I need your help with finding and writing on DIFFERENTIATION and POSITIONING. We are writing a term paper as a team. And my section is on Differentiation and Positioning and the organization we selected is Unified Western Grocers. I have no idea what differntiation and positioning means and I don't know where to start or where t
Required: 1. Compute the unit manufacturing cost of Deluxe and Executive filing cabinets by using the company's current overhead costing procedures. 2. Compute the unit manufacturing cost of Deluxe and Executive filing cabinets by using activity based costing. 3. Is the cost of the Deluxe filing cabinet overstated or understated (I.e. distorted) by the use of machine hours to allocate total manufacturing overhead to production? By how much? 4. Calculate the aggregate amount by which the Deluxe caninet line is undercosted by the company's current traditional overhead costing procedures. 5. Assume that the current selling price of a Deluxe filing cabinet is $270 and the marketing manager is contemplating a $30 discount to stimulate volume. Is this discount advisable? Briefly discuss.
Applies manufacting overhead to all units at the rate of $80 per mahcine hours. Deluxe Executive Direct material cost $40 $65 Direct labor cost 25 25 Budgetedc volume (units) 16,000 30,000 The controller, who is studying the use of activity-based acosting, has det
Background: Market expansion strategy is a business strategy in which a company that is already the market leader tries to expand existing services into new markets. In a fragmented and heterogeneous market, where some segments are less well developed than others, a market expansion strategy may generate substantial additiona
What market and competitor characteristics distinguish each of the major growth extension strategies? Consider the following: Leaders: Fortress/position defense strategy Flanker strategy Confrontation strategy Market expansion Contraction/strategic withdrawal Followers: Frontal attack strategy Leapfrog strategy
Identify the following challengers' share-growth strategies exhibited in the scenario and provide a rationale for the response (Encirclement example).
Identify and describe the three primary performance dimensions that are important to business unit managers and then compare low-cost defenders with prospectors in terms of these primary performance dimensions.
I need your help finding an article that discusses the relationship between marketing research and marketing strategy and tactics. And I also need your help in summarising the article and how would i describe the purpose of the marketing reseach and assessing the importance of this research in relation to the organizations ma
Hi, I'm looking for a second opinion on analyzing an ad (i posted this yesterday) In my readings it says, the keys to a great ad are: Strategy, Creativity and Execution. Please analyze the attached ad in those terms: To whom is the ad targeted to? Why is the ad there in the first place? Is the ad informing? If so how
Health Canada is trying to reduce teen smoking in Canada. They thus try to find out what teens feel about smoking and what it takes to help them stop smoking. However teens seem to be allergic to traditional market research tools such as focus groups or surveys. Suggest 2 creative ways that may help Health Canada get teens to
2) From a marketing standpoint, what is wrong with these questions? What is your husband's favorite brand of golf ball? What TV programs did you watch last Monday? What was the total income you reported in your income tax return last year? Are auto manufacturers making satisfactory progress in controlling auto emissions?
Identify two characteristics that make marketing ethics special (different from accounting ethics), and explain the implications of these unique characteristics on the ethics of marketing decisions. Give examples to illustrate.
In the case of Chonda-Za 1) In what way is Chonda-Za's operation ethically defensible and indefensible? How does the ethical defensibility depend on the ethical criteria being used? How can this be applied to real life examples? 2) In what ways does the case represent and misrepresent the nature of marketing communicati
Visit BizRate.com Provide a detailed analysis of the three characteristics of BizRate that makes it different from traditional channels of distribution. Identify three factors that account for its incredible success as a channel of distribution. Identify one factor that may hinder its success.
1) Explain the ways in which Jones Soda is (and/or is not) a big idea in the soft drink industry. Use theories/frameworks of innovation to support this view (ie: continuous innovation/knock-off/dynamically continuous/discontinuous.) Examine to what extent Jones soda has created a new market space in the industry. (http://www.
I would appreciate some guidelines to start writing this project. I did search at least 10 articles about sampling in journals such as the "Journal of Marketing Research" without success. These articles are too general and are very limited about the properties of research method. I would like to see whether sequential
Question 3 "Cacao Merivigliao."1 Several years ago, Italian consumers flocked to grocery stores to buy "Cacao Merivigliao" (Marvelous Cocoa) only to find that the product didn't exist. The creation of the writers of Italian national TV's "Indietro Tutta" ("Everything Backwards - or AFull Speed Astern") variety show, the mythi
Please address the following: How do political factors affect both global and domestic marketing decisions?
Business ethics, cultural, and soical factors affect on both global and domestic marketing decisions
Can you please explain how Business ethics,cultural, and social factors affect both global and domestic marketing decisions and provide one real-world example for each factor.
What are the main areas you would look at, when the sales of a companies main product range are declining? A brief description of the main areas is all I'm after. Thanks Mick
Describe factors that influence the organizational buyers and consumers' purchasing decisions new products. An example I have used is a robotic vacume cleaner.
We've all discussed the ads that are obnoxious or annoying; now how about we discuss some ads that work. The most effective marketing campaign I have seen in recent months is for John Hancock Insurance. The television ads show children talking about what they want to be when they grow up; the slogan is, "It's not your life you
I spent all day today flying, and I noticed how companies market the captive audience on an airplane. For instance, I flew United, and they served only Pepsi products. With my breakfast meal, they included Eclipse Mints for after the meal and a bag of Starbucks ground coffee for passengers to take home and enjoy. The airlines
Question: Can you please explain what the channels of distribution (place) of a product or service for a specific organization entail. Also can you please suggest an article and explain how this organization's channels of distribution support its product or service.
Choose a business that you patronize and discuss why you prefer that store to the competition-be brand specific. Gather intelligence to improve your chosen company's market share
If a marketer were marketing to you, how would you describe yourself in terms of the target market? (Please be specific with demographic information) (This is not meant to be intrusive, but to understand the dynamics of target marketing) Why? Discuss two products (please be brand specific) currently being marketed that are t
You're a marketing manager at Starbucks, which just raised its prices by an average of 11%. Your boss wants to know what integrated marketing communications (IMC) vehicles you will emphasize to maintain the company's growth despite customer unhappiness with the price boost. Why did you choose those tools? What basic messag
There exists various criteria that marketers use to segment markets. How could one or more of these criteria be used in an unethical way?
I need an article that would further describe the relationship between marketing research and marketing strategy and tactics. Is there an article available on Wal-Mart or the toothpaste?
You will need to choose a product that you would like to market: Using the Internet, you will need to develop all of the following: 1: A marketing mix and a competitive advantage for the product. 2: A consumer survey designed to help determine the marketing mix and competitive advantage. 3: A product line with at leas
1. The "universal" functions of marketing _____. a. are usually performed in the same way and by the same type of institutions in all macro-marketing systems b. can sometimes be eliminated in very efficient macro-marketing systems c. must be performed in both market directed and planned economic systems d. must a