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Ch 2: Competitive Advantage: Marketing Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Competitive Advantage chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach how to incorporate strategic marketing techniques into a marketing plan in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Competitive Advantage chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Strategic marketing Using strategic marketing to gain a competitive advantage
Tuesday Business plans and SWOT analysis Developing a missions statement; conducting a situation analysis using strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
Wednesday Competitive advantage options Cost, product, niche and sustainable advantages
Thursday Strategic alternatives Market penetration, market development, product development and diversification
Friday Target markets and the marketing mix Identifying a target market strategy; the four Ps: product, place, promotion and price

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Competitive Advantage: Marketing Lesson Plans
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Competitive Advantage: The Importance of Strategic Marketing

1. Competitive Advantage: The Importance of Strategic Marketing

Companies have many options when it comes to gaining market share and increasing profits. Learn about strategic marketing and the tools companies use to their advantage.

Business Plans: How to Develop a Business Mission Statement

2. Business Plans: How to Develop a Business Mission Statement

Companies must develop an effective business mission statement in order to have an effective foundation for their marketing plan. This lesson explains what a mission statement is and the characteristics of a good business mission statement.

What is SWOT: Situation Analysis in Marketing

3. What is SWOT: Situation Analysis in Marketing

A successful business needs to know its capabilities as well as the marketplace in which it competes. In this video, learn how to define a mission statement and conduct a situational analysis.

Types of Competitive Advantage: Cost, Product, Niche & Sustainable Advantages

4. Types of Competitive Advantage: Cost, Product, Niche & Sustainable Advantages

Companies need that special something to draw in new customers and keep them coming back. Learn about competitive advantage and the different ways a company can have it.

How to Identify Strategic Alternatives in Marketing

5. How to Identify Strategic Alternatives in Marketing

Marketing managers must decide the type of strategic alternative that will be undertaken for their marketing plan. Managers can choose from four options to increase sales and profits.

Target Market Strategies for Successful Business

6. Target Market Strategies for Successful Business

If you've ever felt persuaded to buy an item by an ad, you've likely been defined as part of a target market. Though you may not know it, advertisements are created specifically for people similar to you. In this lesson, you'll learn how marketing firms identify a target market, create basic target market strategies and use a marketing mix for a product or service.

The Marketing Mix: Product, Place, Price & Promotion

7. The Marketing Mix: Product, Place, Price & Promotion

A marketing plan is the central part of the overall marketing strategy. A marketing plan's main focus is the marketing mix, which consists of product, place, promotion and price decisions. All four elements are very flexible and have many options. The main purpose of the marketing mix is to effectively communicate with the target market.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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