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MKT 3020 - Consumer Behavior - week 1 notes

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Week 1 notes
Consumer Behavior
Dr. Siemens
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MKT 302, Clemson, notes, Marketing, Consumer Behavior




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Date Created: 01/17/16
MKT 302_CONSUMER BEHAVIOR_CHAPTER 1 Review: • Market Target definition: • Consumers/buyers are NOT always the same (B2B, resellers, gifts) • 4 P’s: PRICE, Product, Promotion, Placement o Product can be ALL features including packaging, product quality, testing, etc. Consumer Behavior as Human Behavior Consumer behavior is 1. Human Thought and action o Q: Set of VALUE-SEEKING ACTIVITIES that take place 2. Field of Study o Collect data to improve value o Consumer behavior is a combination of: § Psych, marketing, anthropology, economics § Evaluation of VALUE, environment, meaning behind actions Consumer Behavior as a Field of Study (influences): • Field of Study o Collect data to improve value o Consumer behavior is a combination of: § Psych, marketing, anthropology, economics § Evaluation of VALUE, environment, meaning behind actions Consumption (and the basic consumption process): • Process by which goods, services, or ideas are used/transformed INTO value o Values happens at consumption point § Basic Consumption Process: ú Need ú Want ú Exchange – willing, both have something of value ú Cost/benefit – balance, analysis of balance ú Reaction – Positive or negative feedback loops ú Value – consumption of value What defines value? Is the customer always “king”? • Q: Value defined: o Customer service depends on expectations/environment § Repeat visits not as important to McDonalds as it is to Calhoun Corners – experience is different Questions to consider: • How competitive is the environment? • How dependent is the marketer on repeat business? Some terminology: Customer orientation- puts customer value and satisfaction FIRST Market orientation- organization culture that emphasizes a customer orientation Relationship marketing- repeat business is KEY for success • All about TOUCHPOINTS Touchpoints- Times of DIRECT contact; one-on-one interactions, CSR, Personal selling – get to know consumer Consumer Behavior and marketing strategy: • Product is essentially a Bundle of attributes o Attributes are product features that deliver desired communications o Consumer benefit – multiple benefits desired Myopia- not a long-term vision • Not diversifying a portfolio/company o Define business by a singular product versus an idea o To combat this: § Define your business by the VALUE consumers receive ú NOT by the products you sell § Easier to adapt product lines to the changing times § Must sell an idea/lifestyle/convenience Business orientations- 1. undifferentiated Market Orientation • Global • Same basic product offered to All customers 2. differentiated Market Orientation • custom to multiple markets • serves multimarket segments with unique offering 3. Niche market orientation • Unique, specific target market • Serves one market segment with a unique demand characteristic CB and society- customs, rituals, and norms of society involving consumers • Economic difficulties have created a CAUTIOUS consumer o You need to chance the way a product is delivered § Ex: promote the value/service of the product Different approaches to studying CB (and exhibit 1.5) Types of interpretive research: 1. 2. Quantitative research is: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Trends in CB:  


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