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Intro to Marketing, Week 2 Notes

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Intro to Marketing, Week 2 Notes MKTG2080

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These notes include the topics covered in week 2: Value Why is Marketing important? Marketing Strategy Competitive Advantage Marketing Plan Social Media
Intro to Marketing
Ric Sweeney
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Date Created: 01/23/16
Week 2 Module 2: How do firms become more value-driven? Value  Sharing information o Value is added when a company can provide correct info to customers  Balancing benefits with cost o Getting enough benefits for the cost of the product (hotel cost, free breakfast?, clean room)  Building relationships with customers o Customer trusts the company’s product, company knows what consumers like  Connecting with customers using social and mobile marketing Module 3: Why is marketing important? Marketing  Expands a firm’s global presence o McDonalds, started in Chicago, now in 116 countries  Is pervasive across channel members o Raw Materials->Manufacturer->Retailer->Consumers  Enriches society o Makes society better (food=nourishment, breast cancer awareness, Habitat for Humanity)  Can be entrepreneurial o Many companies start as one person with an idea Module 4: What is marketing strategy? A marketing strategy identifies:  A firm’s target market(s)  A related marketing mix (product, price, place, promotion)  A sustainable competitive advantage o An Advantage over the competition that is not easily copied and can be maintained over time Building a sustainable competitive advantage  Consumer excellence o Focusing on retaining loyal customer and excellent customer service  Nordstrom  Operational excellence o Focusing on efficient operations and excellent supply chain management  FedEx, Amazon  Product excellence o Focusing on achieving high-quality products  P&G + Gillette, Apple  Location excellence o Focusing on providing the strongest physical locations for business an/or internet presence  McDonalds  Multiple sources of advantage o Does all sources in an excellent manor (for the most part)  Disney Module 5: Strategic Marketing Planning Marketing Plan  a written document composed of an analysis of the current marketing situation, opportunities, and threats for the firm, marketing objectives and strategy specified in terms of the 4 P’s, action programs, and projected or pro forma income (and other financial) statements  Composed of 3 phases o Planning phase: defining a firms’ mission and evaluating how various players affect the firms’ potential for success o Implementation phase: identifying and evaluating opportunities and implementing the marketing mix o Control Phase: evaluating performance and taking corrective actions Module 6 and 7: Developing a marketing plan 1. Defining the Business Mission  A mission statement is a broad description of a firm’s objective and the scope of activities it plans to undertake o What type of business are we? o What do we need to do to accomplish our goals and objectives? 2. Conduct a situation Analysis  SWOT Analysis- Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats 3. Identify Opportunities  Segmentation, Targeting, and Positioning o A market Segment consists of consumers who respond similarly to a firms marketing efforts o Market segmentation is the process of dividing up consumers into groups o Targeting- the process of evaluating the attractiveness of various segments and then deciding which to pursue as a market o Positioning- the process of positioning involves defining the marketing mix variables so that target customers have a clear, distinctive, desirable understanding of what the product does or represents in comparison with competing products 4. Implement the Marketing Mix  Product creates value  Price captures value  Place delivers value  Promotion communicates value  Growth strategies o Market Penetration o Product Development o Market Development o Diversification 5. Evaluating performance using marketing metrics Module 8 and 9: Social Media Technology Evolution  Invention: Mid-to-late 1990s  Industrialization: 2000-2006  Entrepreneurial: 2007-Present 4E Framework of Social Media  Excitement: companies need to excite us to keep us as customers  Education: teach them about the product  Experience: samples, let consumers have a little exposure  Engagement: Reel the consumer in to buy your product Types of Social Media  Social Network Sites: Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn  Media-Sharing Sites: Instagram, YouTube, Flickr  Thought-Sharing Sites: Blogs, Twitter Social Media Strategy  Listen: what the conversation is about the product, what the consumers are saying  Analyze: use what the consumers say to better the product, see how to use the media  Do: put things in place based on what you analyzed and heard o Identify strategy and goals o Identify target audience o Develop the campaign o Develop the budget o Monitor and change


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