Before you start making decisions in NewShoes, it is important to develop a strategic plan. Start by writing a mission statement, in which you communicate a vision for the company. Then identify measurable goals that your company should achieve to support your mission. Finally, plan the strategy you will use to meet those goals. Your strategy should spell out plans to enter markets, marketing mix for each market, and product development budgets. Use the following outline for successful completion of the assignment. Please keep in mind that you are writing an APA formatted paper with a Title page, body, and Reference page. Think of this as a research paper. You should take time to research your target market, the athletic shoe industry, and key business concepts in order to address the specific questions asked in this assignment.
Who Does Your Company Serve?
How Large is the Target Market?
What is the Scope of the Product Line and Services Offered?
What Effect Does your Business Have on the Consumers?
How do you want the world to think of you?
Return on Sales in a Period of Time
Market Share Objective
Strategy to Complete the Goals
How do you plan to enter each marketplace?
Share the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Place, and Promotion) for each of the markets?
What is the product development budget for each market?
Accurate description and reference of all concepts and theories learned from the course material.
Practical examples of concepts that lead to a continuing interest in the topic.
Synthesis of concepts and theories from other course activities.
Well-organized clearly presented work ( free from excessive spelling and grammatical errors)
Properly cited sources using APA 6th edition.
Ensure use of the assignment rubric.
Construct a strategic marketing plan
Develop an understanding of the steps involved in creating a strategic Marketing plan, including a viable mission statement, measurable goals, and a strategy to successfully attain the goals
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