainment at this years Rhythms Music Festival! The Associated Students Inc have prepared this awesome event for all SFSU students to attend. With Coachella wrapping things up and the Music Marketing Conference just above the horizon, this is a perfect way to enjoy some music with friends and peers alike. Make this semester one to remember!

Artists include:

•Big Boi
•Pilot Touhill
• As well as the Battle of the Bands Winner

This event is for SFSU Students only, so don’t forget your SFSU ID.

April 2013 Events


The Minority Report

April 30, 2013 | Tuesday | 11:00 am – 12:45 pm | Cesar Chavez Center – Rosa Parks Conference Rm A

The upcoming Minority Report Panel wants to raise awareness among the next generation of young professionals to the stereotypes, opportunities, and threats that await us in a highly competitive professional environment post graduation.



Amy Sueyoshi,Ph.D.

Associate Dean | College of Ethnic Studies


Lamonte Winston

Director of Player Engagement | Oakland Raiders

Dr. Kristen Clark

Author | Undefeated

Al Lacayo

Runway Model Booking Agent | Look Modeling Agency

Linda Oubre

Dean | San Francisco State College of Business

Val Klein

Director of Marketing& Promotions| Clear Channel Media

Music Marketing Conference

April 26, 2013 | Friday | 5:00 – 9:00 pm | SFSU Downtown Campus

The SFSU Marketing Association is bringing a panel of experts in the Music industry on April 26, at the downtown campus. We envision covering aspects of talent management, content management, and potentially some legal aspects of music marketing.

Our current panel includes:
Hisham Dahud (Moderator)
Michael Brandvold
Gian Fiero
Joe Frabotta
Sara Merriman

More info to come!

Join the event on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for any new updates!

March 2013 Events

Mobile Marketing: It’s Changing Everything

March 26, 2013 | Tuesday | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | Resource Interactive 303 2nd Street San Francisco

Mobile access to everything online.   Consumers “snacking” on content no matter where they are. Services available 24/7. There is a fundamental shift taking place in how consumers discover and purchase new products and services, and it’s changing everything for marketers. And yet 55% of marketers report they still don’t have an effective mobile marketing strategy. Even for those who might have a strategy, they lack adequate resources, staffing and expertise.

Do you know the best way to reach and engage your mobile audience? Do you know exactly what works and what doesn’t? The March SFAMA event brings together an expert panel of mobile marketers to discuss current trends and share best practices on how to leverage and optimize mobile platforms.

Join the SFAMA and your fellow marketers for another great evening of networking, sharing strategies and tactics, and a dynamic discussion with leading industry marketers.


Students must RSVP here for this event.


The Kickstarter Craze

March 6th, 2013 | Wednesday | 7:00 – 8:00 pm | HSS 304

Founder and CEO, Vincent Ng, visits SF State to speak about his company and how they came to be so successful.

HALO is a San Francisco based company, started by two designers, with a goal of merging safety, fashion, and culture into an essential everyday product.

HALO was designed originally as a safety belt that can be used on a daily basis. “We wanted to create world’s first multi-purpose illuminating LED safety belt that also looks good. The great thing about HALO is, it looks like a ordinary everyday belt.”

Cycling – More often than not, bike lights are stolen off the bicycle itself and reflectors only show visibility when a light source is projected onto it. However, with the HALO, LED lighting emits through fiber optics utilizing a greater surface area of visibility. The HALO creates illumination with a simple design and it always stays on the owner because it acts as an ordinary belt.

However, the HALO isn’t only limited to biking. The HALO can be used in a variety of different ways, from changing a tire on the side of the road, jogging at night, crossing the street, or even as a fashion statement at parties/raves it’s overall purpose is for visibility. It can also be used as marketing promotions for different companies or sports teams.


- How to market a product successfully

- Tips on starting a company

- Necessities of the industry

- Personal branding

… And many more!

There will also be a Q&A section afterwards, so have your questions ready. See you there!

Check out HALO belt’s website, or most recent Kickstarter.

You can also follow HALO on Twitter @HaloBeltFacebook, and Tumblr.


February 2013 Events


DOs and DON’Ts: What a Bay Area Startup did to Succeed!

February 13th 2013 | Wednesday | 6 – 8:00 pm | BUS 216

Join us as our guest speaker, Gregory Youngblood from CityStash, discusses the evolution of the company, and how they combine the power of the internet with movers and cheap storage space to make life a little easier for those that live in SF.


● The costs associated with a startup
● How to market your business
● Advice from an experienced entrepreneur
● And much, much more! The event is open to all!

Did I mention this event is FREE? Yes it is!

So make sure to save the date and drop by for some face-to-face advice with a successful entrepreneur!

Who knows…you may even come out of this event with an internship opportunity.


SFAMA Winter Mixer at 111 Minna

February 15, 2013 | Friday | 5:00 – 8:30 pm | 111 Minna | 21+

Networking at 111 Minna, the downtown destination for great gallery art and
even better conversations.

Please join the SFAMA, entrepreneurs, start-up aficionados and marketers from
around the Bay Area for cocktails and conversation.

Swing by after work on Friday, February 15th to meet other SFAMA members, make
new friends and expand your network!

Don’t worry…it’s not one of those stuffy mixers. So bring your friends and
colleagues! Industry insiders or not, they will thank you for it.

Students must RSVP here for this event.



Résumé Clinic | presented by SF State business alum Ryan Yee

February 19, 2013 | Tuesday | 5:00 – 7:00 pm | BUS 202

Quality résumé writing is critical to presenting yourself well when searching for a new job. Your résumé may be the single-biggest factor that determines whether you even get your foot in the door to be considered for that all-important job that you want.

Learn best practices and tips by attending the Résumé Clinic, presented by SF State business alum Ryan Yee.

Ryan Yee (B.S.B.A. ’90, Marketing) is lead copywriter at Animation Mentor. With over 15 years of advertising and copywriting experience, Ryan has won copywriting awards for business to consumer, business to business, and internal campaign writing. His expertise includes mentoring young writers, and assisting with résumé development and the recruiting process.

The Résumé Clinic is limited to 25 students.

Don’t wait any longer and RSVP today!
You’ll be happy you did!

Business students must RSVP here for this event.


November 2012 Events


SFSUMA Presents: Product Naming and Brand Names That Don’t Suck | Eat My Words

November 13th, 2012 | 6 – 7:15 pm | BUS 217 | Open to all students

Eat My Words’ founder, Alexandra Watkins, is an entertaining speaker known for her fun and engaging presentation, “How to Create Brand Names with Buzz.” She’s won rave reviews from audiences who have seen her speak at events for American Express OPEN, the National Speakers Association, SF City Club, eWomen Network, In Good Company, Sandbox Suites, Bay Area Marketers, Co-Spot, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and more.


Packed with real life examples and war stories from the trenches, you’ll discover the secret to powerful brand names that generate buzz and revenue in this “never a dull moment” presentation. Whether you’re naming a business now or in the future, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the new rules of creating brand names:

• How to avoid costly naming mistakes
• How to evaluate the strength of any brand name in 15 seconds
• Why old school brand names no longer work
• Why you should not use your own name as your brand name
• Domain name secrets that will save you thousands
• How to cash in on clever names with branded merchandise
• Where to find free naming resources online
• How to prevent SLURLS gone wild

This video has a great tone with what this is all about:



Foodie Frenzy: How to start a Food Business

November 14th, 2012 | 6:30 – 9:30 pm | Seven Hills Conference Center

Register at Efactor.com

Want to turn that much loved food blog into your own business? Always dreamt about venturing into the hospitality/food industry? Or do you want to satisfy your craving for all things food by embarking on a delicious venture? EFactor shares with you a panel of talented and successful entrepreneurs who are making it big among this trending sector. Hear first hand the trials and tribulations as the paneled guests share their inspiring stories. Go ahead and start that food truck, we’ll provide you with the motivation and knowledge to do so.

After attending, you’ll have insights on:
● The in and the outs of the Hospitality Industry;
● The costs associated with a food startup;
● How to market your business;
● Advice from experienced entrepreneurs;
● And much, much more!

GREAT! NOW, What’s the cost? HOW DO I REGISTER?!
Well, since you are an MA member be sure to make a profile and sign up though Efactor, the largest entrepreneurial social network, to receive an extra special discount (final price:$7.50, not too shabby)!


5:30pm – 6:00pm Pre-Event Networking Session
6:00pm – 6:30pm Keynote Speaker
6:30pm – 7:00pm Panel Discussion
7:00pm – 7:30pm Audience Q&A
7:30pm – 8:00pm Post-Event Networking Session
8:30pm – Event ends