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marketing research attitudes

What is your overall attitude to marketing research? Do you think it is all beneficial, or in some cases it merely gives marketers new insights on how to convince customers to buy something they really don't want or need? Discuss the positives and negatives of marketing research in this context.

American apparel marketing

Discuss how American Apparels' vertical integration may allow it to save on transportation costs. How could this efficiency impact its bottom line? Discuss consumer buying behavior when purchasing apparel. Would you recommend an intensive, selective or exclusive distribution strategy for American? Assume that American Ap

Marketing Research Can Use New Product Evaluation

As stated in Stadelman, William & Cotteril, Owen J (1995), product managers who screen product ideas to be developed into products, pretty much follow the following sequence: An 'expert' team analyzes the ideas from technological, manufacturability, and Voice of the Customer standpoints (VOC includes web site claims and repor

Marketing Research Essentials. Questions for discussion

(1) Describe three situations in which marketing research should not be undertaken. Explain why this is true? Answers, The opportunity has passed, Managers cannot agree on what they need to know to make a decision, and one more answer which I don't know.... (2) What are some of the keys to ensuring the success of an inter

Marketing Research Interview Conducted

Your team has conducted a marketing research interview. You have decided to re-contact the respondents. What are three reasons why you would re-contact the respondents? Should at least some of the respondents be re-contacted each time an interview is conducted?

Marketing Research Reports

You are writing a research report and are unsure whether to include research objectives. An expert tells you there are good reasons why you should include a detailed description of research objectives. Explain two principal reasons for including a detailed description of research objectives in a research report.

effective research questions

Discuss how you complete the following sentence: Effective marketing research questions are important because __________. Explain why you believe writing effective research questions is important. Develop at least 2 justifications about why this part of the research is important. Consider why defining and segmenting cu

International Business Strategy (Starbucks Case Study)

One of the benefits when a business moving from a domestic to an international strategy is the firm can earn a greater return on its investments. This means the firm can realize many advantages on resources and capabilities over its rival. In 1995, because of the saturation of the United States market, Starbucks, an internati

Marketing: What are the different types of buyers and consumers?

What are the different types of buyers and consumers? How does the type of buyer or consumer impact marketing strategy? As part of your response, consider the characteristics of buyers and the factors that influence their purchasing decision. How can an organization ensure that their market strategy is appropriate for their targ

Advanced Entrepreneurship: Write a complete business plan

You have decided that you would like to formally start an entrepreneurial business. To ensure the success of your business, you will produce a business plan. The plan will assess, compare and contrast alternative schools of thought, cultural and political differences which impact the application of management activities within t

Marketing Research Practices for Competition

Begin conducting research now on Hewlett-Packard. After brainstorming on your company's industry and after your survey and questionnaire research information-gathering techniques, create a research profile proposal to deliver to your company's management that includes the following: State the specific research goal for the pr

Describe the contingency plan for Ipad.

Describe the contingency plan for Ipad. Include an assessment of marketing strategy risks and provide the ethical standards with respect to the marketing elements.

Customer Satisfaction Strategy for Smart Car marketing

IMC and Customer Satisfaction Strategy for Dealer (smart car): Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) and Customer Satisfaction strategy. 1. Discuss the company's advertising strategy and how it aligns with its marketing goals. 2. Discuss how the effectiveness of the advertising will be measured. 3. Discuss the promotiona

Differences Between Concrete Variable and Abstract Construct

Discuss the difference between a concrete variable and an abstract construct. Identify an example of a concrete variable and an example of an abstract construct. Write a survey question that would be answered by your example of a concrete variable.

Marketing Research: Is it Always Right to Do?

Is it necessary or advisable to always conduct marketing research in order to support decision-making? Under what conditions may you decide against doing marketing research? Describe a specific situation when you would not conduct marketing research, and explain why.

Effective Global Marketing and Product Concepts

- How is marketing management both an art and a science? What global marketing challenges and opportunities do businesses face today? - Why are the production concept, product concept, and selling concept of limited use for conducting global business operations today? - What are the key compo

Segmenting and Targeting Markets for kids

1. As a marketing consultant for a chain of hair salons, you have been asked to evaluate the kids' market as a potential segment for the chain to target. Evaluate the kids' segment against the four criteria for successful market segmentation.

Marketing a New Product with PowerPoint

MARKETING CONFERENCE You are invited to attend the American Intercontinental Brainstorming Conference, a meeting of elite entrepreneurs and marketing executives. Use this forum to discuss a NEW product or service you wish to launch. It is acceptable to create a small service-oriented business that is unique to your service ar

Global marketing strategy

What are the advantages of "similar segments, similar positioning" in a product such as digital cameras? In cell phones? In leisure clothing? In athletic shoes? Any disadvantages?

target market

Name 1 target market you believe your selected company should focus on with its promotional efforts. Discuss the following with your colleagues: What primary message would you highlight for your specific target market, and why? Name 2 communication platforms you would suggest, and why. For example, would search engines be

The Communispace Case Marketing Research

Please review the "Communispace" (Harvard Business School case, no. 9-510-018) and address the following. What is the problem? State the purpose of the report and specify the problems to be addressed in your analysis. Recommend a course of action and show data that support your problem identification and your recommended cou

Marketing Research: challenges when developing new products

As a participant in the AIBC, you will have an opportunity to become a published writer at the end of the conference. AIU hosts a marketing publication, "The Marketing Scene," which provides a platform for professionals and consumers to discuss new ways of marketing, the effectiveness of advertising trends, specific ad campaigns

Minority market census data

Hi. I just need to be pointed in the right direction with links to find information about the three largest minority markets in the U.S. (hispanics, African Americans, and Asians)....Basically, the info below. Where would I find this information? I've been having to dig and dig and it's taking me forever. i) Total numbers in

Marketing research for departments

Need help finding information for the questions below. The Company is Verizon Communications. Questions: 1. Who/which department(s) conducts marketing research in the organization? 2. How is marketing research structured in the organization? 3. What percentage of marketing research is conducted in-house vs. external?

Marketing Research

Marketing Research involves a number of techniques. Qualitative and quantitative-based marketing research is among them. Pick a retail product and use this forum to describe how one might design a qualitative and a quantitative effort in support of the marketing of that product or service. Compare and contrast the qualitative an