Essay Marketing and Colgate

7315 Words May 28th, 2011 30 Pages
Marketing Strategy (MKT306)
Alexander Berger Neusserstraße.56 50670 Köln Germany Student No.: 089110519

Friday 9th July 2010

A Strategic Analysis of Colgate´s toothpaste product line

TABEL OF CONTENT 1. 2. 3. Executive Summary .....................................................................................................- 1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................- 1 Situational analysis.......................................................................................................- 1 3.1 Company analysis ..................................................................................................- 2 Company
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The report is divided into two parts. The first parts will analysis the current situation of Colgate. On the basis of a Swot analyse the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the company as well as of Colgate’s toothpaste product line will be analysed. Furthermore additional information on the company’s current market share, profitability, sales and the external environment of Colgate within the scope of the PEST analysis will be presented. At the end of the first part the competitive advantage of Colgate will be mentioned. The second part includes a suggested marketing strategy of the author using marketing tools such as segmentation targeting & positioning, SMART objectives as well as the marketing mix. To better recommend improvements, the actual state of Colgate referring to their products, objectives, etc. is in some parts shortly mentioned. At the end a conclusion is drawn concerning the current situation of Colgate and suggested improvements for the future. 2. Introduction

Colgate is the world market leader in oral hygiene products. The toothpaste product line consists of strong brands. This is due to a very successful marketing strategy of the company in the past. But especially in a competitive environment like the personal care industry it is essential for Colgate that it upgrades its organisational as well as marketing strategies in

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