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4.00 Acquire a foundational knowledge of promotion to understand its nature and scope. 4.01A Explain the role of promotion as a marketing function. Define the term promotion.

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4 00 acquire a foundational knowledge of promotion to understand its nature and scope

4.00Acquire a foundational knowledge of promotion to understand its nature and scope

4.01A Explain the role of promotion as a marketing function


Define the term promotion

Define the term promotion

  • Promotion is a marketing function needed to communicate information about goods, services, images, and/or ideas to achieve a desired outcome.

  • It is the element of the marketing mix that encourages customers to buy or have certain views or opinions


Apple is promoting numerous types of applications that appeal to the teen market

Apple is promoting numerous types of applications that appeal to the teen market

  • For the under-20’s crowd, cool is all about the technology


Who uses promotion

Who uses promotion?

  • Any organization that has something to sell uses promotion at one time or another.

    • Large and small businesses

    • Government agencies

    • Special interest groups

    • Producers

    • Intermediaries

    • individuals


Who uses promotion1

Who uses promotion?

  • Businesses that sell gaming systems, MP3 players, shoes, cars, and soft drinks rely heavily on promotion.

  • They develop creative promotions to reach a wide audience and sell their products

  • This results in the familiarity of the product.


What companies are these

What companies are these?


Characteristics of effective promotion

Characteristics of effective promotion

  • Persuasive

  • Relevant

  • Appropriate

  • Factual

  • Repetitive

  • Coordinated


Benefits of using promotion

Benefits of using promotion

  • Increased Sales: the most obvious way businesses benefit from promotion

    • Promotion is used to spread the word to customers and to convince them to buy

  • Strong position: used to position the company the way they want customers to see them

  • Increased customer loyalty: want customers to identify with images projected through promotion .

    • AEO and Hollister project an image of style and fashion.


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Benefits of using promotion

  • Increased product/company awareness: helps customers learn that products exist and where they are available

  • Better informed, more satisfied customers: happens when businesses promote product benefits, features and prices

  • Increased employment opportunities: benefits the economy by providing job opportunities

  • Increased media support: helps to pay for mass media – TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, Internet, etc


Costs associated with the use of promotion

Costs associated with the use of promotion

  • Some are free or nearly free – issuing a press release about a new or improved product

  • Advertising fees

  • Costs for sales promotions

  • Contests, salaries

  • Considering the costs ahead of time helps marketers to create reasonable promotional budgets


Types of promotional objectives

Types of promotional objectives

  • Inform

    • Communicate important information about new or improved products

  • Persuade

    • Competitive products

    • Company image

  • Remind

    • Established products

    • Established companies


Relationship of promotion and marketing

Relationship of promotion and marketing

  • Promotion can be described as marketing communication

    • It sends a marketing message to a target audience

  • A business communicates a message to the customer – inform customer about goods, services or ideas – persuade them to buy – customer gives feedback by buying or not buying


Promotion competition

Promotion & Competition

  • How does Promotion affect Competition

    • A company introduces a product

    • Other businesses wait to see how the product does

    • If the product does well, they will follow them into the market with a similar product

    • Competition through promotional activities occur during the growth stage


The promotional mix

The Promotional Mix

  • Personal selling

    • Planned, personalized communication designed to satisfy a customer’s needs and wants

    • Used when things have to be explained in detail for large purchases or industry

      For example: A car salesman

  • Public relations

    • Activities used to build and maintain positive image about a company

      For example: FBLA volunteers at Downtown Winterfest and it’s published in the school newspaper


The promotional mix1

The Promotional Mix

  • Advertising

    Any non-personal form of communication designed to inform, persuade, or remind.

    • Usually shows the best images and messages

      Materialism - Be the first to have it, stay ahead of others

    • Avoid stereotyping

      Example: A woman drinking a diet soda

    • Children - Communicate the right message

      Example: Video games have age ratings


What s in the promotional mix

What’s in the promotional mix?

  • Sales promotions

    • Communications or activities used to stimulate sales, create awareness of a new product

      For example: Restaurants at the food court in the mall offers free samples


Promotion technology

Promotion & Technology

  • How does Technology affect Promotion

    • Businesses can create messages that are specific to groups or individuals

    • Many different ways to communicate and customize messages

      • Social Media

      • Texts

      • Emails

      • Pop-ups

      • Tags


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