Below is a question I have come up with regarding product development and the stage-gate model that I feel will significantly improve my understanding of product development. Your expert assistance is very much appreciated. Use the conceptual framework of Stage 1 and Gate 1 to generate and evaluate three or four new product d
You are a marketing executive at a fast-food company and have been asked by your supervisor to evaluate the positioning of two of your major competitors, Wendy's and McDonald's. Wendy's has focused primarily on the adult market while McDonald's has fashioned an all-out pursuit of the kid's market (as evidenced by the numerous ad
I WILL FOCUS ON THIS SCENARIO, hOWEVER , CAN YOU GIVE ME URLS TO WHERE YOU GET SOME OF TH EINFORMATION , I NEED TO CITE THEM IN APA FORMAT. FURTHER CAN YOU EXPAND ON IT MORE IN ANY WAY?( e.g) Give advice to at least two other participants. You may have some great ideas that can help another individual or perhaps there are so
What is segmentation? Identify the segmentation criteria that will impact your target market selection. Identify your target market. a. Segmentation Criteria b. Target Market Selection The above info needs to be at least a 400 word description. Our product is a Hybrid SUV, we named the Millennium. The overview
I was asked to do an online simulation of "Using Perceptual Maps in Marketing and then answer these questions as if I had my own industry. I have a general idea of what is needed but would like confirmation I am on the right track. 1. What would a perceptual map of your own industry look like? Where would you go to get dat
You have been invited to attend the American Intercontinental Brainstorming Conference, a meeting of elite entrepreneurs and marketing executives. You will use this forum to discuss a New Product you wish to launch and the marketing plan you will develop over the next five weeks . Since non-disclosure and confidentiality agree
You have recently obtained your M.B.A., and have been hired by a company other than the one you now work for in a "fast-track to management" program. You are still a relatively junior person. Your education has taught you the value of PLC, SWOT, Core competencies, and virtually every market research technique ever invented. Y
Why are prototypes/betas necessary?
Assume you are an established manufacturer of an industrial product (as opposed to a consumer product). You are thinking about opening distribution channels in foreign markets, and maybe even establishing an overseas office.. 1) Search the web and list two competitive intelligence consulting firms that you will recommend
I am currently undertaking a dissertation based on branding activities of Samsung Electronics. I am currently undertaking a literature review. What i think i need to loot at are, the theories of branding and corporate branding. I found that there are differences in product branding and corporate branding. I roughly know what the
Do you think that if the Tylenol crisis involving cyanide poisoning were to occur today new technology such as the Internet would have impacted the case differently? Due to the globalization of markets, would the outcome of this crisis be different if the events occured today?
I need an evaluation of the auto industry environment in the United States and the industry's attractiveness. Ex. barriers to entry, reaction of competitors, ect..
How might you use the concept selection method to determine which product features should be standard and which should be optional or add-ons? What are some ways you could communicate a concept for a new user interface for an automotive audio system? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each approach?
Sonic, a hypothetical start-up company, is getting ready to introduce a new multifunction personal digital assistant (PDA), also known as a handheld computer. Sonic's new product in entering a marketplace crowded with offerings from palm, Handspring, and other PDA makers. Despite intense competition, Sonic can rely on numerous s
Charles Schwab offers a wide range of investment and financial services. When someone visits or calls a Schwab office, employees can bring up the customer's records and talk knowingly about services best suited to the person's situation. Browse www.schwab.com. a) How does this web site confirm Schwab's customer focus?
Hank has doubts that funds will be available to contract with an external research organization. He asks if you would be able to perform adequate marketing research by yourself using information on the Internet. Select a region of the world (not North America) where you feel a market for high-end coffee brewing equipment exi
How do you feel that ebay has effected current retail trends? How has this impacted buyers behavior?
Complete the Marketing Audit for Valspar Corporation, using the attached Marketing Audit Guide. Note: Use Valspar.com and Other websites for Company and product information. Write a 2 to 3 pages executive memo, summarizing your findings and recommendations. The memo should consist of the following: 1. Executive Summary
Boone and Kurtz Contemporary Marketing 12/e Chapter 1 - from page 21 1. What opportunity costs did you incur in reading this chapter? If you read four more chapters of this text today, would your opportunity costs (per chapter) increase? Explain. 3. What is the real cost of the food in the free lunch cartoon? 6. Ma
Develop a tactical plan utilizing at least 5 of the PR tools listed below: Direct Mail Internet/Intranet Event Planning Promotional items
A financial organization wants to position itself as a leader in embracing diversity in the workplace. I need to come up with a public relations campaign to help this company achieve this. What could be my target audience for the PR campaign? Please be detailed and give many examples. What would be some issues that I could
What is the brand of headphones that are worn by almost all of the professional football coaches? and Why?
I need to know what is "Wal-Mart's Mexican Adventure" can you please help me find some research on this.
Scenario: JavaJoy, Inc. was founded by Hank Sanchez in 1980. His vision was to elevate coffee to the epicurean level of fine wine. Hank's family had been in the coffee bean brokerage business for generations but he knew that even the finest and most carefully roasted coffee beans required an excellent brewing system to achiev
You are a salesperson for a small boutique shop, Studio Productions, specializing in print design, web design, motion graphics, DVD production, and presentations. Your company is located in an urban area where there is much competition in a dwindling economy. The company consists of the original 2 owners/partners, 1 office ma
To whom it may concern: The below question will need to be answered with at least 200 to 400 words with at least two references. This is for a research project that I am conducting and I will reference you accordingly. Thank you. Question: What are some of the growth issues in an economy that is being restructured,
Create a data analysis design. Topic is 'Reducing Obesity in Children'
Developing a marketing research proposal. Complete the following tasks: Create a sampling design. Create data collection, measurement instrument(s), and data preparation design for topic 'Reducing Obesity in Children'
Explain how to develop criteria and timetables for measuring the success of a repositioning strategy.
I need help discussing an Advertising Plan. In my class we have a concept for a delivery service for one of the local drug stores. We think that the home delivery of Pharmaceutical prescriptions is a good idea for the stores to promote. One of the last things in the paper is an advertising plan. I know this is short notice b