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Work with a business development specialist at Western Dairyland to create a marketing plan for your business. Western Dairyland's basic marketing plan outline includes five primary components.

Define the Current Market

Quantify the Market

Profile the Competition

Marketing Strategy

Future Markets/Expansion Markets/Opportunities for Years 2,3, & 4

Define the Current Market

Customer category
- consumer
- business
- industrial
- institutional
- government

Define need for product/service

Geographic coverage
- distance
- time
- traffic patterns
- topographic consideration
- social and cultural considerations

Demographic target
- age
- income
- sex
- employment
- education
- residence
- family status
- race
- religion
- psychographic characteristics

Quantify the Market

Local issues
Based on demographic and geographic definitions of the market

Profile the competition

Who are your competitors?
Where are they located?
How do they/you compare to them? (strengths, weaknesses)
Nature and status of each competitor

Marketing Strategy

Competitive focus (price, quality, service, selection, convenience)
Marketing method(s)
Channels of distribution
Advertising/promotion plan

Future Markets/Expansion Markets/Opportunities for Years 2,3, & 4

Products, services, geographical area


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