Brand planning is the process of devising the specific actions needed to enable the brand to attain brand performance goals.The process of developing the brand plan helps to identify opportunities to grow and create value for your brand. In this course, you will refine your ability to create a brand plan by investigating each step of the process and developing a plan for an existing brand of your choice. You will start by completing a situation analysis for your chosen brand. You will then draw conclusions from the analysis and determine objectives and strategies for the brand. Finally, you will develop an executional roadmap to deliver on at least one of your identified strategic directions for your brand.
Key Course Takeaways
Complete a situation analysis, which includes obtaining deep brand knowledge with the aid of a brand assessment tool
Identify key issues, strategic implications, and opportunities from the situation analysis results
Develop a strategic plan for the direction of your brand
Visiting Lecturer, The Dyson School, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Patti Mandel is a visiting lecturer with the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, where she teaches Branding and Brand Management. She is also an assistant professor of marketing in the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where she teaches Marketing Principles and Practices, Consumer Behavior, Advanced Topics in Marketing, and Branding. Prior to this, Patti taught Contemporary Business Practices and Managerial Marketing at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.
Ms. Mandel has significant work experience in the industry with a strong record of business development and branding programs that produce growth and profitability. She has taken brands from concept to launch to the number one position in their category, developed best practice business models, led category portfolios, and worked on global teams. Ms. Mandel is known for her strong brand and marketing expertise, including business analytics, P&L management, development of strategic marketing plans, and integrated marketing programs.