Assessment 1 Market Environment and Research - 79765

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Develop an organizational profile for a company's marketing environment and a short analysis of the value of secondary sources. There is no page limit for this assessment.


For this assessment, refer to the REI Case Stude. In addition, conduct independent research to develop a case study based on REI. 

Your research resources should include the REI organization's web site, but you are also expected to use information about REI that has been gathered by organizations that are devoted to marketing research. These organizations are referred to as secondary resources. A short list of secondary sources is provided below. Use these sites to get your research started. You are encouraged to explore further secondary sources. 

Conduct your research on REI, focusing on the following topics:

  • How does the current U.S. economy affect REI retail operations?
  • How does the current global economy affect REI retail operations?
  • What types of legal and regulatory forces affect REI in the U.S.?
  • What type of social and culture trends affect REI?
  • What types of technology changes affect REI?

Organizational Profile Development 

Based on your research, develop an organizational profile for REI's marketing environment, analyzing the key environmental factors of the U.S. economy, global economy, legal and regulatory environment, socio-cultural forces, and technological forces.

  • Identify three or more on the secondary sources of information available for conducting market research on REI.
  • Develop a short analysis of the value of these secondary sources, specifically in gathering information on REI.
  1. How might these secondary sources be used to develop an intergrated marketing plan?
  2. How valuable would their information be in developing a marketing plan that would contribute to the company's economic success?

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Resources and cotations are formatted according to current APAstyle and formatting.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.


REI Case Study. Retrieved from

Suggested Resources
The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. 


  • Assessment 1 Context.
  • Business Plans Versus Marketing Plans.

Library Resources

Ruskin-Brown, I. (2006). Mastering marketing (2nd ed.). London, GBR: Thorogood Publishing.
McDonald, M., & Wilson, H. (2011). Marketing plans: How to prepare them, how to use them (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Kermally, S. (2004). Gurus on marketing. London, GBR: Thorogood Publishing.
Clark, K. (2000, June). Feeling the heat. Chain Store Age, 76(6), 60–62.

Internet Resources
Access the following resources by clicking the links provided. Please note that URLs change frequently. Permissions for the following links have been either granted or deemed appropriate for educational use at the time of course publication.

Marketing Power, Inc. (2013). American Marketing Association. Retrieved from
Hoover's, Inc. (2013). Hoovers. Retrieved from
The Ad Age Group. (2014). AdvertisingAge. Retrieved from
Direct Marketing Association. (2013). DMA: Advancing and protecting responsible data-driven marketing. Retrieved from
Concept Marketing Group Inc. (2013). Concept Marketing Group. Retrieved from

Secondary Marketing Resources

The following Web sites are recommended as secondary sources for your research on the REI case study.
National Sporting Goods Association. (2013). NSGA. Retrieved from
Sports and Fitness Industry Association. (2013). SFIA. Retrieved from
Internet Archive. (2013). Wayback machine. Retrieved from

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