Tagged: EJ McCarthy

Marketing planning is ostensibly simple, and everyone seems to have an opinion about how Marketing should run. If that’s true, then why do so many growth initiatives fail?

In 1960, EJ McCarthy, a marketing professor at Michigan State University, debuted the concept of the Four Ps and the way in which they guide the marketing mix. These Four Ps–Product (or Service), Place, Price, and Promotion–are the foundation of most Marketing 101 discussions.Many of you may be revving up your 2012 growth machine and re-visiting these fundamentals.