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Sales and Costs: Marketing Problems

1. ABC Inc pays there supervisors $100k, $200k and $300k for 100000, 200000, & 300000 units to be produced. ABC's supervisors cost are fixed, variable, step, or mixed? 2. ABC Inc produces PC parts. Variable cost per unit = $100 while their fixed costs = $100k. They sell each PC part for $125. If they want to increase thei

What Constitutes a Good Mission and Vision Statement?

State what constitutes a good mission and vision statement: Identify five criteria that are crucial to devising good mission statements. List the five criteria you have chosen for mission and vision (5 each). This can be a bulleted list. Justify your choices. Explain why you think these particular criteria are impor

Societal Marketing Management

Today's marketplace is fundamentally different as a result of major societal forces that have resulted in many new consumer and company capabilities. These forces have created new opportunities and challenges, and marketing management has changed significantly in recent years as companies seek new ways to achieve market excellen

Control System in a Strategic Marketing Process

Consider the "control phase" of the strategic marketing process (planning, implementation, control) whereby a company conducts a post-assessment (following marketing implementation) to determine what went right/wrong, and why. My new consulting company does not have such in place. What kind of a control system would you put into

Unbiased Comparison: First-Mover or Late-Mover in Marketing

The managers of your company are deciding whether to develop a brand new product not yet seen in the marketplace or a version of a competitor's product that has already been launched into the marketplace. Management has called a meeting to discuss which way to go. They want to know if they should follow the "first-mover" the

Business Marketing i3

You are a marketing manager interviewing for a new job at several different firms simultaneously. You expect to be asked the same questions in each interview dealing with what you think are some good new marketing opportunities for each firm to pursue. You know that being well prepared for an interview gives you a better chance

Marketing: Protect brand, communication channels, quality of service, competition

1. How you can you protect your brand when working with foreign intermediaries? You make a very good point about the necessity of using intermediaries to assist the marketing channel's effectiveness. However, I have a question, what do you do with the intermediaries that are more interested in their own agenda's at the expens

Strategic Marketing - Segmentation and Targeting

Can you help me get started with this assignment? Choose the following comparisons - iPhone vs. Droid 1) Describe iPhone and Droid target market and positioning. (2) Contrast and compare the target and positioning strategies of iPhone and Droid. (3) Now imagine one of the companies wants to create a product or servi

Making Powerful Presentations

Making a presentation to a group of people is a common activity in the business world and making sure they are high quality is critical. Discuss what makes a powerful presentation. What are some presentation pitfalls?

Create value using functions of channel intermediaries

Q&A: J.J How does your company create value using the functions of channel intermediaries? Why is this concept important? One of the most interesting things I learned while working in Logistics at Target was the quantity of boxes that came in via UPS/Fed Ex/etc. from small manufacturers (or individual people). These items

Marketing

1. Word-of-mouth has always been an effective way to promote a company or spread negative stories that could impact business. However the reach of word-of-mouth marketing used to be limited to those you knew or talked too on a regular basis. With social media, you can now reach many more people, including those you do not know

Best Idea in Sports Marketing

What is the best idea in sports marketing? What was the purpose behind the "idea?" What marketing concepts were used? How effective was the idea and what could have been done to make it more effective? Why did it work well in a sport setting?

Marketing: Product displacement, introduction to market

Displacement 1. When you think about your competitors, always think beyond just your direct competitors. What products or services can displace the need for your service in the future? How your customers' may needs change and impact the need for your service or product. I always hear politicians talking about the need t

Marketing Segmentation and Targeting for the Droid Phone

Droid phone (1) Describe the Droid phone company's target market. Describe a sample person in the target market, in detail. Go beyond "upper class women" or "middle class families." For example, if you were describing a Revlon target, you might write: "Cara is a 27 year old administrative assistant, living in Chicago. She ear

Three marketing environment forces that impact Godiva Chocolates

Im attempting to start up my own Java Bean company and want to research certain chocolate competitors. Ive chosen to actually target Godiva Chocolates. I feel this company has a great marketing plan and has been doing well and some how I want to attempt to market my product better. I need some help identifying the opportuniti

Describe a product or service and develop a media plan

Select a product or service with which you are familiar and a marketing situation for that product or service. Write a paper in which you: 1. Describe the product/service and marketing situation. 2. Select at least three (3) different media to use and explain why you think this combination would be effective for the tar

Mission statement assessment for Phoenix Forever, Inc.

The mission statement for "Phoenix Forever, Inc." reads "To supply a level of education unparalleled by any college/university offering a traditional classroom education". Is this a satisfactory mission statement? If not - how would you enhance it?

High Involvement and Low Involvement

* Computer software (e.g. game or app/application) *Underwear *Restaurant 1. Explain why the first product you chose was a High Involvement purchase and why the second was a Low Involvement purchase. 2. Identify and discuss the differences between the way you went through the purchase decision processes for the two prod

Four products in a supermarket and positioning

On your next visit to the supermarket, select a product category and make notes on the packaging of several different brands with regard to the positioning of each with that category. Now you are required to write your thoughts on its position strategy, including the element of its marketing mix that supports its positioning?

Marketing Management

Provide a quick definition of marketing plans using your text. Include the following: Using an article from the library's full-text databases, discuss an example of how a marketing plan helped make a product or service successful. On the other hand (using an article from the library's full-text databases), discuss an exampl

Describe the main line of business of the company

Can you help with this? Original only please, with at least 5 references. Thanks! PART 1 Select one of the following 500 International Companies in the service industry: Allstate Insurance, Boeing, United Health Group, New York Life Insurance, Wells Fargo, Humana, State Farm Insurance Cos., United Parcel Service, Fed Ex.

Creating a Communications Guide, a Media Plan & Marketing Manual

To deliver an effective media plan, you need to tell and present a consistent story. To ensure consistency across the organization, you need to create a communications guide or handbook. The organization's staff will need to be trained on using the handbook, and management must endorse and enforce it. The answer I need to pr

Discussing the Service Gap,

Please see the attached file. Q&A Discuss the Gap Model of Service Quality found on page 368 of your textbook. Discuss how you had a personal experience with a Service gap and how was the service gap Closed (or not closed)?