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MARKETING PLAN LECTURES. MKTG131 Marketing Management. WHAT IS A MARKETING PLAN?. Marketing plans are detailed strategies of how to go about successfully marketing a product or products and earning a projected amount of return from the effort. . WHAT IS A MARKETING PLAN?.

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Marketing plan lectures

MARKETING PLAN LECTURES

MKTG131 Marketing Management


What is a marketing plan

WHAT IS A MARKETING PLAN?

Marketing plans are detailed strategies of how to go about successfully marketing a product or products and earning a projected amount of return from the effort. 


What is a marketing plan1

WHAT IS A MARKETING PLAN?

A comprehensive marketing plan will consider such important elements as distribution costs, production costs, advertising expenses and any expense related to identifying and marketing the products to the consumers in the targeted markets. 


Marketing plan components

MARKETING PLAN COMPONENTS

1. Product/Service Definition. Describe your product or service in simple and easy-to-understand terms. Include your point of difference and communicate the benefit/value your customer will receive.

2. Target Audience. Take the time to clearly describe your target audience. Be specific as to the demographics and psychographics of your ideal buyer. Focus on resources and marketing tactics.

3. Goals & Objectives. Set the bar as to what you want to achieve. Make your goals meaningful, specific, and measurable. Concrete goals such as revenue and new customers will help you keep an eye on the ball at all times.

4. Identify the Competition. Learn about and understand the competitive landscape. It will enable you to better position and target your message.

5. Pricing. A guidepost for setting price involves estimating the monetary value your customer will receive, and understanding your financial goals and objectives. (don't forget -- you are in this to make a profit).


Marketing plan components1

MARKETING PLAN COMPONENTS

6. Establish a Marketing Budget. Evaluate your marketing decisions such as advertising or hiring sales representatives based on the amount of business that a particular initiative generates. Track each initiative and keep what works.

7. Look at Channels of Distribution. Brainstorm a range of ideas to reach your target market with your value message. Be creative and don't censor wild ideas.

8. Set Specific Action Steps.

9. Set Timing for Each Step. Listing action steps is not enough -- you must establish a timetable for each step. Be realistic so that you do not set unreasonable expectations, thereby creating frustration for yourself. At the same time, be careful not to set goals so far out in the future that there is no sense of urgency for you to take action.

10. Get Accountability. The best laid marketing plans fail when they end up in your bottom drawer, never to be seen again. Therefore, it is critical to be accountable for taking charge and executing your plan. “The more they believe in you and your ideas, the more helpful they will be in the long run.”


Marketing plan format cba 2010

MARKETING PLAN FORMAT (CBA, 2010)

  • Title Page

  • Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary

  • Current Situation – Market Analysis

    • Market segmentation

    • Competitors

    • Market Trends

  • Current Situation – Consumer Analysis

    • Demographics

    • Psychographics

    • Buyer motivation and expectations


Marketing plan format cba 20101

MARKETING PLAN FORMAT (CBA, 2010)

  • Current Situation – Company Resources

    • Financial

    • People

    • Time

    • Skills

    • Objectives (MS/VS, financial/marketing/long term)

  • Marketing Strategy– Product

    • Brand name

    • Packaging

    • Features

    • Design

    • Quality Level


Marketing plan format cba 20102

MARKETING PLAN FORMAT (CBA, 2010)

  • Marketing Strategy – Price

    • Pricing objectives

    • Pricing strategies

    • Discounts and allowances

  • Marketing Strategy – Promotion

    • Promotional goals

    • Advertising reach, frequency, etc.

    • Sales force requirements, techniques, etc.

    • Sales promotion

    • Publicity and public relations

    • Electronic promotion (if applicable)


Marketing plan format cba 20103

MARKETING PLAN FORMAT (CBA, 2010)

  • Marketing Strategy – Place

    • Geographical coverage

    • Distribution channels

    • Physical mode of transportation

  • Implementation

    • Personnel requirements

  • Financial Summary

    • Assumptions

    • Monthly financial results (income/expenses)

  • Appendix

    • Pictures/Specifications of the product (if applicable)


Marketing plan format cba 20104

MARKETING PLAN FORMAT (CBA, 2010)

Font Face = Arial

Font Size = 12

Paragraph = Single Spaced

Margins = 2” left/top, 1” right/bottom

Title Page = Inverted Pyramid Title only

Bio-Data = Yes, after appendix


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