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Marketing Promotions used by Dell and Apple Computers

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Discuss the marketing promotions used by Dell and Apple computers. Compare and contrast the promotional activities - both online and offline - and discuss why they are successful/or not. Use promotions currently being used by each organization. Focus the comments on the communication medium and messages, and how they align with the four P's (product, price, promotion, placement (distribution).

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This solution of over 2,600 words compares and contrasts the local and international marketing promotions used by Dell and Apple and evaluates their success.