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≪第4回 全国大学生マーケティングコンテスト プラン作成概要≫
※詳細は決まり次第、随時更新してまいります。
※不明な点がありましたら、
marketingcontestjp@gmail.comまでお問い合わせください。

メインスポンサー:伊藤ハム株式会社

【テーマA】 伊藤ハム製品「ポークビッツ」の販売促進戦略

目標として、ポークビッツの売り上げを1年間に20%増加させます。
この目標を達成するプランを、以下の質問に回答しつつ作成してください。

(ターゲット) ポークビッツのターゲットはどのような消費者がふさわしいか。
(動機づけ) なぜポークビッツを購入すべきなのか。効果的で印象に残るメッセージを通して伝えること。
(販売促進方法) ポークビッツの宣伝、販促のためにどのような方法を採用するべきか。宣伝例もプレゼンテーションの中に含めること。
(ソーシャルメディア) TwitterやFacebook、YouTube、LINEなどをどのようにポークビッツの宣伝に活用するか。

製品情報: http://www.itoham.co.jp/product/series/00000017.html
参考情報:ポークビッツ資料
※DLファイル名が長いですが、内容に問題はございません。

【テーマB】 伊藤ハム製品「ラ・ピッツァ」シリーズの販売促進戦略

目標として、ラ・ピッツァの売り上げを1年間に20%増加させます。
この目標を達成するプランを以下の質問に回答しつつ作成してください。

(ターゲット) ラ・ピッツァのターゲットはどのような消費者がふさわしいか。
(動機付け) なぜラ・ピッツァを購入すべきなのか。効果的で印象に残るメッセージを通して伝えること。
(販売促進方法) ラ・ピッツァの宣伝、販促のためにどのような方法を採用すべきか。宣伝例もプレゼンテーションの中に含めること。
(ソーシャルメディア) TwitterやFacebook、YouTube、LINEなどをどのようにラ・ピッツァの宣伝に活用するか。

製品情報: http://www.itoham.co.jp/product/series/00000039.html
参考情報:ラ・ピッツア資料
※DLファイル名が長いですが、内容に問題はございません。

【注意事項】

  1.  テーマのどちらを選んだかはマーケティングプランの評価に一切ふくめません。プレゼンテーションは以下の3点から評価されます。
    a) プレゼンテーション自体の質 b)独自性と独創性 c)実現可能性
  2.       プラン作成にあたり、以下の点に留意してください。
  • 日本国内むけのプランを作成してください。海外からターゲットを選ぶことは出来ません。
  •  プランの中で、必ず1つはソーシャルメディアをマーケティングプランに含めて下さい。
  •  マーケティングプランにおける予算は50,000,000円です。複雑な計算は必要ありませんが、プラン作成の際には念頭においてください。
  •  目標数値である20%という数字も、あくまで「望ましい数値」です。複雑な計算は必要ありません。

Marketing Competition Japan 2014 

Date: 13th, December, 2014
Place: Kobe City University of Foreign Studies

Main Sponsor: ITO HAM

Case A: Pokubitsu by Ito Ham

Ito Ham aims to increase the sales of Pokubitsu by 20% within one year. Please prepare a marketing plan that answers these questions to help Ito Ham reach its goal:

  • WHO: What kind of people should Ito Ham target?
  • WHY: Why should people buy Pokubitsu? Create a message that is effective and easy to remember.
  • HOW: How should Ito Ham market this product? What methods of advertising and promotions should the brand employ? Please include some sample advertisements in your presentation.
  • How should Ito Ham use social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LINE, etc.) to increase awareness, trial and likeability?

Product information: http://www.itoham.co.jp/product/series/00000017.html

Market Information: Click here 

Case B: La Pizza by Ito Ham

Ito Ham aims to increase the sales of La Pizza by 20% within one year. Please prepare a marketing plan that answers these questions to help Ito Ham reach its goal:

  • WHO: What kind of people should Ito Ham target?
  • WHY: Why should people buy La Pizza? Create a message that is effective and easy to remember.
  • HOW: How should Ito Ham market this product? What methods of advertising and promotions should the brand employ? Please include some sample advertisements in your presentation.
  • How should Ito Ham use social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LINE, etc.) to increase awareness, trial and likeability?

Product information: http://www.itoham.co.jp/product/series/00000039.html

Market Information: Click here

NOTES:

1. You can choose Case A or Case B freely. The choice will not affect your chances of winning the competition. All of the presentations will be evaluated equally based on the same three criteria; a) presentation quality, b) originality and creativity, and c) feasibility.

2. While preparing your plan, please keep the following in mind:

  • Please do not target people who live outside of Japan.
  • Social media must be mentioned in your plan.
  • Please keep in mind that your marketing budget is 50,000,000 Yen.
  • We do not ask for a detailed explanation of how you use the budget and how you reach the ratio of 20%. Because of time constrains, we only focus on quality of ideas, creativity and presentation quality.

How to submit your plan.

Marketing Plan Summary
-You are asked to submit your plan by November 11th , 2014 via email.
-The plan has to be prepared in PowerPoint format. (ppt or pptx).
- You should submit a minimum of 5 but no more than 10 slides (Don’t forget to put your school’s name, team members’ names and the campaign slogan on the first slide)

Please attach the descriptions, sketches or samples of your advertisements and/or promotional materials along with your plan.
You are allowed include “presenters notes” in your summary.
You are allowed to include appendixes (e.g. tables, figures, etc.) in your PowerPoint document.

Application Procedure

  • Contestants should send an email with a .ppt attachment to marketingcontestjp@gmail.com by November 11th , 23:59pm. The body of the email should include the following: a) university name, b) team members and their email addresses, c) the rationale: a short explanation of the focus of your marketing plan and your major marketing campaign (1 paragraph maximum, no strict format).
  • The subject line of the email should read: MCJ 2014 Your Name, Your University. Example: MCJ 2014 Taro Yamada, KCUFS.
  • The .ppt attachment should include a) background b) target consumers c) ads and promotions d) social media activities.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1: What is Marketing Competition Japan? It is an intercollegiate competition where small teams from different universities present their marketing plans in English before judges and an audience.

2: What is the purpose of this competition? This competition is designed to help college students

  • improve English and critical thinking skills
  • strengthen presentation and communication skills
  • develop business knowledge and prepare for job hunting
  • understand the importance of social media tools in business

3: How can I participate in this competition?

  • Step 1: Form a group of 3 or 4 people.
  • Step 2: Create a summary plan that explains how the sponsor brand can attract more customers
  • Step 3: Submit your plan via email by the deadline.

4: What kind of marketing plan am I going to prepare? You can check out a sample plan here .

5: When and where is this competition held?

  • 1st round: Plans are submitted online (Deadline: November, 11, 2014)
  • 2nd round:The Kanto Preliminary will be held at Bunkyo Gakuin University on November 29 and The Kansai Preliminary will be held at Konan University on November 30.
  • Final: The final competition will be held in KCUFS on December 13, 2014.

6: What is the procedure?

  • 1st round: The competition committee will review all of the summary plans and select the top 20 plans from Western Japan (Kinki, Kyushu, etc.) and the top 20 teams from Eastern Japan (Kanto, Hokkaido, etc.).
  • 2nd round: The top 40 teams (20 from Kansai and 20 from Kanto) will make their presentations before judges and an audience on November 29 and 30 respectively. The judges will announce the top 7 teams (3 teams from each region) after the preliminaries. The host team will directly participate in the final.
  • 3rd Round: Seven teams that pass the preliminaries will make their final presentations on December 13 to win the grand prize.

7: What if I don’t have any previous knowledge of marketing?
Previous marketing knowledge may not be very important because participants will only answer the four basic questions listed above. Participants are also allowed to get help from their marketing teachers and or friends.

8: What if I have a bad English accent or limited English skills?
Participants are not expected to speak perfect English. English pronunciation or English fluency will not be evaluated in the competition.
9: What are the evaluation criteria?

  • Presentation Quality – 50 Points (Confidence: 20 points, Passion: 10 points, Organization and Clarity: 10 points, Q&A Performance: 10 points )
  • Creativity and Originality – 25 points
  • Feasibility – 25 points

10: Can foreign students who are registered at Japanese universities also participate?

Yes.

11: What are the deadlines I should be aware of?

  • Deadline to submit summaries: November 11, 2014
  • Kanto & Kansai Preliminaries: November 29 & 30, 2014
  • Final: December 13, 2014

12: Who is the organizer of this competition?

Marketing Competition Japan is organized by the Marketing Competition Japan committee at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (KCUFS).

13: Do you cover transportation and accommodation costs?

MCJ covers transportation and accommodation expenses of all the finalists and those semifinalists who live more than 30 km away from were the competition is held.

14: What are the rules I should be aware of?

  • Any college student can participate in this competition. There is no test or screening.
  • All team members have to be from the same university.
  • All materials must be prepared and orally presented in English.
  • Participants must use at least one social media tool (Twitter, Facebook, Mixi, YouTube, etc.) in their marketing plan.
  • Participants need to be registered at a university at the time of the final presentation.
  • The team size should be a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 members.
  • There’s no limit on the number of teams from the same university or the same class.
  • Participants cannot get paid help from outside sources such as advertising agencies, marketing consulting companies , etc.
  • Participants cannot contact with the employees of the sponsoring brand.
  • Participants have a right to withdraw from the competition. The organizing committee must be notified in writing immediately in the event of withdrawal.
  • The host university directly qualifies for the final round.
  • Any image/video that is violent, obscene or has copyrighted material will be rejected.

15: Who are the judges?

  • Sayo Ishii, Researcher, Dentsu Marketing Insight Inc.
  • Kenji Kawahara, Senior Associate, Dentsu Marketing Insight Inc.
  • Bill Perrin, Webmaster at Tsubakimoto Chain Co. & Administrator at WebmasterWorld Inc.

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MCJ 2012

USEFUL RESOURCES

Sample Summary Plan
Sample Full Marketing Plan
Recommended Format
Segmentation Process (WHO)
Advertising and Promotions (HOW)
Situation Analysis
Brand Health Check
Social Media Frameworks
Social Media Ideas
Sales Growth Ideas
Advertising Ideas
Sales Forecast (NOT REQUIRED)
Common Marketing Plan Errors
Common Presentation Errors
Marketing Competition Japan is is organized by Marketing Competition Japan Committee at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. The members of this committee are:

Head of the Committee: Adam Acar- Assoc. Professor at KCUFS
Senior Advisor: Koyuki Ueda-Staff member at KCUFS
Manager of Logistics: Naoki Iwasa-Staff member at KCUFS

 

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