Week 3 DQ 1
Procter & Gamble (P&G) perhaps epitomizes the ability to create highly successful brands and marketing efforts. Read the Breakthrough Marketing case study about Procter & Gamble on page 239 in chapter 9 of your e-text.
Given our study through the first three weeks, to what do you attribute P&G’s success and its ability to continually grow its business? Were you to project into the future, what recommendations would you make to P&G marketing executives, especially as to where the company might be vulnerable?
Week 3 DQ 2
When developing a marketing plan, you can’t stop with just identifying your competitors. You also need to clarify your position in the market compared to those competitors and outline an appropriate strategy for dealing with them.
Consider Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, two successful companies that compete with each other. Discuss some competitive strategies each company can adopt and some specific actions needed to support those strategies. Tie your comments to our Kotler textbook.