· Read Chapter One and Two in the textbook.
· Respond to this assignment with a single-spaced, typed document. Most well-thought out responses require at least one full page.
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Chapter One Assignment: Describe the key elements of a customer value proposition. Next, explain points of parity as well as points of difference in value propositions. Pick a B-2-B company, do a little homework on the company and then take a shot writing out a value-proposition statement for this company.
Finally, evaluate this statement…”Marketing must begin to think about value propositions that go beyond the value of using the product or service being sold; marketers must begin to think about their value-propositions in upstream stages of organizational buying that illustrates how the company can help buyers long before they actually buy the product/service?” Agree or disagree? Can you think of any companies that do a good job helping customers long before they actually buy the product (thinking of a B-2-C example is fine here).