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Marketing Strategy

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This course prepares students to manage the marketing process. Using creative problem-solving and decision-making skills, students will learn to identify market trends, prepare an industry analysis, and plan a marketing strategy to achieve organizational goals. Students will also become familiar with the concepts of consumer behavior, competitive advantage, branding, target market opportunities, and market differentiation and positioning.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Effective Branding Strategies

    • Explain how branding strategy is critical to the effective differentiation and positioning of an organization’s complete offering.
    • Identify how effective branding involves selecting the right name and symbols identifying a specific product.
    • Assess how a company's brand represents who they are, what they do, and their reputation for trustworthiness.
    • Explain branding in the 21st century and how it is defined by customer experience.

    Marketing Plans and Strategic Implementation

    • Explain how implementing a marketing plan is critical to the success of any organization.
    • Identify strategies to gain greater market share.

    Successful Marketing Strategies

    • Identify how organizations create marketing strategies, marketing goals, and objectives.
    • Explain how marketing goals and objectives support an organization’s mission and objectives.
    • Examine how a marketing program satisfies the needs of customers in select target markets.
    • Explain how marketing objectives must be supported and owned by employees of the organization.

    Challenging Consumer Markets

    • Show how marketers are challenged with greater audience and media fragmentation.
    • Evaluate how potential customers spend more time today with interactive media and less time with traditional media.
    • Assess how power has shifted to potential customers caused by increased access to information.
    • Determine increasing concerns over ethics, privacy and security.
    • Explain how the government plays an important role in encouraging businesses to behave in an ethical manner.

    Buyer Behavior

    • Explain how buyer behavior is sometimes irrational and unpredictable.
    • Explain the common consumer decision making process.
    • Understand how marketing tactics should be reflective of the consumer buying process.

    Collecting and Analyzing Marketing Information

    • Determine how a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity, Threat, Trends (SWOTT) analysis is one of the most useful tools in analyzing marketing data and information.
    • Examine how a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity, Threat, Trends (SWOTT) analysis uses structured information to uncover competitive advantages.
    • Show how organizations effectively use primary and secondary research information.
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