Purpose of Assignment
This assignment is designed to help students understand the interrelationships between brand strategy and the communication message to the target audience. It is a continuation of the marketing plan and students should review the Week 3 Learning Team Assignment for assistance in product brand strategies the team has developed.
Assignment Steps Develop a minimum 700-word branding strategy and marketing communication plan in Microsoft® Word.
This document should address at least 5 elements of the Situational Analysis and the Product, Place/Distribution, Promotion, and Price Strategies (modified below) sections of the marketing plan (from the Situational Analysis and the Product, Place/Distribution, Promotion, and Price Strategies lists below). The five elements you select should only come from the options provided below. You must include a measurement of customer loyalty and retention in your strategy document.
You may include more than the minimum to provide clarity and coherence to your document. • Situational Analysis:
o Vision , Mission, Strategic objectives, Values o Strengths/Weaknesses o Competitor’s Strengths/Weaknesses o Market Segments • Product, Place/Distribution, Promotion, and Price Strategies: o Creating a Brand Image o Maintaining Brand Image o Branding Concerns o Promotion/Integrated Marketing Communication o Advertising Strategy/Objectives o Push and Pull o Media Strategy o Advertising Execution o Public Relations/Strategies Note: Charts/graphs/tables do not count toward the word count. The plan will be a continuation of your global or multi-regional business you chose in Week 1. This will be incorporated into your overall marketing plan for Week 6. Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed references. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.