What are the similarities and differences between promotional push strategies and promotional pull strategies? What is an example of a situation in which an organization would use a push strategy? What is an example of a situation in which an organization would use a pull strategy?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 7:57 pm ad1c9bdddf
A "push" promotional strategy makes use of a company's sales force and trade promotion activities to create consumer demand for a product.
The producer promotes the product to wholesalers, the wholesalers promote it to retailers, and the retailers promote it to consumers.
A good example of "push" selling is mobile phones, where the major handset manufacturers such as Nokia promote their products via retailers such as Carphone Warehouse. Personal selling and trade promotions are often the most effective promotional tools for companies such as Nokia - for example offering subsidies on the handsets to encourage retailers to sell higher volumes.
A "push" strategy tries to sell directly to the consumer, bypassing other distribution channels (e.g. selling insurance or holidays directly). With this type of strategy, consumer promotions and advertising are the most likely promotional tools.
Another example will be products like perfumes and fragrances which are never requested by women at the stores as they have never smelled that perfume before. However, companies are able to "push" these ...
Similarities and differences between promotional push strategies and promotional pull strategies