5 Secret Tips to Ace Your Marketing Case

Completing a marketing case can be tricky because there is so much to know. That’s why I’m giving you my top five secret tips that will wow your judges!

  1. 80/20 Rule

My first and favorite tip is the 80/20 rule. The 80/20 rule is extremely simple and works for any situation. Just remember, “80% of your sales, comes from 20% of your customer.” Now what does this mean? It means that you need to show the judge that you plan to find those 20% and give them a loyalty program or special target marketing in order to keep up those sales!

  1. SWOT Analysis

First, at the beginning of the case I create the company’s personalized SWOT analysis.‚Äč

  • Strength
  • Weakness
  • Opportunity
  • Threat

This shows that I have a great understanding of the company we are dealing with, as well as my plan for the case at hand!

  1. Face of the Business

Then, I make sure to talk about the face of my business. I talk about how making emotionally connecting advertisements, and giving great customer service, is important in order to show customers that they aren’t dealing with a corporation, but real-life people that care about the customer’s needs!

  1. Rule of Continuity

Next, we have the rule of continuity. This rule simple states that, “People love working towards something.” Whether it’s a stamp based rewards system, or a points program, consumers cannot help but keep buying once they get rewards.

  1. Contingency Report

Finally, the contingency report is your “Plan B.” At the end of your summary, you should say that after a couple months the company will review the results and make changes such as lowering prices, or finding a new target market. Prepare to WOW the judges with your initiative by showing them that you’ve thought of it all!

Those are my top five secret tips on marketing. Make sure to use all of these tips to ace your case!

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