It's an old adage, and like many clichés, it is very true: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Managers, at some point their career, will need to either write or agree a marketing plan. Plans which will form the basis of how a company relates to their market place and how they intend to reach their strategic goals. There is of course a myriad of books on marketing planning on the market. Unlike many of the titles on the market, this one gives you the real low-down on what will and will not work and how you can develop marketing plans that will achieve strategic goals.