You are the regional marketing director of a theme park in the southeastern United States that is part of a global brand. The chief marketing officer of global operations has called upon you to help coordinate the marketing tasks related to rolling out an emergency response to a recent safety and injury incident at one of the parks that resulted in serious injuries to employees and customers. This theme park was closed immediately following the incident to ensure safety measures for customers and employees and to deploy the needed safety measures.
Now, as the theme park is all set to reopen, the CMO has called you to take a lead in planning the marketing strategy to support the reopening of the park. Your responsibility is to design a phased strategy for reopening all parks, with critical objectives such as maximum safety, crisis communication, customer satisfaction, and profit potential. You must coordinate marketing strategy with corporate strategy, as failed or successful planning will impact brand success and recognition.
You have determined the scope of work and have outlined the high-level plan. As a first step, you decided to perform the brand analysis and identification of critical elements to successfully market the reopening of the park. Based on the outcomes, you developed a customizable marketing strategy template that can be used by other theme parks under the same umbrella.
Next, you need to create a presentation (toolkit) to share your analysis and recommendations for the proposed marketing support of the park. But, as you are working to complete the final bit of the toolkit, your social media monitoring partner shares a report of the theme park’s social media image and performance. The report shows a significant spike in negative public feedback. The report states there is the perception of an uncaring, careless brand forcing a reopening for profit. Your presentation should also include strategies for how you will address the emerging negative perception on social media about the theme park. You will show this presentation to your CMO and other regional marketing directors of the park
Measuring Your Strategic Marketing Plan’s Success
Record and submit a narrated PowerPoint presentation to share your analysis and recommendations for the proposed marketing support of the park.
- Provide a marketing strategy that considers the following areas (slides 1–4):
- Digital marketing strategy
- Traditional marketing strategy
- Communications and public relations strategy
- Event marketing strategy
Monitoring Your Marketing Strategy— In this part of the project, you will explain how you will monitor the performance of your strategy. Your presentation should include the following critical factors:
- Identify three SMART marketing objectives and describe how they align with safety, customer satisfaction, and profitability. (slide 5)
- Identify one KPI that can be used for each of the marketing objectives. (slide 6)
- Describe the methods that could be used to monitor the performance of the three marketing objectives. Provide rationale. (slides 7–8)
- Using plan-do-check-act (PDCA) methodology, provides a continuous improvement process or preserving brand identity and reputation. (slides 9–10)
- Describe two marketing strategies to address negative public feedback on social media. (slides 11–12)
- Consider the role of public relations.
- Consider the role of crisis management.