To discuss the impact of advertisements
To describe target market for own activity/campaign using demographic information
To analyse a range of marketing resources to plan a promotional activity
Discussion on course structure, units, requirements and expectations
Examples of effective advertisement. Students will complete a simple analysis of a range of adverts
Team Challenge – completing an advertising campaign for the re-branding of a selected business based on data analysis and competitor information
Review and presentations followed by awards for best performance.
Merlin Entertainments PLC (www.merlinentertainments.biz) is a multinational business with 62.9 million customers in 2015 (www.merlinentertainments.biz/income-statement). As a PLC (Public Limited Company), its shares are traded on the London stock exchange. In 2015, Merlin Entertainments was the largest European entertainments company and had 110 attractions in 23 countries (www.merlinentertainments.biz/brands)
TASK 1: Write an introduction to Merlin Entertainments PLC, please include a description of the following. Please support your work with pictures/ images/ relevant diagrams:
A brief introduction to the company, what it is and what it does, the brands that it operates
A little bit of history of the company
The aims and objectives of the company (called Growth Drivers)
A description of the three strands of the business- ‘Theme Parks’, ‘Midway Attractions’ and ‘Resorts’
Who are Merlin’s key competitors? What market share do they hold?
It’s competitive advantage e.g. exclusive tie ins with The BBC and Dreamworks
The financial status of the business
The Merlin digital guest journey
TASK 2: Merlin Entertainments is a Public Limited Company, you should carry out some research and then complete the following tasks:
What is a Public Limited Company? Provide a clear explanation
What are the main advantages and disadvantages TO MERLIN of operating as a PLC?
What benefits to Merlin’s shareholders receive?
TASK 3: Using the Annual Report 2015 there is a link on www.mrmartin.moonfruit.com (username elizabeth, password Woodville) and any other relevant research complete the following:
Identify the seven strands of The Merlin Way and the seven values that contribute towards this
Describe how Merlin motivates it’s staff (Employee engagement)
Describe how it recruits and trains it’s staff
Describe the employee benefits of working at Merlin
How did The Smiler crash imoact Alton Towers?- Use eveidence to back up your answer.