MT1 Role of Marketing in Business Strategy Assignment

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MT1: Role of Marketing in Business StrategyDiscussion TopicDiscuss how marketing strategy fits within the larger framework of business strategy.Provide an example of a company (from any industry) that successfully integrates itsmarketing strategy into their overall business strategy.Or, give an example of a company whose marketing strategy doesn’t fit well with itsbusiness strategy. First describe its business strategy and then its marketing strategyand explain why you believe they are or are not well integrated.Please use the language and concepts covered in this week's readings coveringbusiness and marketing strategies.MT2: Marketing Plans and Marketing Analytical ToolsDiscussion TopicOne of the most popular tools in any marketing plan is a SWOT analysis.MarketingTeacher.comhas many interesting examples of SWOTs. Please study them carefully:they should provide some insights into the nature of a SWOT analysis. After that,develop a SWOT analysis for UMUC.How did the various SWOT elements get reflected in theUMUC Strategic Plan for 2015-2018?Would you suggest any other additional strategies for UMUC based on your SWOTanalysis?MT3: Multimedia – Ethics and CSR and Marketing StrategyDiscussion TopicDescribe the means by which a company (other than Honest Tea) engages in CSR and how itderives strategic benefits from its efforts.Required Readings1.Strategic Planning2.SWOT Analysis. (2009). InEncyclopedia of Management(6th ed., pp. 915-918). Detroit: Gale.3.Senn, C., Thoma, A., & Yip, G. S. (2013). Customer-centric leadership: How to manage strategiccustomers as assets in B2B markets. California Management Review, 55(3), 27-59.doi:10.1525/cmr.2013.55.3.274.Berman, B. (2016). Referral marketing: Harnessing the power of your customers.BusinessHorizons, 59(1), 19-28. doi:10.1016/j.bushor.2015.08.0015.Chapter 2 Corporate Social Responsibility and Business EthicsRecommended ReadingsFitzgerald, M. (2013). The myth about viral marketing. MIT Sloan Management Review, 54(3),15.Retrieved from http://sloanreview.mit.edu/Vallaster, C., Lindgreen, A., Maon, F. (2012). Strategically leveraging corporate socialresponsibility: A corporate branding perspective.California Management Review, 54(3), 34-60.doi:10.1525/cmr.2012.54.3.34Weinzimmer, L. G., & Esken, C. A. (2016). Risky business: Taking a stand on social issues.Business Horizons, 59(3), 331-337. doi:10.1016/j.bushor.2016.01.007
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