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The purpose of The Art Sentry's marketing plan is to serve as a guide for the organization. The following areas will be monitored to track progress:

  • Revenue: monthly and annual.
  • Referrals.
  • Customer satisfaction.

Implementation Milestones

The following milestones identify the key marketing programs. It is imperative that the different tasks are accomplished on time and on budget.

Milestones

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Milestones
      
AdvertisingStart DateEnd DateBudgetManagerDepartment
Marketing plan completion1/1/20032/1/2003$0DanDepartment
First residential customer1/1/20032/28/2003$0DanDepartment
First major corporate account1/1/20035/30/2003$0DanDepartment
Profitability1/1/20039/30/2003$0DanDepartment
Name me1/1/20031/15/2003$0ABCDepartment
Name me1/1/20031/15/2003$0ABCDepartment
Name me1/1/20031/15/2003$0ABCDepartment
Name me1/1/20031/15/2003$0ABCDepartment
Name me1/1/20031/15/2003$0ABCDepartment
Other1/1/20031/15/2003$0ABCDepartment
Total Advertising Budget  $0  
PRStart DateEnd DateBudgetManagerDepartment
Name me1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Name me1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Name me1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Other1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Total PR Budget  $0  
Direct MarketingStart DateEnd DateBudgetManagerDepartment
Name me1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Name me1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Name me1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Other1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Total Direct Marketing Budget  $0  
Web DevelopmentStart DateEnd DateBudgetManagerDepartment
Name me1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Name me1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Name me1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Other1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Total Web Development Budget  $0  
OtherStart DateEnd DateBudgetManagerDepartment
Name me1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Name me1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Name me1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Other1/1/20061/15/2006$0ABCDepartment
Total Other Budget  $0  
Totals  $0  

Contingency Planning

Difficulties and Risks

  • Problems generating visibility.
  • Less customer demand than forecasted.
  • The entry of a similar service level competitor.

Worst Case Risks Include

  • Determining that the revenue is insufficient to support Dan full time.
  • Lawsuit due to a client-related accident or negligence.

Sales Forecast

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Contribution Margin

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