For this activity, students will use the product life cycle free Excel tool to map products onto the four stages of the PLC. This is a relatively simple activity, but is designed for them to get the core concept of how product categories fit into the stages and how they evolve over time.
Here is a great learning game to play with your marketing and business students. It is provided free and is highly engaging.
In this activity, students review a video on the rise and fall of Toys R Us and identify the key marketing environmental factors that they failed to adapt to.
The student task in this activity is to identify the key environmental factors that will impact strategy and then recommend appropriate strategy revisions and modifications.
In this exercise, students look at the role of the internal marketing environment when developing a marketing strategy.
Student exercise to discuss Walmart and the concept of societal marketing and how it fits with profit goals.
For this exercise, which is based on Sports Direct (a major UK sports retailer) and the impact of its attractive staff bonus on sales, profitability, and marketing results.
In this exercise, students review the key trends impacting of online retailing on traditional shopping centers and retailers. The challenge is to determine the best way forward for these traditional retailers.
This mini case study profiles the successful launch of a new photo printing firm, which has successfully tapped into the new internet and digital world, with an innovated Facebook related photo product.
In this task, students will use Porter’s Five-forces model to help analyze the book publishing industry, based on the information and data presented.