In this reflective task, students need to consider whether the choice of a CFO to run marketing is a logical decision in today’s data-driven business world. This is a great activity for students to think about their career from a strategic perspective.
In this activity students will consider the value of a brand (Specsavers) utilizing a long-term tag-line. While tag-lines are often helpful for communicating positioning and guiding IMC campaigns, they may need to be refreshed at times to keep the brand modern and adaptive.
Students are faced with five challenging pricing scenarios or dilemmas. There are arguments for different price points, given the competitive and marketing environment situation. A good activity to learn the practicalities of pricing and to find out that price is much more than just a number.
Students play the role of marketing consultants to a candy manufacturer named “Sweet Tech”, who needs strategic marketing advice on setting priorities for their growth plans. The activity is based around the product/market matrix.
Students evaluate the effectiveness of tag-lines by being presented with a series of slogans for different types of businesses and choosing which ones would influence them the most. Therefore, this teaching activity is like a fun experiment that you can run in class.
Cash-back offers are an unusual sales promotion tool, as they require the consumer to redeem the offer, as opposed to a straight discount. But the are used for a specific reason related to channel relationships and bargaining power. Students explore the for/against of using cash-back deals.
A local fitness center has constructed a marketing plan. Unfortunately, it is not very well designed and has numerous problems. The task of your students is to identify at least 15 problems with the plan. A great exercise in understanding the role and purpose and structure of the marketing plan.
Students are presented with five personal selling scenarios where the salesperson has NOT executed their selling role ideally. The task is to identify what was gone wrong and what could be improved in each scenario.
In this activity students review a series of common marketing claims that would be generally considered to be misleading. There are 12 examples to consider, with students making a judgment call on which ones to retain and which ones would be unethical and/or ineffective. A pragmatic approach to understanding marketing tactics.
This is a second set of rebus puzzles on Great Ideas. In this task, students solve a series of puzzles that combines pictures, symbols, and letters to represent a word or phrase in marketing. Contains 24 puzzles.