MKT 571 Week 1 Assignment Researching Marketing Questions
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In the same paper, clearly separate PART 1 and PART 2.  In Part 1 you should have 4 separate titled and numbered sub-sections reflecting this syllabus assignment.  In Part 2 you should provide 5 separate titled and numbered sub-sections reflecting the syllabus assignment.   Unless with this format, your paper will be returned to you, for reformatting.   Thank you for your cooperation.


Part 1:

Analyze the Week 1 Business Growth Overview dataset attached ot the assignment. This is a marketing report generated by an analyst for the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Marketing at a large corporation. The analyst is new and has provided summary data but no insights or commentary for the SVP.


Construct a minimum 525-word memorandum for the SVP providing insights and commentary. The memorandum should include your analysis of the following:

  1. Major areas of increase and decrease in revenue or type and/or category of business
  2. Trends that are evident in terms of revenue or type and/or category of business
  3. Insights that would help formulate marketing strategies to either continue growth or reverse decline
  4. Additional analysis you (if you were SVP) would like to build a marketing goal and strategy or strategies (and why)

Part 2: 

Select a global or multi-regional (does business in more than one country) company and one of its products or services that will serve as the basis for your marketing plan. You should obtain two years of annual reports as well as two years of 10K reports (provides a comprehensive overview of the company\’s business and financial condition and includes audited financial statements) for your data source. Once you have selected your product or service, you must define the size and type of your selected company that provides the product or service (available from annual reports). This need not be elaborate but must include total number of employees, production volume, distribution methods, and so forth. Record this information in a summary document as outlined below.

Company and product selection is a critical part of this project. You must ensure your proposed company can implement the marketing methods discussed in Marketing Management.

Prepare a minimum 175-word summary document and send it to your instructor as a record of your selection. The summary document should include the following:

  1. Name of Company (attach 2 years of 10K reports)
  2. Location of Company Headquarters (total number of employees, production volume, distribution methods, and so forth)
  3. Name of Product or Service selected
  4. General description of company (number of employees, revenue, type of ownership, web page, etc.)
  5. General description of product or service

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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