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Defining MarketingMKT/421November 14, 2006In the world of business, marketing plays a significant role within an organization. Depending on the types of services offered and work performed, marketing can attribute to much success for any given business. The purpose of this paper is to define the term marketing, and explain the overall importance marketing plays within an organization.I believe that marketing consists of the general public's view of a company. The promotional tools that an organization uses are simple marketing techniques. Commercial ads, and brochures and flyers are examples of these types of tools. Public relations are another form of marketing. Marketing is a...
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When most of hear the word "marketing" we intertwine it with advertising and/or sales. Although marketing and advertising are closely related they are not one in the same. In the discussion of marketing, there are as many definitions of marketing as there are types of marketing. There are also many venues that can be used for marketing purposes. Marketing takes form as written or verbal depending on the source chosen. Marketing occurs on television, newspaper, magazine, and radio advertisements, as well as on billboards and at promotional events.Marketing, defined by this student, is the resources that a business uses to advertise their products or services. Marketing is how a business gets...
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Marketing is defined as, "the process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service" (Merriam-Webster Online, 2006). Investopedia states that marketing consists of fundamental ideas that can be described by, "The four 'Ps' of marketing are product, place, price and promotion" (Investopedia.com, 2006). Many people think that marketing means "selling" or "advertising". It's true that these are parts of marketing. But marketing is much more than selling and advertising. (Perrault, 2004) It encompasses everything from the definition of the target consumer group, to delivering the products to the customer. Defining the market is the most important aspect of marketing....
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Defining MarketingMKT/421PJ RoschFebruary 5, 2007In today's world market marketing means many different things to different people. Marketing may include things such as advertising in different types of media such as radio or television ads. Advertising has also become a very large part of the internet. Marketing can also include public relations, sales and promotion of certain products or a line of products such as beauty products for females. Customers are bombarded on a daily basis about products of all sorts and for all uses. The many different commercials advertising the never ending list of products has made it very difficult to obtain any real name...
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With the formulation and artistic aspects of marketing lends to there being several definitions. When I think of marketing I tend to think of both simultaneously. Marketing is a combination of knowing the target market for the product/service and what type of artistic aspect would work best in respect to that market. A few different ways of defining marketing are "the act or process of selling or purchasing in a market," "an aggregate of functions involved in moving goods from producer to consumer," "the process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service (Merriam-Webster, 2008)," and "marketing is an organizational function and a set of processes for creating,...
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Running head: DEFINING MARKETINGDefining MarketingTiffany Nicole JacksonUniversity of PhoenixMarketingMGT/421John Kautenberger27 June 2007Defining MarketingWhat is marketing? At first glance, someone outside of the business world might say marketing means going to the market to shop for groceries. It may sound funny, but believe me when I say you will find at least one person who will give you that answer if they were asked, "Define marketing?" But inside the business world, we know it doesn't mean grocery shopping.When I hear the word marketing, the definition that comes to my mind is advertising a product you want to sell. As I was reading the...
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Marketing can be defined in many different ways; however it generally has the same roundabout meaning and evolves with the changing ways of business. I for one, define marketing as the decisions and actions taken to get your business name and what you do, or your product out to your target audience. The American Marketing Association released their new definition of marketing in August of 2004 as, "marketing is an organizational function and a set of processes for creating, communicating and delivering value to customers and for managing customer relationships in ways that benefit the organization and its stakeholders". The On-line Free Management Library states their definition of marketing...
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When someone thinks of marketing their first thought is a group of individuals sitting around thinking of ideas on how to pitch a certain product to their potential consumers. Where they think of catch phrases that will get the people thinking about their product, which an example of this would be "Think outside the bun!" That brings automatic recognition of the product to many people minds. That is what marketing wants to happen. A simply definition that I believe will cover defining marketing is trying to make a product appealing to customers by thinking up different ideas to make it happen. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary marketing is defined as, "a : the act or process of...
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Defining Marketing PaperMercadeo es promocional y distribuir un producto, además el mercado se diversifica buscando las necesidades del consumidor y a la misma vez beneficia al que lo mercadea. El mercadeo se dedica a buscar buenos productos, precios, publicación y la mejor manera de distribuir. Esto ayuda a hacer ventas por todo el mundo, con el fin de llegar a las necesidades de los clientes.Las empresas, comercio y las industrias llevan acabo todas sus actividades a través del mercadeo. No hay excepción, ya sea la empresa grande o pequeña requieren mercadear sus productos o servicios para poder lograr el éxito dentro del mercado.Para las empresas...
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Marketing is one of those things that surrounds your everyday life and you don't even realize it. A challenge of a good marketing manager is to make a person or customer to not even realize that they are targets of a marketing campaign. To define marketing in my own words; giving products a place to perform or show to enhance a buyer. Marketing is a truly important function of business. It is basically the wheels of motion to get a business to profitability. For example, a merchant has a "widget" that can solve a lot of problems. The steps involved in getting the widget to the customer and coercing them to buying it are all aspects of marketing. How can something be sold unless it is...
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IntroductionIn order to sell a product or service there is a tremendous amount of work involved which is called market research. Marketing is an important function for every organization and the success or failure is based on the type and quality of marketing that is utilized. My paper will explore my own definition of marketing as well as the definition of marketing from other sources. I will also explain the importance of marketing in the organization.Tim Cohn, a Google Advertising Professional and author, defines marketing as "marketing is to find out what your customers want and then give it to them." Boone and Kurtz defined marketing as the process of planning and executing the...
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IntroductionMarketing is used in every business, marketing can be as simple as word of mouth or an elaborate campaign. When businesses want to be more widely known they rely on marketing to get the word out on the company and the products or services that they provide to a diverse customer base.Defining MarketingMarketing is a tool that a business develops to reach out to their current and potential customers to increase sales of the product or service. An effective campaign can make promises to the customer's, then the company needs to deliver and make good on the promises. Knowing the customer base can be helpful to develop an ad that customers can relate to, catch phrases like, "What's in...
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IntroductionMarketing an important strategic function within each and every business organization and takes a significant amount of planning to promote and ultimately sell a product or service. The intent of this paper is to define marketing from at least two different sources and include my definition of marketing as well. Based on these definitions, the importance of marketing in organizational success will also be explained. Three examples from the business world of the importance of marketing to the organizational success will also demonstrate the importance.Definition of MarketingMy personal definition of marketing is the process that is involved to successfully promote and sell a...
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According to Pando, Papantaniou, and Nicolaides (1992), "three decades have passed since "marketing" began to be practiced in many parts of the world, it still challenges and confuses those wishing to study it or, simply, to fully understand it" (p. 1). This paper will define marketing from at least two different sources as well as a personal definition. Based on these definitions the importance of marketing in organizational success will also be explained. Lastly, this paper will provide at least three examples from the business world to support the explanations.Definition of MarketingDefining marketing is having the ability to sell and promote a product based on consumer needs. Kotler and...
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IntroductionWhat does marketing mean? How is it significant to an organization? The term marketing in a conversation tends to trigger thoughts of sales and/or advertising. Even though both of the functions are intimately involved with the marketing process, it would be incorrect to believe that is all that marketing focuses on. The much larger, demanding, and competitive markets have forced organizations to re-define marketing in a whole new light and thus depend on the marketing function to keep an organizations competitive edge marketplace. This paper will define this writer's perception of marketing as well as discuss some well established definitions of marketing. This paper will also...
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What do the variables product, place, price, and promotion have in common other than they all start with the letter 'p'? Collectively, they are known as the marketing mix. They are "the variables that marketing managers can control in order to best satisfy customers in the target market" (QuickMBA, n.d.). The marketing mix is the crux of marketing and the potential opportunities marketing creates for companies. What exactly is marketing? What is the importance of marketing in organizational success? The following analysis provides answers to these questions as well as business examples to support the importance of marketing.Marketing…what is marketing? From a personal perspective,...
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Marketing is more than promoting and selling a product, the primary concern or objective of marketing is to identify and satisfy, or exceed the changing needs of customers (DHM Solutions, 2006). In the following paper, I will explain my personal definition along with definitions from two different sources. Based on the definitions provided, I will explain the importance of marketing in organization success. In addition, three examples of marketing success stories will be covered and reviewed in support of the ideas listed.My personal definition of marketing is that marketing requires research and stats to focus on a particular audience or customer to gain the attention needed to make sales...
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Shannon Hester Final ProjectDefining Marketing Marketing is more than commercials on the television or billboards that dot the highways, it is more than advertisements in the paper or salesman attempting to sell you their products. Many believe that this is marketing, but marketing is so much more complex than the advertising and the selling of goods and services. Marketing is the process of interesting potential customers and clients in your products and/or services. Another definition is Marketing is organizational function and a set of processes for creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers and for managing customer relationships in ways that benefit the organization and...
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Marketing is used in every business; marketing can be as simple as word of mouth or an elaborate campaign. When businesses want to be more widely known, they rely on marketing to get the word out about the company and the products or services that they provide to a diverse customer base. This paper will cover a personal definition of marketing along with definitions of marketing from two additional sources. In relations to the definitions provided, the importance of marketing and how the functions correspond in an organization will also be discussed. Finally, three examples from the business world will be provided in order to support explanations of the functions of marketing."Marketing...
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Organizations produce products or offer services every day around the world. The challenging part of ensuring profitability from the product or surface is placing it in the consumers eye to tempt them to purchase. Marketing is the technique or techniques used to promote or sell an organizations products or services. Merriam-Webster defines marketing as the process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service, and an aggregate of functions involved in moving goods from producer to consumer. (http://www.m-w.com) The Encyclopedia Britannica offers a similar definition with the sum of activities involved in directing the flow of goods...
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Marketing serves as a big necessity to the successful function of business. Improper marketing tactics or poor marketing analysis may prove to be a catalyst to unsuccessful business ventures. Successful businesses are sure to keep marketing tactics and data organized and up to date to keep a competitive edge in the rapidly changing business environment. The contents of this paper will provide several definitions of marketing. The first of which is a personal definition. The additional definitions will come from two different sources. In addition, there will be a brief explanation based on those definitions, about the importance of marketing in organizational success. Included with the...
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Marketing an important part of the business organization, it is more than promoting and selling a product. Marketing is satisfying the changing needs of the customer. This can be best summed up by the very successful businessman Bill Gates when he said, "Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning ". The purpose of this paper is define marketing from at least two different sources, based on these definitions explain the importance of marketing in organizational success. Also, provide at least three examples from the business world of the importance of marketing to the organizational success.According too the American Marketing Association marketing is defined as: An...
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Marketing can be defined in different ways, depending on the product you are trying to sell. There are many ways to market a product; you can market a product visually on a newspaper, television commercial, magazines, or on the internet. You can also market a product orally by radio, word of mouth, or by phone.My definition of marketing is to advertise and promote the product you are trying to sell. Marketing the product well will lead to success. "Marketing is the process of planning and executing the pricing, promotion, and distribution of goods, ideas, and services to create exchanges that satisfy individual and organizational entities" (Wikipedia, 2005). "Marketing is an organizational...
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IntroductionThe Department of State and Regional Development defines marketing as "finding out what customers want, then setting out to meet their needs, provided it can be done at a profit. Marketing includes market research, deciding on products and prices, advertising, promoting, distributing and selling" (2006). The Center for Media Literacy defines marketing as "The way in which a product or media text is sold to a target audience" (2003). Marketing is a critical element of the business organization. Marketing is more than simply promoting and selling a product. Successful marketing is satisfying the changing needs of the customer.The purpose of this paper is to define marketing from at...
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INTRODUCCIÓNEn el presente trabajo, estamos definiendo que concepto de mercadeo (marketing) que es una de las actividades que día a día como consumidor uno puede ver su efecto en todo su entorno y como empresa es la actividad que más se realiza hoy día, dado a su propósito de dar a conocer una infinidad de productos y servicios a un cliente.Totalmente hoy día las empresas procuran, siempre que surge una necesidad, anticipar ante otra empresa, el poder satisfacer esta necesidad ya que siempre hay alguien dispuesto a comprar y alguien dispuesto a vender, si bien éste último sea quien crea la necesidad.En este trabajo abordaremos...
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This paper will present my personal definition as well as two other sources found on the Internet. I will explain the importance of marketing and its role in organizational success. I will then give real-world examples that will support my explanation regarding marketing.Marketing has been a term that can have several meanings for me. It can mean advertising, where campaigns are devised to sell a product or service to the mass consumer market. It can mean research into developing new products and finding where these products fit into the consumer markets. And lastly, it has meant the sales aspect, where the end results of the research and advertising finally determines if it has been a...
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Marketing can be defined in many ways; it all depends on the product that one is trying to sell. There are many ways to advertise a product; one can promote a product visually on a newspaper, magazines, television commercial, or on the internet; it can also be advertise orally by word of mouth. I will define marketing as the way to advertise and promote the product that one is trying to sell. By trying to market a product it would lead to success, but it has to be done correctly.Like I stated in the beginning that marketing has various definitions, in Wikipedia it states that "Marketing is the process of planning and executing the pricing, promotion, and distribution of goods, ideas, and...
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"Marketing plays a big part in economic growth and development. One key reason is that marketing encourages research and innovation, the development and spread of new ideas, goods, and services" (Perreault et al, 2004, pg. 7). Most people think marketing is sales and advertising. True, sales and advertising are activities that are incorporated into the marketing process. However, the words sales and advertising do not adequately convey the definition of marketing. This paper will cover a personal definition of marketing along with definitions of marketing from two additional sources. In relations to the definitions provided, the importance of marketing and how the functions correspond in an...
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Marketing serves as a big necessity to the successful function of any business. Improper marketing tactics or poor marketing analysis may prove to be a catalyst to unsuccessful business ventures. Successful businesses are sure to keep marketing tactics and data organized and up to date to keep a competitive edge in the rapidly changing business environment. This paper will present several different definitions of marketing, and in addition, the importance of marketing in organizational success will be explained and supported by examples.Definitions of MarketingIn my own words I would define marketing as advertising and collaborating on new ideas to help promote a product or service, which...
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University of PhoenixMarketing is an important part of the business organization; it is more than just promoting and selling a product. Marketing is gratifying the changing needs of the customer. This can be best summed up by the very successful businessman Bill Gates when he quoted, "Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning ". The purpose of this paper is to define marketing from at least two different sources; based on these definitions I will explain the importance of marketing in organizational success. Also, I will offer three examples from the business world of the importance of marketing to the organizational success.Companies today compete with more efficient...
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While the success of today's organizations depends on the innovation and drive of its workforce, there is no doubt management plays a very important part. In fact, having a properly educated, trained, mentored, and or experienced managerial staff can be the key between achieving success or failure. In this paper, the writer talks about his experiences with management at Catalina Marketing and points out the importance of having personnel in supervisory positions of all levels to be familiar with the four functions of management. For having a good understanding of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling can help to ensure better chances of success and aid a person to arise among the...
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Defining marketing is not an easy task. Most people think that marketing is just advertising. It is true that advertising is a part of marketing. But marketing is much more then just advertising. In this paper several different difinitions of marketing will be stated. Based on these difinitions we will explain the importance of marketing for organizational success. Then we will provide three examples that support this organizational success.Defining marketing is basically moving product from the producer to the consumer. The American Marketing Association suggests that marketing is "the process of planning and executing the pricing, promotion, and distribution of goods, ideas, and services...
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IntroductionMarketing mix is the s ....What is Marketing? Well so far my understanding from the information I have reviewed in regards to marketing, is that marketing is the basic process by which a product or service is determined, then it is priced, promoted, and distributed to consumers. Overall the marketing of a product is the defining action in which a company determines what needs have to be met in order to get the product distributed to the consumers. This paper will review marketing as defined in this weeks reading.MarketingMarketing concentrates primarily on the consumers. After determining, the consumer's needs and wants for a product, the marketing department or firm must then...
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Every company depends on an efficient marketing program to fulfill customers' needs. Marketing is a process of finding out what the customer wants and meeting those requirements. Within the company, the marketing group has to consider customer values and customer satisfaction before considering offering a product. Marketing is part of our everyday world, and can be perceived everywhere and every time. At any time, everyone has been exposed to different kinds of marketing or advertising depending upon personal necessities such as T.V commercials, radio, internet, etc.
Another definition of marketing is the "selling of products or services: the business activity of...
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GREEN MARKETINGINTRODUCTION:Although environmental issues influence all human activities, few academic disciplines have integrated green issues into their literature. This is especially true of marketing. As society becomes more concerned with the natural environment, businesses have begun to modify their behavior in an attempt to address society's "new" concerns. One business area where environmental issues have received a great deal of discussion in the popular and professional press is marketing. Terms like "Green Marketing" and "Environmental Marketing" appear frequently in the popular press. Many governments around the world have become so concerned about green marketing activities that...
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In this paper we will outline a marketing communication program for XYZ, Inc.'s product in Germany. We will discuss the marketing communication components that we would use and identify the political, cultural, and social influences that would impact the marketing communication mix (personal selling, advertising, sales promotion, sponsorship, public relations, publicity, and direct marketing) for Germany.First we need to start by defining integrated marketing communication. Integrated marketing communication is a management concept that is designed to make all aspects of marketing communication such as advertising, sales promotion, public relations, and direct marketing work together as a...
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1) Explain the importance of information to the company Marketing managers need timely, reliable, and relevant information in order to make decisions that will enhance the company's ability to compete successfully in the marketplace. Information is very important too the company because it allows companies to produce superior value and satisfaction for customers. It is important for companies to have solid information in order to create and/or develop good products and marketing programs. Companies also need an abundance of information on competitors, resellers, and other actors and forces in the marketplace. For example in the telecommunication, industries, companies need to keep themselves...
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the concept of marketing can be explained with the following power point slidesit explains in detail the following1-the new economyCustomer Empowerment-CustomizationGreater varietyKnowledge/ Information eraSmoother communication channelsIncreased competition-Globalization, Deregulation, PrivatizationIndustry ConvergenceRetail TransformationDisintermediation2-organizations- new capabilitiesPowerful new information & sales channelMarketing researchIntranetTwo way communicationAdvertisingInternetImprove logistics and operations3-nature and scope of marketingIncludes:Physical goodscars, clothes, machines, booksServicesbanks, theatres, educationIdeaspollution reduction, road...
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Developing a Strategic Plan
I. LOOKING AHEAD: PREVIEWING THE CONCEPTS
The hard task of selecting an overall company strategy for long-run
survival and growth is called strategic planning.
II. STRATEGIC PLANNING
Each company must find the game plan that makes the most sense given
its specific situation, opportunities, objectives, and resources.
Strategic planning: The process of developing and maintaining a
strategic fit between the organization’s goal and capabilities and its
changing marketing opportunities. It involves defining a clear
company mission, setting supporting objectives, designing a sound
business portfolio, and coordinating functional strategies.
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Has today's dominant marketing mix paradigm become a strait-jacket?
A relationship building and management approach may be the answer. The marketing mix management paradigm has dominated marketing thought, research and practice since it was introduced almost 40 years ago. Today, this paradigm is beginning to lose its position. New approaches have been emerging in marketing research. The globalization of business and the evolving recognition of the importance of customer retention and market economies and of customer relationship economics, among other trends, reinforce the change in mainstream marketing. Relationship building and management, or what has been labelled...
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MarketingMarketing is part of all of our lives and touches us in some way every day. To be successful each company that deals with customers on a daily basis must not only be customer-driven, but customer-obsessed. The best way to achieve this objective is to develop a sound marketing function within the organization. To be understandable and lively means that we need to communicate you. We start every chapter with learning objectives. The most important thing you will get out of this course is the basic skills required to succeed in today's competitive environment. Marketing is defined as a social and managerial process by which, individuals and groups...
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Grow business…improve operational efficiencies…increase customer loyalty… These are just a few strategic initiatives companies may align with their operations. Initiatives of this nature require a great deal of thought, defining, planning, analysis, and a myriad of additional processes to be successful. Collectively, these processes are considered marketing research. By definition, marketing research is as follows:The process of gathering, analyzing and interpreting information about a market, about a product or service to be offered for sale in that market, and about the past, present and potential customers for the product or service; research into the characteristics,...
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In almost every business companies look to improve their bottom line, keep existing customers, and make non customers new customers. Several ways to achieve these corporate goals are available. Trial and error is one method. Following the industry and the competition is another avenue is taken. However, there is one way that many companies don’t utilize enough. It is through the process of market research. Take a local hair salon as an example. It is likely they will do plenty of marketing to increase their client base, yet probably do very little in terms of research. Perhaps the importance and value is overlooked. Through defining market research, identifying the various...
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What is Marketing
The purpose of this report is to get all of the management employees of Proton in all of the departments outside marketing to familiarize with what marketing is and also to show its importance in the company.
Proton is the biggest Malaysian automobile manufacturer. Proton automobiles are available in many countries such as China, Singapore, Australia, Algeria and United Kingdom. Proton has commanded the local automotive market, and will continuously dominate in the pursuit of being ‘Customers’ Number One Choice for Automotive Products and Services’...
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AbstractIn this assignment, definitions of marketing, concept of marketing, how marketing applied for public organisation have been defined.Firstly definitions of marketing are introduced by different authors, on the basis of these definitions, different views are given like which is the best definition working in today's market and what are the differences of these definitions? Then concept of marketing has been defined by different authors and how marketing concept is different than selling concept. Generic concept of marketing is defined to understand how was the marketing in past, how it is in present and how it will be in future. Then societal marketing concept is introduced to...
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Success in marketing leads to success in business. An appropriate strategy can facilitate further growth and development of a company whilst an inadequate strategy will guide the company into a swift decline. With so much on the line it is of obvious importance to pick the right marketing strategy, but what is right? Theodore Levitt published the much-acclaimed article “Marketing Myopia” in 1960 that outlays a strategy revolving around the consumer. Al Ries and Jack Trout’s “Marketing Warfare” spells out a very different method being that marketing is like war, your opponents should be your focus. Each perspective presents interesting facts and opinions of marketing strategies, which will be...
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Running head: MARKETING MYOPIA: THEODORE LEVITTMarketing Myopia: Theodore LevittUniversity of PhoenixMarketing MyopiaIn Theodore Levitt's article, "Marketing Myopia" (1975), the concept of marketing was widened by examining the history of failed industries doomed to fail eventually. Industries failed to continue their growth not because of a saturated market but failure of proper management. They did not realize the need of expanding into areas in which they were already familiar. Levitt used the railroads as an example because railroads were not focusing on other modes of transportation such as cars and planes, and ships. The railroads only...
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1. Introduction:1.1 Purpose.The purpose of this report is to get all of the management employees of Proton in all of the departments outside marketing to familiarize with what marketing is and also to show its importance in the company.1.2 Background.Proton is the biggest Malaysian automobile manufacturer. Proton automobiles are available in many countries such as China, Singapore, Australia, Algeria and United Kingdom. Proton has commanded the local automotive market, and will continuously dominate in the pursuit of being 'Customers' Number One Choice for Automotive Products and Services'...
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Week 6Market Segmentation and Target MarketingTayla PepinOctober 3, 2014Do you know anything about the different types of marketing? Did you know that there are different subjects and topics in marketing? Honestly, I did not. I thought marketing was just the one subject. The market selected by a company as the target for their marketing efforts (i.e., target market) is critical since all subsequent marketing decisions will be directed toward satisfying the needs of these customers. But what approach should be taken to select markets the company will target?One approach is to target at a very broad level by identifying the market as consisting of qualified customers who have a basic need that...
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IntroductionWhile the marketing concept has always focused on consumer needs, the practice of Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) has truly provided the first major effort to truly put the customer in the centre of companies marketing activities. IMC is not only needed, but critical to marketing success, especially when designing a marketing communication plan. Many tools to can be used to identify the target market for the maximum exposure for a company such as demographics and psychographic factors and the need to formulate the segmentation of a target market.Role of research in IMCThe foundation of IMC starts with sufficient research to understand who the target market is, where they...