Marketing Planning examines the process to develop a comprehensive strategic marketing plan. The course reviews research that helps a bank marketer assess their customers and trade area opportunities and how to integrate the information into a situation analysis. It covers activities from the discovery phase to setting objectives, creating action plans and developing the related budget.
Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
- Understand the importance of customer and market research
- Clarify the need for market segmentation and product focus
- Define the structure for marketing objectives and goals
- Understand the sequence for creating vision, mission, values and a competitive advantage
- Identify the best structure for documenting the marketing plan
Audience: This is a foundation course to develop skills and best practices for preparing a marketing plan. It is designed for employees interested in taking an active role in the management of bank marketing. This is an entry-level course for anyone planning to work in a marketing department at a financial institution.