Marketing Strategy Implementation ̶ Part I
You are the Chief Marketing Officer for a U.S.-based department store chain handling lower and higher-range-priced product categories with the primary focus on the lower-end. The department store chain has stores on the east coast, northern area, and the south with the locations in metropolitan cities. You have been tasked with shifting the marketing strategy from a focus on the lower-end products to the higher-end ones. Two key competitors will be Macy’s and Nordstrom. Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you: Determine the marketing driven strategy that the company will take. Provide a rationale for your strategy. Distinguish the product-market boundaries. Provide a rationale for your strategy. Construct a marketing segmentation strategy. Provide a rationale for your strategy. Develop a customer relationship management strategy. Provide a rationale for your strategy. Generate a strategy for collecting information about potential customers. Provide a rationale for your strategy. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Explain the concept of strategic marketing. Analyze markets, segments, and customer value to determine the best marketing strategy. Analyze market-driven strategies as they relate to specific situations. Analyze the parts of a market-driven program development. Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic marketing. Write clearly and concisely about strategic marketing using proper writing mechanics. Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills. Click here to access the rubric for this assignment.