Marketing BADM 370
28 November 2018
Dark Canyon Marketing Plan
Coffee is something that catches on quite quickly through marketing channels.
A marketing channel is the people, organizations, and activities necessary to transfer the
ownership of goods from the point of production to the point of consumption. It is the way
products and services get to the end-user, the consumer, and is also known as a distribution
channel. Dark Canyon coffee is very popular here in South Dakota and surrounding states.
However, their marketing strategy is quite old school. However, they do have a social media
presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Linked in but their online following is quite small for
such a thriving business. Their Facebook page is their main media presence with approximately
1.9K followers. Through social media, they reach the customer basis by advertising and
supporting the other small businesses that carry their products.
Marketing channels are the ways that goods and services are made available for use by
the consumers. All goods go through channels of distribution, and your marketing will depend on
the way your goods are distributed. The route that the product takes on its way from production
to the consumer is important because a marketer must decide which route or channel is best for
his particular product. Purchases are made by the retailer from the manufacturer and then the
retailer sells the merchandise to the consumer. Manufacturers that specialize in producing
shopping goods prefer this method of distribution. With Dark Canyon coffee, the company