Marketing Essentials

Marketing Essentials

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Course Length: 1 day
Delivery Methods: Available as private class only
Course Benefits
  • Learn how marketing fits into the overall strategic plan of a company.
  • Learn the purpose of the marketing plan.
  • Learn the key principles involved in writing a marketing plan.
  • Learn the underlying process of goal setting, implementation, and monitoring performance.
  • Learn how to write a comprehensive marketing plan.
Course Overview

Students in this Marketing Essentials training class will learn techniques to define a company's goals, guide the company's actions toward achieving those goals, and provide guidelines for evaluating the company's progress toward those goals. The role of a marketing plan as a part of the strategic plan of a company is discussed, as well as an overview of marketing fundamentals. Students will explore the individual components of a marketing plan.

Course Outline
  1. Marketing Planning: New Pace, New Possibilities
    1. Marketing Planning Today
    2. Developing a Marketing Plan
    3. Preparing for Marketing Planning
  2. Analyzing the Current Situation
    1. Understanding the Marketing Environment
    2. Analyzing the Internal Environment
    3. Analyzing the External Environment
  3. Segmenting, Targeting, and Positioning
    1. Segmenting Consumer and Business Markets
    2. Assessing and Targeting Segments
    3. Positioning for Competitive Advantage
  4. Planning Direction, Objectives, and Marketing Support
    1. Determining Market Plan Direction
    2. Setting Marketing Plan Objectives
    3. Planning Marketing Support
  5. Developing Pricing Strategy
    1. Understanding Value and Pricing Today
    2. Planning Pricing Decisions
  6. Developing Marketing Communications and Influence Strategy
    1. Planning to Communicate with and Influence Audiences
    2. Using Communication Tools to Engage Audiences
  7. Planning Metrics and Implementation Control
    1. Measuring What Matters and Planning Metrics
    2. Planning Forecasts, Budgets, and Schedules
    3. Controlling Marketing Plan Implementation
Class Materials

Each student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

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