Case Analysis: “Gillette: Why Innovation May Not Be Enough”
To help you better understand the concepts of Marketing Analysis, you will be asked to complete a case study for each weekly assignment. To prepare for this level of analysis, first read “How to Analyze a Case” in the W1 lesson folder.
This Week’s Case
“Gillette: Why Innovation May Not Be Enough” (located in textbook appendix)
After reading, reviewing, analyzing and evaluating the case study, pretend you are the Executive Marketing Director for Gillette. Develop a 3-5 minute video that will be shared with the newly formed New Product Development Team. You may use any video recording device that will produce an MP4 video. When you write your script for the presentation, be sure to cite at least two outside sources to back up your arguments. Your presentation should address the following questions (at a minimum). Feel free to include insights gleaned from our study of marketing analysis so far.
1.Present an evaluation of the history of Gillette. Explain and summarize their competition, innovation and razor wars.
2.What actions would you present and suggest to the new product development team to help maintain its dominance in the shaving market?
3.Evaluate and present what products, pricing and strategies you would recommend to the team for consideration over the next 5 years.
Air Bag Recall
Review the article “Blow Out” from this week’s reading assignment. This article pertains to the recall of air bag products. Assume you are the manager for a large automotive company that will be using air bags in your products. What risk assessment tools will you use in order to ensure that the product being installed into your vehicles meets safety standards in order to avoid a recall? Use your course materials and outside research to generate a solid analysis on why these methods would be helpful. Your analysis should be supported by research.
Directions for obtaining the file: Login to the Grantham University library by clicking on the Resources tab from the main page. You will then log into EBSCOHost. Once you have accessed the database, simply copy and paste the title of the article and press enter to search and you should now have the file accessible to review.
The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:
- Write between 750 – 1,250 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.
- Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
- Include cover page and reference page.
- At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.
- No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.