Chapter 8 Strategic Marketing Planning Chapter 8 slides for Marketing for Pharmacists, 2nd Edition Learning Objectives Describe the strategic planning process. Discuss the role of strategic marketing planning for pharmacists. Define the following terms associated with
strategic planning: mission statement, business plan, SWOT analysis, marketing goals and objectives, brand, commodity, brand awareness, brand image, brand equity. Develop a strategic marketing plan for a pharmaceutical service or product. Role of a Mission Statement TIP All planning and strategies
originate from it. Every part of a business plan derives from the mission. Mission Business Plan Marketing Plan Financial Plan
Human Resources Plan Distribution & Supply Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. - Japanese Proverb Strategic Marketing
Plans A step-by-step plan for solving marketing problems Strategic marketing plans Can be conducted any time you have a marketing problem New service (diabetes management) Change in services (Internet pharmacy) New competitor (Wal-Mart) In pharmacy, many services are provided on hit or miss basis without
much planning. Wal-Mart fills $4 generic prescriptions Wal-Mart Stores announced the expansion of a generic prescription drug discount program introduced last month in Florida to additional states. Wal-Mart said that the program has received a strong customer response in Florida. In the Tampa area, Rxs increased by 36,000 in the first 10 days of the program. The generic medications in the program account
for almost 30% of the Rxs filled at Wal-Mart pharmacies in Florida. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6326035 Analyze Analyze Resources Resources Step Step44 Reassess Reassess
Developing the Strategic Marketing Plan (Strengths, (Strengths, Weaknesses) Weaknesses) Mission Mission Statement Statement
Step Step22 Develop Develop Strategy Strategy 1. Segment the market 2. Select a target market 3. Position your product SWOT Analyses
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats SWOT analyses Each SWOT is unique. Require a clear understanding of the competition. Elements of SWOT are framed in comparison with competitors. A location is a strength as it compares with competitors. A threat occurs within the context of competitors.
Capability assessment Strengths (S) Weaknesses (W) Strengths or weaknesses of your organization People/skills - Availability and training of personnel that give you an advantage Money - Availability of $ to finance initiatives Systems - How well designed, organized, and coordinated is your system? Facilities - Availability and condition
Market assets - Image/reputation in the eye of the customer. Degree of market leadership. Analyze the market environment Opportunities (O) Threats (T) Opportunities What needs are not being met in the marketplace? Can we meet these needs better than our competitors?
How is the environment changing to our advantage or disadvantage? Threats What potential problems might threaten the success of the firm initiatives? What potential new competitors may arise? How might the firms current competitors respond? What changes may be occurring in the environment to make your product or service obsolete?
Threats How might governmental policies, changing customer demographics, or a recession affect your firms product or service? How might changes in customers tastes affect customer demand? What major trends will significantly affect your firm and the market? Retail clinics Threat or
opportunity? Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D): Threat or opportunity? Identifying opportunities and threats in markets (Porter) Level of rivalry between competitors Ease with which competitors can enter market Power of suppliers (e.g., pharmacies)
Power of customers (e.g., PBMs) Availability of substitutes Summary -SWOT is used to answer: Does the company have a distinct advantage in the current market environment upon which a strategy can be built? Do weaknesses make the company vulnerable to competitors or disqualify it from pursuing certain opportunities?
Strategy Formulation The plan to achieve marketing goals and objectives Analyze Analyze Resources Resources (Strengths, (Strengths, Weaknesses)
and strategies Goals: General outcome of anticipated actions, e.g., increase company profitability. Objectives: Quantify general outcome, e.g., increase ROA by 10% by end of fiscal year. Strategy: Plan to achieve goals and objectives. How will you segment your market? (Ch.10) What segments will you target? (Ch.10) How will you position your product in the market? Positioning Pharmaceutical
Services Goal -Develop a clear, distinct, and valued image of your mix in the minds of consumers. Positioning, SWOT, and the Marketing Mix Using information from SWOT analysis, Select a unique combination of 4 Ps
That meets your customers needs and wants better than your competitors do. All 4 Ps should act to provide a consistent and powerful image of your product or service. Dont become a commodity Commodities are products in which consumers cant perceive any difference, e.g.,
gasoline. They are selected on the basis of price and location. Brands and Branding A brand is a name, term, sign, symbol, or design that helps identify a product Your personal brand or company.
Branding is your name. attempts to get consumers to assign meaning to a brand. TIP Keller, Kevin Lane. Conceptualizing, Measuring, and Managing Customer-Based Brand Equity. Journal of Marketing. 57(January 1993). 1-22. (Adapted)
Brand Recall Brand Awareness Brand Recognition Keller, Kevin Lane. Conceptualizing, Measuring, and Managing Customer-Based Brand Equity. Journal of Marketing. 57(January 1993). 1-22. (Adapted) Types of Brand Associations
Favorability of Brand Associations Strength of Brand Associations Uniqueness of Brand Associations Brand Image Customer Experiences with the Marketing Mix
Price Promotion Place Product Customer Experiences from Others Word-of-mouth recommendations Press and other media coverage Brand
Problems faced by pharmacists in changing their brands image The image of pharmacists is controlled by others. Pharmacists are unwilling to exert the effort. Pharmacists dont know how. Implementing the Plan Problems in implementation: Insufficient management commitment Lack of staff commitment or
expertise Lack of or poor information Structural contradictions Overextension Final Step: Reassess Evaluate marketing success and ways to improve. Conclusion Students and pharmacists should know how to develop a strategic
marketing plan. Clerkship Practice Career planning Questions?
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