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6.01 Identify the components of the promotional mix.

2 Promotion: The communication with customers about products and services to create demand and encourage purchases.

3 Promotion may be done locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally.
The goal of promotion is to communicate with the largest target audience possible. Promotion helps to attract new customers, increase sales to existing customers, and stimulate brand name recognition.

4 Promotion should be designed to…
Create an awareness and understanding of companies and/or products and to introduce new products, inform consumers or changing prices, and explain new services. Convince consumers about the benefits or using certain products or patronizing particular businesses. Remind consumers where to purchase certain products, to encourage purchases, and to stimulate additional purchases.

5 Promotion is one of the four major elements of the marketing mix.
Product Place Price Promotion

6 Promotional activities affect how customers view a company.
Deceptive or misleading promotion practices can harm a business.

7 Promotional mix: The combination of all types of communication used by a business to inform, persuade, or remind consumers about a company and/or its products.

8 Promotional mix elements
Advertising Personal selling Publicity Public relations Sales promotion

9 Advertising Any PAID form of NONPERSONAL presentation of ideas, goods, or services made by an IDENTIFIED SPONSOR.

10 Personal selling PERSONALIZED, TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION with a customer in the process of exchanging merchandise for money or credit.

11 Personal Selling Major form of promotion
Very expensive because it requires individuals to make contact with potential customers Designed to complete the sale once a customer has been attracted to a business by advertising, visual merchandising, publicity/public relations, or special events

12 Publicity NEWSWORTHY INFORMATION about a company, product, or person placed in the media AT NO CHARGE with the purpose of creating a desired image.

13 Free Carried by mass media. Mass media are those instruments of communication designed to reach the mass of the people. Must be newsworthy to earn media space and time Must be timely, have local interest, and appeal to medium’s audience Seems more credible to consumers than advertising Company has little control over content of message or how it is presented to the public Can have a good or bad result Helps make styles, manufacturers, retailers, trends, or designers better known to the public PUBLICITY

14 A written news story sent as publicity to a newspaper or magazine.
Used to create public awareness of store openings, civic events at store locations, or announce employee promotions Used to create a positive image and awareness about a company, designer, or product PRESS RELEASE

15 Promotional information packages that contain press releases and photographs.
Help create awareness of products or designers’ latest fashions and apparel items Serve as free advertising for the business if pictures are published by the media PRESS KITS

16 Activities designed to build positive relations with the customers, employees, and the community.
PUBLIC RELATIONS Participation in community programs Effective PR can help build a positive image for a company, but cannot cover up bad news.

17 Visual merchandising Attractive and appealing physical display of merchandise combined with effective store layout and décor. Entices customers to enter the store Enhances store image Effectively presents the merchandise that the store has to offer Shows customers how to wear and accessorize merchandise

18 Special events Promotional activities designed to increase customer traffic, sell goods, and improve company image. Fashion shows Trunk shows Special sales Celebrity appearances

19 Coordinating the promotional mix elements
Most businesses rely on more than one form of promotion to achieve promotional goals. The promotional mix is based on product characteristics and the existing market for the product. The promotional mix changes over time, just as products and consumers change.

20 Coordinating the promotional mix elements (cont.)
Each promotional activity should be designed to complement the other types of promotion being used by the business. National advertising should be coordinated with local promotional activities. Sales staff should be informed of promotional activities taking place.

21 Promotional approaches during the fashion cycle…
Introduction. Promotion is used to introduce trends and create interest in new merchandise. Rise. Promotion is used to motivate customers and increase desire for merchandise. Peak. Promotion is used to persuade consumers that the business’s version of a product is best and why.

22 Promotional approaches during the fashion cycle… (cont.)
Decline. Promotion is designed to gain customers’ loyalty with reduced prices and reinforce their choice. Obsolescence. Promotion is used to emphasize large markdowns.


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