HI5004 Marketing Management

 
 
 

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HI5004 Marketing Management

Group Assignment Instruction

– HI5004 Marketing Management
Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines

Unit Code HI5004
Unit Title Marketing Management
Assessment Type Group report
Assessment Title Group assignment – Semester-Long Marketing Plan Project
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) This assignment requires your group to undertake the process of analysing one product/service and its operating environments from a marketing perspective. And then apply the learning from lecture 1-11 in the development of marketing strategy. You will provide an overview of this product/service, as well as detail the type of orientation towards marketing it takes.

You are also required to examine and analyse the context and environments in which this product/service operates (its industry and the macro-environmental forces impacting on the industry).
Weight 40 %
– Topic approval: 5%
– Blackboard tools: 10%
– Group report: 25%
Total Marks 40 marks:
– Topic approval: 5 marks
– Blackboard tools: 10 marks
– Group report: 25 marks
Word limit – Topics approval: 200 words


ASSIGNMENT


– Discussion Board and BB tools: every week, from week 8 to week 11
– Group report: 11pm Friday Week 11
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.
Semester-Long Marketing Plan Project (40%=40 marks)
An effective way to help students learn about marketing management is through the actual creation of a marketing plan for a product or service. This project is designed to accomplish such a task.
Students will self-enrol in a group of 4(FOUR) (you can’t change the group by any reason) the instruction how to find your group members have been sent to you, please have a look and read it carefully before you make the decision to select the group that you want to join in.

Each group set up a company and decides on a consumer product or service they wish to bring to market. It has to be an innovative product/service which has never been in the market before and not belong to any existing company. You can discuss with your tutor about the product/service that you want to select.
1. Product/service Approval:
Weight: 5 marks = 5 %.
Length: 200 words
– By the end of week 6 (11pm Friday 28th August) group needs to submit the product/service that they will select for the group report
– The proposal includes: Introduction about the product or service. Please be aware about the requirement of the product/service. It has to be an innovative product/service which has never been in the market before and not belong to any existing company
– By the end of week 7, 4th September, if the product/service is approved, group can select it to do the group report. The approval will be indicated in the feedback to learner box in the proposal submitted
– By the end of week 7, 4th September, if the product/service is not approved, zero mark will be given and the coordinator will inform you to select a different product/service. Group has 3 days to select a new product/service. By the end of 7th September, the new proposal needs to be resubmitted. The new proposal won’t be marked. If the group does not select a different product/service as required, the group report will be marked Zero. The coordinator will inform the group if the new product/service is approved by email
2. Blackboard tools
Weight: 10 marks = 10%
Due date: from week 8 to week 11
In order to get marks:
From week 8 to week 11, all the group members need to use Blackboard tools:
– All the discussion about group assignment needs to be recorded by using Group Blog or Discussion Board tool (Instruction can be found below, for further question, please advise your tutor). The discussion must be relevant to the content of the assignment and reflects the outcome of the group meeting.
– Group needs to use File exchange tools: All the academic papers that are used in the assignment need to be posted on BB by using File Exchange tool (Instruction can be found below, for further question, please advise your tutor). Group needs to submit the Draft for their assignment by using File Exchange tool
If one of the requirements above is not followed, this assessment will be marked ZERO
3. Group Report
Weight: 25 marks = 25%
Word count: 2500 words (+/- 10%) for the report
Due date: 11pm Friday Week 11 for the report.
Requirement:
The report analysis:
– Competitive information
– Environmental scanning.
– Demand forecasted
– Specific market segmentation, targeting, and positioning statements
– Product or service’s brand positioning
– Who are the market leaders for their chosen product or service? What niche have they identified for their product/service? Is their product or service going to be a leader, follower, or challenger to well-established products or brands?
– Consumer-adoption process for their new product. How will the consumer learn about their new product and how quickly will they adopt it? Will the product be targeted to the heavy users and early adopters first, then early and late majorities? What is their estimated time for full adoption?
– Pricing strategy decisions for their product/service. Students have addressed all or most of the material concerning pricing covered in week 8.

– Students should be directed to turn in their retailing, wholesaling, and logistical marketing plans. Those students who are acting in the role of providing a new “service” should include here their plans for locations, hours of operations, and how their “service” plans on managing demand and capacity issues.
– The integrated marketing communications mix.
– All the possible communication media (for example, students will tend to concentrate their media on television or on the Internet and include other forms such as personal selling and radio).
– At least 5 academic references need to be used
The following is an outline of this process:
Week Topics Requirement Note
1 Marketing for the New Realities
2 Marketing Strategies and Plans Groups need to be set up and informed to the lecturers
3 Marketing Research Groups need to be set up and informed to the lecturers
4 Consumer behaviour Groups need to be set up and informed to the lecturers
5 Identifying Market Segments and Targets Groups need to be set up and informed to the lecturers.
6 Brand Positioning and Brand Equity Topic approval
7 Product strategy
8 Pricing strategies and programs BB Tools
9 Integrated marketing channels and distribution system
BB Tools
10 Integrated Marketing Communications – Part 1
Designing and managing integrated marketing communication BB Tools
11 Integrated Marketing Communications – Part 2
Managing Mass Communications Group Report:
Weight: 25% = 25 marks.
Word count: 2500 words (+/- 10%) for the report

Requirement:
The report analysis:
– Competitive information
– Environmental scanning.
– Demand forecasted
– Specific market segmentation, targeting, and positioning statements
– Product or service’s brand positioning
– Who are the market leaders for their chosen product or service? What niche have they identified for their product/service? Is their product or service going to be a leader, follower, or challenger to well-established products or brands?
– Consumer-adoption process for their new product. How will the consumer learn about their new product and how quickly will they adopt it? Will the product be targeted to the heavy users and early adopters first, then early and late majorities?

What is their estimated time for full adoption?
– Pricing strategy decisions for their product/service. Students have addressed all or most of the material concerning pricing covered in week 8.
– Students should be directed to turn in their retailing, wholesaling, and logistical marketing plans.

Those students who are acting in the role of providing a new “service” should include here their plans for locations, hours of operations, and how their “service” plans on managing demand and capacity issues.
– The integrated marketing communications mix.
– All the possible communication media (for example, students will tend to concentrate their media on television or on the Internet and include other forms such as personal selling and radio).
– At least 5 academic references need to be used BB Tools
12 Revision
How to do group assignment – Instruction
Group tools
Your instructor chooses which communication and collaboration tools are available to your group. If you want to use a tool but don’t find on your group’s page, ask your instructor to enable it.
Tool Description
File Exchange
Group members and instructors can share files in this area. All members can add and delete files, regardless of who added them.
Group Blog In the group area, all members of a group can create entries for the same blog and build on each entry.

All course members can read and comment on a group blog, but they can’t make posts unless they are members of the group. Instructors can choose to grade group blogs. All group members receive the same grade.
Group Journal In the group area, all members of a group can view each other’s entries.

Only group members and instructors can view a group journal. Instructors can choose to grade group journals. All group members receive the same grade.

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