Marketing strategy ... It sounds foggy, if you do not know what is included in it and why it is needed.
The main stages of developing a marketing strategy
Only by understanding why there is an enterprise or organization, you can go further, carrying out this mission. For example, the mission of an educational institution is to provide a brilliant education and to let out competitive specialists, the mission of any industry is to satisfy the needs of a population for a particular product, and for some it’s the mission to create a demand for something that people don’t even realize.
Corporate goals of the organization
For the implementation of the mission it is necessary to indicate the objectives Everyone knows that goals are long-term and short-term. So, we start with far-reaching plans. Always try to set yourself a super goal. Then divide them into subgoals or intermediate goals.
Analysis of the market and its own position on it is an adequate start to any business. Business does not tolerate illusions. No matter how much you like yourself and how much you personally like your product, you need to face it and analyze all aspects of the market you are entering.
Choosing goals and strategies
We understood what goals need to be achieved, but not always enough resources for one or another goal. Therefore, in the first stage you need to choose. Choose goals and strategies to achieve them.
The marketing program includes several parallel strategies: product strategy, distribution strategy (choice of distribution channel), pricing strategy and promotion strategy. From the names themselves it is clear what needs to be done at each stage. In simple terms, this is what to sell, how, for how much and how to increase sales.
Preparation of a strategic marketing plan and budget
In the marketing plan, we put everything - goals, time to implement, resources in the form of people, software, financial resources. It is not necessary to call specialists for this, but only if you adequately match your goals and capabilities.
Implementation of the marketing plan, monitoring and evaluation of results
The process of implementing the plan itself is a separate goal. It's like a crown in a mechanical watch - you need to start and then go. So the processes that you have to run should be coordinated, like a mechanism in a clock. By the same analogy, winding and time checking are monitoring and evaluating results.
Thus, the development of a marketing strategy is a necessary and very first stage in a business that should not scare you.
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