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1 Promotion

2 Promotion Any form of communication a business or organization uses to inform, persuade, or remind.

3 Why is Promotion Important?
Businesses must continually promote their organizations, products, and policies to gain customer acceptance; you will need to learn successful promotional strategies. These strategies make up the Promotional Mix

4 What is the Promotional Mix?
The promotional mix is a combination of the different types of promotion. Four basic types of promotion: Advertising Public Relations/Publicity Personal Sales Sales Promotion

5 1. Advertising Advertising is any paid form of non-personal promotion of ideas, goods, or services. Advertising can be found anywhere from magazines, TV, internet, or anything that is ONE-WAY communication.

6 2. Public Relations/Publicity
Public relations - The method or activities of establishing and promoting a favorable relationship with the public. Publicity - Part of public relations and involves placing newsworthy information about a business, product, or policy in the media. It’s mostly free.

7 3. Personal Sales Personal sales are when individuals make contact with potential buyers face-to-face to promote their business, products, or policies.

8 4. Sales Promotion Sales promotion represents all marketing activities other than the three already mentioned, like: Contests Fashion shows Coupons Used to stimulate consumer purchase immediately

9 Factors affecting the promotional mix:
Technology Economy Market Distribution

10 Match the examples below to one of the 4 strategies in the promotional mix: (advertising, publicity, personal sales, sales promotion) 2. Insurance sales 4. Coupon 1. TV Commercial 3. News release 6. Fashion Show 5. contest 7. Home Tupperware Party 7. Magazine Ad

11 Answers to Matching 1. Advertising (one-way paid communication)
2. Personal sales 3. Publicity 4. Sales Promotion 5. Sales Promotion 6. Sales Promotion 7. Advertising 8. Personal Sales

12 Advertising Advantages Disadvantages
Allows large number of people to see the advertised message Can’t focus on individual needs Can be controlled Can be too expensive for many businesses Can have repeat viewers Can be inefficient (short coverage of billboards & magazines) Can pre-sale products before customers go shopping

13 Public Relations/Publicity
Advantages Disadvantages save a business money by extending it’s advertising budget May not be accurate or presented in the way or time that will reach the right audience Can increase a business’ profit and exposure Can be negative or harmful to the business Lack of control of content

14 Personal Sales Advantages Disadvantages
Personalized to individual customers Most expensive form/per sale Largest form of promotion Has slower distribution/coverage compared to advertising Easier for personal sales to focus on target market and complete the sale

15 Sales Promotion Advantages Disadvantages Variety of activities
Short term incentives Includes many different marketing activities to stimulate consumer interest including business to business promotions Can be controlled

16 Different Types of Sales Promotions
Trade Promotions –sales promotion activities are designed to gain manufacturers’, wholesalers’, and retailers’ support for a product. More money is actually spent on promoting to businesses than to consumers. Major trade promotions include: Slotting – Buying Allowances – Trade shows & conventions -

17 Slotting – paid by the manufacturer to the retailer for placing their new products on the shelves, store advertising, and display costs. Buying Allowances – a price discount given by manufactures to retailers to encourage them to buy more. Trade Shows & Conventions – designed to reach wholesalers and retailers to display new products and/or increase sale of previous products.

18 Premiums – low cost items given to customers
Incentives – generally products earned through contest, sweepstakes, and rebates Product Samples – in store or by mail Product tie-in’s or co-operative advertising- cost sharing arrangement whereby both a supplier and advertiser pay for advertising & promo

19 Product Placement – product recognition developed by featuring products in special events, TV, movies, etc. Visual Merchandising & Display– coordination of all physical elements to project the right image to its consumers. Display refers to the artistic and visual aspects used to present a product. Loyalty Programs – frequent buyer rewards

20 Coupons - a ticket or document that can be exchanged for a financial discount or rebate when purchasing a product Point of Purchase - may be a physical location, such as a store, booth, or other retail outlet; or it may consist of an electronic sales environment such as a telephone-based ordering service or a website.

21 How can using multiple strategies together reinforce each other and the product in a promotional mix?

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