Introducing the 2nd Edition of the Practical Marketing Workbook
This workbook now has over 250 student activities designed in a worksheet form. This means that you can print or photocopy pages for students and use them in class as individual or group activities. It is an ideal resource for flipped classroom and active learning environments.
While the simulation game is quick to learn and relatively simple for students to understand, it does provide an insight to numerous marketing concepts and topics – making it an … See the full activity...
The following statement was released by Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple. Although it was not described as a mission statement, it has been effectively framed as one. Your task here is to review it and determine what it indicates about Apple and their future direction.
The promotion of a brand is just ONE aspect of building brand equity. Achieving strong brand equity requires many components, but it can create significant value in the marketplace. The following exercise contains a number of checklist points for you to discuss regarding the building of, and the return on, brand equity.
There are a variety of incentive schemes that can be implemented in order to help motivate and reward salespeople. In this exercise you need to first calculate the total salary/incentive paid in each of the following payment structures. Then you need to determine which structure is the best approach.
As implied by his/her title, a sales manager is responsible for achieving targeted sales through the effective management of a sales team. In this activity, you need to identify (from the list below) what tasks that a sales manager actually does.
Responses to direct marketing campaign may include direct sales, appointments with salespeople, and opportunities for future sales. This activity outlines a variety of responses for a direct mail campaign for an insurance company. If you were the manager for the campaign, how satisfied would you be with the following results?
Medium to large firms tend to have many sponsorship opportunities presented to them. Keeping in mind that a sponsorship should be viewed a promotional tool (rather than simply a donation), please rank (in terms of value to the firm) the following sponsorship opportunities for a large supermarket chain.
Many firms target their sales promotions at wholesalers and retailers in an attempt to generate greater support and sales. Sometimes these trade promotions are designed to get preferential treatment from the retailer (e.g. better store/shelf placement) and sometimes they are simply designed to pass through to the end-consumer (such as a discount).
It seems fairly obvious that the goals/objectives of a promotion would be to increase sales and profit. And, of course, you would usually need to achieve those goals to justify the cost of the campaign.
But take a look at the list of possible promotional goals listed below. Assume that you were responsible for the promotion of McDonald’s ‘healthy menu’ … See the full activity...