ACR Treasurer

FREDERIC BRUNEL, Boston University, USA

Frédéric F. Brunel, Associate Professor of Marketing & Dean’s Research Fellow at Boston University

Frédéric vividly remembers how inspiring his first ACR conference was, and since that fateful October in 1992,he has attended every ACR conference. After many years as an active member of the association, and numerous contributions as presenter, session organizer, track chair, conference committee member and doctoral consortium faculty, Frédéric would very much like to serve the association as Treasurer. If elected,he pledges to represent diligently the diverse interests of the association membership and work closely with the other board members in order to support ACR’s scholarly mission, further its impact, and balance its financial health with its ever-rising global reach and multifaceted needs.

Frédéric is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Dean’s Research Fellow at Boston University. He is a consumer researcher dedicated to informing two main domains: consumer relationships and product design. His research strives for theoretical and substantive contributions and focuses on concepts of direct relevance to academia and practice. These include, for example, consumption communities on and off-line, word-of-mouth dynamics, customer relationship management and aesthetic response styles and skill sets. In order to inform these domains, Frédéric is committed to developing a deep and contextualized understanding of the social-psychological and cultural factors that can guide and moderate consumers’ responses in these marketing applications. Thus, his scholarly work resides at the intersection of social-psychology and cultural studies and focuses comprehensively on culture,group/community and personality/gender levels of analyses.

Frédéric has published in journals such as Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Business Strategy Review, Journal of Marketing Communications, Marketing Theory, Journal of Creative Management and Psychology and Marketing. His research has also appeared in book chapters, managerial articles and conference proceedings (including Advances in Consumer Research). He has presented his work in numerous venues and conferences. He has been a reviewer for all of the major journals and conferences in his field of specialization, a track chair and a member of the program committees for several conferences, and is currently on the editorial board Recherche et Applications en Marketing.  His work has been used by some of the largest corporations and he is regularly quoted and interviewed in a wide array of print, radio, TV and electronic media outlets.

At Boston University, Frédéric has taught at all levels:undergraduate, MBA, doctoral and executive programs. His teaching emphasizes the interdependences and connections between marketing and other business functions. He has been a leader in the design and implementation of integrated cross-functional-curricula at the undergraduate and MBA levels.  Frédéric has extensive international teaching experience, including Europe, Latin America and Asia.  Over the years, his commitment to higher education has been recognized through several research, teaching and service awards. 

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Twitter: @Frederic_Brunel

Phone: 6172902682



  • Aesthetics
  • Charity and Gift Giving
  • Gender Issues
  • Nonconscious Processing
  • Consumer Communities
  • Word-of-Mouth Behavior/Communication
  • New Products
  • Social Media

Position’s Duties and Responsibilities

The Treasurer of the Association provides financial oversight of the Association and the Executive Director, monitors the Association’s financial activities, reviews and assists with conference budgets and other budgets, and reports annually on the Association’s financial status and activities to the Board of Directors.The Treasurer retains a Certified Public Accountant approved by the Board of Directors for the purpose of auditing the Association. The Treasurer approves all expenditures in excess of an amount set from time to time by the Board of Directors.