Describe your selected company or brand.
Tell a brief history of the company.
Summarize the core products and services the company offers.
Identify direct current competitors.
Explain why they direct competitors.
Section 2 – SWOT Analysis (Links to an external site.)

Complete a SWOT analysis.
Propose the product or service line you want to develop a marketing plan for.
Justify your proposal with a SWOT-based argument for why it warrants marketing investment.
Section 3 – Macro- and Microenvironment

Analyze at least two elements from each quadrant of Table 8.1 in the course text as the micro- and macroenvironment factors that affect the company’s overall marketing strategy.
Part 2 – The Marketing Plan

Section 1 – Segmentation, Targeting, and Positioning (STP)

Describe your segmentation approach for your proposed product/service.
Be sure to discuss these elements of the segmentation approach: demographic, geographic, behavioral, and psychographic segmentation approaches.
Provide rationale for this approach.
Describe the target audiences or markets.
Create a positioning statement.
Section 2 – The Marketing Mix

Formulate the 4Ps for your proposed product/service:
Product
Describe your core product, extended product, and the product concept.
Explain how you plan to achieve competitive differentiation through creating customer value in four areas:
Branding
Packaging
Support
Quality
Price
Place
Promotion with a special focus on digital media and integrated marketing communications (IMC)
Section 3 – Global and Ethical Considerations, and Conclusion

Identify three business or sociocultural considerations in translating your marketing plan for use in a foreign market.
Discuss at least one policy/philosophy or idea regarding the company’s
corporate social responsibility (CSR),
green marketing practices, and
ethics and ethical marketing.