4 business discussions - due in 16 hours

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200 to 250 words each in response 


BUS 620

  

(1) What is Marketing?

Marketing has often been defined in terms of satisfying customers’ needs and wants. Critics, however, maintain that marketing goes beyond that and creates needs and wants that did not exist before. They feel marketers encourage consumers to spend more money than they should on goods and services they do not really need. With a minimum of 200 words; What is your understanding of the role of marketing and the marketing management process?

  

(2) Marketing Strategies

Complete the “Think About It” activity in Section 1.2 of the text:
 

Select a consumer product of personal interest—one that you have purchased within the past six months. It can be anything, just as long you are familiar with the product and generally understand how it is marketed. Using the matrix model of marketing management in Table 1.2, fill in the cells of the matrix as completely and thoroughly as you can for the brand that you purchased. Be sure that your entries correspond to your perspective as a customer for this brand. In short, you are the target market. You may wish to create one or more positioning maps to help illustrate how you perceive the competitive playing field. Once you’re done, examine the intersection of each cell.

· How do the elements of the marketing mix align with the four strategy categories in the left-hand column?

· Does every one of the 4 P’s contribute to each of the strategic objectives established in the left-hand column?

· Do you see room for improvement? How would this assessment be different for other types of customers?

Text

Finch, J. (2012). Managerial marketing [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://ashford.content.edu



 (3)  Bass' Factors

Identify and explain four of Bass’ factors associated with transformational leadership. Give examples from your own experiences or observations that illustrate the use of two of these factors. Contrast the expectations of transactional and transformational leaders.


 (4)  Team Leadership

Describe the role of leadership within teams. What are the primary reason teams fail? What can be done to ensure team success? Give a personal example of team success. 


 

Text

Northouse, P. (2018). Leadership theory and practice (8th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


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  • Develop a 12- to14-page marketing plan (not including the title and reference pages, charts and/or graphs) for any product of your choice. Your marketing plan must:

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