Marketing Plan

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The marketing plan can be an independent document or contained within the business plan.  Its main purpose is to provide an outline of the actions needed to formulate strategies to achieve planned objectives such as higher sales and superior customer satisfaction.
A marketing plan is usually based on the marketing mix variables (4 Ps) and it contains the following sections, which should be assessed on an annual basis.

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