Center marketing project
The Center creates educational and research experiences for disciplines across campus, yet the SSU community has limited awareness of Preserve opportunities. MBA students in Kyuho Lee's Strategic Branding class developed a strategy to raise awareness about the Center with the SSU campus and surrounding communities.
During the first half of the semester, students divided into four teams competing to create the best marketing plan for the preserves. Each group provided a written report and PowerPoint presentation to an Evaluation Team (Annemarie Brown, Michelle Covington, Claudia Luke, and Suzanne DeCoursey). Student reports and presentations included: reviews of existing activities (brand, competition and existing/past programs), analyses (target market, SWOT, promotional program situation), goals and objectives (marketing, advertising, integrated marketing communications, positioning campaign theme), recommendations (creative, direct marketing, internet/interactive, public relations) and planning tools (flowchart, measurement and evaluation, budget).
The Evaluation Team generated feedback indicating which of the ideas and plans would be adopted by the Center. During the second half of the semester, students worked together to present a Strategic Branding Final Product that included specific recommendations for website, survey and metrics, press release strategy and media brochure.
|Strategic Branding Final Project Develop a Branding Strategy for the FSNP||report||Andrea Chichester, Lana Clifford, and Cliff Cochran|
|Sonoma State University Field Stations & Nature Preserves||report||Josh Johnson, Stephen Kirschenmann, Doug Miller, and Matthew Zewan|
|Brand Strategy Plan FIELD STATIONS & NATURE PRESERVES||report||Kersten Reid, Mayra Martinez, and Lynette Sisemore|
|Sonoma State University Cooperative Extension||report||Jocelyn Sparso, Talli Littleton, Kenneth Caviness, and Clark Rupp|
|Sonoma Nature Preserves||presentation||Andrea Chichester, Lana Clifford, and Cliff Cochran|
|Field Stations & Nature Preserves Strategic Branding Final Project||presentation||Doug Miller, Josh Johnson, Stephen Kirschenmann, and Matthew Zewan|
|Sonoma State University Field Stations and Nature Preserves||presentation||Kersten Reid, Mayra Martinez, and Lynette Sisemore|
|SSU FSNP||presentation||Clark Rupp, Kenneth Caviness, Talli Littleton, and Jocelyn Sparso|
|Sonoma State Nature Preserves Strategic Branding Final Project||presentation||MBA BUS 563|