The marketing planning (concretized in the marketing plan) is an essential organizational activity, considering the hostile and complex competitive business environment. Our ability and skills to perform profitable sales are affected by hundreds of internal and external factors that interact in a difficult way to evaluate. A marketing manager must understand and build an image upon these variables and their interactions, and must take rational decisions.
Marketing Mix: one of the key points of the marketing plan is the design of medium and long_term approach of the 4 Ps (price, place, product, promotion). Action Program: on this section all the actions to be performed are gathered with specific information, timetables and responsibilities among the personnel. Provisional Income Statement: the plan must include an income statement with any inputs for which the marketing department is responsible for.