Stay with Apple as the company Competencies Addressed in This Assignment and Aligned to Learning Outcomes The following competencies align with indicated learning outcomes and each criteria for the assignment aligns to a competency. Competency 1: Formulate a comprehensive strategic marketing plan. Create a marketing plan. Competency 2: Analyze the process for developing a global marketing strategy. Competency 3: Elaborate the relevance of the marketing mix in a digitally driven global economy. Create a marketing plan. Build and sustain long-term customer relationships. Assess how to identify markets. Competency 4: Integrate ethical marketing practices into marketing strategies. Build and sustain long-term customer relationships. Overview In the first 3 weeks of the course you studied the fundamentals of the marketing discipline. You established a baseline of knowledge in the field to help you understand how an organization should carry out its marketing activities. Using this newly gained knowledge, you now have the opportunity to discuss and evaluate the marketing of a publicly traded company, or one in which you are familiar with their marketing programs. In 1,800 words, discuss the strategy and marketing variables used by a company that sells products in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) category. Some companies in this category are P&G, Coca Cola, and General Mills. Examples of what you may cover can include how they identify new markets and products, how they segment customers, or even how they go about executing their advertising. Instructions For this assignment, within the context of the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) category complete the following criteria: Conclude how effectively the firm uses the different components of the marketing mix to identify and grow their markets. Evaluate the firm’s marketing plan within the context of the overall strategic plan. Appraise how the firm is integrating a digital platform into their over marketing strategy. Summarize how well the firm is positioned for future growth given the evolution of the consumer base. Illustrate ethical marketing practices integrated into the components of the marketing mix Requirements Your paper should meet the following requirements: Written communication: Must be free of errors that detract from the overall message. Resources and citations: Format according to current APA style and formatting guidelines. Length of paper: 1800 words, double-spaced pages, not including the title page or the references page. References: A minimum of five references, at least three of which are from outside the assigned course reading and include peer reviewed, professional journals, at least one from Capella library. Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.