Part 2: Identify a Marketing Research Problem
Marketing research is the process of gathering and interpreting data for use in developing, implementing, and monitoring an organization’s marketing plans. Its key elements are the product or service, its price, its placement or the channels in which it is distributed, its promotion, the tangible elements at the point of contact, and the processes and people involved in making the exchange or delivering the service. In this regard, marketing research is used by marketers and managers to make key marketing decisions.
There are many different types of organizations that conduct marketing research. In this Discussion, you will explore the impact marketing research has on marketing decision-making in relation to different types of organizations. You will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and expert-level usage of interpersonal skills to embody a professional demeanor using all of the following skills: communication skills, problem solving, decision-making, listening skills, negotiation, and assertiveness. Execute the following requirements in a PowerPoint presentation, and ensure you convey your audio and visuals in a professional manner using appropriate communication and presentation skills.
Identify one organization from the following categories:
Producers of Products and Services (e.g., Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Disney, etc.)
Advertising Agencies (e.g., MEC, McCann WorldGroup, etc.)
Marketing Research Companies (e.g., Nielsen Company, Arbitron, etc.)
Conduct research and discuss how the organization uses marketing research.
Write about research for the company selected in each category. (Three companies three types of market research used)
Explain the type of marketing research the organization produces or needs (see pages 10 and 11 in your textbook).
Part 2 should be in an audio/visual Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
Your paper must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
Your paper should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
A separate page at the end of your paper should contain a list of references, in APA 6th edition format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the Internet for research.
Be sure to use in-text citations where appropriate and reference all sources. Your sources and content should follow proper APA 6th edition citation style. For additional help with expository writing style, persuasive writing style, PowerPoint, and APA 6th edition formatting, please visit the Writing Center, accessed through the Academic Success Center within the Academic Tools area of the course. (Your paper should include a title page, be double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-point font, include correct citations, use Standard English with no spelling or punctuation errors, and list correct references on the reference page.)