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Buyer behavior

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Although a relatively recent addition to the marketing lexicon, Consumer behavior initiatives have rapidly positioned themselves as the ultimate accomplishment in an organization understanding its customers. Although many organizations attempt to determine what elements encompass the psychological process a customer undergoes few actually succeed. Additionally, some organizations don't understand any potential value or return on investment that determining consumer behavior will provide. Others may feel that they don't possess the resources required to unlock such esoteric marketing concepts like psychographics and consumer lifestyle.

Is it worthwhile for every organization to determine its customer's purchase behavior, decision making process, lifestyle choices, and other psychographical variables? Why or why not? Make sure to support your thoughts with as many real-life examples from your experiences or your reading as possible.

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Buyer behavior is influenced by several factors including demographics, social stratification, reference groups, family factors personality, motivation, attitude perception, and values. These factors affect how consumers approach their buying decision and can influence consumers to form product and brand preferences and loyalties. Although marketing and brand managers cannot directly control these factors, gaining an understanding of their impact is vital in market segmentation and developing marketing mix ...

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