Dr Max Sutherland is an author, columnist and marketing psychologist who works as an independent consultant in Australia and the USA. An expert in the psychology of communication, his monthly column is posted on the web at www.sutherlandsurvey.com. He is Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Bond University and Honorary Principal Research Fellow at Wollongong University.
The highly successful company he founded in 1989, MarketMind,1 specialized in tracking the effects of advertising communication for many of the leading global advertisers including Gillette, Merck, Kodak, McDonald's, Miller, Qantas, Nestlé and Pfizer. MarketMind was ultimately acquired by a US conglomerate.
His early career included retail sales as well as positions in market research with the Coca-Cola Export Corporation and the Overseas Telecommunications Commission.
With degrees in marketing and psychology, Dr Sutherland has held senior academic positions at a number of universities in the USA and Australia. He has held full-time lectureships in market research and consumer behavior at the University of New South Wales and the David Syme Business School (now Monash University) as well as Visiting Professor at Kent State University and Santa Clara University in the USA. He has published numerous papers in American, European and Australasian journals and currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Brand Management and the International Journal of Advertising.
He is a former editor of the Australian Marketing Researcher, a Fellow and former Chairman of the Australian Market & Social Research Society and a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute.
He can be contacted at email@example.com.