Practice Marketing Game


The McGraw-Hill Practice Marketing Game (PMG) is an interactive computer business simulation. PSE teams from across the country will compete directly against each other for cash prizes and recognition at the 2020 National Convention in Norfolk, VA.

PSE members will play the role of marketing decision-makers for a small backpack company. Teams must choose a promising market segment and design a backpack. The goal is to match the backpack’s style, attributes, and special features to the preferences of their chosen market segment.

Teams will analyze sales results, collect information on competitors, and refine product, price, place, and promotion strategies in order to maximize profits and become the market leader. Every week, teams will make new decisions and adjustments to their original plans and will have eight weeks to prove that they are the market leaders!

To sign up your chapter, the below team registration information must be submitted to Sam Mischio ( by Tuesday, September 17!

Chapter/School Name
Your Team Captain/Team Contact
Team Captain’s Email and Phone Number
Your Team Name

(Chapter sign-ups received after 9/17 will not be eligible to compete as access codes need to be purchased by then to participate.)

After signing up with HQ, team captains will receive confirmation emails and access codes with further registration instructions for the simulation. Choose 2-6 members from your chapter to form your team.

The Practice Marketing Game will officially begin on Tuesday, October 1 and weekly decisions will be due by 11:59pm CT of every Tuesday deadline.

Decision Deadlines

Simulation Begins:  10/1/19

1st Decision Due10/8/19

2nd Decision Due10/15/19

3rd Decision Due10/22/19

4th Decision Due10/29/19

5th Decision Due11/5/19

6th Decision Due11/12/19

7th Decision Due11/19/19

Final Decision Due11/26/19

Results Announced12/3/19

***All deadlines in this calendar are final. If you fail to meet a deadline, you will lose all points associated with that decision and your team will be at a strategic disadvantage.

The last decision is due by the week of Thanksgiving, so we encourage teams to submit their decisions well before this deadline to prevent any holiday travel conflicts.

Note: In the event of a tie in final team scores, winners will be determined by highest overall profit.

Joan RogalaPractice Marketing Game