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1 Consumer Profiling

2 Market products to consumers Select products to purchase
How does it work? Market products to consumers Consumers Business Select products to purchase

3 Who is the market? Why know your target market?
Distribution Methods – how to best deliver product Advertising – helps create meaningful messages Product Design – consumers in a target market tend to like similar designs Media – know which media to use for promotions Target Market Entire Market

4 Consumer Profiles - Demographics
Demographics is the study of obvious characteristics that categorize people. Age Culture Gender Income

5 Age Baby Boomers (born ) make up the largest age group in Canada Would you market the same product to a baby as you would an adult? Examples?

6 Gender Gender Some products are no longer exclusively marketed to one gender Ex: cars, boxer shorts

7 Others… Family Life Cycle Income Level Ethnicity & Culture
Single, married, kids, blended family Income Level Ethnicity & Culture

8 Consumer Profiles - Psychographics
“Psychographics is a system for measuring consumers’ beliefs, opinions, and interests.” Much more difficult to measure than demographics Religious Beliefs Musical Tastes Lifestyle Attitudes towards health Personality Traits Other Psychological Factors

9 Consumer Profiles - Geographics
Geographics – where consumers live. Urban Consumers Live within the boundaries of the city. They usually live in apartments, condos, or houses with small yards. Spend on cultural events, restaurants, public transportation Suburban Consumers Typically owns a car (is a commuter), owns house with larger yards Spends on household furnishings, BBQs, gardens Rural Customers Often farmers with trucks and extremely large properties.

10 Activity: Who’s the Consumer?
Get into your Challenge Groups Using the advertisement given to your group, identify the target consumer group. Present to the class both the ad and the proposed consumer group. Don’t forget to explain how you came to your conclusion! Here is a sample:

11 What is the target consumer for People magazine?
Profile Category Profile Group Targeted Consumer Demographics Age 25-40 Gender Female Income Middle Family Life Cycle Single or Married, No Children Culture ‘Western’ culture oriented. Hollywood references. Psychographics Lifestyle/Values Watches movies and television. Follows fashion. Buys name brands. Geographics Country/City North America, urban./suburban Observations Challenges

12 Prepare a consumer profile for a product/service.
Select an advertisement for a product or service that you think you would use. Explain how the advertising may be geared to the consumer. Profile Category Profile Group Targeted Consumer Age Gender Income Family Life Cycle Culture Lifestyle/Values Country/City Observations Challenges

13 How frequently does the consumer use the product?
Heavy Users Medium & Light Users Non-users

14 Heavy Users Often most lucrative segment.
Example: 30% of bottled water market are heavy users who account for 80% of all bottled water sold. Marketers try to build brand loyalty in this group.

15 Medium & Light Users Attempt to turn them into Heavy Users with pricing deals, special contests, informative ads.

16 Non-Users 2 Kinds… 1) Those entering category for the first time (ex: new mothers buying diapers). 2) Those who do not plan on using the products.

17 Value Equation Total Benefits – Total Costs = Value
Example: 1990’s parent deciding to buy a cell phone for a teenager Benefits: emergency aid, ability to contact family, convenience, ability to keep in touch with friends Costs: high monthly monetary costs, high start up costs, safety issues, time wasting Value: Costs outweigh Benefits Result: Not buying the phone!

18 What changed? Ads in the late 90’s showed teens in a broken down car at night being able to contact their parents only because they had a cell phone. Benefits all of a sudden out weighed the costs.

19 Consumer Profiles – LEGO
Demographics: Young children (12 or younger) Both genders Psychographics: Kids who like: to build things lots of colours to touch things with their hands Geographics: All Geos


21 Consumer Profiles – Rolex Watches
Demographics: Adults (30+) More male oriented Higher income ($75K+) Psychographics: Luxurious lifestyle Businessmen Likely to play golf, tennis or polo Geographics: Urban & Suburban



24 Consumer Profiles – Mountain Dew
Demographics: Teenagers/Young Adults (14-25) Both genders Middle income Psychographics: Extreme lifestyle Creative Outgoing Enjoys punk/rock music Geographics: Urban & Suburban


26 Primary vs. Secondary Markets
Primary market is made up of the most likely consumers to buy a specific product. Secondary markets consist of other or occasional consumers. Most of a marketing department’s budget is based on targeting the primary market, although some is spent on secondary markets.

27 McDonalds – Who is their target market?
1. Young children who enjoy clowns, small toys and playtowns. 2. Teens/Young adults who are cost conscious. 3. Adults who are cost conscious and are in need of a quick meal. 4. Other/Don’t Know

28 McDonalds – Young Children

29 McDonalds – Teens/Young Adults

30 McDonalds – Cost/Time Conscious Adults

31 Homework! Read p.67-79 in your text books.
Answer Questions 5, 7 and 14 for next class. Be prepared to share your responses in class!

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