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MT 1: Role of Marketing in Business Strategy
Please discuss how marketing strategy fits within the larger framework of business strategy. Provide an example of a company (from any industry) that successfully integrates marketing strategy into its overall business strategy, mission and vision. Or, give an example of a company whose marketing strategy doesn’t fit well with its business strategy, mission and vision, and explain why this is so.

MT 2: Sources of Innovation
One of the most popular tools in any marketing plan is a SWOT analysis. The following website http://www.marketingteacher.com/
has many interesting examples of SWOTs done for companies we are all familiar with (Starbucks, Wal-Mart, etc.). Please study them carefully: they should provide some insights into the nature of a SWOT analysis. After that, develop a SWOT analysis for UMUC. How did the various SWOT elements get reflected in the recently unveiled UMUC Strategic Plan for 2009-2013, available at http://www.umuc.edu/gen/strategic_plan.pdf ? Would you suggest any other additional strategies for UMUC based on your SWOT analysis?

MT 3: Measuring Marketing Performance
Based on the Marketing Accountability Study and other readings for this week, propose a set of marketing metrics for a small mom-and-pop general store. Which of the metrics discussed in the article do you think will not be applicable to such a small store, and why?

http://bevideos.mhhe.com/business/video_library/0073529931/swf/Clip_04.html

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