The most valuable brands in the world

Teaching Notes for this Marketing Activity

This marketing exercise is designed to look at the most valuable brands in the world – as highlighted by the BrandZ top 100 for 2015.

Additional resources: Here Are the Top 100 Brands in the World

Student task

As you probably know, brand equity is becoming increasingly important factor to successful brands. Brand equity … See the full activity...

Standard Website Metrics

The table below contains the standard top-level website metrics that every marketer needs to be familiar with. Your task is to assess the relative performance of these websites.

 

ACTIVITY/TASK

Site A Site B Site C
Visitors 10,000 100,000 200,000
Visits 40,000 120,000 400,000
Pageviews 200,000 150,000 2,000,000
CPC budget $5,000 $40,000 $100,000
Bounce rate 20% 80% 50%

 

QUESTIONS

  1. What
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Return on Google Advertising

The table below contains some top-level online results of a few websites that has invested in Google advertising. Your task is to determine how well they have performed and whether they should continue.

 

ACTIVITY/TASK

Site A Site B Site C
Impressions 10,000 10,000 10,000
CTR 10% 5% 1%
Site visitors 1,000 500 100
Conversion rate 1% 5% 10%
Actions
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Are these good growth results?

The following food retailer has experienced significant top-level growth over the past few years. But underpinning their results is a significant increase in franchised stores/outlets, so are the results as good as they appear?

 

ACTIVITY/TASK

Here are some top-level financial figures for a food retailer growing primarily through a franchise system:

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Year 4

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Analyzing Campaign Results

A key aspect of a marketing role, especially early in a career, is analyzing campaign results. In this particular exercise, you are presented with the campaign results from a bank that has tested different promotional tactics. Your task here is to analyze which aspects of the campaign test have been effective.

ACTIVITY/TASK

In this direct marketing campaign, a bank has … See the full activity...