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Category Analysis

Bring yourself up to speed by starting with a market or industry report.  These secondary research tools define categories (sometimes not precisely as you would wish), estimate market size and growth potential, describe the competitive forces impacting the industry and identify key players. 

Don't forget to take advantage of the links to trade news and associations to learn about the most recent developments.

  Euromonitor (Passport)
Authorized users (on and off campus) limited to current Villanova students, faculty and staff. Use for research or private study for academic purposes only. 

  IBIS World
U.S. and global industry market research reports.

  Mintel Reports
Authorized users (on and off campus) limited to current Villanova students, faculty and staff.  Mintel's published market research has been helping leading businesses achieve their goals for over 30 years.   DO NOT USE IE6

Competitor Analysis

The first step in the competitor analysis is to choose relevant competitors.  The industry reports, news you've gathered in the category analysis and the case itself should provide insight into firms competing in your defined market. 

Once you have identified potential competitors reading company profiles and reports (see the list of databases below) will be helpful. 

Of course your'll scour your competitors web sites, but don't neglect looking over 10K's or annual reports for public companies. 

Note that reports and data on private companies may be sparse, so you may need to rely on news and an analysis of their web sites. 

Just as you updated industry reports with news, do so for the competitor analysis.

 

  D&B Global Business Browser (formerly Onesource/Avention)

  MarketLine Company Profiles

  Euromonitor (Passport)
Authorized users (on and off campus) limited to current Villanova students, faculty and staff. Use for research or private study for academic purposes only. 

  NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's, Capital IQ)

  Morningstar Investment Research Center

Customer Analysis

Market research reports are rich sources for understanding consumer behavior around product categories.  Mintel and Marketresearch.com are particularly useful for understanding target customers such parents or online shoppers.

MRI+ National Consumer Survey is not strong on psychographic data but it does provide reliable demographic and media consumption attributes for consumers. 

Scholarly research (discoverable through ABI Inform, Business Source Premier & PsycInfo)  on "consumer behavior" "consumer attitudes" purchasing or "decision making" may not always be timely but it is typically reliable.

ESRI (contact linda.hauck@villanova.edu for access) offers demographic data and a proprietary market segmentation scheme called Tapestry.

You may find some very interesting results by googling.  Be discriminating about using reports that don't source data presented.  If you use market research found on the free web, do due diligence to make sure the research is high quality.  Whenever appropriate seek out underlying source data.  See Business Sources:  How to Evaluate Them

  Mintel Reports
Authorized users (on and off campus) limited to current Villanova students, faculty and staff.  Mintel's published market research has been helping leading businesses achieve their goals for over 30 years.

  e-Marketer

  MRI University Internet Reporter
MRI University Internet Reporter is a platform for the results of a national consumer survey useful for gaining insights into target markets and their media usage.  Only currently enrolled faculty, students and staff may use this resource for academic research and teaching.  Commercial use of this data is not permitted.  Registration with a Villanova email address is required.  Follow these registration instructions

  ESRI Business Analyst Online
Business, consumer and marketplace geographic analysis tool.  Access courtesy of the Department of Geography & the Environment.  For username & password contact linda.hauck@villanova.edu.  Look for an email from ArcGIS Notification to confirm the invitation (check your junk folder as it may land there).   Account administration may take up to 3 days.

  SRDS Claritas (Kantar Media) Trial ends 3/4/18
Claritas Segmentation and Market Solutions is a data tool for understanding consumers based on Nielsen analytics. For access to Claritas Segmentation and Market Solutionsfollow these instructions

  PsycINFO (ProQuest)
Indexes journals, dissertations and some books in the fields of personality psychology, social psychology, educational psychology and more.
Practice advanced search features with the interactive PsycINFO Tutorial.

Marketing Plan

Crafting an integrated marketing plan is primarily a creative project.  Nontheless, expect to be able to defend your marketing recommendations by referring to studies and cases evaluating similar techniques.  You can find "how to", practitioner advice and rigerous reseach on marketing topics in books and articles discoverable in the following databases

  WARC
Case studies, news and data on global marketing and advertising.

  Advertising Age Datacenter
News, reports and statistics about the advertising industry. For off campus access follow these instructions.

  Library Catalog
Find ebooks on professional marketing techniques

  SRDS (Kantar Media) Trial ends 3/4/18
Standard Rate & Data Service (SRDS) is a media planning tool that describes advertising opportunities, their visitors, costs and reach.

  Ad$pender
Ad$pender is a tool for generating reports on advertising expenditures across twelve media including TV, cable, magazines, newspapers, radio, outdoor and internet display on the level of industries, categories, brands, products and advertisers going back to 2007.

  ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

Business News & Scholarship

These are key business database give you access to general business news found in mainstream publications and academic research journals. Search them for articles about marketing techniques, category trends, competitor developments and more.

  ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

  Google Scholar

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