125% Zoom Add Page T Teach O Format Document View Insert Table Chart Shape Media Media Comment Collaborate WAYMAKER PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING Marketing Plan Template Executive Summary Do this section last. This short summary should provide a holistic overview of your marketing plan. All of this information is covered in more detail in the rest of the marketing plan. For the Executive Summary, provide a clear, concise overview of the following points: Company Description Briefly description the organization and offerings (products and/or services) your marketing plan focuses on, and the problem(s) they solve. Target Segment Identify and briefly describe your target segment Competitive Advantage Explain your organization’s competitive advantage. Nothing selected Select an object or text to format. Positioning Statement Provide the positioning statement your marketing plan will apply. Marketing Plan Objectives List the objectives of marketing plan: What will it accomplish? Be as specific as possible: anticipated increase in sales, profits, market share, etc. Company Profile â€¢ Company Name: â€¢ Industry: â€¢ Headquarters (city, state, country): â€¢ Year founded: â€¢ Number of employees: â€¢ Annual revenue (estimated) â€¢ Major products and/or services: . Target customers: â€¢ Distribution channel(s): â€¢ Key competitors: . Link to website: â€¢ Link to Yahool Finance Information page (for public companies): 125% T 1 Insert O Format Document View Zoom Add Page Table Chart Tend Collaborate Shape Media Media Comment WAYMAKER PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING Marketing Plan Template Market Segmentation & Targeting â€¢ What problem does your product or service solve? Describe the total market for your solution: Who are potential customers? â€¢ What are the key segments within this market? â€¢ Identify and briefly describe 1-3 segments that this company serves. â€¢ Which segment does this marketing plan focus on, and why? Why do you believe this segment will offer growth and profit opportunities? Situation and Company Analysis Economic Environment Discuss factors that affect your consumers purchasing power and spending patterns. What is the economic environment that you are operating in? Is it a growth, recovery or recession? Will it be easy to find staff? What is the current interest rate i.e. is it increasing or decreasing? What is consumer confidence like? Nothing selected Select an object or text to format. Technical Environment The technological environment changes rapidly. You need to make sure that you are aware of trends in your industry and other industries could affect your business. New technologies create new markets and can influence your consumers and competitors. Industry Environment What are the trends in your industry? Are there new entrants in the market? Has a substitute product been introduced? Are there changes in industry practices or new benchmarks to use? Competitive Environment How many competitors do you have? Who are the key competitors? What are the key selling points or competitive advantages of each one. What is your advantage over competitors? Is the market farge enough to support you and compolilors? Political Environment Consider the political environment for the areas that your business will trade and operate in. Is : there a stable political system? Are there any licences and regulations that you should be aware of? Do you need to win support to be able to operate? SWOT Analysis Instruction: Complete the table below with descriptive responses and explanation as you answer the questions below. 125% T T Text O Format Document View Zoom Add Page Insert Table Chart Collaborate Shape Media Commen Marketing Plan Template Strengths Does the organization have a strong brand presence? â€¢ What resources are available for marketing activities? â€¢ Does the company have unique products or services that satisfy the needs of their target market? What makes the company’s products or services unique? â€¢ What value is brought to customers? Weaknesses â€¢ Does the organization have a weak brand presence? . Are resources insufficient for marketing activities? â€¢ Does the company lack distinctive products or services? Do current products or services fail to satisfy the needs of customers? . Do current products or services fail to bring value to customers? Threats Opportunities â€¢ What is the unique opportunity that the company is trying to take advantage of? ? Does the target market have any unfulfilled needs that the company can satisfy? ? â€¢ Are there emerging target markets with needs that the company can satisfy? ? â€¢ Are there ways the company and its competitors can benefit by working together? Are there opportunities for collaborating with customers to build brand presence? â€¢ Describe and analyze if market demand is increasing? Are there changes in the government regulations that will affect the company? Describe any emerging global issues that will affect the company? â€¢ What are the tactics that competitors use to pursue customers? â€¢ What are the strengths of the company’s biggest and or emerging competitors? â€¢ In what ways are the competitors’ products or services superior to the company’s offerings? â€¢ How are competitors likely to respond to any changes in the way the company markets? â€¢ Is the company behind in adopting new technologies for marketing? â€¢ Describe any ways in which international competitors are taking away market share? What do customers dislike about the company? â€¢ Describe and analyze if market demand is decreasing? Nothing selected Select an object or text to format. Mission, Objectives & Goals Slate the mission or business purpose: what the organization wants to achieve, in markel- oriented terms. (Example: Disney’s mission could be, ‘We create happiness by providing the finest in entertainment for people of all ages.) List 1-3 objectives that move the organization a step closer to achieving the mission. (Example: A Disney objective could be. “To be the most popular theme park for international visitors.” Convert objectives into specific marketing goals that are sasy to measure and evaluate. (Example: Our goal is to increase market share of International theme park visitors by 10% in the next two years.” 125% T Insert T Text O Format Document View Zoom Add Page Table Chart Collaborate Shape Media Comment WAYMAKER PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING Marketing Plan Template Ethics and Social Responsibility Current Status It is no longer acceptable for businesses to disregard issues around ethics and social responsibility. Conduct research and briefly describe what your organization is currently doing with regard to corporate social responsibility and pursuing sustainable business practices. Recommendations Based on your understanding of the organization’s goals, what recommendations do you have for how to create a more ethical, socially responsible and/or sustainable business? What practices do you recommend the organization pursue? Marketing Information and Research Nothing selected Select an object or text to format. Research Question Describe an important question you need to answer or a problem you are trying to solve in order to help the organization meet its goals and objectives. Information Needed Describe the information your organization needs to make effective decisions about how to answer this question or solve this problem. Research Recommendations What research do you recommend in order to provide the infomation you need? What research method(s) would you use to get the information you need? Will it involve secondary data and research? Primary research such as interviews, focus groups and surveys? Why do you recommend this research approach? Customer Decision-Making Profile Identifying the Customer and Problem Describe a primary decision maker in your target segment: who they are, what they like, how they make buying decisions. Describe the primary problem(s) your organization, productor service will help them solve. 125% Zoom T Insert T Teod I Shape O Format Document View Add Page Table Chart Media Comment Collaborate WAYMAKER PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING Marketing Plan Template Factors Influencing Customer Decisions Provide a brief profile of your target segment using at least three of the following categories: â€¢ Geographic characteristics: e.g., location, region, population size or climate. â€¢ Personal and demographic characteristics: e.g., age, gender, family size, family life stage, income, personality â€¢ Social and Psychological characteristics: e.g., culture, social class, lifestyle, motivation attitudes, reference groups, beliefs. Situational characteristics: e.g., buying situation, level of involvement, market offerings, frequency of use, brand loyalty. B2B/organizational buying considerations: e.g., individual factors, organizational factors, business environment factors, types of complexity . . Reaching the Customer Based on this profile, identify 2-3 marketing strategies or tactics you believe would be effective at reaching this target segment, and briefly explain why they are a good fit. Nothing selected Select an object or text to format. Positioning and Differentiation Positioning and differentiation explain what you want to be known for in the market, and how you are different from competitors. Respond to the following questions. Competitive Advantages List the competitive advantages of the product, service or organization you’re focusing on the things that make it different from competitors in positive ways. Market Niche and Positioning Strategy Describe the market niche you want to fil, along with the positioning strategy you recommend using. Why do you think this is the night approach? Positioning Statement Develop a positioning statement using this formula: “To target audience) (product/service/ Organization name) is the only [category or frame of reference that (points of differentiation/ benefits delivered because (reasons to believe).’ Repositioning Considerations Do you recommend a repositioning that improves on what the organization has been using up to this point? Why or why not? 125% Zoom Add Page T Text I Shape O Format Document View Insert Table Chart Collaborate Media Comment Marketing Plan Template Branding Brand Description What is the “brand” you are trying to build? What do people think about this brand today, and how do they experience it? Brand Promise What is the brand promise for this brand? If one hasn’t been defined yel, create one. If you believe the brand promise needs improvement, please suggest how you would refins it. Why is your recommended brand promise a good fit? Brand Voice and Personality Describe your brand voice and personality using the is/is never template: â€¢ Brands is: â€¢ [BrandÅ¿ is never: Brand Positioning and Strategy Make a recommendation about brand positioning and/or branding strategy to help build the brand and contribute to align it with what your target segment wants. How will this contribute to the success of your product, service or organization? Nothing selected Select an object or text to format. Marketing Mix (4Ps) Product Strategy Briefly describe your product or service. Where is it in the product life cycle? What recommendations do you have for improving the offering to fit your target market’s needs? Be sure to consider: â€¢ What level of quality and consistency does the offering have? â€¢ How many features does it have and can they be removed or added? â€¢ How well does your product or service deliver what the customer values? How can i! improvo? â€¢ What improvements would help your offering compete more effectively? Pricing Strategy How is your product or service priced today? How does this compare to competitors, assuming competitors are at or near break-even point with their pricing? Analyze pricing alternatives and make recommendations about pricing going forward based on the following: â€¢ How sensitive are your customers to changes in price? What revenue you need to break even and achieve profitability? 125% Zoom Add Page 1 Insert T Text O Format Document View Table Chart Collaborate Shape Media Media Comment WAYMAKER PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING Marketing Plan Template â€¢ What does the price says about your product in terms of value, quality, prestige, etc.? Place: Distribution Strategy What is your current distribution strategy? What missed opportunities or disconnects are you Seeing in this distribution approach? Make recommendations about your future distribution strategy based on the following: â€¢ What are the best distribution channels and methods for you to use, and why? . Will you have a retail outet and if so, where will it be located? â€¢ In what geographic area(s) will your product/service be available? Promotion: Integrated Marketing Communications Strategy Use the template below to lay out your design for a marketing campaign aimed at your target Segment. Approach How will you achieve your goal? What promotional or engagement strategies will you use? Think creatively about campaigns you ve seen for companies or brands that have caught your attention, and how your campaign will make an impact on your target audience. Will your campaign influence? Engage? Educate? Nurture? Build awareness? Etc. Nothing selected Select an object or text to format. Example: Use email marketing, social media and a sales promotion (prize drawing at conference) to encourage veteran attendees to post online about their experiences and plans for attending the user conference using the event hashtag. Use these testimonials to amplify dialogue about the conference (via social media), build awareness (via email marketing, website and targeted digital advertising) and convince peers they should attend. Goal In consideration of the of your previous analysis, you need to identify at least one goal for the campaign â€¢ Describe the target segment for your campaign. â€¢ What is the goal you want to achieve with the campaign? â€¢ What is your call to action? â€¢ Make sure your goal is S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timed.) . Example Audience: HR professionals who are casual and power users of Churber systems Increase event registration by 20% by the start date of the annual user conference. Call to action: Register online today. Messages Identify the primary message for your campaign, 2-3 message pillars and proof points for each. Be sure to include a call to action that helps to achieve your goal. Remember that messages 125% T Text O Format Document View Zoom Add Page Insert Table Chart Shape Media Collaborate Comment Marketing Plan Template should align reinforce your positioning statement. Be sure to include a call to action that helps to achieve your goal. Example: 1) Primary Message: The annual user conference provides phenomenal value for training, professional development, peer networking and leaming how to get the most out of your investment. 2) Message Pillar. This conference welcomes you into a dynamic, well-connected and highly competent professional community. 3) Proof Point: Veteran attendees return year after year because it is recharges their skills, , knowledge and professional networks. 4) Call to Action: Register online today. Promotional Mix and IMC Tools Identify the key marketing communication methods and specific IMC tools you will use in your marketing campaign. How will you use each of these tools? Look for ways different methods and tools can build on each other. advertising, direct marketing, public relations, digital marketing, guerrilla marketing, personal seling, sales promotion. Example: Nothing selected Select an object or text to format. 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