Describe the target customer for the product/service in terms of relevant characteristics that impact the marketing strategy, including location (how reached), buying habits.
Identify each customer segment’s specific wants and needs. Explain why they buy your company’s product or service, or a competing product or service.
Each customer segment’s wants and needs are identified, specific, and appropriate.
Explanation as to why customer buys product/service is clear, complete, and provides specific detail to support ideas.
Justify how well your product/service satisfy customer wants and needs. Identify any wants and needs that not met by your product / service.
Justification of how well product/service satisfies customer wants and needs is clear, complete, and provides sound examples that support stance.
Any wants and needs not met by the product/service are identified and evaluated.
Analyze your product’s position in relation to the competition. Identify the main competitors. Explain how your product differs in terms features, function, quality, price, availability, brand image, etc. Explain why this differentiation is important to your customers.
Analysis of product in relation to competition is clear, complete, and detailed. Where the product resides in the market as a whole is clear and accurate. Main competitors are specified.
Explanation of how product differs from competition is clear and complete. It includes discussion of features, function, quality, price, availability, brand image, and the like.
Explanation of why differentiation is important to customers is clear and supports the justification as to customers’ wants and needs.
Describe the source of competitive advantage for your product. Evaluate how sustainable is this source of advantage.
Source of competitive advantage for product is clearly and completely described with details to highlight specific ideas.
Evaluation of sustainability of source of advantage is clear and grounded in appropriate examples.
Include information from appropriate interviews.
Information from interviews is woven into the assignment and used as support throughout.
Write using ethical scholarship and proper grammar and mechanics.
Writing is clear, concise, and in an organized manner; demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e. APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.