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ADVERTISING IN THE RETAIL COMMUNICATION MIX. Objectives of Communication Program Long-Term -Build Brand Image -Create Loyalty Short-Term -Increase Traffic.

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1 ADVERTISING IN THE RETAIL COMMUNICATION MIX

2 Objectives of Communication Program Long-Term -Build Brand Image -Create Loyalty Short-Term -Increase Traffic -Increase Sales

3 Brands Distinguishing name or symbol, such as a logo, that identifies the products or services offered by a seller and differentiates those products and services from those offered by competitors

4 Strong Brands Provide Value to Retailers and Their Customers Value to Retailers Attract Customers Build Loyalty Higher Prices leading to Higher Gross Margin Reduced Promotional Expenses Facilitates Entry into New Markets Gap  GapKids

5 Strong Brands Provide Value to Retailers and Their Customers Value to Customers Promises Consistent Quality Simplifies Buying Process Reduces Time and Effort Searching for Information About Merchandise/Retailer

6 Building a Valuable Brand Brand Equity Heighten Brand Awareness Create Emotional Connections Consistent Reinforcement Develop Favorable Associations

7 Creating Brand Awareness Brand Awareness Memorable Name Repeated Exposure Symbols Event Sponsorship

8 McDonald’s Brand Associations McDonald’s Big Mac Golden Arches Fast Food French Fries Clean Ronald McDonald

9 Types of Brand Association Merchandise Category – Office Depot Price/Quality – Target, Wal-Mart Specific Benefit – 7-Eleven Convenience Lifestyle – The Nature Company

10 Integrated Marketing Communications Present a Consistent Brand Image through All Communications with Customers Store Design Advertising Web Site Magalog

11 Retail Communication Mix

12 Communication Methods

13 Types of Sales Promotions Special sales Merchandise demonstrations Premiums Coupons Games, sweepstakes, and contests

14 Comparison of Communication Methods

15 Communication Objectives & Stages in the Consumers Decision-Making Process

16 Retail and Vendor Communication Programs Vendor Long-term objectives Product focused National Specific product Retailer Short-term objectives Category focused Local Assortment of merchandise

17 Illustration of Objective and Task Method for Setting a Communication Budget

18 Communication Objectives - Furniture Store Communication Question Objective AwarenessWhat stores sell Asian furniture? KnowledgeWhich stores would you rate outstanding on the following characteristics? AttitudeOn your next shopping trip for Asian furniture, which store would you visit first? VisitWhich of the following stores have you been to?

19 Evaluation of Program Before6 Mon12 Mon Awareness 38% 46% 52% (% of mentioning store) Knowledge (% outstanding rating) Attitude (% first choice) Visit (% of visited store)

20 Media Capabilities

21 Communication Objectives and Effectiveness of Media

22 Internet Advertising Applications Retailers in General – Create Awareness – Convey Information – Brand Building -- Build Store Loyalty Multi-Channel Retailers – Build Web site Traffic

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24 Problems with Measuring Effectiveness Comparison with Other Media for the – Reach Counting Unique Visitors Use of Cookies – Frequency Caching Prevent Cache – Impact – GRPs - Reach x Frequency

25 Internet Ad Measurement Models Consumer Centric – Panels -- Nielsen TV – Advantages -- Representative, Relate usage to Viewer Characteristics, Comparison Across Sites – Disadvantage - Small Numbers-Unreliable, Ignores Business Usage Site-Centric – Accurate Measures of Hits, Visits, Downloads, etc – Problems in Measures, Can’t Relate to Viewer Characteristics

26 Measuring Effectiveness Internet Marketer Perspective Generating Traffic – Hits - File Requested - Multiple Files Per Page Times Banner Served – Page Views - Varies with Length of Page – Visitors – Unique Visitors – Click Throughs – Pages Downloaded – Length of Stay

27 Generating Traffic for Site Domain Name/Brand Search Directories and Engines – Registration, Top Listing External Links - Partnerships Publicity Paid Advertising – Internet – Other Media

28 Monitoring Effectiveness of Traffic Building Approaches Monitor Sources of Visits Link Behaviors to Sources – Registration – Time on Site – Pages Downloaded – Purchases – Amount Purchased


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