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Understanding Marketing Management

Understanding Marketing Management

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Understanding Marketing Management
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Marketing Management

By Philip, Kevin Lane Keller, Abraham Koshy, Mithileshwar Jha
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Understanding Marketing Management
Marketing is an essential art and science that is engaged in a vast number of activities by both persons and organizations. It has become an increasingly vital ingredient in the success of a business. Good marketing is the result of careful planning and execution. There are two sides to marketing – the formulated side and the creative side. It is important to lay the foundation in marketing concepts, tools, frameworks and issues of the formulated side while at the same time instil the real creativity and passion for marketing, as we shall come to see in this chapter.

Social Definition of Marketing
Marketing is a societal process by which individuals and groups obtain what they need and want through creating, offering and freely exchanging products and services of value with others.

Marketing is increasingly becoming an important function in all organizations to ensure that demand for a product or service persists along with customer retention.

Scope of Marketing
A good marketer must be able to answer the following questions:

What is Marketing?
The formal definition of marketing is, Marketing is an organizational function and a set of processes for creating, communicating and delivering value to customers and for managing customer relationship in ways that benefit the organization and its stakeholders.

What is Marketed?
Some of the common entities that are marketed are goods, services, events, experiences, persons, places, properties, organizations, information and ideas.

global markets. and a soft drink. non-profit and governmental markets. A brand is an offering from a known source. Eight demand states are possible: • • • • • • • • Negative demand Nonexistent demand Latent demand Declining demand Irregular demand Full demand Overfull demand Unwholesome demand The key customer markets are consumer markets. • Value reflects the sum of the perceived tangible intangible benefits and costs to customers. Wants .e. purchase. . Demands . attention.human wants backed by buying power. vote. I am hungry. i. Supply chain is a longer channel stretching from raw materials to components to final products that are carried to final buyers. • • To reach a target market a marketer uses different marketing channels like communication channels.e. business markets. Value Proposition is a set of benefits that companies offer to customers to satisfy their needs. The intangible value proposition is made physical by as offering.state of felt deprivation for basic items such as food and clothing and complex needs such as for belonging. French fries. Core Marketing Concepts: • • • • • Needs . Marketing managers are responsible for demand management. donation etc The five key functions of a marketing manager or CMO are: • Strengthening the brand • Measuring marketing effectiveness • Driving new product development based on customer needs • Gathering meaningful customer insights • Utilizing new marketing technology from another party called the prospect.Understanding Marketing Management Who Markets? A marketer is someone who seeks a response. distribution channels and service channels.e.form that a human need takes as shaped by culture and individual personality i. i. I want a hamburger. I have money to buy this meal.Chapter 1 . Target Markets are the market segments identified by the marketer which present the greatest opportunity. Satisfaction reflects a person’s judgements of a product’s perceived performance.

consumer resistance.Understanding Marketing Management Company orientation towards Marketplaces: The major marketing philosophies are: • The Production Concept o o Consumers favor products that are available and highly affordable. deregulation. • Product Concept o Marketing Management Tasks: The following are the most important marketing management tasks: • • • • • • • • Developing Marketing Strategies and Plans Capturing Marketing Insights Connecting with Customers Building Strong Brands Shaping the Marketing Offerings Delivering Value Communicating Value Creating Long-Term Growth . industry convergence. globalization. Marketing Concept o Focuses on needs/ wants of target markets & delivering satisfaction better than competitors. • Relationship Marketing o Aims to build mutually satisfying long-term relationships with key constituents in order to earn and retain their business. • Selling Concept o • Consumers will buy products only if the company promotes/ sells these products. privatization. design and implementation of marketing programs. Consumers favor products that offer the most quality. processes and activities that recognize their breadth and interdependencies. heightened competition. performance. retail transformation and disintermediation. Improve production and distribution. Based on the development. and innovative features. • • Societal Marketing Concept o o Focuses on needs/ wants of target markets & delivering superior value. Holistic Marketing Concept New Marketing Realities: Some of the major societal forces that marketers have to deal with today are network information technology.Chapter 1 .

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