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Welcome to Session 1: Product branding and distribution channels.

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This session: Product branding and distribution channels

In this learning pathway, we explore how marketers raise awareness of their brand and distribute the product.

At the end of this learning pathway, you will be able to:
  •  Explain product branding and its characteristics.
  •  Identify the components of the distribution process, its complexities, pain points and opportunities for increasing sales.
  •  Critically think about distribution channels for different products  at different stages in their lifecycle (e.g. warehouse shipping,  distribution to sellers, product returns and restocking).

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A famous entrepreneur said ...

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” – Jeff Bezos

We hope you enjoy the course.

With kind regards
The PMKT103 team.


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