Plan the tasks or tactics for a marketing mix in various stages of the product lifecycle, using a provided worksheet.
The task of managing a given product at any stage of that lifecycle is significant and offers multiple opportunities for success or failure.
For this assessment, consider that you work as a marketing analyst for a consulting firm. You were previously asked to develop an analysis white paper to be used for marketing purposes to showcase the firm’s consulting capabilities, and your manager and the firm’s marketing team was impressed with your work. As a result, your manager asked you to create another analysis white paper to also be used for marketing purposes, but focusing on a different dimension of the firm’s services.
Plan the tasks or tactics for a marketing mix (product, place, price, promotion) in various stages of the product lifecycle (introduction, growth, maturity, and decline).
Product Lifecycle Worksheet
Focus on one particular company in completing all of the sections of the worksheet.
· Use the Product Lifecycle Worksheet (linked in the Resources under the Required Resources heading).
· Complete all of the sections of the worksheet, identifying tasks or tactics for each aspect of the marketing mix at each stage of the product lifecycle.
For the place aspect of the marketing mix for a product at REI, in the introduction phase of the product lifecycle, the product might be distributed on a limited basis, only to specific flagship stores. As the product moves to the decline phase of the product cycle, REI might choose to distribute the product in outlet stores.
Refer to the Product Lifecycle Worksheet for further examples.
Based on your executive audience, your case study should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions.
Academic Integrity and APA Formatting
As a reminder related to using APA rules to ensure academic honesty:
1. When using a direct quote (using exact or nearly exact wording), you must enclose the quoted wording in quotation marks, immediately followed by an in-text citation. The source must then be listed in your references page.
2. When paraphrasing (using your own words to describe a non-original idea), the paraphrased idea must be immediately followed by an in-text citation and the source must be listed in your references page.