Joseph Byrd ’23 wins pitch competition hosted by American Marketing Association Florida State University chapter

The Elon junior also earned second place in the virtual collegiate event’s sales competition.

Joseph Byrd ’23, a marketing and finance double major, won the 2022 Perfect Pitch Competition hosted by Florida State University’s American Marketing Association (AMA), chapter.

headshot of Joe ByrdHeld during the AMA collegiate chapter’s Building Your Brand virtual conference on Feb. 4, the pitch event tasked participants with delivering an “elevator” pitch to marketing agency HR Creations.

Byrd also placed second in the conference’s Sales Competition, which involved a 10-minute sales process representing TTI, an electronic components distributor.

“Competitions like these offer the opportunity to practice what makes a salesperson successful,” Byrd said. “Namely, that selling means serving – placing the focus on the person in front of you and letting that relationship drive your interaction.”

The conference also included sessions with speakers from GHOST, Facebook, Queue and Google.