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Strategic Marketing Management

Overview

Marketing is all around you - you are exposed to marketing in almost everything you do. As a result, everyone and every organisation seem to have an intuitive understanding of what marketing is all about: marketing is about selling, advertising, and promotion. Hence, marketing is just common sense. Is this really true? Is that marketing all about? Do you really understand the marketing management process? These are the questions which we will address and debate in this programme.

Marketing is far more than just advertising and promotion; it is first and foremost a strategic analysis of the market environment, including customer, competitor, company, context and collaborator, and then strategic execution of segmentation, targeting and positioning.

Strategic marketing management is a powerful organisational process to better reach and satisfy customers while increasing profitability and productivity. It will also help a business become more innovative and better penetrate a market.

Topics

This programme deals with strategic marketing planning and analysis. Topics covered in the programme include:

  • Essence of marketing
  • Strategic marketing planning process
  • Understanding consumer needs
  • Consumer decision making: system 1 vs. system 2 model
  • Analysing competitors and company
  • Strategic segmentation and micro segmentation
  • Calculating market potential and targeting
  • Perceptual map and brand positioning
  • Emotionalising your products
  • Creating total experience
  • Value-based pricing

Benefits

  • Understand the true nature of marketing. Debunk the myths.
  • Develop a deep understanding around consumer needs and motives
  • Learn about effective marketing strategies such as segmentation and positioning
  • Develop an agenda for bringing winning products to market
  • Investigate value-based pricing to maximise your long-term profitability

This programme counts as one course for those completing the Cambridge Judge Business School General Management Certificate of Achievement.

As the flagship marketing programme within this functional group of programmes, we strongly advise attendance if marketing is an area to be covered in your GMCA choice.

Who should attend

This programme is targeted at those who are concerned with improving their personal or/and organisational performance in both the private and public sectors, from either commercial entity or NGOs. As connecting with customers broadly defined is relevant to all sorts of organisations, anyone who needs to connect with their customers or stakeholders should find it relevant and stimulating.

Faculty & speakers

Eden Yin

Eden Yin

University Senior Lecturer in Marketing

PhD (University of Southern California)

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Dates & fees

Dates Duration Fees *
7-8 December 2017 2 days £2,300 + VAT
15-16 November 2018 2 days £2,300 + VAT

VAT is charged at the prevailing rate, which is currently 20%; e.g. £2,300 + 20% = £2,760.

* Fees include instruction, materials, lunch and breaks. Preferential rates may be available for groups, University of Cambridge alumni and members of the School's Alumni Association. Please note prices pre-registration are subject to change.

For information regarding payment terms, cancellation rights, transfer policies and fees, please see our terms & conditions documents:

Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (pdf, 226KB) (updated 27 October 2015)
Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (pdf, 243KB) (updated 27 October 2015)

Registration closes at midday two working days before the programme start date.

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

This course was very insightful and useful. I can use the information that I have obtained on this course to help the businesses that I work with to achieve their goals. You have given me a fresh approach to marketing. I will definitely emphasise 'the value' everywhere!
Faye Eldridge, Founder of Fyami.com and Marketing Consultant, Fyami.com

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about this programme and how it could benefit you or your organisation, please get in touch with the programme advisor:

Nigel Dawson

Senior Open Programme Advisor
Tel: +44 (0)1223 765496

execopeninfo@jbs.cam.ac.uk

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