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Globalization, liberalization and privatization, together with rapid strides made by information technology, have brought intense competition in every field of activity. Indian industry at present is dazed, confused and apprehensive. The marketing complexities have increased, product life cycles have shortened and the market is more turbulent than ever before. Indian industry is desperately looking for strategy and action plans that would ensure its survival and growth. In the fast changing socioeconomic environment the consumer is truly a moving target today. Sharp product segmentation based on consumer insights is highly desirable. The challenge for the marketers is to use the tools of branding and pricing at their disposal to ensure that the most valuable package in the customer's perception is represented by his brand. The cooperative and collaborative relationships with customers are the most prudent way to keep track of changing expectations. The classification of services, customization in order to regain lost customers, differentiation strategies to command premium price and gastronomy strategies to provide a great deal of interaction and personalization to consumers, are amongst the prominent strategies, which Could be used in customer relationship management. The market research should be visualized as a series of building blocks of information necessary for strategy development. The Indian marketers must give emphasis upon strategic marketing of their products/services in the changing business scenario. Currently in India, the national economy and marketplace are undergoing rapid changes and transformation. A large number of reasons could be attributed to these changes. One of the reasons in these changes in
the Indian Market Scenario is Globalization, and the subsequent and resulting explosive growth of global trade and the international competition.
The Indian Marketing Scenario is one of the biggest consumer markets and that is precisely the reason why India has attracted several MNC’s. These large Multi National Companies have realized that to succeed in the Indian marketplace they need to hire Indian representative who are much more aware of the Indian economic, political, legal and social realities. In the Indian Marketing Scenario, it is the MADE FOR INDIA marketing strategies that work. The Indian market is no longer a sellers market. The winner is the one who provides value for money. A large number of companies have huge idle capacities, as they have wrongly calculated the market size and installed huge capacities. This has further contributed to converting the Indian market into a buyers market. Market can be defined as “Marketing is a social process which satisfies consumers' wants. The term includes advertising, distribution and selling of a product or service. It is also concerned with anticipating the customers' future needs and wants, often through market research.” Today the companies are operating in such a marketplace where survival of the fittest is the law. In order to win, the companies are coming out with various new and evolving strategies because the Indian market is also changing very fast. It is to capture the Indian market, that the Indian and the Multi National Companies are using all of their resources.
Various Sectors of Marketing in India Retail: Retailing is the set of activities that markets products or services to
final consumers for their own personal or household use and retailer is a Person or Agent or Agency or Company or Organization who is instrumental in reaching the Goods or Merchandise or Services to the End User or Ultimate Consumer. Retailing is the most active and attractive sector of last decade. While the retailing industry itself has been present since ages in our country, it is only the recent past that it has witnessed so much dynamism. The emergence of retailing in India has more to do with the increased purchasing power of buyers, especially postliberalization, increase in product variety, and increase in economies of scale, with the aid of modern supply and distributions solution. Indian retailing today is at an interesting crossroads. The retail sales are at the highest point in history and new technologies are improving retail productivity. Though there are many opportunities to start a new retail business, retailers are facing numerous
challenges. KEY CHALLENGES: There is various challenges face by the retail market in India as following: • • • • • Location Merchandise Pricing Target Audience Scale of operations
PRESENT INDIAN SCENARIO: * Unorganized market: Rs. 583,000 crores * Organized market: Rs.5, 000 crores * 5X growth in organized retailing between 20002005 * Over 4,000 new modern Outlets in the last 3 years * Over 5,000,000 sq. ft. of mall space under development * The top 3 modern retailers control over 750,000 sq. ft. of retail space
* Over 400,000 shoppers walk through their doors every week * Growth in organized retailing on par with expectations and projections of the last 5 Years: on course to touch Rs. 35,000 crores (US$ 7 Billion) or more by 200506.
Marketing Of Insurance Services in India
Insurance industry is emerging competitive in the Indian context particularly after floodgates of secured monopoly markets are opened up to private players. Marketing insurance services in the Indian context has become a different ball game altogether as various companies are adopting different marketing strategies and there has been a shift from selling orientation to marketing orientation – agents becoming advisors and relative role shift of seller to marketer. This changed scenario has made the industry adopt different marketing strategies. Customizing the products, pricing, channel
strategies as direct selling, E channel, company advisors, company agency channels, crossselling and Banc assurance are becoming contemporary strategic tools for present Indian insurance scenario. The latest competition among different players such as ICICI Prudential, LIC, AVIVA, TATA AIG, MAX NEWYORK etc., has made the insurance industry move towards better service deliverers. The positioning of themselves with a USP, using advertising as a tool to communicate the same and building brands have become an inevitable marketing exercise in Indian insurance industry. This
promotion is a fight not only for market share, but also for mind share. The combination of channel and the promotion has become a dominant strategic tool for Indian insurance companies. India’s liberalized economy has solicited all private players to serve the Insurance market. Now the challenge and success for the insurance marketer lie in exploring the market with a balancing marketing strategy among consumers, competitors and the IRDA.
Medical Transcription and India: The Current Scenario and the Future:
Medical transcription is an interesting, challenging and paying career and one of the fastest growing fields in healthcare. Medical records dictated by doctors (or their secretaries/nurses) into a tape or onto a digital voice processing system are accurately and swiftly transcribed i.e. converted into a word document, by the MT or MLS (medical language specialist). These records could be clinic notes, office notes, operative or consultation notes, discharge summaries, etc. The document is proofread to at least 98% accuracy before being “uploaded” back to the doctor’s office or clinic. India witnessed an “MT boom” a few years ago, with innumerable training institutes mushrooming all over the place. Lack of proper training and understanding of this new concept led to an almost total closure of these
institutes. Those that have remained in the field are today flourishing
business enterprises, offering this new job opportunity to thousands. India is a very good locale for outsourcing this work due to a number of factors. We have a huge mass of Englishspeaking and computerliterate people in this country.
Current Scenario of Indian Aviation Industry Market:
The Indian aviation industry is one of the fastest growing aviation industries in the world. India has 454 airports and airstrips; of these, 16 are designated international airports. With the liberalization of the Indian aviation sector, aviation industry in India has undergone a rapid transformation. From being primarily a governmentowned industry, the Indian aviation industry is now dominated by privately owned fullservice airlines and lowcost carriers. Private airlines account for around 75 per cent share of the domestic aviation market. Market Size: Market Size Domestic and international traffic is up 45 per cent and 15.1 per cent, respectively. Between May 2007 and May 2008, airlines have carried 25.5 million domestic and 22.4 million international passengers. over 135 aircraft have been added in the past two years alone. Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) estimates domestic traffic to grow 2530 per cent annually and international traffic 15 per cent until 2010. According to data compiled by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), 24.62 million people flew on international routes to and from India during AprilJanuary 200708. This was a growth of 16.2 per cent over the same period last fiscal. The growth of domestic air passengers was at an even faster rate of 26.1 per cent, with 72.60 million people availing aircraft services. Simultaneously, freight traffic on both domestic and international routes increased by a healthy 8.2 per cent and 12.6 per cent, respectively.