Complete Your Marketing Plan by Christmas 2019

A practical programme to help get your marketing plan ready for 2020 and a post-Brexit world

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This eight-week online Programme is for professionals who need to get a great strategic marketing plan completed by Christmas 2019. The Programme is taught by the renowned marketing Professor Malcolm McDonald and his business colleague, Edmund Bradford.

It will cover eight steps in eight weeks, ending with a draft strategic marketing plan for you to use in your business or organization. The steps are based on his 30 years of research at Cranfield University and Edmund’s extensive experience in putting them into practice.

Throughout the Programme, you will learn how to use the key tools of strategic marketing. You will be exposed to an engaging mix of case studies, narratives and problem-solving activities designed to provide you with an understanding of marketing that will endure beyond the Programme.

By the end of the Programme you will have a strategic marketing plan and be a more effective strategic leader.

You will be involved in three webinars during the Programme to help you understand the steps, to help you get immediate value from them and to help keep you on course to a successful plan at the end.

Finally, there will be an informal get together in England at the end of the Programme where you will be able to meet Malcolm and Edmund and receive your own signed course completion certificate from Malcolm personally.

Number of Participants: This Programme is strictly limited to 20 participants.

Fees: £2000.00. An early bird fee of £1500.00 is available until 16th September.

Your time input: 6 - 8 hours per week of self-paced online learning and real application

Duration: 8 weeks (October – November 2019)

"Without a robust marketing plan, you will have long periods of worry and depression before you fail." - Professor Malcolm McDonald

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Professor Malcolm McDonald and Edmund Bradford
Professor Malcolm McDonald and Edmund Bradford

Malcolm and Edmund have been helping companies improve their marketing planning for over 30 years. Edmund was an early 'disciple' of Malcolm's research and has applied his principles in a wide variety of organizations. Moreover, they are long-term friends and colleagues, There is probably no duo like them on the entire planet!

Professor Malcolm McDonald MA(Oxon) MSc PhD DLitt DSc, until recently was Professor of Marketing and Deputy Director, Cranfield University School of Management, with special responsibility for e-business, and is now an Emeritus Professor at the University as well as being an Honorary Professor at Warwick Business School.

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 has written over 50 books, including the best seller Marketing Plans: How to Prepare Them, How to Use Them and more than one hundred articles and papers.

Coming from a background in business which included a number of years as Marketing Director of Canada Dry, Malcolm has successfully maintained a close link between academic rigour and commercial application. He has consulted to many major companies from the UK, Europe, USA, Far East, South-East Asia, Australasia and Africa, in the areas of strategic marketing and marketing planning, market segmentation, key account management, international marketing and marketing accountability.

Malcolm is Chairman of both The Malcolm McDonald Academy and Market2Win Ltd and works with the operating boards of a number of the world’s leading multi-nationals.

Edmund Bradford has over 30 years of experience designing and implementing strategic initiatives around the world.

Over this time he has been using and applying the key tools of strategic marketing to help companies develop and implement new growth strategies.

His company experience includes work with clients in multiple industries and locations with companies ranging from new start-ups to multi-billion dollar global corporations.

Ed is a Judge at the annual UK Business Awards and a Teaching Associate at Warwick Business School.

He has written extensively on the subjects of good practice sales and marketing. In addition to his many articles, he is the co-author of Marketing Navigation: How to Keep Your Marketing Plan On Course to Implementation Success (available on Amazon).

He also produces simulation games to teach people about sales and market strategy. These games are used in several universities on both Masters and Undergraduate Programmes. Ed is often invited to teach on these Programmes to help participants understand the models and apply them to the real world.

Ed holds a BA (Hons) in Economics, a Diploma in Marketing and an MBA from Warwick Business School, England.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts week commencing 7th October 2019 and finishes week commencing 25th November 2019. The post-course celebration event (for those that can make it) with Malcolm and Ed will take place in The Midlands of England on the 6th December 2019
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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