A step-by-step guide to creating an actionable marketing plan-fast
A great marketing plan identifies where an organization is, where it wants to be, and how it will get there. Most companies think they already have such a plan-but often they really have only a budget, a sales goal, or an excuse.
What's the solution? According to Paul Kurnit and Steve Lance, it's not about copying someone else's cookie-cutter plan, or retreading your own plan from years past. There's a far more effective option: harnessing the company's own internal brain trust to create something fresh and perfectly tailored.
The authors show how to maximize collaboration among all key players in marketing, R&D, research, sales, financial, legal, and senior management. When everyone combines their knowledge, the critical elements become clear, including brand positioning, target audience, and competitive strategy.
Filled with easy-to-follow advice for businesses large and small, The Little Blue Book of Marketing is a powerful tool in a small package.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Steve Lance and Jeff Woll are partners at Unconventional Wisdom, a creative resource group. Lance was formerly a creative director with Della Femina, Travisano & Partnersand creative director of NBC. Woll was a twenty-year veteran of OgilvyWorldwide, including stints as COO of their Montreal office and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Partners in New York. Both authors have won numerous industry awards.
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