In this set of activities, students download a free Excel template to run the GE matrix, in order to understand its construction and how it works. They can also use the template to assist them in with various marketing reports and/or assignments.
This is an easy-to-use Excel template tool that allows students to learn how to use and interpret cross-tabs, when analyzing market research data. As well as cross-tabs, the template also allows students to produce charts quickly – an ideal tool for their assignments and reports.
This exercise is designed to give students a good sense of how to use perceptual maps effectively from a marketing perspective. Students will need access to Excel and the free mapping template.
In this activity, students are presented with consumer perception data, along with an easy-to-use Excel perceptual mapping tool, to determine the relative positioning of competing brands
In this in-class activity, students need to review a seemingly successful and profitable burger chain. A great learning exercise for brand management versus short-term profits.
This Sim Game is a variation of the interactive (trading) marketing game also available on this website for free download. The game runs on Excel as well, but without the component of physical interaction.
The centerpiece of decision-making is based around a SWOT planning sheet that is automatically produced and updated as the game progresses. Check out some screenshots of the key components of the planning sheet.
This is a free SWOT analysis Excel tool, which is simple and easy to use for students to prepare detailed SWOTs. Also ideal for student assignments and reports.
This 3rd installment in the Sim Game series takes the experience to a whole new level. This game is suitable for advanced marketing students to be played over a semester or term.
This is a free Excel-based Sim Game for marketing students. Lots of fun, with multiple learning outcomes for positioning, product management, and marketing financials.