Can you help me understand this Business question?
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, watch the Week 6 video above with Bill Davis, Program Chair for BA of Operations and Analysis.
With this assignment you will complete the Global Marketing Plan for your mentor company that you began working on in Week 2 of this course. When submitting this assignment, be sure to include the portions you completed during Week 2 through Week 5 and make any adjustments to the work from any recommendations in your gradebook.
For this class, the Global Marketing Plan assignment will apply toward Portfolium. Be sure to upload your paper to Portfolium once you have completed it and share a link in your submission in addition to uploading it to Waypoint to be graded. Learn more about Portfolium by viewing the Portfolium Introduction video and the Portfolium Quick-Start Guide.
Watch the following video to explore the benefits of your Portfolium account:
Access to the video and a written transcript:
Forbes/Portfolium Video A: Overview/Main Objective (Links to an external site.)
In your paper,
- Under an Executive Summary heading
- Summarize the rational of your plan.
- Under a Situation Analysis heading
- Analyze the environmental situation of your mentor company in the country you selected in one of these regions: Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. Your environmental analysis must contain demographic, economic, trade, social, cultural, legal, regulatory, and political factors. (Hint: Refer to your Week 2 Global Marketing Plan Part 1 assignment).
- Discuss how market research, information systems and big data will help you understand the region better.
- Under a General Strategy heading
- Under a Specific Plans and Strategies heading
- Explain your competitive advantages strategies to compete against five industry forces.
- Formulate the 4Ps:
- Product and brands (Hint: Refer to Part 2 of your Week 4 Product Branding discussion)
- Promotion with a special focus on digital media and IMC (Hint: Refer to your Week 5 Integrated Marketing Communications assignment)
- Discuss the company’s CSR and social responsiveness strategies particularly in the selected region.
The Global Marketing Plan Part 2 Final Paper
- Must be 10 to 13 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource.
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).
- Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
- Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
- Must use at least one scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
- Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.