Marketing Plans by Malcolm McDonald
How to Prepare Them, How to Use Them

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Now in its 7th edition, Marketing Plans is a highly renowned international bestseller. The book has been thoroughly revised, and every chapter has been carefully updated with special attention to the latest developments in marketing. To accomplish this, Professor Malcolm McDonald has been joined in this edition by Professor Hugh Wilson, a leading expert on CRM and multichannel strategy as well as marketing planning.

Major changes to this edition include new chapters based on the very latest research on:

Planning for integrated marketing communications and digital marketingDeveloping multichannel strategyDeveloping the CRM planMarketing effectiveness and accountability

Marketing Plans is designed as a tool and a user-friendly learning, resource. Every point illustrated by powerful practical examples and made actionable through simple, step-by-step templates and exercises.

The book is established as essential reading for all serious professional marketers and students of marketing, from undergraduate and postgraduate to professional courses for bodies such as CIM. Above all it provides a practical, hands-on guide to implementing every single concept included in the text.

"It is clearly and powerfully written and is probably the best book on the theory and practice of marketing planning ever written. It is a best-seller in Europe and I strongly recommend the book to anyone with an interest in marketing planning."
—Warren J. Keegan, Professor of International Business and Marketing Director, Institute for Global Business Strategy, Pace University, New York

"I am extremely impressed by the step lucidity of what is presented."
—Dr D. H. Eaton, North Carolina University

"A book reaching the quantities sold of Marketing Plans must be a book that is really used. It is not difficult to see why. Malcolm McDonald writes about what to do in marketing and how to do it. Unlike many academic marketing writers, he will never let you forget that marketing ends with –ing."
—Kenneth Simmonds, Professor of Marketing and International Business, London Business School

"Malcolm McDonald is clearly one of the most respected Professors of Marketing in Europe and the author of a number of outstanding books. The fact that Marketing Plans has been such a massive seller offers testimony of this. McDonald writes with clarity and insight that is becoming increasingly rare today. It is powerful, up to date and has proved that it works. I recommend it to you!"
—John D. Ryans, Jr, Bridgestone Professor of International and Professor of International Marketing, Kent State University, Ohio


About Malcolm McDonald

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Malcolm McDonald, MA(Oxon), MSc, PhD, D.Litt. FCIM FRSA, author of 43 books, until recently was Professor of Marketing and Deputy Director of Cranfield School of Management. Malcolm is a graduate in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, in Business Studies from Bradford University Management Centre, and has a PhD from Cranfield University. He also has an Honorary Doctorate from Bradford University. Malcolm has extensive industrial experience, including a number of years as Marketing Director of Canada Dry. He is Emeritus Professor of Marketing at Cranfield and is a Visiting Professor at Henley, Warwick, Aston and Bradford Business Schools. Pennie Frow, PhD MBA BSc (Hons) Psych DipM FCIM, is Associate Professor of Marketing in the Discipline of Marketing at the University of Sydney. Previously she was a Senior Consultant in the Cranfield Marketing Planning Centre and a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management. Before joining Academia, she was Chief Marketing Officer of a major British charity and Managing Director of a US distribution company. Her publications have appeared in many academic publications including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management and the Journal of Marketing Management. Adrian Payne, PhD MSc MEd FRMIT FCIM FHEA, is Professor of Marketing at the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales, Australia and Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management. Previously he was Professor of Services & Relationship Marketing and Director of the Centre for CRM at Cranfield. His industry experience includes positions as Chief Executive for a manufacturing company and senior appointments in strategic planning and marketing. His many books and articles include contributions in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and the Journal of Business Research.
Published March 29, 2011 by Wiley. 592 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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