Practice Marketing

"It was a really fun experience, you got to put your theoretical skills into a practical context where you could actually learn how it will work in real-life."

"I found that in two hours of this marketing game, my attention was completely kept on the game and what I was doing, so I was completely focused."

"For example, looking at something as simple as the 4Ps, you have a very vague idea of what they are because your lecturer has mentioned them, it’s only when you play the game... to then apply the knowledge you have with very interactive learning."

"[Unlike paper-based learning] with the game, you might make a misstep, but you are allowed to have the opportunity to improve."

"My overwhelming sense of it is that they [students] really, really get it."


What is Practice Marketing?

Award Winning Game Play

Practice Marketing has won the Serious Games Showcase and Challenge award in 2010, the silver medal for the 2011 Serious Play Awards, and has been shortlisted for the United Kingdom’s 2011 eLearning awards for best learning game.


Practice Marketing is the first in a series of 3D, multiplayer business strategy games designed for McGraw-Hill Education’s new line of digital learning products. A multiplayer simulation of the backpack industry, Practice Marketing enables students to put their marketing skills to the test in a fun and competitive, real-world environment.


In the simulation, students practice marketing strategy by doing what it takes to be an effective marketing manager. Practice Marketing is based on the framework of the "4 Ps" of marketing: Product, Price, Placement, and Promotion. Using strategies learned in class, students must successfully launch a new product to market: a backpack of their own design.


Practice Marketing was designed with McGraw-Hill’s renowned pedagogy for practical learning, and will supplement McGraw-Hill Education’s Marketing curriculum.


Accessible online through McGraw-Hill Connect or directly through www.mhpractice.com, Practice Marketing is available to students taking the Marketing course at participating institutions.



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Contact your local McGraw-Hill representative now to learn more and get started enhancing your classroom learning with the Practice line of simulation games.


Play the Demo

Try the demo version and begin to explore the world of Practice Marketing today. The demo is the first of the five modules that are part of Practice Operations


To play the demo, you must download and install the Sandstone Player.

2013 CODiE Awards Finalist

Practice Marketing is a 2013 SIIA CODiE AWARDS finalist in the category of Best Education Game or Simulation.



What is Sandstone?

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Sandstone brings immersive, fully 3D games to the web and mobile devices, delivering high-quality, multiplayer 3D games via an always-on web service. Games can be played from any web-connecting PC, Mac, iPad or Android tablet, and the service keeps everything up-to-date and compatible.


You must download and install the Sandstone Player before playing any of the Practice Series games.