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Running Head: STRATEGIC MARKETING- COCA COLA Strategic Marketing- Coca Cola [The name of the writer will appear here] [The name of the institution will appear here] [The name of the Professor] [Course] Introduction Coca-Cola is one of the leading food and beverage country with a geographical reach that extends to over 200 countries around the world.
The Coca-Cola Company began as J.S. Pemberton Medicine Company that sold medicinal products such as Cough syrup and hair dye. Later the co-founder of Coca Cola, Dr. John Pemberton, a pharmacist, discovered the formula for Coke, quite by accident. Soon J. S. Pemberton Medicine Company became Coca-Cola and began to operate as a beverage company. The revolutionary taste of Coke soon became a preferred taste for the consumers and Coke became a symbol of ‘Open Happiness’. The beverage industry is one the most growing industries as consumers’ preference has gradually shifted from drinking water to soft drinks and even to energy drinks. Thus Coca-Cola faces immense competition from other beverage industries, with the top competitors being Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., Nestl and Pepsico, Inc. (Yahoo Finance, 2011). In this report, we will develop a marketing plan for 2011-2012 for Coca-cola to be presented to the board of directors at Coca-Cola. The marketing plan will discuss the current position of Coca-Cola in the market, using marketing audit that analysis both the micro and macro environment for the company. ...
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