SATISFYING THE CUSTOMER IS A PRIORITY IN MOST BUSINESSES.
MARKETING IDEAS MManagers must realize that they cannot satisfy all customers; they have TO CHOOSE THEIR CUSTOMERS CAREFULLY.
TThey must select those CUSTOMERS WHO WILL ENABLE THE COMPANY TO MEET ITS OBJECTIVES.
TODAY'S MARKETING ISN'T SIMPLY A BUSINESS FUNCTION: It's a philosophy,
MARKETING IDEAS TODAY'S MARKETING ISN'T SIMPLY A BUSINESS FUNCTION: a way of thinking
MARKETING IDEAS TODAY'S MARKETING ISN'T SIMPLY A BUSINESS FUNCTION: a way of structuring your business and your mind
MARKETING IDEAS MMarketing is more than a new ad campaign or this month's promotion marketing is part of everyone’s job, from the receptionist to the board of directors.
The task of marketing is never to fool the customer or endanger the company's image.
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MARKETING IDEAS Marketing's task is to design a product- service combination that provides real value to targeted customers, motivates purchase, and fulfils genuine consumer needs.
MARKETING IDEAS Marketing, more than any other business function, deals with customers. Creating customer value and satisfaction are at the heart of hospitality and travel industry marketing.
MARKETING IDEAS Many factors contribute to making business successful. However, today's successful companies at all levels have one thing in common-they are strongly customer focused all heavily committed to marketing.
MARKETING DEFINITION Marketing is a social and managerial process by which individuals and groups obtain what they need and want through creating and exchanging products and value with others.
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS
Needs, Wants and Demands Products and Services Value, Satisfaction and Quality Exchange, Transactions and Relationships Markets
NEEDS, WANTS AND DEMANDS
Pyramid of Needs (Abraham Maslow) These needs were not invented by marketers but are part of the human makeup.
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS NEEDS The most basic concept underlying marketing is that of human needs. A human need is a state of felt deprivation. Included are the basic physical needs for food, clothing, warmth, and safety, as well as social needs for belonging, affection, fun, and relaxation.
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS NEEDS When a need is not satisfied, a void exists. An unsatisfied person will do one of two things: look for an object that will satisfy the need or try to reduce the need.
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS NEEDS People in industrial societies try to find or develop objects that will satisfy their desires. People in poor societies try to reduce desires to what is available.
WANTS ↔ DEMANDS American Catalan “A hungry person in the United States may want a hamburger, French fries and a Coke or a soda”. “A hungry person in Catalunya may want “pa amb tomàquet”, jam and a glass of wine..
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS WANTS Wants are how people communicate their needs. Wants are described in terms of objects that will satisfy needs.
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS DEMANDS People have almost unlimited wants, but limited resources. They choose products that produce the most satisfaction for their money. When backed by buying power, wants become demands. Consumers view products as bundles of benefits and choose those that give them the best bundle for their money. People choose the product whose benefits add up to the most satisfaction, given their wants and resources.
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS PRODUCTS
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS PRODUCTS People satisfy their needs and wants with products. A PRODUCT is anything that can be offered to satisfy a need or want. Anything capable of satisfying a need can be called a Product. The term PRODUCT includes much more than just physical goods or services.
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS VALUE, SATISFACTION AND QUALITY
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS CUSTOMER VALUE is the difference between the benefits that the customer gains from owning and/or using a product and the costs of obtaining the product. CUSTOMER VALUE = The benefits that the customer gains from owning and/or using a product - The costs of obtaining the product.
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS CUSTOMER SATISFACTION depends on a product’s perceived performance in delivering value relative to a buyer’s expectations. E.g. A product can be of high quality for me and low quality for you.
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS QUALITY can be defined as freedom from defects. Quality is defined in terms of customer value and satisfaction.
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS The TQM is an approach in which all the company’s personnel are involved in constantly improving the quality of products, services and business processes.
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS EXCHANGE, TRANSACTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS EXCHANGE is the act of obtaining a desired object from someone by offering something in return. A B A B
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS TRANSACTION consists of a trade of values between 2 parties. We must be able to say A gives X to B and gets Y in return at a certain time and place and with certain understood conditions. A B X Y X
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS RELATIONSHIP:
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS RELATIONSHIP: Between retailers of travel-hospitality services and marketing intermediaries. Between retailers of travel-hospitality services and key customers. Between retailers of food service and organizations. Between retailers of one type of travel- hospitality services and key suppliers.
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS MARKETS
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS MARKETS A MARKET is a set of actual and potential buyers who might transact with a seller.
CORE MARKETING CONCEPTS The size of a market depends on the number of persons who exhibit a common need, have the money or other resources that interest others, and are willing to offer these resources in exchange for what they want.
SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MARKETING LESSON 2 NEXT DESTINATION GLASGOW Mª del Mar Tort Pérez
““A CHEERFUL LOOK MAKES A DISH A FEAST” (A happy face can turn something ordinary into something special).
““MANAGERS DO NOT CONTROL THE QUALITY OF THE PRODUCT WHEN THE PRODUCT IS A SERVICE.
““… THE QUALITY OF THE SERVICE IS IN A PRECARIOUS STATE- IT IS IN THE HANDS OF THE SERVICE WORKERS WHO “PRODUCE” AND DELIVER IT”.
SUMMARY THE SERVICE CULTURE 4 CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SERVICE BUSINESSES SERVUCTION
THE SERVICE CULTURE The service culture focuses on serving and satisfying the customer. The service culture has to start with top management and flow down.
4 CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES INSEPARABILITY YOU CAN’T SEPARATE THEM VARIABILITY YOU CAN’T STANDARDISE THEM PERISHABILITY YOU CAN’T STORE THEM INTANGIBILITY YOU CAN’T TOUCH THEM
4 CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES INSEPARABILITY VARIABILITYPERISHABILITY INTANGIBILITY
4 CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES INTANGIBILITY: UNLIKE PHYSICAL PRODUCTS, SERVICES CANNOT BE SEEN, TASTED, FELT, HEARD OR SMELLED BEFORE THEY ARE PURCHASED.
4 CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES INTANGIBILITY: TO REDUCE UNCERTAINTY CAUSED BY INTANGIBILITY, BUYERS LOOK FOR TANGIBLE EVIDENCE THAT WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION AND CONFIDENCE ABOUT THE SERVICE.
4 CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES INSEPARABILITY: IN MOST HOSPITALITY SERVICES, BOTH THE SERVICE PROVIDER AND THE CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE TRANSACTION TO OCCUR. CUSTOMER CONTACT EMPLOYEES ARE PART OF THE PRODUCT.
4 CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES INSEPARABILITY: INSEPARABILITY ALSO MEANS THAT CUSTOMERS ARE PART OF THE PRODUCT. CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES MUST UNDERSTAND THE SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEM.
4 CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES VARIABILITY: SERVICE QUALITY DEPENDS ON WHO PROVIDES THE SERVICES AND WHEN THEY ARE PROVIDED.
4 CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES VARIABILITY: SERVICES ARE PRODUCED AND CONSUMED SIMULTANEOUSLY.
4 CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES VARIABILITY: FLUCTUATING DEMAND MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO DELIVER CONSISTENT PRODUCTS DURING PERIODS OF PEAK DEMAND.
4 CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES VARIABILITY: THE HIGH DEGREE OF CONTACT BETWEEN THE SERVICE PROVIDER AND THE GUEST MEANS THAT PRODUCT CONSISTENCY DEPENDS ON PROVIDER’S SKILLS AND PERFORMANCE AT THE TIME OF THE EXCHANGE.
4 CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES PERISHABILITY: SERVICES CANNOT BE STORED. IF SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE TO MAXIMIZE REVENUE, THEY MUST MANAGE CAPACITY AND DEMAND BECAUSE THEY CANNOT CARRY FORWARD UNSOLD INVENTORY.
ACTIVITY 1: CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SERVICES
MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SERVICE BUSINESSES TANGIBILIZING THE SERVICE PRODUCT MANAGING EMPLOYEES MANAGING PERCEIVED RISK MANAGING CAPACITY AND DEMAND MANAGING CONSISTENCY
MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SERVICE BUSINESSES Trade dress Employee uniform and costumes Physical surroundings “Greening” of the hospitality industry TANGIBILIZING THE SERVICE PRODUCT
MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SERVICE BUSINESSES TANGIBILIZING THE SERVICE PRODUCT: 1. Trade dress (LOGO) is the distinctive nature of a hospitality industry’s total image and overall appearance. To compete effectively, an entrepreneur, operator, or owner must design an effective trade dress while taking care not to imitate too closely that of a competitor.
ACTIVITY 2: TRADE DRESS / LOGO
MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SERVICE BUSINESSES TANGIBILIZING THE SERVICE PRODUCT: 2. Employee uniform and costumes. Uniforms and costumes are common to the hospitality industry. These have a legitimate and useful role in differentiating one hospitality firm from another instilling pride in the employees.
ACTIVITY 3: EMPLOYEE UNIFORM AND COSTUMES
MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SERVICE BUSINESSES TANGIBILIZING THE SERVICE PRODUCT: 3. Physical surroundings. Physical surroundings should be designed to reinforce the product’s position in the customer’s mind. A firm’s communications should also reinforce their positioning.
ACTIVITY 4: PHYSICAL SURROUNDINGS
MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SERVICE BUSINESSES TANGIBILIZING THE SERVICE PRODUCT: 4. “Greening” of the hospitality industry. The use of outside natural landscaping and inside use of light and plants has become a popular method of creating differentiation and tangibilizing the product.
ACTIVITY 5: “GREENING” OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY “MENSAJE EN UNA BOTELLA”
“Mensaje en una botella”
MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SERVICE BUSINESSES MANAGING EMPLOYEES In the hospitality industries, employees are critical part of the product and marketing mix. The human resource and marketing department must work closely together. Internal Marketing : its task to employees involves the effective training and motivation of customer-contact employees and supporting service personnel.
MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SERVICE BUSINESSES MANAGING PERCEIVED RISK: The high risk that people perceive when purchasing hospitality products increases loyalty to companies that have provided them with a consistent product in the past.
MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SERVICE BUSINESSES MANAGING CAPACITY AND DEMAND: Because services are perishable, managing capacity and demand is a key function of hospitality marketing. First, services must adjust their operating systems to enable the business to operate at maximum capacity. Second, they must remember their goal is to create satisfied customers. Research has shown that customer complaints increase when service firms operate above 80% of their capacity.
MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SERVICE BUSINESSES MANAGING CONSISTENCY: Consistency means that customers will receive the expected product without unwanted surprises.
SERVUCTION The term SERVUCTION was developed to describe a production system for services. Customer A Customer B Inanimate environment Invisible Organiza -tion and system Contact personnel or service provider InvisibleVisible Bundle of service benefits received by Customer A
SERVUCTION ““While eating at a fast-food restaurant, a customer was startled when his wife clutched her chest and exclaimed, “Don’t look, don’t look!”. Believing that his wife was experiencing some sort of cardiac difficulty, the customer hastily inquired about the reason for the horrific expression now apparent on his wife’s face. Still clutching her chest, she explained, “Somebody is getting sick over there …”. Upon hearing this unappetizing news, her husband’s eyes fixated upon his wife’s eyes as they both froze for an instant, deciding on their next course of action”.
THE ROLE OF MARKETING IN STRATEGIC PLANNING LESSON 3 NEXT DESTINATION GLASGOW Mª del Mar Tort Pérez
“ WOULD YOU TELL ME, PLEASE, WHICH WAY I OUGHT TO GO FROM HERE? SAID A. THAT DEPENDS A GOOD DEAL ON WHERE YOU WANT TO GET TO”.
SUMMARY THE AIM OF STRATEGIC PLANNING 4 MAJOR ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS
THE AIM OF STRATEGIC PLANNING Strategic Planning helps a company select and organize its business in a manner that keeps the company healthy despite unexpected upsets in any of its specific business or product lines.
THE AIM OF STRATEGIC PLANNING Three ideas that define Strategic Planning 1. Managing in a company’s business as an investment portfolio to determine which business entities deserve to be built, maintained, phased down, or terminated. 2. Assessing accurately the future profit potential of each business by considerating the market’s growth rate and the company’s position and fit. 3. Underlying strategic planning is that of strategy and developing a game plan for achieving long-run objectives.
4 MAJOR ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS CORPORATE LEVELDIVISION LEVEL BUSINESS LEVELPRODUCT LEVEL
4 MAJOR ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS 1. Corporate level. The corporate level is responsible for designing a corporate strategic plan to guide the entire enterprise. It makes decisions on how much resource support to allocate to each division, as well as which business to start or eliminate. 2. Division level. Each division establishes a plan covering the allocation of funds to support that business unit within that division. 3. Business level. Each business unit in turn develops its business unit’s strategic plan to carry that business unit into a profitable future. 4. Product level. Each product level within a business unit develops a marketing plan for achieving its objectives in its product market.
PRODUCTS vs MARKETS EXISTING PRODUCTS NEW PRODUCTS EXISTING MARKETS Market penetration Product development NEW MARKETSMarket development Diversification
BUSINESS STRATEGY PLANNING 1. Business mission 2. External environment analysis 3. Internal environment analysis (Strengths analysis and weaknesses analysis) 4. Goal formulation (what do we want?)
THE MARKET ENVIRONMENT LESSON 4 NEXT DESTINATION GLASGOW Mª del Mar Tort Pérez
““IT IS USELESS TO TELL A RIVER TO STOP RUNNING; THE BEST THING IS TO LEARN HOW TO SWIM IN THE DIRECTION IT IS FLOWING”.
RESPONDING TO THE MARKETING ENVIRONMENT MICROENVIRONMENT MACROENVIRONMENT
A. MICROENVIRONMENT The microenvironment consists of actors and forces close to the company that can affect its ability to serve its customers.
ACTORS: ACTORS The company Suppliers Market intermediaries Customers Publics
ACTORS: ACTIVITY 1
A. MICROENVIRONMENT The actors are: 1. The company, 2. Suppliers, 3. Market intermediaries, 4. Customers, and 5. Publics
A. MICROENVIRONMENT 1. THE COMPANY: Marketing managers work closely with top management and the various company departments.
A. MICROENVIRONMENT 2. SUPPLIERS: Firms and individuals that provide the resources needed by the company to produce its goods and services.
A. MICROENVIRONMENT 3. MARKETING INTERMEDIARIES: Firms that help the company promote, sell, and distribute its goods to the final buyers.
A. MICROENVIRONMENT 4. CUSTOMERS:
A. MICROENVIRONMENT 5. PUBLICS :
B. MACROENVIRONMENT B. Macroenvironment. The macroenvironment consists of the larger societal forces that affect the whole microenvironment demographic, economic, natural, technological, political, competitor, and cultural forces.
B. MACROENVIRONMENT MICROENVIRONMENT Demographic Economic Natural Technological Political Competitor Cultural
B. MACROENVIRONMENT ACTIVITY 2
B. MACROENVIRONMENT Following are the seven major forces in a company's macroenvironment: Competitive environment Demographic environment Economic environment Natural environment Technological environment Political environment Cultural environment
B. MACROENVIRONMENT 11. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT: Each firm must consider its size and industry position in relation to its competitors. A company must satisfy the needs and wants of consumers better than its competitors do in order to survive.
22. DEMOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENT: The demographic environment is of major interest to marketers because markets are made up of people. Demography is the study of human populations in terms of size, density, location, age, sex, race, occupation, and other statistics.
33. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT: The economic environment consists of factors that affect consumer purchasing power and spending patterns. Markets require both power as well as people. Purchasing power depends on current income, price, saving, and credit; marketers must be aware of major economic trends in income and changing consumer spending patterns.
44. NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: TThe natural environment consists of natural resources required by marketers or affected by marketing activities.
55. TECHNOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT: The most dramatic force shaping our destiny today is technology.
B. MACROENVIRONMENT 66. POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT: The political environment is made up of laws, government agencies, and pressure groups that influence and limit various organizations and individuals in society.
B. MACROENVIRONMENT 77. CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT: The cultural environment includes institutions and other forces that affect society's basic values, perceptions, preferences, and behaviours
RESPONDING TO THE MARKETING ENVIRONMENT
C. RESPONDING TO THE MARKETING ENVIRONMENT MMany companies view the marketing environment as an "uncontrollable" element to which they must adapt. Other companies take an environmental management perspective.
RRather than simply watching and reacting, these firms take aggressive actions to affect the publics and forces in their marketing environment. TThese companies use environmental scanning to monitor the environment.
MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND MARKETING RESEARCH LESSON 5 NEXT DESTINATION GLASGOW Mª del Mar Tort Pérez
““KNOW YOUR ENEMY AND KNOW YOURSELF, AND IN A HUNDRED BATTLES YOU WILL NEVER BE IN PERIL”.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION ASSESSING INFORMATION NEEDS DEVELOPING INFORMATION
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). A MIS CONSISTS OF People, Equipment, And procedures to gather, Sort, Analyze, Evaluate, And distribute needed, Timely, And accurate information to marketing decision makers.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). The MIS begins and ends with marketing managers, but managers throughout the organization should be involved in the MIS.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). First, the MIS interacts with managers to assess their information needs.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). Next, it develops needed information from internal company records, marketing intelligence activities, and the marketing research process. Information analysts process information to make it more useful.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). A good marketing information system balances information that managers would like to have against that which they really need and is feasible to obtain.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). Finally, the MIS distributes information to managers in the right form and at the right time to help in marketing planning, implementation, and control.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). Information needed by marketing managers can be obtained from internal company records, marketing intelligence, and marketing research. The information analysis system processes this information and presents it in a form that is useful to managers.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). 11) Internal records 22) Marketing intelligence 33) Marketing research process
1. INTERNAL RECORDS: Internal records information consists of information gathered from sources within the company to evaluate marketing performance and to detect marketing problems and opportunities.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). 2. MARKETING INTELLIGENCE: Marketing intelligence includes everyday information about developments in the marketing environment that help managers to prepare and adjust marketing plans and short-run tactics. Marketing intelligence can come from internal sources or external sources.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). 3. MARKETING RESEARCH: Marketing research is a process that identifies and defines marketing opportunities and problems, monitors and evaluates marketing actions and performance, and communicates the findings and implication to management.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). 3) MARKETING RESEARCH: Identifies opportunities Marketing Defines problems PROCESS THAT Monitors + Evaluates Marketing actions performances Communicates the findings implication to management
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). a) Internal sources b) External sources c) Marketing research: c.1.Defining the problem and research objectives: c.1.1.Exploratory c.1.2.Descriptive c.1.3.Causal c.2.Developing the research plan for collecting information c.2.1. Determining specific information needs c.2.2. Research approaches c Observational research c Survey research c Experimental research c.2.3. Contact methods c.2.4. Sampling plan c.2.5. Research instruments c.2.6. Presenting the research plan c.2.7. Information analysis
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). INTERNAL SOURCES Company's executives Company's owners Company's employees
EXTERNAL SOURCES Suppliers Trade magazines Business magazines Newspapers Trade associations Newsletters + magazines Databases available on the Internet Competitors Government agencies THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS).
Marketing research is project oriented and has a beginning and an ending. It feeds information into the marketing information system that is ongoing.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). The marketing research process consists of four steps: 1. Defining the problem and research objectives 2. Developing the research plan 3. Implementing the research plan 4. Interpreting and presenting the findings
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). Defining the problem and research objectives. There are three types of objectives for a marketing research project: 1. Exploratory. To gather preliminary information that will help define the problem and suggest hypotheses. 2. Descriptive. To describe the size and composition of the market. 3.Causal. To test hypotheses about cause-and- effect relationships.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). c.2. Developing the research plan for collecting information C.2.1. DETERMINING SPECIFIC INFORMATION NEEDS: Research objectives must be translated into specific information needs. To meet a manager's information needs, researchers can gather secondary data, primary data, or both.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). Secondary data consist of information already in existence somewhere, having been collected for another purpose. Primary data consist of information collected for the specific purpose at hand.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). C.2.2. RESEARCH APPROACHES. Three basic research approaches are observations, surveys, and experiments. 1. Observational research. Gathering of primary data by observing relevant people, action, and situations. 2. Survey research (structured/unstructured, direct/indirect). Best suited to gathering descriptive information. 3. Experimental research. Best suited to gathering causal information.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). C.2.3. CONTACT METHODS: Information can be collected by mail, telephone, or personal interview.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). C.2.4. SAMPLING PLAN: Marketing researchers usually draw conclusions about large consumer groups by taking a sample. A sample is a segment of the population selected to represent the population as a whole.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). Designing the sample calls for four decisions: 1. Who will be surveyed? 2. How many people should be surveyed? 3. How should the sample be chosen? 4. When will the survey be given?
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). C.2.5. RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS. In collecting primary data, marketing researchers have a choice of primary research instruments: the interview (structured and unstructured), mechanical devices, and structured models such as a test market. Structured interviews employ the use of a questionnaire.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). C.2.6. PRESENTING THE RESEARCH PLAN: At this stage the marketing researcher should summarize the plan in a written proposal. 1. Implementing the research plan. The researcher puts the marketing research plan into action by collecting, processing, and analyzing the information. 2. Interpreting and reporting the findings. The researcher must now interpret the findings, draw conclusions, and report them to management.
THE MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS). C.2.7. INFORMATION ANALYSIS: Information gathered by the company's marketing intelligence and marketing research systems can often benefit from additional analysis. This analysis helps to answer the questions related to "what if" and "which is best."
Marketing information has no value until managers use it to make better decisions. The information that is gathered must reach the appropriate marketing managers at the right time.
MARKET SEGMENTATION, TARGETING AND POSITIONING LESSON 6 NEXT DESTINATION GLASGOW Mª del Mar Tort Pérez
““THE MYTHOLOGICAL HOMOGENEOUS AMERICA IS GONE. WWE ARE A MOSAIC OF MINORITIES”.
1. MARKET AA MARKET IS THE SET OF ALL ACTUAL AND POTENTIAL BUYERS OF A PRODUCT.
2. THREE STEPS OF THE TARGET MARKETING PROCESS 2.1. Market segmentation is the process of dividing a market into distinct groups of buyers,who might require separate products and/or marketing mixes. 2.2. Market targeting is the process of evaluating each segment's attractiveness and selecting one or more of the market segments. 2.3. Positioning is the process of developing a competitive positioning for the product and an appropriate marketing mix.
3. MARKET SEGMENTATION 3.1. Bases for segmenting a market 3.2. Requirements for Effective Segmentation
3. MARKET SEGMENTATION 33.1. Bases for segmenting a market. There is no single way to segment a market. AA marketer has to try different segmentation variables, alone and in combination, hoping to find the best way to view the market structure.
Geographic segmentation calls for dividing the market into different geographic units, such as nations, states, regions, countries, cities, or neighbourhoods; Demographic segmentation consists of dividing the market into groups based on demographic variables such as age, gender, family life cycle, income, occupation, education, religion, race, and nationality. Psychographic segmentation divides buyers into different groups based on social class, lifestyle, and personality characteristics. Behaviour segmentation divides buyers into groups based on their knowledge, attitude, use, or response to a product.
3. MARKET SEGMENTATION 3.2. Requirements for Effective Segmentation Measurability. The degree to which the segment's size and purchasing power can be measured. Accessibility. The degree to which segments can be accessed and served. Substantiality. The degree to which segments are large or profitable enough to serve as markets. Action ability. The degree to which effective programs can be designed for attracting and serving segments.
4. EVALUATING MARKET SEGMENTS 4.1. Segment size and growth. Companies will analyze the segment size and growth and choose the segment that provides the best opportunity. 4.2. Segment structural attractiveness. A company must examine major structural factors that affect long-run segment attractiveness. 4.3. Company objectives and resources. The company must consider its own objectives and resources in relation to a market segment.
5. SELECTING MARKET SEGMENTS Segmentation reveals market opportunities available to a firm. The company then selects the most attractive segment or segments to serve as targets for marketing strategies to achieve desired objectives.
5. SELECTING MARKET SEGMENTS 5.1. Market-coverage alternatives Undifferentiated marketing strategy. An undifferentiated marketing strategy ignores market segmentation differences and goes after the whole market with one market offer. Differentiated marketing strategy. The firm targets several marker segments and designs separate offers for each. Concentrated marketing strategy. Concentrated marketing strategy is especially appealing to companies with limited resources. Instead of going for a small share of a large marker, the firm pursues a large share of one or more small markets.
5. SELECTING MARKET SEGMENTS 5.2. Choosing a market-coverage strategy. Companies need to consider several factors in choosing a market-coverage strategy. Company resources. When the company's resources are limited, concentrated marketing makes the most sense. Degree of product homogeneity. Undifferentiated marketing is more suited for homogeneous products. Products that can vary in design, such as restaurants and hotels, are more suited to differentiation or concentration. Market homogeneity. If buyers have the same tastes, buy a product in the same amounts, and react the same way to marketing efforts, undifferentiated marketing is appropriate. Competitors’ strategies. When competitors use segmentation, undifferentiated marketing can be suicidal. Conversely, when competitors use undifferentiated marketing, a firm can gain an advantage by using differentiated or concentrated marketing.
6. MARKET POSITIONING A products position is the way the product is defined by consumers on important attributes the place the product occupies in consumers' minds relative to competing products.
6. MARKET POSITIONING 6.1. Positioning strategies 6.2. Choosing and implementing a positioning strategy. 6.3. Communicating and delivering the chosen position
6. MARKET POSITIONING 6.1. Positioning strategies Specific product attributes. Needs products fill or benefits products offer. Certain classes of users. Against an existing competitor.
6. MARKET POSITIONING 6.1. Positioning strategies Specific product attributes. Price and product features can be used to position a product. Needs products fill or benefits products offer. Marketers can position products by the needs that they fill or the benefits that they offer. For example, a restaurant can be positioned as a fun place.
6. MARKET POSITIONING 6.1. Positioning strategies (II) Certain classes of users. Marketers can also position for certain classes of users, such as a hotel advertising itself as a women's hotel!. Against an existing competitor. A product can be positioned against an existing competitor. In the "Burger Wars," Burger King used its flame- broiled campaign against McDonald's, claiming that people prefer flame-broiled over fried burgers.
6. MARKET POSITIONING 6.2. Choosing and implementing a positioning strategy. The positioning task consists of three steps: identifying a set of possible competitive advantages upon which to build a position, selecting the right competitive advantages and effectively communicating and delivering the chosen position to a carefully selected target marker.
6. MARKET POSITIONING 6.3. Communicating and delivering the chosen position. Once having chosen positioning characteristics and a positioning statement, a company must communicate their position to targeted customers. All of a company's marketing mix efforts must support its positioning strategy.
MARKETING PLAN LESSON 7 NEXT DESTINATION GLASGOW Mª del Mar Tort Pérez
““IF YOU DON’T HAVE A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, DON’T COMPETE” ““ THE PRODUCT PREFERENCES OF AFFLUENT CUSTOMERS ARE AS DIVERSE AS THE CONSUMERS THEMSELVES”.
SUMMARY 1. PURPOSE OF A MARKETING PLAN 2. TIPS FOR WRITING THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 3. CORPORATE CONNECTION 4. ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS 5. SEGMENTATION AND TARGETING. 6. ACTION: SEGMENTATION AND TARGETING 7. NEXT YEAR'S OBJECTIVES AND QUOTAS 8. ACTION PLANS: STRATEGIES AND TACTICS 9. RESOURCES NEEDED TO SUPPORT STRATEGIES AND MEET OBJECTIVES 10. MARKETING CONTROL 11. PRESENTING AND SELLING THE PLAN 12. PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
1. PURPOSE OF A MARKETING PLAN 1.1. Serves as a road map for all marketing activities of the firm for the next year. 1.2. Ensures that marketing activities are in agreement with the corporate strategic plan. 1.3. Forces marketing managers to review and think through objectively all steps in the marketing process. 1.4. Assists in the budgeting process to match resources with marketing objectives.
2. TIPS FOR WRITING THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2.1. Write it for top executives. 2.2. Limit the number of pages to between two and four. 2.3. Use short sentences and short paragraphs. 2.4. Organize the summary as follows: describe next year's objectives in quantitative terms; briefly describe marketing strategies to meet goals and objectives; identify the dollar costs necessary as well as key resources needed. 2.5. Read and reread before final submit.
3. CORPORATE CONNECTION 3.1. Relationships to other plans 3.2. Marketing-related plans also include sales, advertising and promotion, marketing research, pricing and customer service. 3.3. Corporate direction
3. CORPORATE CONNECTION 3.1. Relationships to other plans Corporate goals: profit, growth, and others Desired market share Positioning of the enterprise or of product lines Vertical or horizontal integration Strategic alliances Product-line breadth and depth
3. CORPORATE CONNECTION 3.2. Marketing-related plans also include: Sales Advertising and promotion Marketing research Pricing Customer service
4. ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS 4.1. Analysis of major environmental factors
4. ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS 4.2. Competitive analysis List the major existing competitors confronting your firm next year. List new competitors. Describe the major competitive strengths and weaknesses of each competitor.
4. ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS 4.3. Marketing trends. Monitor visitor trends, competitive trends, related industry trends.
4. ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS 4.4. Market potential Market potential should be viewed as the total available demand for a firm's product within a particular geographic market at a given price. It is important not to mix different products into an estimate of market potential. Provide an estimate or guesstimate of market potential for each major product line in monetary terms such as dollars and in units such as room-nights or passengers.
4. ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS 4.5. Marketing research Macromarket information: industry trends, social-economicpolitical trends, competitive information, industrywide customer data. Micromarket information: guest information, product/service information, new product analysis and testing, intermediary buyer data, pricing studies, key account information, and advertising/ promotion effectiveness.
4. ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS 4.6. Desired action List and describe the types of macromarketing and micromarketing information needed on a continuing basis. List and describe types of marketing research needed on a onetime basis next year.
5. SEGMENTATION AND TARGETING. The selection of segments is the result of: 5.1. Understanding who the company is and what it wishes to be. 5.2. Studying available segments and determining if they fit the capabilities and desires of the company to obtain and secure them.
6. ACTION: SEGMENTATION AND TARGETING 6.1. List and describe each market segment available for next year in as much demographic and psychographic detail as is available and practical for use in developing marketing strategies and tactics. 6.2. Rank these segments in order of descending importance as target markets. 6.3. Continue this process for different product lines that require individualized marketing support such as conference and ballroom facilities.
7. NEXT YEAR'S OBJECTIVES AND QUOTAS 7.1. Objectives 7.2. Quotas 7.3. Action quotas.
7. NEXT YEAR'S OBJECTIVES AND QUOTAS 7.1. Objectives Quantitative objectives: expressed in monetary terms, expressed in unit measurements, time specific and profit/margin specific. Other objectives: corporate goals, corporate resources, environmental factors, competitions, market trends, market potential and available market segments and possible target markets. Actions List primary marketing/sales objectives for next year. List sub objective for next year. Break down objective by quarter, month, and week. List other specific sub objectives by marketing support area, such as advertising/promotion objectives.
7. NEXT YEAR'S OBJECTIVES AND QUOTAS 7.2. Quotas Based on next year's objectives Individualized Realistic and obtainable Broken down to small units, such as each salesperson's quota per week Understandable/measurable
7. NEXT YEAR'S OBJECTIVES AND QUOTAS 7.3. Action quotas. Break down and list quotas for sales departments, sales territories, each sales intermediaries, each sales intermediary, and each salesperson.
8. ACTION PLANS: STRATEGIES AND TACTICS 8.1. Sales strategies Prevent erosion of key accounts. Grow key accounts. Grow selected marginal accounts. Eliminate selected marginal accounts. Retain selected marginal accounts, but provide lower-cost sales support. Obtain new business from selected prospects.
8. ACTION PLANS: STRATEGIES AND TACTICS 8.2. Actions: sales List the six major sales strategies and indicate how these will be accomplished in the coming year. List and describe all tactics that support major sales strategies.
8. ACTION PLANS: STRATEGIES AND TACTICS 8.3. Advertising/promotion strategies Select a blend or mix of media. Select or approve the message. Design a media schedule showing when each medium, including no commissionable media, will be employed. Design a schedule of events. Carefully transmit this information to management. Supervise the development and implementation of advertising/ promotion programs, with particular care given to timetables and budget constraints. Assure responsibility for the outcome.
8. ACTION PLANS: STRATEGIES AND TACTICS 8.4. Action: advertising/ promotion Develop advertising/promotion strategies to meet marketing/ sales objectives. Develop an advertising/promotion mix of appropriate media. Develop messages appropriate for the selected media to reach designed objectives. Develop a media and event schedule.
8. ACTION PLANS: STRATEGIES AND TACTICS 8.5. Pricing strategy Carefully review pricing objective with departments responsible for pricing, planning, and implementation. Refine pricing objectives to reflect sales and revenue forecasts. Describe pricing strategies to be used throughout the year. Make certain that price, sales, and promotion/advertising objectives are synchronized and working in support of corporate objectives.
8. ACTION PLANS: STRATEGIES AND TACTICS 8.6. Product strategies Describe the involvement of the marketing department in major strategic product development. Describe the role of marketing in new-product acquisition or product development. Describe ongoing or planned product development programs for which marketing has responsibility.
9. RESOURCES NEEDED TO SUPPORT STRATEGIES AND MEET OBJECTIVES 9.1. Study and then list the need for new marketing/sales personnel, including temporary help during the next year. 9.2. Study and list the type and amount of equipment and space that will be needed to support marketing/sales. 9.3. Study and list the amount of monetary support needed next year. 9.4. Study and list the amount and type of other costs necessary next year. 9.5. Study and list the amount of outside research, consulting, and training assistance needed. 9.6. Prepare a marketing budget for approval by top management.
10. MARKETING CONTROL Sales force members often wish to protect themselves and give lower sales estimates than are actually possible. The company has certain sales objectives it expects based on the needs of the company. Management may have access to marketing research information not viewed by the sales force. Management may have a history of dealing with the sales force and realizes that forecasts are generally too high or too low by x percent. Management may be willing to provide the marketing/sales department with additional resources.
11. PRESENTING AND SELLING THE PLAN Members of marketing/sales departments Vendor/ad agencies and others Top management
12. PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE The participatory planning process allows people to understand the management process. People learn to be come team players during the process. People learn to establish objectives and set timetables to ensure that they are met. People learn the process of establishing realistic strategies and tactics to meet objectives. People who approach the planning process with a receptive mind and employ the marketing plan will usually find that it enhances their professional career.
MARKETING PLAN PRODUCT LESSON 8 NEXT DESTINATION GLASGOW Mª del Mar Tort Pérez
““BEING FED A DECENT MEAL IN A CASUAL ENVIRONMENT IS A COMMODITY IN FAR MORE SUPPLY THAN DEMAND”.
SUMMARY 1. PRODUCT 2. PRODUCT LEVELS 3. PRODUCT CONSIDERATIONS 4. REASONS COMPANIES USE BRANDS AND IDENTIFY THE MAJOR BRANDING DECISIONS 5. NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 6. PRODUCT LIFE-CYCLE STAGES
1. PRODUCT A product is anything that can be offered to a market for attention, acquisition, use, or consumption that might satisfy a want or need. It includes physical objects, service, places, organizations, and ideas.
2. PRODUCT LEVELS 2.1. Core product answers the question of what the buyer is really buying. Every product is a package of problem- solving services. 2.2. Facilitating products are those services or goods that must be present for the guest to use the core product. 2.3. Supporting products are extra products offered to add value to the core product and to help to differentiate it from the competition. 2.4. Augmented products include accessibility (geographic location and hours of operation), atmosphere (visual, aural, olfactory, and tactile dimensions), customer interaction with the service organization (joining, consumption, and detachment), customer participation, and customers' interactions with each other.
3. PRODUCT CONSIDERATIONS Accessibility Customer interactions with other customers Co production Customer interactions with the Service system Atmosphere
3. PRODUCT CONSIDERATIONS 3.1. Accessibility. This refers to how accessible the product is in terms of location and hours of operation. 3.2. Atmosphere. Atmosphere is a critical element in services. It is appreciated through the senses. Sensory terms provide descriptions for the atmosphere as a particular set of surroundings. The main sensory channels for atmosphere are sight, sound, scent, and touch. 3.3. Customer interactions with the service system. Managers must think about how the customers use the product in the three phases of involvement: joining, consumption, and detachment. 3.4. Customer interactions with other customers. Customers become part of the product you are offering. 3.5.Co production. Involving the guest in service delivery can increase capacity, improve customer satisfaction, and reduce costs.
4. REASONS COMPANIES USE BRANDS AND IDENTIFY THE MAJOR BRANDING DECISIONS Brand is a name, term, sign, symbol, design, or a combination of these elements that is intended to identify the goods or services of a seller and differentiate them from those of competitors.
4. REASONS COMPANIES USE BRANDS AND IDENTIFY THE MAJOR BRANDING DECISIONS 4.1. Conditions that support branding. The product is easy to identify by brand or trademark. It should suggest something about the product's benefits and qualities. It should be easy to pronounce, recognize, and remember. It should be distinctive. For larger firms looking at future expansion into foreign markets, the name should translate easily into foreign languages. It should be capable of registration and legal protection.
4. REASONS COMPANIES USE BRANDS AND IDENTIFY THE MAJOR BRANDING DECISIONS The product is perceived as the best value for the price. A brand name derives its value from consumer perceptions. Brands attract consumers by developing a perception of good quality and value. Quality and standards are easy to maintain. If the brand is successful in developing an image of quality, customers will expect quality in all outlets carrying the same brand name. Consistency and standardization are critical factors for a multiunit brand.
4. REASONS COMPANIES USE BRANDS AND IDENTIFY THE MAJOR BRANDING DECISIONS The demand for the general product class is large enough to support a regional or national chain. New products are generally developed to serve a particular market niche. Later the product may be expanded to encompass multiniches, or the original niche may grow in market size until it is a huge market share product. There are economies of scale. The brand should provide economies of scale to justify expenditures for administration and advertising
5. NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 5.1. Product life cycle. 5.2. New product development strategy 5.3. New product development process
5. NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 5.1. Product life cycle. The product life cycle presents two challenges: All products eventually decline. The film must understand how its products age and change marketing strategies as products pass through life-cycle stages.
5. NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 5.2. New product development strategy A company has to develop new products to survive. New products can be obtained through acquisition or through new product development.
5. NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 5.3. NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS Idea generation Idea screening Concept development and testing Marketing strategy development Business analysis Product development Market testing Commercialization
5. NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 5.3. NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS Idea generation. Ideas are gained from internal sources, customers, competitors, distributors, and suppliers Idea screening. The purpose of screening is to spot good ideas and drop poor ones as soon as possible Concept development and testing. Surviving ideas must now be developed into product concepts. These concepts are tested with target customers Marketing strategy development. There are three parts to the marketing strategy statement. The first part describes the target market, the planned product positioning, and the sales, market share, and profit goals for the first two years. The second part outlines the product's planned price, distribution, and marketing budget for the first year. The third part describes the planned long- run sales, profit, and the market-mix strategy over time.
5. NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Business analysis. Business analysis involves a review of the sales, costs, and profit projections to determine whether they satisfy the company's objectives Product development. Product development turns the concept into a prototype of the product Market testing. Market testing is the stage in which the product and marketing program are introduced into more realistic market settings Commercialization. The product is brought into the marketplace.
6. PRODUCT LIFE-CYCLE STAGES 66.1. Product development begins when the company finds and develops a new product idea. 66.2. Introduction is a period of slow sales growth as the product is being introduced into the market. Profits are nonexistent at this stage. 66.3. Growth is a period of rapid market acceptance and increasing profits. 66.4. Maturity is a period of slowdown in sales growth because the product has achieved acceptance by most of its potential buyers. 66.5. Decline is the period when sales fall off quickly and profits drop.
MARKETING PLAN PRICING PRODUCTS, PRICING CONSIDERATIONS, APPROACHES & STRATEGY LESSON 9 NEXT DESTINATION GLASGOW Mª del Mar Tort Pérez
““THE REAL ISSUE IS VALUE, NOT PRICE ”.
SUMMARY 1. Factors to Consider When Setting Price 1.1. Internal factors 1.2. External factors 2. General Pricing Approaches 3. Pricing Strategies 4. Other pricing considerations 5. Price Changes
1. Factors to Consider When Setting Price 1.1. Internal factors 1.2. External factors
1. 1.Factors to Consider When Setting Price : Internal factors Marketing objectives Survival. It is used when the economy slumps or a recession is going on. A manufacturing firm can reduce production to match demand and a hotel can cut rates to create the best cash flow. Current profit maximization. Companies may choose the price that will produce the maximum current profit, cash flow, or return on investment, seeking financial outcomes rather than long-run performance. Market-share leadership. When companies believe that a company with the largest market share will eventually enjoy low costs and high long-run profit, they will set low opening rates and strive to be the market-share leader. Product-quality leadership. Hotels like the Ritz-Carlton chain charge a high price for their high-cost products to capture the luxury market. Other objectives. Stabilize market, create excitement for new product, draw more attention.
1. 1.Factors to Consider When Setting Price : Internal factors Marketing-mix strategy. Price must be coordinated with product design, distribution, and promotion decision to form a consistent and effective marketing program.
1. 1.Factors to Consider When Setting Price : Internal factors Costs Fixed costs. Costs that do not vary with production or sales level. Variable costs. Costs that vary directly with the level of production.
1. 1.Factors to Consider When Setting Price : Internal factors Organizational considerations. Management must decide who within the organization should set prices. In small companies, this will be top management; in large companies, pricing is typically handled by a corporate department or by a regional or unit manager under guidelines established by corporate management.
1. 2.Factors to Consider When Setting Price: External factors Nature of the market and demand Pricing in different markets. Consumer perception of price and value. Analyzing the price demand relationship. Price elasticity of demand. Competitors' price and offers. Other environmental factors.
1. 2.Factors to Consider When Setting Price: External factors Nature of the market and demand Cross selling. The company's other products are sold to the guest. Upselling. This occurs through training of sales and reservation employees to offer continuously a higher- priced product that will better meet the customer's needs, rather than settling for the lowest price.
1. 2.Factors to Consider When Setting Price: External factors Pricing in different markets. There are four types of markets: Pure competition. The market consists of many buyers and sellers trading in a uniform commodity. Monopolistic competition. The market consists of many buyers and sellers who trade over a range of prices rather than a single market price. Oligopolistic competition. The market consists of a few sellers who are highly sensitive to each other's pricing and marketing strategies. Pure monopoly. The market consists of one seller; it could be a government monopoly, a private regulated monopoly, or a private nonregulated monopoly.
1. 2.Factors to Consider When Setting Price: External factors Consumer perception of price and value. It is the consumer who decides whether a product's price is right. The price must be buyer oriented. The price decision requires a creative awareness of the target market and recognition of the buyers' differences.
1. 2.Factors to Consider When Setting Price: External factors Analyzing the price demand relationship. Demand and price are inversely related; the higher the price, the lower the demand. Most demand curves slope downward in either a straight or a curved line. The prestige goods demand curve sometimes slopes upward.
1. 2.Factors to Consider When Setting Price: External factors Price elasticity of demand. If demand hardly varies with a small change in price, we say that the demand is inelastic; if demand changes greatly, we say that the demand is elastic. Buyers are less price sensitive when the product is unique or when it is high in quality, prestige, or exclusiveness. Consumers are also less price sensitive when substitute products are hard to find. If demand is elastic, sellers will generally consider lowering their prices to produce more total revenue.
1. 2.Factors to Consider When Setting Price: External factors Competitors' price and offers. When a company is aware of its competitors' price and offers, it can use this information as a starting point for deciding its own pricing.
1. 2.Factors to Consider When Setting Price: External factors Other environmental factors. Other factors include inflation, boom or recession, interest rates, government, purchasing, birth of new technology
2. General Pricing Approaches 1) Cost-based pricing. Cost-plus pricing: a standard markup is added to the cost of the product 2) Break-even analysis and target profit pricing. Price is set to break even on the costs of making and marketing a product, or to make a desired profit. 3) Value-based pricing. Companies base their prices on the product's perceived value. Perceived-value pricing uses the buyers' perceptions of value, Dot the seller's cost, as the key to pricing. 4) Competition-based pricing. Competition-based price is based on the establishment of price largely against those of competitors, with less attention paid to costs or demand.
3. Pricing Strategies 3.1. Prestige pricing. 3.2. Market-skimming pricing. 3.3. Marketing-penetration pricing. 3.4. Product-bundle pricing. 3.5. Volume discounts. 3.6. Discounts based on time of purchase. 3.7. Discriminatory pricing. 3.8. Last minute pricing. 3.9. Psychological pricing. Promotional pricing.
3. Pricing Strategies 3.1. Prestige pricing. Hotels or restaurants seeking to position themselves as luxurious and elegant will enter the market with a high price that will support this position. 3.2. Market-skimming pricing. Price skimming is setting a high price when the market is price insensitive. It is common in industries with high research and development costs, such as pharmaceutical companies and computer firms. 3.3. Marketing-penetration pricing. Companies set a low initial price to penetrate the market quickly and deeply, attracting many buyers and winning a large market share. 3.4. Product-bundle pricing. Sellers using product-bundle pricing combine several of their products and offer the bundle at a reduced price. Most used by cruise lines.
3. Pricing Strategies 3.5. Volume discounts. Hotels have special rates to attract customers who are likely to purchase a large quantity of hotel rooms, either for a single period or throughout the year. 3.6. Discounts based on time of purchase. A seasonal discount is a price reduction to buyers who purchase services out of season when the demand is lower. Seasonal discounts allow the hotel to keep demand steady during the year. 3.7. Discriminatory pricing. This refers to segmentation of the market and pricing differences based on price elasticity characteristics of the segments. In discriminatory pricing, the company sells a product or service at two or more prices, although the difference in price is not based on differences in cost. It maximizes the amount that each customer pays. a) Yield management. A yield management system is used to maximize a hotel's yield or contribution margin.
3. Pricing Strategies Last minute pricing. Although last-minute pricing provides an outlet for unsold inventory, it is not a substitute for effective marketing and a well- devised pricing strategy. Psychological pricing. Psychological aspects such as prestige, reference prices, round figures, and ignoring end figures are used in pricing. Promotional pricing. Hotels temporarily price their products below list price, and sometimes even below cost, for special occasions, such as introduction or festivities. Promotional pricing gives guests a reason to come and promotes a positive image for the hotel.
4. Other pricing considerations PRICE SPREAD EFFECT: The restaurant industry has historically employed a rule of thumb that the highest-price entrée should be no more than 2.5 times as expensive as the lowest-price entrée.
5. Price Changes Initiating price cuts. Reasons for a company to cut price are excess capacity, unable to increase business through promotional efforts, product improvement, follow-the-leader pricing, and to dominate the market. 5.2. Initiating price increases. Reasons for a company to increase price are cost inflation or excess demand. 5.3. Buyer reactions to price changes. Competitors, distributors, suppliers, and other buyers will associate price with quality when evaluating hospitality products they have not experienced directly. 5.4.Competitor reactions to price changes. Competitors are most likely to react when the number of firms involved is small, when the product is uniform, and when buyers are well informed. 5.5. Responding to price changes. Issues to consider are reason, market share, excess capacity, meet changing cost conditions, lead an industry wide program change, temporary versus permanent.
MARKETING PLAN DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS LESSON 10 NEXT DESTINATION GLASGOW Mª del Mar Tort Pérez
““ADVERSARIAL POWER RELATIONSHIPS WORK ONLY IF YOU NEVER HAVE TO SEE OR WORK WITH OTHER PARTY AGAIN”.
SUMMARY 1. Nature of Distribution Channels. 2. Reasons that marketing intermediaries are used. 3. Distribution Channel Functions. 4. Number of Channel levels. 5. Marketing Intermediaries. 6. Internet. 7. Channel Behaviour. 8. Channel Organization. 9. Channel management decisions. 10. Business location.
1. Nature of Distribution Channels. A distribution channel is a set of independent organizations involved in the process of making a product or service available to the consumer or business user.
2. Reasons that marketing intermediaries are used. The use of intermediaries depends on their greater efficiency in marketing the goods available to target markets. Through their contacts, experience, specialization, and scale of operation, intermediaries normally offer more than a firm can on its own.
3. Distribution Channel Functions 3.1. Information. Gathering and distributing marketing research and intelligence information about the marketing environment. 3.2. Promotion. Developing and spreading persuasive communications about an offer. 3.3. Contact. Finding and communicating with prospective buyers. 3.4. Matching. Shaping and fitting the offer to the buyers' needs. 3.5. Negotiation. Agreeing on price and other terms of the offer so that ownership or possession can be transferred. 3.6.Physical distribution. Transporting and storing goods. 3.7. Financing. Acquiring and using funds to cover the cost of channel work. 3.8. Risk taking. Assuming financial risks, such as the inability to sell inventory at full margin.
4. Number of Channel levels. The number of channel levels can vary from direct marketing, through which the manufacturer sells directly to the consumer, to complex distribution systems involving four or more channel members.
5. Marketing Intermediaries. Marketing intermediaries available to the hospitality industry and travel industry include travel agents, tour operators, tour wholesalers, specialists, hotel sales representatives, incentive travel agents, government tourist associations, consortia and reservation systems, and electronic distribution systems.
6. Internet. The Internet is an effective marketing tool for hospitality and travel companies. Companies can use pictures, both still and moving, to display their product. Customers can make reservations and pay for products directly from the Internet.
7. Channel Behaviour 7. 1 Channel conflict. Although channel members depend on each other, they often act alone in their own short-run best interests. They frequently disagree on the roles each should play on who should do what for which rewards. Horizontal conflict. Conflict between firms at the same level. Vertical conflict. Conflict between different levels of the same channel.
8. Channel Organization. Distribution channels are shifting from loose collections of independent companies to unified systems. 8.1. Conventional marketing system. 8.2. Vertical marketing system. 8.3. Horizontal marketing system. 8.4. Multichannel marketing system.
8. Channel Organization. Distribution channels are shifting from loose collections of independent companies to unified systems. Conventional marketing system. A conventional marketing system consists of one or more independent producers, wholesalers, and retailers. Each is a separate business seeking to maximize its own profits, even at the expense of profits for the system as a whole.
8. Channel Organization. 8.2. Vertical marketing system. A vertical marketing system consists of producers, wholesalers, and retailers acting as a unified system. VMSs were developed to control channel behaviour and manage channel conflict and its economies through size, bargaining power, and elimination of duplicated services.
8. Channel Organization. 8.3. Horizontal marketing system. Two or more companies at one level join to follow new marketing opportunities. Companies can combine their capital, production capabilities, or marketing resources to accomplish more than one company working alone.
8. Channel Organization. Multichannel marketing system. A single firm sets up two or more marketing channels to reach one or more customer segments.
9. Channel management decisions 9.1. Selecting channel members. When selecting channel members, the company's management will want to evaluate each potential channel member's growth and profit record, profitability, cooperativeness, and reputation. 9.2. Motivating channel members. A company must motivate its channel members continuously. 9.3. Evaluating channel members. A company must regularly evaluate the performance of its intermediaries and counsel underperforming intermediaries. 9.4. Responsibilities of channel members and suppliers. The company and its intermediaries must agree on the terms and responsibilities of each channel member. According to the services and clientele at hand the responsibilities are formulated after careful consideration.
10. Business location. There are four steps in choosing a location: Understanding the marketing strategy. Know the target market of the company. Regional analysis. Select the geographic market areas. Choosing the area within the region. Demographic and psychographic characteristics and competition are factors to consider. Choosing the individual site. Compatible business, competitors, accessibility, drainage, sewage, utilities, and size are factors to consider.
MARKETING PLAN PROMOTING PRODUCTS: COMMUNICATION AND PROMOTION POLICY AND ADVERTISING LESSON 11 NEXT DESTINATION GLASGOW Mª del Mar Tort Pérez
““ I don’t know who you are. I don’t know your company. I don’t know your company’s product. I don’t know what your company stands for. I don’t know your company’s customers. I don’t know your company’s record. I don’t know your company’s reputation. Now, what was it you wanted to sell me?”.
SUMMARY 1. The Communication Process 2. Establishing the Total Marketing Communications Budget 3. Major Decisions in Advertising
1. The Communication Process 1. Identify the target audience. 2. Determine the response sought. 3. Design a message. 4. Choose the media through which to send the message. 5. Measure the communications' results. Evaluate the effects on the targeted audience.
1. The Communication Process 1.1. Identify the target audience. 1.2. Determine the response sought. Six buyer readiness states: awareness, knowledge, liking, preference, conviction, and purchase.
1. The Communication Process 1.3. Design a message. AIDA model. The message should get attention, hold interest, arouse desire, and obtain action. Three problems that the marketing communicator must solve: Message content (what to say) Message structure (how to say it) Message format (how to say it symbolically).
1. The Communication Process 1.4. Choose the media through which to send the message. Personal communication channels: used for products that are expensive and complex. It can create opinion leaders to influence others to buy. Nonpersonal communication channels: include media (print, broadcast, and display media), atmospheres, and events. 5. Measure the communications' results. Evaluate the effects on the targeted audience.
2. Establishing the Total Marketing Communications Budget 2.1. Four common methods for setting the total promotion budget 2.2. Managing and coordinating integrated marketing communications 2.3. Factors in setting the promotion mix
2. Establishing the Total Marketing Communications Budget 2.1. Four common methods for setting the total promotion budget Affordable method. A budget is set based on what management thinks they can afford. Percentage of sales method. Companies set promotion budget at a certain percentage of current or forecasted sales or a percentage of the sales price. Competitive parity method. Companies set their promotion budgets to match competitors. Objective and task method. Companies develop their promotion budget by defining specific objectives, determining the tasks that must be performed to achieve these objectives, and estimating the costs of performing them.
2. Establishing the Total Marketing Communications Budget 2.2. Managing and coordinating integrated marketing communications Advertising suggests that the advertised product is standard and legitimate; it is used to build a long-term image for a product and to stimulate quick sales. However, it is also considered impersonal, one-way communication. Personal selling builds personal relationships, keeps the customers' interests at heart to build long-term relationships, and allows personal interactions with customers. It is also considered the most expensive promotion tool per contact. Sales promotion includes an assortment of tools: coupons, contests, cents-off deals, premiums, and others. It attracts consumer attention and provides information. It creates a stronger and quicker response. It dramatizes product offers and boosts sagging sales. It is also considered short-lived. Public relations have believability. It reaches prospective buyers and dramatizes a company or product.
2. Establishing the Total Marketing Communications Budget 2.3. Factors in setting the promotion mix Type of product and market. The importance of different promotional tools varies among consumers and commercial markets. Push versus pull strategy Push strategy. The company directs its marketing activities at channel members to induce them to order, carry, and promote the product Pull strategy. A company directs its marketing activities toward final consumers to induce them to buy the product. Buyer readiness state. Promotional tools vary in their effects at different stages of buyer readiness. Product life-cycle stage. The effects of different promotion tools also vary with stages of the product life cycle.
3. Major Decisions in Advertising 3.1. Setting objectives. 3.2. Setting the advertising budget. 3.3. Creating the advertising message. 3.4. Media decisions 3.5. Advertising evaluation.
3. Major Decisions in Advertising 3.1. Setting objectives. Objectives should be based on information about the target market, positioning, and market mix. Advertising objectives can be classified by their aim: to inform, persuade, or remind Informative advertising. Used to introduce a new product category or when the objective is to build primary demand Persuasive advertising. Used as competition increases and a company's objective becomes building selective demand Reminder advertising. Used for mature products, because it keeps the consumers thinking about the product. 3.2. Setting the advertising budget. Factors to consider in setting a budget are the stage in the product life cycle, market share, competition and clutter, advertising frequency, and product differentiation.
3. Major Decisions in Advertising 3.3. Creating the advertising message. Advertising can only succeed if its message gains attention and communicates well. Message generation. Marketing managers must help the advertising agency create a message that will be effective with their target markets. Message evaluation and selection. Messages should be meaningful, distinctive, and believable. Message execution. The impact of the message depends on what is said and how it is said.
3. Major Decisions in Advertising 4. Media decisions 4.1.Deciding on reach, frequency, and impact 4.2. Choosing among major media types. Choose among newspapers, television, direct mail, radio, magazines, and outdoor. 4.3. Selecting specific media vehicles. Costs should be balanced against the media vehicles: audience quality, ability to gain attention, and editorial quality. 4.4. Deciding on media timing. The advertiser must decide on how to schedule advertising over the course of a year based on seasonal fluctuation in demand, lead time in making reservations, and if they want to use continuity in their scheduling or if they want to use a pulsing format.
3. Major Decisions in Advertising 5. Advertising evaluation. There are three major methods of advertising pretesting and two popular methods of posttesting ads. 5.1. Pretesting Direct rating. The advertiser exposes a consumer panel to alternative ads and asks them to rate the ads Portfolio tests. The interviewer asks the respondent to recall all ads and their contests after letting them listen to a portfolio of advertisements Laboratory tests. Use equipment to measure consumers' physiological reactions to an ad. 5.2. Posttesting Recall tests. The advertiser asks people who have been exposed to magazines or television programs to recall everything that they can about the advertisers and products that they saw. ti. Recognition tests. The researcher asks people exposed to media to point out the advertisements that they have seen. 5.3. Measuring the sales effect. The sales effect can be measured by comparing past sales with past advertising expenditures and through experiments.