This book is aimed at undergraduates taking an introductory marketing course. Essentials of Marketing provides an overview of the techniques, supporting theories and tactical decision-making processes involved in marketing. As well as traditional marketing techniques, up-to-date topics such as green issues, post-modern thinking, relationship marketing and ethics are also covered. The 4th edition has been thoroughly re-written to include the new 7 C's framework The language is concise and transparent making this book an enjoyable read for students. A new full colour layout also helps to engage the reader.
Focuses on all aspects of planning, coordinating and executing marketing strategy. Includes the main concepts and terms associated with marketing management. Contains new chapters on competitive analysis, sales promotion, direct marketing and an increased emphasis on international trade and foreign marketing strategies.
To be successful in today’s marketplace, a company must integrate its traditional business functions to provide superior value to targeted customers. This means creating an offering that echoes in the customers’ consciousness as a great deal for them. Why? Because the value provided serves customers best interests. In so doing, a business succeeds, attracts new customers, and is able to continually improve the value offered to existing customers. Value Based Marketing for Bottom Line Success provides a 5-step model and critical tools necessary for creating and managing a successful Value Delivery marketing strategy. Customers buy value, not product or features. They buy from the company that provides the most value. And they buy what’s in their best interest. Consequently, the secret to customer retention and growing value relationships with customers is to always make it in their best interest to do business with you by providing the best value in the marketplace. Value Based Marketing for Bottom Line Success: 5 Steps to Creating Competitive Value offers a Value Creation and Delivery process which will help a company to compete profitably in its marketplace by: 1) identifying the value expectations of target customers; 2) selecting the values on which it wants to compete; 3) analyzing the ability within the organization to deliver that value; 4) communicating the value & selling the value message; 5) delivering the value promised & improving the company’s value model. A value-focused strategy, by definition, isn’t a mass marketing strategy; it’s a targeted laser strategy directed at chosen value segments that are profitable for the supplier. This text offers a customer value creation model, which shows how to create and sustain competitive advantage while delivering customer value and offers a method for quantifying customer lifetime value (CLV), which enables a company to identify which customer value segments it should target.
Organizations are now recognizing the importance of demand-supply integration to their growth and success. While marketing and supply chain management are an essential part of any business qualification, it is becoming increasingly essential to understand the need for integration between synergize marketing and SCM. Marketing and Supply Chain Management is among the first to synergize these two disciplines. Its holistic approach provides students with a macro-level understanding of these functions and their symbiotic relationship to one another, and demonstrates how both can be managed synergistically to the benefit of the organization. This bridge-building textbook is ideal for students of marketing, logistics, supply chain management, or procurement who want to understand the machinations of business at a macro level.