Whether you're starting a new business or launching a new product line within a company, you won't be able to succeed without a clear plan that defines your goals and how you will achieve them.
Now, best-selling author William Cohen equips you with the knowledge, tools, and techniques you'll need to develop marketing plans like the pros. The Marketing Plan, 5th Edition presents step-by-step procedures—from scanning your environment and establishing goals and objectives, to developing marketing strategies and tactics, to presenting and implementing your plan, and everything in between. When you complete the book, you will not only know what to do, but also how and why.
With this practical guide, you get:
* Step-by-step instructions: This easy-to-follow, logical approach keeps you clearly focused on what you need to do to develop a successful marketing plan.
* Time-saving forms: These worksheets, including 20 new to this edition, help you with different marketing planning tasks, such as profiling target markets and establishing an advertising and publicity budget.
* Actual marketing plans from readers who have used the book: This new Fifth Edition features three new sample marketing plans. These plans show how readers have adapted the basic ideas in this book and translated them into successful marketing plans.
This text gives students the knowledge needed to develop professional marketing plans. It explains marketing planning and provides step-by- step procedures for producing a plan, along with sample forms and actual student plans prepared in the classroom. Coverage encompasses planning the development of a marketing plan, establishing goals, develop marketing strategy and tactics, forecasting for the marketing plan, calculating important financial ratios, and presenting and implementing the plan. Seven sample plans are presented. Cohen teaches marketing and leadership at California State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Dr. William A. Cohen is Professor of Business Administration, Touro University International, and past Chairman of the Marketing Department and Director of the Small Business Institute at California State University, Los Angeles. He has also taught at the University of Southern California and the Peter Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and was President of California American University.
Professor Cohen has a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in management from Claremont Graduate University. He is also a distinguished graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, and a retired major general in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.