Entrepreneurial Marketing Plan for a New Product


  • Emma Ogbonda Wosu Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic Bori, Rivers State, School of Management Sciences Department of Business Administration and Management
  • Yebimodel Esther George Federal Polytechnic Bayelsa Department of Business Management
  • Sompri Abel Joel Department of Office Technology And Management, Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic Bori, Rivers State
  • Boma Abey- Kalio Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic Bori, Rivers State, School of Management Sciences, Department of Business Administration and Management


This report is on marketing plan of a new product (Condensed Natural Gas) to be launched
by Drax group, an entrepreneurial and reputable company based in UK. The condensed natural gas
(CNG) is a power generating energy that is cost effective, with the best potential for curbing air
pollution, reduced emission, and cleaner than gasoline and diesel. The size and trend of the market
is estimated to reach $22.3 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2021 to 2030. The
industry players are accommodating across the globe, with only two famous companies (Royal
Dutch Shell and BP Plc) domiciled in UK. Hence threat to entry is low, and very attractive and
profitable. The PESTEL analysis and Porter’s five forces model indicated that the new product will
be sustainable and the firm has competitive advantage.
The SWOT analysis identified among other things, the strengths and firm’s capacity and
revenue to carry out successful marketing of the new product. Also the tax rebate and other
incentives provided by UK government will enhance sales and profitability of the new product,
taking into consideration, lack of technical staff and inflation. The new product is segmented
according to the end-users through behavioural criteria. The market coverage strategy for the target
market is based on undifferentiated marketing strategy. The market positioning underlines the new
product’s unique attributes with unique selling proposition which gives the firm a competitive edge
in the industry. The company’s marketing mix among other factors shall focus on achieving the right
product, with the right price and puts the product in the right place.
Marketing implementation of the new product for the first year of operation shall involve the
employment of twelve workers for a two shift work for the CNG station, with monthly emolument
of $463. The field survey revealed that more than 30,000,000 vehicles and other power consumption
appliances have been converted to CNG, which indicated high market demand. The company fixes
the price of the new product based on prevailing industry average per kg ($0.107). In order to meet
the high demand and sustainable performance, the company intends to negotiate for depot-based
refueling, anchor stations and granting of off-take permits to interested industrial and corporate
bodies. Return on Investment (ROI) is estimated to 67% and customer satisfaction score with 85%
favourable outcomes. The benchmarking and market share aid to determine the comparison between
the industry competition average and the expected market share of the company on the new product.
This revealed favourable outcomes for the company.


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Wosu, E. O. ., George, Y. E. ., Joel, S. A. ., & Kalio, B. A.-. (2024). Entrepreneurial Marketing Plan for a New Product. Journal of Marketing and Emerging Economics, 4(2), 1–14. Retrieved from https://openaccessjournals.eu/index.php/jmee/article/view/2613