Module 2 – Case
BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS MARKETING AND MARKETING CHANNELS
Getting Your Product into the Hands of Consumers
It is time to determine how to make your product or service available to the consumer. Using your readings and at least one article from the Trident Online Library’s full-text databases (such as Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete and/or ProQuest Central), develop a distribution system.
Select either direct versus indirect distribution by writing about the pros and cons of both methods. (Research support is required)
Needs of Target Market
Analyze your target market’s needs. Explain what you know about your target market and what they want from a channel of distribution. (Research support is required)
Is your product/service conducive to digital distribution? You may wish to research a competitive product or service to see if it has a strong digital presence. Or you can engage in general research about going digital. (Research support is required.)
Since you are engaging in research, be sure to cite and reference the sources in APA format. The paper should be written in third person; this means words like “I,” “we,” and “you” are not appropriate. For more information see Differences Between First and Third Person.
See the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 13-14 on in-text citations. Another resource is the “Writing Style Guide,” which is found under “My Resources” on the TLC portal. All research should be cited in the body of the paper. In-text citations and corresponding references should be included in your paper. The use of direct quotes is strongly discouraged.
Use the attached APA-formatted template (MKT301 Case2) to create your submission.
Your submission will include:
- Trident University International’s cover page
- A two-page paper with APA citations (2-3 sentence introduction, body, 2-3 sentence conclusion)
- The reference list page in APA format. Remember to include at least one article from Trident Library’s full-text databases (such as Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete and/or ProQuest Central).
At Trident University International, rubrics are used for grading. These rubrics specify the points available for each component of an assignment. Points are earned based on the level of the work submitted. Rubrics can be viewed under “Assessments” at the top of the page.