JWI 518 Week 10Assignment 3 Marketing In a Global Environment
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Assignment 3: Marketing Plan
Due Week 10, Sunday (Weight: 31%)
Incorporate the concepts you have learned throughout the course to create a formal marketing plan. The marketing plan will consist of a 20 - 35 slide PowerPoint deck on a selected product or service. The Marketing Plan should be targeted to an executive audience or a potential investor. Use each week’s study of principles and concepts to begin drafting your marketing plan a s you progress through the course.
Step 1: Select a product or service and submit your choice by the end of week 2
Select a product or service that you can obtain sufficient marketing information on, or if you are interested in starting your own business , you may elect to present a product or service that you intend to personally market.
If you decide to use a nationally recognized product/service, you may incorporate their existing marketing campaigns into your plan; however, you must add your own marke ting communications ideas as well. If you work for a small organization that does not have a formal marketing plan, you may use this opportunity to develop one.
Step 2: Conduct a situational analysis
Research and apply the weekly concepts to your chosen product or service to complete a situational analysis and begin developing your marketing plan. Analyze the company’s website, social media outlets, and other external sources for information. You may want to interview a company representative.
Marketing p lans based solely on information found on the company’s website will be incomplete and
Marketing Plan Slides
Use the following outline to build your Marketing Plan.
- Cover Slide – Student name, course name and number, submission date
- Table of Contents - Agenda
- Executive Summary
− Create a high - level summary of the plan’s content and purpose.
- Description of Product/Service
− What is it, what does it do?
− Who owns it?
− What stage is the product or service in?
− Create a list of features and benefit to customer.
- Marketing Goals and Objectives
− What are the company’s current marketing goals, or what are your suggested goals? (e.g. build brand awareness, increase market share, capture a new target market, increase revenues, etc.)
- B2C or B2B Target Markets
− What markets are currently targeted? What is recommended? (Support with research)
− What approach is being taken (undifferentiated, differentiated, concentrated, or micromarketing)?
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JWI 518: Marketing In a Global Environment
− Refer to the SWOT analysis instructions in your textbook.
− Who are major competitors – pricing, features, benefits, differentiators, target markets?
− Compare your product/service to major competitors.
− Suggestion: create a table with comparative competitive information (include your product at the top); on the next slide, provide overview bullet points analyzing what the comparative information shows.
− Identify the price for your product/service.
− Explain why the price better supports the marketing objectives.
− Why would a customer buy it?
− What is the value that it delivers?
− Create a 2 - 3 sentence value proposition statement encomp assing information above. This statement is used for marketing messaging campaigns.
− Use the Value Pyramid image from the Harvard Business Review article “The Elements of Value”
- Marketing Promotion (try to use a combination of traditional and digital marke ting tools)
− List promotion ideas that support marketing objective(s).
− Which tools will be used to deliver promotion initiatives?
− Align promotion initiatives to appropriate target markets.
− Which initiatives should be included in each stage of the Product Li fe Cycle?
− Estimate the cost of the marketing campaign.
− Create a marketing budget. Allocate the appropriate cost to each initiative.
- Distribution Strategy (Product - focused firms only)
− Do you recommend direct channel, indirect channel, or multiple channels?
− Do you recommend intensive, selective, or exclusive distribution and why?
- Measure Marketing Performance - Marketing Metrics
− How will your marketing goals be measured? Use Table 2.2 fr om the course textbook .
Grading for this assignment will be based on the following grading criteria:
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