Written for marketing and finance directors, CEOs, and strategists, as well as MBA students, this practical book explains the principles and practice behind rigorous due diligence in marketing. It connects marketing plans and investment to the valuation of the firm and how it can contribute to increasing stakeholder value. Completely revised and updated throughout, the Second Edition features new case examples as well as a completely new first chapter containing the results of new research into risk and marketing strategies amongst Finance Directors and Chief Marketing Officers.
A fully revised and updated 8th edition of the highly renowned international bestseller The 8th edition of this highly acclaimed bestseller is thoroughly revised with every chapter having been updated with special attention to the latest developments in marketing. Marketing Plans is designed as a tool and a user–friendly learning resource. Every point illustrated by powerful practical examples and made actionable through simple, step–by–step templates and exercises. The book is established as essential reading for all serious professional marketers and students of marketing, from undergraduate and postgraduate to professional courses for bodies such as CIM. Above all it provides a practical, hands–on guide to implementing every single concept included in the text. New chapters and content include: A ‘Does it Work’ feature throughout demonstrating examples of real successes using the processes in the book More substantial coverage of consumer behaviour to balance the book’s focus with B2B planning Digital techniques and practices brought fully up to date Also includes a comprehensive online Tutors’ Guide and Market2Win Simulator for those who teach marketing strategy
Marketing Plans for Services, Third Edition is written in a pragmatic, action-orientated style and each chapter has examples of marketing planning in practice. The authors highlight key misunderstandings about marketing and the nature of services and relationship marketing. The marketer is taken step-by-step through the key phases of the marketing planning process and alerted to the barriers that can prevent a service organization being successful in introducing marketing planning. Practical frameworks and techniques are suggested for undertaking the marketing planning process and implementing the principles covered. The world renowned authors also tackle key organizational aspects relating to marketing planning which can have a profound impact on its ultimate effectiveness. These include: marketing intelligence systems; market research; organization development stages; marketing orientation. Marketing Plans for Services is for marketers in the service sector and students of marketing. “Marketing Plans for Services is clearly the premier text in the field. From an explanation of ‘why’ services are driving all marketing activities to ‘measuring the results’, and all things in between, this new and updated text explains why and how ‘services’ are the key elements for most all 21st century organizations. Follow the masters of service marketing to marketplace success.” Professor Don Schultz, Northwestern University “McDonald, Frow and Payne have worked extensively with a wide range of service businesses across the globe in successfully realising their growth opportunities. This experience shows in this practical text which contains all one needs to know in developing and implementing successful marketing plans for service organizations. This book represents a tested roadmap for planning services marketing success and combines an excellent balance of key concepts, frameworks and tools with practical advice. Their proven step-by-step marketing planning system for services and the examples of marketing plans make this a ‘must have’ book that should be on the desk of any forward-thinking services marketer.” Mark Veyret, Global Business Development Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers “Marketing planning is crucial today where increased competition, complexity and the internet forces you to redefine your marketing strategy and focus more clearly on what is required to achieve improved results. If not, you will not succeed in meeting these challenges. McDonald, Frow and Payne are internationally recognized authorities in marketing planning and services marketing. Based on their extensive experience across in helping organizations from a wide range of service sectors, this book gives you the practical ‘how to’ skills to successfully implement strategic marketing plans.” Bob Barker, Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Digital Engagement, Alterian
Market Segmentation: How to do it and how to profit from it, revised and updated 4th Edition is the only book that spells out a totally dispassionate, systematic process for arriving at genuine, needs-based segments that can enable organizations to escape from the dreay, miserable, downward pricing spiral which results from getting market segmentation wrong. Nothing in business works unless markets are correctly defined, mapped, quantified and segmented. Why else have hundreds of billions of dollars been wasted on excellent initiatives such as TQM, BPR, Balanced Scorecards, Six Sigma, Knolwedge Management, Innovation, Relationship Marketing and, latterly, CRM? The answer, of course, is because of a structured approach to market segmentation. Market Segmentation: How to do it and how to profit from it, revised and updated 4th Edition provides a structured, no-nonsense approach to getting market segmentation right. It is an essential text for professionals and students based on a wealth of practical experience and packed with examples and easily used checklists.