MKT 421 Week 1 DQ's and Individual assignment - 11051

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Week 1


Week One Discussion Questions




·         What is the definition of marketing? What are the benefits and drawbacks of incorporating marketing into the sales function of an organization? Do you think that marketing should be included as part of the sales organization within a company? Explain why or why not. DQ: 1.1




·         Assume you are the newly hired marketing manager of a company. As you spend time with other peer marketing managers, you realize that the company does not place an emphasis on planning within the marketing organization. Why is planning important in marketing? What are the essential components of a marketing plan? How would you convince your supervisor that the marketing department should produce formal marketing plans? DQ: 1.2, 1.4




·         Select an organization with which you are familiar. How does your selected organization use the different components of the marketing mix? How does the marketing mix affect the development of your selected organization’s marketing strategy and tactics? How can your selected organization use quantifiable elements to evaluate, monitor, and control marketing effectiveness? DQ: 1.3, 1.4, 1.6






Defining Marketing Paper


Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you define marketing.


Include your personal definition of marketing and definitions from two different sources.


Explain the importance of marketing in organizational success, based on these definitions.


Provide at least three examples from the business world to support your explanation. Properly cite sources used in the paper.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Week 1


Week One Discussion Questions




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