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Some direct marketers have responded by regarding privacy as a customer service benefit. Direct marketers must also overcome consumer mistrust of direct marketing efforts due to incidents of illegal behavior by companies and individuals using direct marketing. Postal Service, the Federal Trade Commission, and other federal and state agencies may prosecute criminal acts. The industry then risks legislation regulating the behavior of direct marketers if it is not successful in self-regulation.
The Direct Marketing Association, the leading trade organization for direct marketing, works with companies and government agencies to initiate self-regulation.
In March of the National Do Not Call Registry went into affect whereby consumers added their names to a list that telemarketers had to eliminate from their out-bound call database. Database marketing is a form of direct marketing that attempts to gain and reinforce sales transactions while at the same time being customer driven. Successful database marketing continually updates lists of prospects and customers by identifying who they are, what they are like, and what they are purchasing now or may be purchasing in the future.
Like IMC, database marketing is viewed by many marketers as supplanting traditional marketing strategies and is a major component of most IMC programs. At the core of database marketing is the idea that market segments are constantly shifting and changing.
People who may be considered current customers, potential customers, and former customers and people who are likely never to be customers are constantly changing. By identifying these various segments and developing a working knowledge of their wants, needs, and characteristics, marketers can reduce the cost of reaching non-prospects and build customer loyalty. Perhaps the most important role of database marketing is its ability to retain customers. The cumulative profit for a five-year loyal customer is between seven and eight times the first-year profit.
Since database marketing is expensive to develop and complex to implement effectively, companies considering database marketing should consider three important questions. First, do relatively frequent purchasers or high dollar volume purchasers for the brand exist? Secondly, is the market diverse enough so that segmenting into subgroups would be beneficial?
Finally, are there customers that represent opportunities for higher volume purchases? Sales promotions are direct inducements that offer extra incentives to enhance or accelerate the product's movement from producer to consumer. Sales promotions may be directed at the consumer or the trade.
Consumer promotions such as coupons, sampling, premiums, sweepstakes, price packs packs that offer greater quantity or lower cost than normal , low-cost financing deals, and rebates are purchase incentives in that they induce product trial and encourage repurchase.
Consumer promotions may also include incentives to visit a retail establishment or request additional information. Trade promotions include slotting allowances "buying" shelf space in retail stores , allowances for featuring the brand in retail advertising, display and merchandising allowances, buying allowances volume discounts and other volume-oriented incentives , bill back allowances pay-for-performance incentives , incentives to salespeople, and other tactics to encourage retailers to carry the item and to push the brand.
Two perspectives may be found among marketers regarding sales promotion. First, sales promotion is supplemental to advertising in that it binds the role of advertising with personal selling.
This view regards sales promotion as a minor player in the marketing communication program. A second view regards sales promotion and advertising as distinct functions with objectives and strategies very different from each other. Sales promotion in this sense is equal to or even more important than advertising. Finding the right balance is often a difficult task. The main purpose of sales promotion is to spur action. Advertising sets up the deal by developing a brand reputation and building market value.
Sales promotion helps close the deal by providing incentives that build market volume. Sales promotions can motivate customers to select a particular brand, especially when brands appear to be equal, and they can produce more immediate and measurable results than advertising. However, too heavy a reliance on sales promotions results in "deal-prone" consumers with little brand loyalty and too much price sensitivity.
Sales promotions can also force competitors to offer similar inducements, with sales and profits suffering for everyone. Sponsorships, or event marketing, combine advertising and sales promotions with public relations. Sponsorships increase awareness of a company or product, build loyalty with a specific target audience, help differentiate a product from its competitors, provide merchandising opportunities, demonstrate commitment to a community or ethnic group, or impact the bottom line.
Like advertising, sponsorships are initiated to build long-term associations. Organizations sometimes compare sponsorships with advertising by using gross impressions or cost-per-thousand measurements. However, the value of sponsorships can be very difficult to measure. Companies considering sponsorships should consider the short-term public relations value of sponsorships and the long-term goals of the organization.
Sports sponsorships make up about two-thirds of all sponsorships. Exhibits, or trade shows, are hybrid forms of promotion between business-to-business advertising and personal selling. Trade shows provide opportunities for face-to-face contact with prospects, enable new companies to create a viable customer base in a short period of time, and allow small and midsize companies that may not be visited on a regular basis by salespeople to become familiar with suppliers and vendors.
Because many trade shows generate media attention, they have also become popular venues for introducing new products and providing a stage for executives to gain visibility.
Personal selling includes all person-to-person contact with customers with the purpose of introducing the product to the customer, convincing him or her of the product's value, and closing the sale.
The role of personal selling varies from organization to organization, depending on the nature and size of the company, the industry, and the products or services it is marketing. Many marketing executives realize that both sales and non-sales employees act as salespeople for their organization in one way or another.
One study that perhaps supports this contention found that marketing executives predicted greater emphasis being placed on sales management and personal selling in their organization than on any other promotional mix element. These organizations have launched training sessions that show employees how they act as salespeople for the organization and how they can improve their interpersonal skills with clients, customers, and prospects.
Employee reward programs now reward employees for their efforts in this regard. Personal selling is the most effective way to make a sale because of the interpersonal communication between the salesperson and the prospect. Messages can be tailored to particular situations, immediate feedback can be processed, and message strategies can be changed to accommodate the feedback. Sales and marketing management classifies salespersons into one of three groups: Creative selling jobs require the most skills and preparation.
They are the "point person" for the sales function. They prospect for customers, analyze situations, determine how their company can satisfy wants and needs of prospects, and, most importantly, get an order. Order takers take over after the initial order is received.
They handle repeat purchases straight rebuys and modified rebuys. Missionary sales reps service accounts by introducing new products, promotions, and other programs. Orders are taken by order takers or by distributors. Just as direct marketing has become a prominent player in the promotional mix, so too has the Internet.
Virtually unheard of in the s, the s saw this new medium explode onto the scene, being adopted by families, businesses and other organizations more quickly than any other medium in history. Web sites provide a new way of transmitting information, entertainment, and advertising, and have generated a new dimension in marketing: E-commerce is the term used to describe the act of selling goods and services over the Internet.
In other words, the Internet has become more that a communication channel; it is a marketing channel itself with companies such as Amazon. Branding and labelling have an ancient history. Branding probably began with the practice of branding livestock in order to deter theft. Images of the branding of cattle occur in ancient Egyptian tombs dating to around 2, BCE. Branding was adapted by farmers, potters and traders for use on other types of goods such as pottery and ceramics.
Forms of branding or proto-branding emerged spontaneously and independently throughout Africa, Asia and Europe at different times, depending on local conditions. Diana Twede has argued that the "consumer packaging functions of protection, utility and communication have been necessary whenever packages were the object of transactions".
Systematic use of stamped labels dates from around the fourth century BCE. In a largely pre-literate society, the shape of the amphora and its pictorial markings conveyed information about the contents, region of origin and even the identity of the producer, which were understood to convey information about product quality.
These ancient societies imposed strict forms of quality-control over commodities, and also needed to convey value to the consumer through branding.
Producers began by attaching simple stone seals to products which, over time, gave way to clay seals bearing impressed images, often associated with the producer's personal identity thus giving the product a personality. Scholarly studies have found evidence of branding, packaging and labelling in antiquity.
Stamps were used on bricks, pottery, and storage containers as well as on fine ceramics. For example, 3rd-century Gaulish pots bearing the names of well-known potters and the place of manufacture such as Attianus of Lezoux, Tetturo of Lezoux and Cinnamus of Vichy have been found as far away as Essex and Hadrian's Wall in England.
A series of five marks occurs on Byzantine silver dating from this period. Some of the earliest use of maker's marks, dating to about 1, BCE, have been found in India. We buy high-quality steel rods and make fine-quality needles, to be ready for use at home in no time. Details in the image show a white rabbit crushing herbs, and text includes advice to shoppers to look for the stone white rabbit in front of the maker's shop.
In ancient Rome , a commercial brand or inscription applied to objects offered for sale was known as a titulus pictus. The inscription typically specified information such as place of origin, destination, type of product and occasionally quality claims or the name of the manufacturer. One merchant who made good use of the titulus pictus was Umbricius Scauras, a manufacturer of fish sauce also known as garum in Pompeii, circa 35 CE.
Mosaic patterns in the atrium of his house feature images of amphorae bearing his personal brand and quality claims. The mosaic depicts four different amphora, one at each corner of the atrium, and bearing labels as follows: Scauras' fish sauce was known by people across the Mediterranean to be of very high quality, and its reputation travelled as far away as modern France.
Wine jars, for example, were stamped with names, such as "Lassius" and "L. Eumachius;" probably references to the name of the producer. The use of identity marks on products declined following the fall of the Roman Empire. However, in the European Middle Ages, heraldry developed a language of visual symbolism which would feed into the evolution of branding,  and with the rise of the merchant 's guilds the use of marks resurfaced and was applied to specific types of goods.
By the 13th century the use of maker's marks had become evident on a broad range of goods. In makers' marks on bread became compulsory in England. Hallmarks, although known from the 4th-century, especially in Byzantium,  only came into general use during the Medieval period.
Some brands still in existence as of [update] date from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries' period of mass-production. Many years before Bass applied a red triangle to casks of its Pale Ale. In its red-triangle brand became the first registered trademark issued by the British government. A characteristic feature of 19th-century mass-marketing was the widespread use of branding, originating with the advent of packaged goods.
When shipping their items, the factories would literally brand their logo or company insignia on the barrels used, effectively using a corporate trademark as a quasi-brand.
Factories established following the Industrial Revolution introduced mass-produced goods and needed to sell their products to a wider market - that is, to customers previously familiar only with locally produced goods. Packaged-goods manufacturers needed to convince the market that the public could place just as much trust in the non-local product. Gradually, manufacturers began using personal identifiers to differentiate their goods from generic products on the market.
Marketers generally began to realise that brands, to which personalities were attached, outsold rival brands. This began the modern practice now known as branding , where the consumers buy the brand instead of the product and rely on the brand name instead of a retailer's recommendation. The process of giving a brand "human" characteristics represented, at least in part, a response to consumer concerns about mass-produced goods.
Other brands which date from that era, such as Uncle Ben's rice and Kellogg's breakfast cereal, furnish illustrations of the trend. By the early s, trade-press publications, advertising agencies and advertising experts began producing books and pamphlets exhorting manufacturers to bypass retailers and to advertise direct to consumers with strongly branded messages.
Around , advertising guru James Walter Thompson published a house advertisement explaining trademark advertising. This was an early commercial explanation of what scholars now recognize as modern branding and the beginnings of brand management.
Business analysts reported that what they really purchased was the brand name. With the rise of mass media in the early 20th century, companies soon adopted techniques that would allow their messages to stand out; slogans , mascots , and jingles began to appear on radio in the s and in early television broadcasting in the s. Soap manufacturers sponsored many of the earliest radio-drama series, and the genre became known as soap opera.
Effective branding can result in higher sales of not only one product, but of other products associated with that brand. Brand development, often the task of a design team , takes time to produce. A brand name is the part of a brand that can be spoken or written and identifies a product, service or company and sets it apart from other comparable products within a category.
A brand name may include words, phrases, signs, symbols, designs, or any combination of these elements. For consumers, a brand name is a "memory heuristic"; a convenient way to remember preferred product choices. A brand name is not to be confused with a trademark which refers to the brand name or part of a brand that is legally protected.
Simply, the brand identity is a set of individual components, such as a name, a design, a set of images, a slogan, a vision, a design, writing style, a particular font or a symbol etc. A brand's attributes are a set of labels with which the corporation wishes to be associated.
For example, a brand may showcase its primary attribute as environmental friendliness. However, a brand's attributes alone are not enough to persuade a customer into purchasing the product.
If a brand's attribute is being environmentally friendly, customers will receive the benefit of feeling that they are helping the environment by associating with the brand.
Aside from attributes and benefits, a brand's identity may also involve branding to focus on representing its core set of values. Even more extensive than its perceived values is a brand's personality. Aaker conceptualised brand personality as consisting of five broad dimensions, namely: Much of the literature on branding suggests that consumers prefer brands with personalities that are congruent with their own.
Consumers may distinguish the psychological aspect brand associations like thoughts, feelings, perceptions, images, experiences, beliefs, attitudes, and so on that become linked to the brand of a brand from the experiential aspect. The experiential aspect consists of the sum of all points of contact with the brand and is termed the consumer's brand experience. The brand is often intended to create an emotional response and recognition, leading to potential loyalty and repeat purchases.
The brand experience is a brand's action perceived by a person. Marketers or product managers responsible for branding seek to develop or align the expectations behind the brand experience, creating the impression that a brand associated with a product or service has certain qualities or characteristics that make it special or unique. Orientation of an entire organization towards its brand is called brand orientation. Brand orientation develops in response to market intelligence. Careful brand management seeks to make products or services relevant and meaningful to a target audience.
Marketers tend to treat brands as more than the difference between the actual cost of a product and its selling price; rather brands represent the sum of all valuable qualities of a product to the consumer and are often treated as the total investment in brand building activities including marketing communications.
Consumers may look on branding as an aspect of products or services, [ citation needed ] as it often serves to denote a certain attractive quality or characteristic see also brand promise. From the perspective of brand owners, branded products or services can command higher prices. Where two products resemble each other, but one of the products has no associated branding such as a generic , store-branded product , potential purchasers may often select the more expensive branded product on the basis of the perceived quality of the brand or on the basis of the reputation of the brand owner.
Brands helps customers to understand which brands or products belong to which product or service category. Thus, the brand offers the customer a short-cut to understanding the different product or service offerings that make up a particular category. Brand awareness is a key step in the customer's purchase decision process, since some kind of awareness is a precondition to purchasing. That is, customers will not consider a brand if they are not aware of it.
Each form reflects a different stage in a customer's cognitive ability to address the brand in a given circumstance. Marketers typically identify two distinct types of brand awareness; namely brand recall also known as unaided recall or occasionally spontaneous recall and brand recognition also known as aided brand recall. Brand recognition is one of the initial phases of brand awareness and validates whether or not a customer remembers being pre-exposed to the brand.
This does not necessarily require that the consumers identify or recall the brand name. When customers experience brand recognition, they are triggered by either a visual or verbal cue. When given some type of cue, consumers who are able to retrieve the particular memory node that referred to the brand, they exhibit brand recognition. Brand recognition is often the mode of brand awareness that operates in retail shopping environments.
When presented with a product at the point-of-sale, or after viewing its visual packaging, consumers are able to recognize the brand and may be able to associate it with attributes or meanings acquired through exposure to promotion or word-of-mouth referrals.
Brand recognition is most successful when people can elicit recognition without being explicitly exposed to the company's name, but rather through visual signifiers like logos, slogans, and colors. Unlike brand recognition, brand recall also known as unaided brand recall or spontaneous brand recall is the ability of the customer retrieving the brand correctly from memory.
This level of brand awareness is stronger than brand recognition, as the brand must be firmly cemented in the consumer's memory to enable unassisted remembrance. Thus, brand recall is a confirmation that previous branding touchpoints have successfully fermented in the minds of its consumers. Marketing-mix modeling can help marketing leaders optimize how they spend marketing budgets to maximize the impact on brand awareness or on sales.
Managing brands for value creation will often involve applying marketing-mix modeling techniques in conjunction with brand valuation. Brands typically comprise various elements, such as: Although brand identity is regarded [ by whom? The effectiveness of a brand's communication is determined by how accurately the customer perceives the brand's intended message through its IMC. Although IMC is a broad strategic concept, the most crucial brand communication elements are pinpointed [ by whom?
One can analyse the traditional communication model into several consecutive steps: When a brand communicates a brand identity to a receiver, it runs the risk of the receiver incorrectly interpreting the message. Therefore, a brand should use appropriate communication channels to positively "…affect how the psychological and physical aspects of a brand are perceived" . In order for brands to effectively communicate to customers, marketers must "…consider all touch points , or sources of contact, that a customer has with the brand".
Any point where a customer has an interaction with the brand - whether watching a television advertisement, hearing about a brand through word of mouth, or even noticing a branded license plate - defines a touch point. According to Dalen et al. One methodology involves using sensory stimuli touch points to activate customer emotion. For example, a brand may recognize that advertising touch points are most effective during the pre-purchase experience stage therefore they may target their advertisements to new customers rather than to existing customers.
Overall, a brand has the ability to strengthen brand equity by using IMC branding communications through touch points. Brand communication is important in ensuring brand success in the business world and refers to how businesses transmit their brand messages, characteristics and attributes to their consumers.
EWoM is a relatively new [ when? Research further found that the more consumers "retweeted" and communicated with a brand, the more they trusted the brand. This suggests that a company could look to employ a social-media campaign to gain consumer trust and loyalty as well as in the pursuit of communicating brand messages. McKee also looked into brand communication and states that when communicating a brand, a company should look to simplify its message as this will lead to more value being portrayed as well as an increased chance of target consumers recalling and recognizing the brand.
In Riefler stated that if the company communicating a brand is a global organisation or has future global aims, that company should look to employ a method of communication which is globally appealing to their consumers, and subsequently choose a method of communication with will be internationally understood.
It is important that if a company wishes to develop a global market, the company name will also need to be suitable in different cultures and not cause offense or be misunderstood. Therefore, when looking to communicate a brand with chosen consumers, companies should investigate a channel of communication which is most suitable for their short-term and long-term aims and should choose a method of communication which is most likely to be adhered to [ clarification needed ] by their chosen consumers.
The term "brand name" is quite often used interchangeably with "brand", although it is more correctly used to specifically denote written or spoken linguistic elements of any product. In this context a "brand name" constitutes a type of trademark , if the brand name exclusively identifies the brand owner as the commercial source of products or services.
A brand owner may seek to protect proprietary rights in relation to a brand name through trademark registration - such trademarks are called "Registered Trademarks" [ citation needed ]. Advertising spokespersons have also become part of some brands, for example: Putting a value on a brand by brand valuation or using marketing mix modeling techniques is distinct to valuing a trademark.
Brand names come in many styles. The act of associating a product or service with a brand has become part of pop culture. Most products have some kind of brand identity, from common table salt to designer jeans.
A brandnomer is a brand name that has colloquially become a generic term for a product or service, such as Band-Aid , Nylon , or Kleenex —which are often used to describe any brand of adhesive bandage; any type of hosiery; or any brand of facial tissue respectively.
Xerox , for example, has become synonymous with the word "copy". A brand line allows the introduction of various subtypes of a product under a common, ideally already established, brand name. See also brand extension. The outward expression of a brand — including its name, trademark, communications, and visual appearance — is brand identity. This is in contrast to the brand image, which is a customer's mental picture of a brand.
Brand identity is fundamental to consumer recognition and symbolizes the brand's differentiation from competitors. Brand identity is what the owner wants to communicate to its potential consumers.
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