Presentation on theme: "Market segmentation helps marketers sell more efficiently. HOW? A. Identifying a target market by dividing the market into segments according to customer."— Presentation transcript:
Characteristics about the consumer: 76 million “Baby Boomers” 1946- 1964 51% of wealth 40 million “Generation X” 1965- 1976 Conservative $ 77 million “Generation Y” 1977- 1997 Computerized Disposable income: $ after taxes Discretionary income: $ after paying all living costs US Population is changing: California 1 st state that Caucasians are the minority. Research indicates that there are almost 2 women to Each guy in the United States.
Geographic Variables - statistics about where people live people who live in the same area have similar needs It is said that ½ of the American population will be living in CA, TX and FL. Why do you think this would be true or false? Businesses look at 4 states for Hispanic markets: NY, TX, CA, and FL
used when segmentation by age and gender is not sufficient involves family criteria focuses on attitudes and values - personalities and lifestyles Have values changed in the past 10 years? How has this influenced marketers? What are some of the value changes?
Segmenting the market by what does the product do for you. Shoe MFGs divide the market based on the demands made on shoes Of each activity. Oily, dry, normal, dandruff, Are product benefits.
A.Costs more to differentiate packaging, promotion, etc. to more than one market B.Research and identification is costly C. C. Production costs increase when the product is changed to meet the needs of more than one market D. D. Only used when the potential sales will exceed sales from marketing to one larger group E. Risk is involved with smaller diversified markets