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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.
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.
benefits of using promotion1
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

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    • 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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