I am doing a marketing audit on the paint industry and I chose Valspar Corporation. Can you please assist with the following questions of the marketing audit. Within Valspar Corporation's marketing information systems I have the following questions: a) Is accurate information being obtained and distributed in a timely fash
It is no secret that data can be had for nothing. For example the US government has free data on just about every subject imaginable and other organizations like the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the United Nations, and many others also have data for free. So, if data can be had for free why does it cost so much to o
Why is the first step (problem recognition) in the consumer purchase decision process, probably the most important? If you were a healthcare provider who recently acquired the technology to genetically assess people for future diseases, how would you determine to what target market (s) to offer this product or service? Mar
Which data is more important in understanding a foreign market: hard data or soft data?
To test the effectiveness of a new type of plastic handcuffs, a law enforcement agency puts the cuffs on a sample of 30 persons who belong to the local weightlifting club. None is able to break free from the cuffs. What type of sampling technique does this represent? Explain your reasoning.
Crescent Hydropolis Resorts Plc is franchising and constructing the world's first underwater hotels and resorts. Proposed sites for Hydropolis Hotels include Dubai, Oman, Monaco, Las Vegas and Qingdao. Discuss it from an international marketing perspective. How do they market their product? Who is the target market? What ma
Positioning Strategy I have to pretend that I'm a new Marketing Director and write a memo to the VP of Marketing proposing a positioning strategy in relation to the company's IMC campaign for a selected product or service. In the memo I have to address: A. Briefly describe the selected product or service. (I have se
In your own words, based on your education and experience, provide me with input and insight to each of the inquiries to help enable a better understanding of the content. Thanks. A. What are the basic factors involved in deciding whether to use standardization or customization in global marketing? As a reminder, the ethnoce
1) What is marketing? How does marketing fit into a company overall? How does it differ from sales? 2) What is marketing research? Why is marketing research important to developing marketing strategy? 3) What is distribution channel? What is the relationship between channels of distribution and logistics?
Can someone help me? I need help in identifying marketing tools for www.Lexus.com. www.Honda.com, and www.Kia.com. I reviewed all three websites and they all look the same. Would you please also include your observations of the apparent customer service provided by the three websites?
There are different techniques that non-profits can leverage; would you consider that a non-profit might have an easier task of doing socially responsible or humanitarian marketing, based on the fact that they (presumably) already have a mission of helping people?
Discuss some of these rules of eMarketing 1. Power shift from sellers to buyers 2. Increasing velocity 3. Death of distance 4. Global reach 5. Time compression 6. Market deconstruction
Our market plan is Mighty Milk, our target market is 6-12 year olds. We will have varieties such as vanilla, choc, strawberry, straight milk, twizzlers etc. It with be soy milk with natural flavors with cool names and packaging. They could come in drink boxes shrink wrapped together resempling a roll of starburst in the differe
I need to develop this outline into a paper. Your help is needed to develop the following outline with about 100 words. Outline: 1. Visit the following web sites (www.bitars.com ; www.restaurantequipment.com; www.newmansown.com 2. Describes the marketing tools used in each of the three Web sites. Include an evaluatio
Imagine you are the marketing manager for a U.S. manufacturer of disposable diapers. Your firm is considering entering the Brazilian market. Your CEO believes the advertising message that has been effective in the United States will suffice in Brazil. Outline some possible objections to this. Your CEO also believes that the pric
As a class project, I am looking to develop a magazine for distribution in-store and online. What might the impact of online and off line buyer characteristics be on a positioning strategy?
Define Integrated Marketing Communications, compare and contrast it with the traditional marketing and give a real-world example of IMC.
Compare and contrast Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) and traditional marketing. Address the following: a. Define IMC. b. Describe the relationship between IMC processes and marketing strategy in profit and not-for-profit organizations. c. Describe a real-world example of IMC.
Details: Your company has had an outside consultant come in and assess job descriptions and roles, and the way you work together. You have been told that no positions will be eliminated at this time, but some positions may be redefined to reflect better working/partnering practices. For this consultation, you have been a
For this Discussion Board Task, submit in a narrative style as if you are delivering a presentation to IPT's owner, Kiana Peterson. Be sure to clearly explain your role and the concept of marketing to Ms. Peterson and the rest of the management and sales staff. Articulate your strategy on how you plan to address marketing for IPT. Consider IPT's current situation and its opportunities, such as the possibility of adding a new line of Pennsylvania Dutch treats, expanding regionally, etc.
For this Discussion Board Task, submit in a narrative style as if you are delivering a presentation to IPT's owner, Kiana Peterson. Be sure to clearly explain your role and the concept of marketing to Ms. Peterson and the rest of the management and sales staff. Articulate your strategy on how you plan to address marketing for IP
Scenario: You are the Marketing Director at a resort development company in the vacation ownership (timeshare) industry, Resorts 123. Resorts 123 is an established, twenty-year- old company recognized internationally. The company was one of the founding originals at the start of the industry's growth. Over the years, Reso
Using the internet, sales promotion and public relations, create an IMC campaign which will increase the sale of Dr. Pepper.
A clinical research organization found out the by taking aspirin may reduce the risk of colon cancer. Create an IMC campaign to get the word out to all involved stakeholders.
John and Lisa own a microbrewey and have a $250,000 budget for promotion. John wants to spend all the money on advertsing, Lisa wants to spend it on an IMC campaign. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each point of view, and which one would you go with?
1. Florida's Department of Citrus and a coalition of consumer groups have launched an attack on your company for "deceptive marketing" because your company markets its "SunShine" drink as fruit juice even though the drink contains less than five percent fruit juice. Marketing "SunShine" drink as a fruit juice leads parents to be
1. The marketing research process is a five-step application of the scientific method that includes: a. 0Defining the problem, analyzing the situation, getting problem-specific data, interpreting the data, and solving the problem b. 0Defining the target market, analyzing the customers, getting survey feedback, interpreting t
Explain the role and concept of marketing to the rest of the management and sales staff. Use effective communication techniques.
1. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: _____ a. Employment in both the service producing sector and the manufacturing service sector are expected to increase by about 10% between 2000-2010. _____ b. Employment in the service producing sector is expected to double between 2000-2010 while employment in t
I need help creating a detailed flowchart on employee incentive programs, employee benefits and pay to improve poor customer service. Doesn't have to be extremely extensive and use excel.
What is the impact of segmenting, targeting and positioning on IMC and why is it important? What are some considerations when selecting a positioning platform for an IMC campaign?
1. What did you learn about pricing that you did not know? (any pricing that works with Starbucks Coffee Shop). 2. How do you plan to incorporate that pricing from question 1, incorporating the new knowledge about pricing into the 'Starbucks Coffee Shop Marketing Audit? Please use a pricing term/model that works with the