Marketing Quiz 1

What is Marketing?
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PromotionCommunicating the Value Proposition communication by a marketer that informs, persuades, and reminds potential buyers about a product or service to influence their opinions or elicit a responseFunctions of MarketingThere are seven basic functions of marketing: Distribution Financing Market research Pricing Product/service management Promotion, and SellingAttaining a sustainable competitive advantageSustainable Competitive Advantage - an advantage over the competition that is not easily copied, and thus can be maintained over a long period of time - locational excellence - product excellence - operation excellence - customer excellenceDifference between a marketing strategy and a marketing planthe marketing strategy is your approach to achieving your competitive advantage, the marketing plan contains the activities that will get you there. The strategy is the why behind the work, and the plan is the when and the what that describes the workThe Marketing Plana written document that acts as a guidebook of marketing activities for the marketing manager - an analysis of the current marketing situation - opportunities and threats for the firm - marketing objectives and strategy specified in terms of the four P's - action programs - project or Pro-forma income (and other financial) statementsSteps of the Marketing Plan1. Business mission & objectives 2. situation analysis (SWOT) 3. Identify opportunities 4. Implement Marketing Mix 5. Evaluate performance using marketing metrics Planning Phase Implementation Phase Control PhaseSWOT analysisInternal Environment (strengths, weaknesses) External Environment (opportunities, threats)Boston Consulting Group Matrixa framework that classifies each product or product line within a firm's "product portfolio"Marketing Environment Analysis FrameworkIn all marketing activities, the consumer is at the center. Anything that affects consumers affects marketers. Any change in one of these environments likely requires an adjustment to the firm's marketing mix. By identifying potential environmental trends, firms often can take proactive steps.Examples of Corporate Social Responsibilityreducing carbon footprints, charitable global giving, improving labor policies Example is google has committed over $1 billion to renewable energy projects and enable other businesses to reduce their environmental impact through services such as Gmail Coca-Cola is putting a huge focus on sustainability, their message is 'a world without waste' with the aim of making their packaging 100% recyclable and replacin gall water used in creating their drinks back to environment to ensure water security. They aim that by 2030, they will have reduced their carbon footprint by 25%Why might a marketer participate in unethical behaviors?what they are doing is in their favor and will benefit themselves while harming others, its easier to do the wrong thing, or they really just didn't know