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LAP-CM-002, Chart Your Channels (Channel Management) (Download) Marketing
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When channels of distribution flow smoothly, both customers and businesses reap benefits. This LAP covers what it takes for channels to run efficiently, the activities that occur in channels of distribution, how channel members add value, and the tasks required to manage channels effectively. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about...

LAP-CM-003, Channel It (Channels of Distribution) (Download) Marketing, Channel Management, LAP-CM-001
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Channels of distribution save time and money, and they allow us to enjoy a variety of products from around the world. Help your students discover more about these channels—who participates in them, how they work, and the benefits they provide. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about channels of distribution, a (So What?) discussion...

LAP-EC-012, When More Is Less (Functions of Prices) (Download) Economics, Business Basics, Business Functions, Pricing, Marketing
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Can your students explain why they pay what they do for products and services? Or how supply and demand influence prices? Most likely, they haven’t given the concept of price much thought. This LAP helps your students learn why prices are important; the functions of prices; how prices are determined; and how consumers, businesses, and resource owners use prices to make economic decisions every day. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented...

LAP-EC-071, Strictly Business (Business Activities) (Download) LAP-EC-019, Business Basics, Business Functions, Economics
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Just as the human body needs to accomplish certain activities to live and maintain health, companies need to engage in primary business activities to survive – and thrive. In this LAP, students will discover the core business activities of financial analysis, human resources management, information management, marketing, operations, and strategic management. Students will also learn about the interdependence of these activities as well as how they shift and adapt during changing circumstances....

LAP-IM-002, Get the Facts Straight (Marketing-Information Management) (Download) Marketing
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Marketing information is essential for business success. Businesses use marketing information to make educated decisions, solve problems efficiently, and plan for the future. And, where do businesses get this information? From marketing-information management systems. Marketing-information management systems are responsible for continuously gathering, sorting, analyzing, evaluating, and distributing needed marketing information. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all...

LAP-IM-010, Seek and Find (Marketing Research) (Download) Information Management, Marketing, LAP-IM-005
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Seek and Find explores the crucial role that marketing research plays in business decision-making and describes the steps involved in the marketing research process. The importance of research identifying target markets, trends, preferred product features, and pricing is illustrated with examples from corporate giants Apple, Taco Bell, Lego, and Hershey. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student...

LAP-IM-012, Data Do It (Need for Marketing Data) (Download) Information Management, Market Research, Marketing
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Decision making requires data. Marketers must determine who will buy a product, how they will promote it, how much it will cost, where they will sell it, and so on. Teach your students about the types of data that marketers need for effective decision making; where they locate data; how they use data; and how data usage can impact business. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout (with...

LAP-IM-017, Hunting and Gathering (Data-Collection Methods) (Download) Information Management, Marketing, Research
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Interviews, focus groups, surveys, Internet tracking, and more—marketing researchers use a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to collect the data they need. This LAP guides students through these methods—what they are, how they work, and their advantages and disadvantages. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about...

LAP-IM-025, Info With Integrity (Ethics in Marketing-Information Management) (Download)
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Marketers have to follow certain guidelines to make sure they are managing information efficiently and effectively. One way that they can do so is by following ethical principles. Info With Integrity (Ethics in Marketing-Information Management) is all about the importance of ethics when handling marketing information. It includes specific, relevant ethical conflicts in marketing-information management. The detailed examples and interactive activities will help students grasp this challenging...

LAP-IM-184, Data Diving (Identifying Marketing Data) (Download) Information Management, Marketing, LAP-IM-011
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Many types of data, such as customer data, competitor data, sales data, and more, are essential for informed marketing decision making. Thriving businesses take the time and effort to gather and analyze these data and use them to their best advantage. Teach your students how to identify useful marketing data from both internal and external sources. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout...

LAP-IM-281, Whats the Source? (Obtaining Marketing-Research Data) (Download) LAP-IM-015, Information Management
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Each marketing-research project is different. However, they are all the same in at least one aspect—they all require researchers to obtain data. Teach your students about primary and secondary marketing-research data, why they are used, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about obtaining...

LAP-IM-282, What’s the Problem? (Marketing Research Problems) (Download) LAP-IM-013, Information Management
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Before data can be collected, marketing researchers must identify the problem or root causes driving the research. This LAP explains how managers and researchers work together to determine the actual research problem so research objectives can be developed. Types of data, units of analysis, and relevant variables for marketing research studies are also discussed. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a...

LAP-IM-284, Better by Design (Marketing Research Designs) (Download) LAP-IM-014
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Marketing researchers create their designs with the end goal in mind. Better by Design will help your students understand the importance of choosing the most effective research designs to acquire the needed information. This LAP discusses exploratory, descriptive, and causal research designs, presenting marketing research examples from Coca-Cola, DeWALT Tools, Frito-Lay, and more. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan....

LAP-IM-285, Take Your Pick (Nature of Sampling Plans) (Download) LAP-IM-016, Information Management, Marketing
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When marketers undertake a marketing research project, one of their top priorities is to obtain clear and accurate data. They know that a “slice” of the population—a sample—can represent the whole quite precisely. Use this LAP to teach your students why and when marketers use sampling, and help them discover different types of sampling designs. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout...

LAP-MK-001, Work the Big Seven (Marketing Functions) (Download)
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The marketing functions – market planning, product/service management, marketing-information management, pricing, channel management, promotion, and selling – all play significant roles in carrying out a business’s marketing plan and attracting the target customer to the business. Work the Big Seven explains each marketing function, its importance, and how the marketing functions work together to bring success. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a...

LAP-MK-004, Have It Your Way! (Nature of Marketing) (Download) Business Basics, Business Functions, Business Administration
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Marketing makes the world go round. It makes our lives better, provides us with a variety of goods and services, and encourages trade between nations. Marketing is essential for business success, yet many students know nothing about it. Use this LAP to introduce your students to marketing activities, the marketing concept, and the many ways that marketing impacts us every day. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each...

LAP-MK-012, The Wide, Wide World of Sport Marketing (Nature of Sport Marketing) (Download) LAP-MK-005, LAP-BA-008
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Show your students how the growth of sports and sport marketing impacts the world. The Wide, Wide World of Sport Marketing (Nature of Sport Marketing) explains how the popularity of sports has created a diverse industry that impacts everyone from corporate sponsors to soccer moms. Anyone leading an active lifestyle or watching a sporting event enjoys the recreational and entertainment benefits that sports provide. This LAP includes activities, videos, and more showing how sport marketing...

LAP-MK-014, Cause and Effect (Buying Behavior) (Download) LAP-MK-006, Marketing
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Consumers purchase products and services for a variety of reasons – from cultural influences, to personal preferences, to past experiences. Marketers know that their companies’ success depends on understanding the diverse influences affecting buying behavior and using those influences to their advantage. In this LAP, students will discover how final consumers and companies make buying decisions, as well as the practical implications that buying behavior has for marketers. LAPs are...

LAP-MK-015, Act Now! (Employee Actions and Company Goals) (Download) LAP-MK-002, Marketing, Work-based Learning, Co-op Work Experience, Community-based Learning
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Every business has goals, and every business needs employees to help it reach those goals. Act Now! teaches your students the general and specific employee actions they can take to help companies work toward their goals. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about employee actions and company goals, a (So What?) discussion of why it's...

LAP-MK-019, Just Do It...Right (Company Actions and Results) (Download) LAP-MK-003, Marketing, Management
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In the world of business, one thing leads to another. The actions companies take today will lead to the results, good or bad, that they face tomorrow. Teach your students about positive and negative company actions and results with Just Do It...Right. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about company actions and results, a (So What?)...

LAP-MP-002, Pick the Mix (Nature of Marketing Strategies) (Download) Market Planning
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To sell products and services, marketers have to connect producers with consumers. And how can they do that? By using goals, strategies, and tactics! This LAP explains the importance of setting marketing goals, choosing strategies, and picking tactics. It also explains how the four elements of the marketing mix—product, price, place, and promotion—work together to help marketers get the job done. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented...

LAP-MP-003, Have We Met? (Market Identification) (Download) Market Planning, Marketing
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Do your students understand the word “market,” and how it is used to describe mass groups of consumers as well as smaller, more specific groups? Can they benefit from understanding how marketers use information to locate and identify specific consumers based on demographic, geographic, psychographic, and behavioral traits? The LAP Have We Met? explains mass marketing and market segmentation with examples from Adidas, the NBA, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as...

LAP-MP-005, Futurecast (The Nature of Sales Forecasts) (Download) Market Planning, Marketing, Sales Management, Selling
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No one can see the future in perfect clarity—but sales forecasts can help! This LAP explains the importance of sales forecasts and how businesses use this essential tool to predict sales and plan production, promotion, prices, and much more. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about the nature of sales forecasts, a (So What?)...

LAP-MP-007, A Winning Plan (Nature of Marketing Plans) (Download) Market Planning, LAP-MP-001
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Success is hard to achieve without careful planning, especially in marketing. Whether a business is just starting up or has been established for decades, it must have a marketing plan in place to succeed. This LAP teaches the purpose, benefits, and components of a marketing plan. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about the nature...

LAP-MP-010, Analyze This! (SWOT Analysis) (Download) LAP-MP-004, Market Planning, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Management, Marketing, LAP-IM-008
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Just as people have personal goals and ambitions, businesses have their own goals for corporate success. One way that companies measure their progress toward their goals is by evaluating their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). In this LAP, students will learn how to conduct a SWOT analysis for their own companies as well as the benefits of SWOT analysis for long-term success. In the activities, students will have the opportunity to conduct SWOT analyses for real-life...

LAP-PI-002, The Price Is Right (Nature of Pricing) (Download) Marketing
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What makes an effective price? There’s no single factor, which means that pricing is much more difficult than simply placing a tag on an item! With this LAP, your students will learn about all the work that goes into each pricing decision, as well as how pricing affects every element of the marketing mix. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes...

LAP-PI-003, Make Cents (Factors Affecting Selling Price) (Download) Pricing, Marketing
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Every business goes through a unique process for pricing products. Pricing objectives differ for each company and price is affected by everything from economic conditions to competition in the marketplace. Teach your students what factors go into a product’s final selling price, what expenses the price needs to cover, and how companies use selling price to reach their goals.LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP...

LAP-PI-006, Tipping Point (Calculating Break-Even Point) (Download) LAP-PI-004, Pricing, Marketing, Budgeting, Recordkeeping, Financing, Math Applications
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Calculating the break-even point is a valuable skill that all businesses need, so help your students learn all about it with Tipping Point! This LAP teaches students how to calculate the break-even point—step by step—and explains to students how calculating breakeven can help every business. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about...

LAP-PM-004, Promises, Promises (Warranties and Guarantees) (Download) Product Management, Product Planning, Branding, Customer Service
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In a teen’s world full of wireless smartphones, headphones, and laptops, warranties and guarantees are important. But what is guaranteed exactly? Do your students understand how warranties and guarantees benefit them and the businesses that provide them? Check out the LAP Promises, Promises (Warranties and Guarantees), with examples from Apple, Craftsman Tools, and Fairfield Inn & Suites, to help your students understand the basics of these agreements, how the law regulates them, and much...

LAP-PM-006, Its a Brand, Brand, Brand World! (Nature of Product Branding) (Download) Product Management, Product Planning, Marketing
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Product brands don’t simply appear—there’s a lot of time, money, and creativity behind each brand on the market! This LAP explains brand strategies and the components of a good brand name. It also details the important stages of the branding process. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about product branding, a (So What?) discussion...

LAP-PM-010, Build Your Corporate Brand...Before Someone Builds It for You (The How-Tos of Corporate Branding) (Download) Product Management, Product Planning, Marketing
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It takes a lot more than just a product name and logo to make up a corporate brand! Brand promises, brand personalities, and core values are just a few of the important components that small-business owners must keep in mind when developing brands. This LAP outlines the steps business owners take when creating their own successful corporate brands. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. Each LAP includes a student handout...

LAP-PM-017, Rapping Up Products (Nature of Product/Service Management) (Download) Product Management, Product Planning, Branding, Marketing
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Businesses of all sizes must learn how to manage their products and services if they want to be successful. This LAP explains the role that product/service management plays in marketing and describes how product/service managers help their companies get ahead. The LAP also shows the benefits that companies will get from product/service management and three main phases of the management process. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented...

LAP-PM-042, Getting Piece of Mind (Factors Used To Position Products/Services) (Download) LAP-PM-019, Product Management, Product Planning, Branding, Marketing
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Every product needs a position! Positioning shows customers how a product is unique. Teach your students about this important marketing activity. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about factors used to position products/services, a (So What?) discussion of why it's important to learn, ideas (Make it Pay!) for immediate application,...

LAP-PM-272, Stand Out (Unique Selling Proposition) (Download) LAP-PM-016, Product Management, Product Planning, Branding, Marketing
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A unique selling proposition shows a company’s special niche in the marketplace. Teach your students about USPs—what they are, why they’re important, and how to create them. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan. This LAP includes a student handout (with CopyIT! permission) that includes information about unique selling propositions, a (So What?) discussion of why it's important to learn, and a short (Gray Zone) case...

LAP-PR-136, Play to the Fans (Building Fan Support) (Download) LAP-PR-019, Promotion, Sports Marketing
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Show your students how sport/event businesses use PR and publicity to influence public perceptions. The images created by events, sports, and the athletes and entertainers who appear at them have a tremendous impact on fans. Play to the Fans (Building Fan Support) will teach your students the strategies sport/event businesses use to create and maintain a positive image, build goodwill, and manage unpredictable publicity through effective PR efforts. Videos, activities, and more reveal...

LAP-SE-883, Whats the Motive? (Determining Buying Motives) (Download) Selling, LAP-SE-109
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Buying motives affect us every day – whether we know it or not. From a trip to our favorite grocery store to that new pair of shoes we just had to have, every purchase we make is driven by underlying motives. In this LAP your students will gain an in-depth understanding of buying motives – what they are, why they’re so important to salespeople, and how to effectively identify them. LAPs are comprehensive instructional packages that include all elements of a performance-oriented lesson plan....