• Enhancing the brand image of the product as well as the corporate image of the business. 2. Explain and outline the main methods of above-the-line promotion • Informative advertising – the focus here is to provide information about a products features, price, or other specifications to consumers • Persuasive advertising – this aims at convincing customers to buy one firm’s product instead of a competitor’s product. •
In addition companies need to deliver their products while keeping cost effectiveness in consideration. If they understand the perceived benefits of their target audience and are able to engage with them on a personal level, they can attain customer satisfaction and ultimately can have increased sales. In conclusion, conveying Unique Value proposition clearly to the customers could be a complete win/win for any business. Brand equity Formal Definition: The commercial value that derives from consumer perception of the brand name of a particular product or service, rather than from the product or service itself. Alternative Definition: Brand equity refers to a value premium that a company generates from a product with a recognizable name, when compared to a generic equivalent.
Unfortunately, Korean culture unconsciously penetrated to Thais, and it becomes a new popular brand among Thai people. Furthermore, Korean trend did not invade only to Thailand, but also other countries in the world: both eastern and western. Korea can make an amount of money from this cultural penetration – from the trend. Being a medium of cultural diffusion to several
Consumers’ self-image can be inferred from the brands they use, their attitudes toward different brands and the meanings brands have for them. The perceptions consumers have of themselves influences their brand decisions. Consumers form favourable attitudes toward those products which possess images most similar to the images they either prefer or wish of themselves. Accordingly, they buy those products which match their desired self-image because those products help consumers express themselves (Zinkham& Hong,
The four alternatives in marketing strategies include market penetration, product development, market development, and diversification. These strategies can be used to ensure that the company employs the right tactics to stay relevant in a competitive industry as well as maximize its profits (Maria, Grandinetti, & Bernardo, 2012, p. 72). Firstly, market penetration involves methods that will enable a company to get its products into a market. It should be noted, that this is the lowest risk strategy. This may involve promotion of the product, creation of an extensive distribution process to reach a wider consumer area, and putting attractive pricing to lure more customers into purchasing the company’s products.
Promotional mix is the coordination of the marketing activities which includes sales promotion, publicity, advertising, direct marketing and personal selling. It is a coordination of activities that you will perform to directly interact with your customers. Promoting the products is important for any business because of the lasting impact of promoting has on customers. The promotion mix is the essence of what promoting is and how promoting it is done effectively. Advertising, sales promotion, personal selling, public relations, and direct marketing comprise the promotion mix.
Moore et al (2003) also described that positive perception of consumers about a particular brand is an indicator of status, quality and prestige; i.e. factors other than price. Brand Loyalty Schiffman and Kanuk (2004) have stated brand loyalty as one of the desired outputs of learning of the consumers. It is the probability of positive behaviours and attitude towards a brand, thus it could result in positive word of mouth and repeat purchase (Rawly and Dawes, 1999). Quester and Lim (2003) also explained the two major types of brand loyalty.
As previously stated, marketing management involves choosing one or more target audiences as well as getting and keeping customers through creating, delivering and communicating superior customer value. To do this successfully, businesses must understand that they are not the only choice. They must also understand the marker and find creative ways of providing new value to their customers. Once the new value has been implemented, then it must be communicated to the consumers. Businesses are most successful when they are aware that “marketing management has to be responsive and adaptive to ever-changing business environment (Salkovska, Batraga & Ogstra,