Marketing Plan Essay

Submitted By Simon-Xu
Words: 4922
Pages: 20

January 2003
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Table Of Contents
1.0

Executive Summary

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2.0

Situation Analysis . . . . . . . . . . .
2.1
Market Summary . . . . . . .
2.1.1 Market Demographics
2.1.2 Market Needs . . . .
2.1.3 Market Trends . . . .
2.1.4 Market Growth . . . .
2.2
SWOT Analysis . . . . . . . . .
2.2.1 Strengths . . . . . .
2.2.2 Weaknesses . . . . .
2.2.3 Opportunities . . . .
2.2.4 Threats . . . . . . .
2.3
Competition . . . . . . . . . .
2.4
Product Offering . . . . . . . .
2.5
Keys to Success . . . . . . . .
2.6
Critical Issues . . . . . . . . .

3.0

Marketing Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
3.1
Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
3.2
Marketing Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
3.3
Financial Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3.4
Target Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3.5
Positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3.6
Strategies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3.7
Marketing Mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3.8
Marketing Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

4.0

Financials
11
4.1
Break-even Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
4.2
Sales Forecast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
4.3
Expense Forecast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

5.0

Controls
16
5.1
Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
5.2
Marketing Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
5.3
Contingency Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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