Maria Carmela Ostillio is an Associate Professor of Practice of Marketing and Sales at SDA Bocconi School of Management. She teaches and is in charge of the course Brand Management at Università Bocconi.
At SDA Bocconi, she is Director of the Brand Academy. She has been responsible for research and education projects ("Customized-Programs”) for companies focused on consumer goods, Services and B2B.
Her research activities focus mainly on branding, strategic brand management, marketing & corporate communications. She is currently working on other issues linked to her previous research, in particular, direct & interactive marketing, marketing One to One, customer database and marketing information systems.
She is the author of numerous books and articles on her topics of interest. Her works have been published in the Journal of Interactive Marketing, the Journal of Global Fashion Marketing: bridging Fashion and Marketing, the International Journal of Arts Management, Economia & Management and Micromacro Marketing, among others. She has been a Visiting Scholar in many universities, including Columbia University (New York, Usa), Northwestern University (Evanston, Usa), Tuck School of Business (Hanover, Usa) and Eller School of Management at the University of Arizona (Tucson, Usa). She won the best paper award for Aimac in 2013.
Maria Carmela earned a degree in Political Sciences, focused on International Economy, from Università degli Studi di Bari and an MBA – Master in Business Administration - from SDA Bocconi. She is married with two sons. For years, she has been dedicated to volunteering for humanitarian causes and aid focused on children, the elderly and the poor in general. Her activities have taken her to various developing countries (Mali, Namibia, Somalia, etc.) as well as Italy; since 2008 she has volunteered to work with children and teenagers for Dynamo Camp, part of the Serius Fun network.