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Companies segment their markets based on different characteristics. Think of your particular situation. Pick any product you have purchased or a company you have purchased a product from. Discuss if perhaps you belong to particular segment and how the company reached you to enable a purchase. Remember that there are many ways to segment a market.

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Being that I am female, I would say that yes, I am part of a target market and a particular segment. I also am in the category of those who have children in the home. That seems to be a particular segment as well. For example, I might be specifically ...

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A discussion regarding a personal account of marketing strategies for a recently purchased product including particular segments and ways the company enabled the purchase. 184 words.

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