Weeks 4-6 Discussions for Paula Hog

Week 4 – Discussion 1

 

The Role of Pricing

Pricing Strategies:  Identity three types of pricing strategies. Select a good or service and compare the prices of two different companies associated with the goods or service. Why do different organizations have different pricing strategies for the same good or service? 

 

 

Week 4 – Discussion 2

 

Product Development Process

 
Do an internet search of the new product development process of any product of your choice, and analyze the process for developing the product. Review the reasons why new products fail and make two specific recommendations to improve the high failure rate of new products. 

Guided Response:
 What lessons do you draw about the importance of using a concurrent rather than a sequential approach in the product development process? What impact does the effective management of the product life cycle have on the market success of a new product?

 

 

Week 5 – Discussion 1

 

Marketing Channels

 
Analyze the challenges that organizations face in the effective transition between selling products using the traditional brick and mortar marketing channel and selling products online. Synthesize the strategies that organizations like Zara and Wal-Mart- two companies that are having difficulty developing eCommerce capability can implement to increase the effortless movement of customers between the traditional and online channels. 
What are the benefits and limitations of selling through a store front and online? 

 

 

Week 5 – Discussion 2

 

Going Global

Identify the strategies for entering into the global market. Assess the strengths and limitations of each. Give an example of a company that has made a success of doing business in the global economy. What lessons from McDonald’s success in the global marketplace are transferable across industries?

 

 

Week 6 – Discussion 1

 

Proctor & Gamble in Vietnam


Review the article: 

Coleman-Lochner, L. (2012). P&G plays kindergarten catch-up with Unilever in Vietnam. Bloomberg. Retrieved from http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-04/p-g-plays-kindergarten-catch-up-with-unilever-in-vietnam.html 

  • Discuss the marketing plan insights P&G has gained through its Vietnamese marketing studies. How influential are those discoveries in the development of P&G’s strategy to enter the Vietnamese market?
  • In developing a marketing plan, identify the characteristics of the marketing plan that P&G should implement to boost performance?

 

Week 6 – Discussion 2

 

Creating a Plan

Provide a brief overview of the product for which you are going to write your Marketing Plan. Why did you choose it? Which elements of the plan are you having difficulty with? What additional information would be needed to make the most informed strategic decisions for the future implementation of your plan? 

Guided Response: Provide suggestions to at least one of your classmates on how they may be able to address some of the elements they are struggling with in their plan. In particular, try to focus your feedback on any classmates that are introducing a product in the same, or similar, industry as your own.

 

 

 

 

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