Slide 1: Marketing Strategy Slide 2: You can download this presentation at: www.studymarketing.org Visit www.studymarketing.org for more presentations on marketing management and business strategy Slide 3: Contents: Section 1 : Market Scope Strategy
Section 2 : Market Entry Strategy
Section 3 : Product Strategy
Section 4 : Promotion Strategy
Section 5 : Distribution Strategy
Section 6 : Pricing Strategy Slide 4: Market Scope Strategy Single Market Strategy
Multi Market Strategy
Total Market Strategy Slide 5: 1. Single Market Strategy Concentration of efforts in a single segment.
Requirements: (a) Serve the market wholeheartedly despite initial difficulties (b) Avoid competition with established firms. Slide 6: 2. Multi Market Strategy Serving several distinct markets.
Requirements: (a) Careful selection of segments to serve (b) Avoid confrontation with companies serving entire market. Slide 7: 3. Total Market Strategy Serving the entire spectrum of the market by selling differentiated products to different segments in the market.
Requirements: (a) Employ different combinations of price, product, promotion, and distribution strategies in different segments (b) Top management commitment to embrace entire market (c) Strong financial position. Slide 8: Market Entry Strategy First In Strategy
Early Entry Strategy
Laggard Entry Strategy Slide 9: 1. First In Strategy Entering the market before all others.
Requirements: (a) Willingness and ability to take risks (b) Technological competence (c) Strive to stay ahead (d) Heavy promotion (e) Create primary demand (f) Carefully evaluate strengths. Slide 10: 2. Early Entry Strategy Entering the market in quick succession after the leader.
Requirements: (a) Superior marketing strategy (b) Ample resources (c) Strong commitment to challenge market leader. Slide 11: 3. Laggard Entry Strategy Entering the market toward tail end of growth phase or during maturity phase. Two modes of entry are feasible: (a) Imitator - Entering market with me-too product (b) Initiator - Entering market with unconventional marketing strategies.
Requirements: Imitator - (a) Market research ability (b) Production capability. Initiator - (a) Market research ability, (b) Ability to generate creative marketing strategies. Slide 12: Product Strategy Product Positioning Strategy
Product Repositioning Strategy
Product Scope Strategy
Product Design Strategy
New Product Strategy Slide 13: 1. Product Positioning Strategy Placing a brand in that part of the market where it will have a favorable reception compared with competing brands.
Requirements: (a) Successful management of a single brand requires positioning the brand in the market so that it can stand competition from the toughest rival and maintaining its unique position by creating the aura of a distinctive product. Slide 14: 1. Product Positioning Strategy (b) Successful management of multiple brands requires careful positioning in the market so that multiple brands do not compete with nor cannibalize each other. Slide 15: 2. Product Repositioning Strategy Reviewing the current positioning of the product and its marketing mix and seeking a new position for it that seems more appropriate. Slide 16: Requirements: (a) If this strategy is directed toward existing customers, repositioning is sought through promotion of more varied uses of the product 2. Product Repositioning Strategy Slide 17: (b) If the business unit wants to reach new users, this strategy requires that the product be presented with a different twist to the people who have not been favorably inclined toward it.
In doing so, care should be taken to see that, in the process of enticing new customers, current ones are not alienated 2. Product Repositioning Strategy Slide 18: (c) If this strategy aims at presenting new uses of the product, it requires searching for latent uses of the product, if any.
Although all products may not have latent uses, there are products that may be used for purposes not originally intended. 2. Product Repositioning Strategy Slide 19: 3. Product Scope Strategy The product-scope strategy deals with the perspectives of the product mix of a company.
The company may adopt a single-product strategy, a multiple-product strategy, or a system-of-products strategy. Slide 20: Requirements: (a) Single product: company must stay up-to-date on the product and even become the technology leader to avoid obsolescence (b) Multiple products: products must complement one another in a portfolio of products 3. Product Scope Strategy Slide 21: (c) System of products: company must have a close understanding of customer needs and uses of the products. 3. Product Scope Strategy Slide 22: 4. Product Design Strategy The product-design strategy deals with the degree of standardization of a product.
The company has a choice among the following strategic options: standard product, customized product, and standard product with modifications. Slide 23: Objectives: (a) Standard product : to increase economies of scale of the company (b) Customized product : to compete against mass producers of standardized products through product-design flexibility (c) Standard product with modifications : to combine the benefits of the two previous strategies. 4. Product Design Strategy Slide 24: 5. New Product Strategy A set of operations that introduces (a) within the business, a product new to its previous line of products (b) on the market, a product that provides a new type of satisfaction.
Three alternatives emerge from the above: product improvement/modification, product imitation, and product innovation. Slide 25: Requirements: A new-product strategy is difficult to implement if a new product development system does not exist within a company. 5. New Product Strategy Slide 26: Five components of this system should be assessed:
corporate aspirations toward new products
organizational openness to creativity
environmental favor toward creativity
screening method for new ideas, and
evaluation process. 5. New Product Strategy Slide 27: Promotion Strategy Promotion Mix Strategy
Media Selection Strategy
Advertising Copy Strategy Slide 28: Determination of a judicious mix of different types of promotion.
(a) Product factors: (i) nature of product (ii) durable versus nondurable (iii) perceived risk (iv) typical purchase amount 1. Promotion Mix Strategy Slide 29: 1. Promotion Mix Strategy (b) Market factors: (i) position in the life cycle, (ii); market share, (iii) industry concentration, (iv) intensity of competition, and (v) demand perspectives
(c) Customers factors: (i) household versus business customers, (ii) number of customers, and (iii) concentration of customers Slide 30: 1. Promotion Mix Strategy (d) Budget factors: (i) financial resources of the organization and (ii) traditional promotional perspectives
(e) Marketing mix factors: (i) relative price/relative quality, (ii) distribution strategy, (iii) brand life cycle, and (iv) geographic scope of the market Slide 31: 2. Media Selection Strategy Choosing the channels (newspapers, magazines, television, radio, outdoor advertising, transit advertising, and direct mail) through which messages concerning a product/service are transmitted to the targets. Slide 32: 2. Media Selection Strategy Requirements: (a) Relate media-selection objectives to product/market objectives (b) Media chosen should have a unique way of promoting the business (c) Media should be measure-minded not only in frequency, in timing, and in reaching the target audience but also in evaluating the quality of the audience Slide 33: 2. Media Selection Strategy (d) Base media selection on factual not artificial grounds, (e) Media plan should be optimistic in that it takes advantage of the lessons learned from experience (f) Seek information on customer profiles and audience characteristics. Slide 34: 3. Advertising Copy Strategy Designing the content of an advertisement.
Objective: To transmit a particular product/service message to a particular target. Slide 35: 3. Advertising Copy Strategy Requirements:
(a) Eliminate "noise" for a clear transmission of message
(b) Consider importance of :
balance of argument
rational versus emotional appeals
presentation of model's eyes in pictorial ads
comparison advertising. Slide 36: Distribution Strategy Distribution Scope Strategy
Multiple Channel Strategy Slide 37: 1. Distribution Scope Strategy Establishing the scope of distribution, that is, the target customers.
Choices are exclusive distribution (one retailer is granted sole rights in serving a given area), intensive distribution (a product is made available at all possible retail outlets), and selective distribution (many but not all retail outlets in a given area distribute a product). Slide 38: 1. Distribution Scope Strategy Requirements: Assessment of :
customer buying habits
gross margin/ turnover rate
capability of dealer to provide service
capability of dealer to carry full product line
product styling Slide 39: 2. Multiple Channel Strategy Employing two or more different channels for distribution of goods and services.
Multiple-channel distribution is of two basic types: complementary (each channel handles a different non-competing product or market segment) and competitive (two different and competing channels sell the same product). Slide 40: 2. Multiple Channel Strategy Requirements: (a) Market segmentation, (b) Cost/benefit analysis.
Use of complementary channels prompted by (i) geographic considerations, (ii) volume of business, (iii) need to distribute non-competing items, and (iv) saturation of traditional distribution channels.
Use of competitive channels can be a response to environmental changes. Slide 41: Pricing Strategy Pricing Strategies for New Products
Pricing Strategies for Established Products
Price Flexibility Strategy
Price Leadership Strategy Slide 42: 1. Pricing for New Products Skimming Pricing Strategy
Penetration Pricing Strategy Slide 43: Skimming Pricing Strategy Setting a relatively high price during the initial stage of a product's life.
Objectives: (a) To serve customers who are not price conscious while the market is at the upper end of the demand curve and competition has not yet entered the market Slide 44: (b) To recover a significant portion of promotional and research and development costs through a high margin. Skimming Pricing Strategy Slide 45: Requirements: (a) Heavy promotional expenditure to introduce product, educate consumers, and induce early buying (b) Relatively inelastic demand at the upper end of the demand curve (c) Lack of direct competition and substitutes. Skimming Pricing Strategy Slide 46: Penetration Pricing Strategy Setting a relatively low price during the initial stages of a product's life.
Objective: To discourage competition from entering the market by quickly taking a large market share and by gaining a cost advantage through realizing economies of scale. Slide 47: Penetration Pricing Strategy Requirements: (a) Product must appeal to a market large enough to support the cost advantage (b) Demand must be highly elastic in order for the firm to guard its cost advantage. Slide 48: 2. Pricing for Established Products Maintaining the Price
Reducing the Price
Increasing the Price Slide 49: Maintaining the Price Objectives: (a) To maintain position in the marketplace (i.e., market share, profitability, etc.) (b) To enhance public image. Slide 50: Maintaining the Price Requirements: (a) Firm's served market is not significantly affected by changes in the environment (b) Uncertainty exists concerning the need for or result of a price change (c) Firm's public image could be enhanced by responding to government requests or public opinion to maintain price. Slide 51: Reducing the Price Objectives: (a) To act defensively and cut price to meet the competition (b) To act offensively and attempt to beat the competition (c) To respond to a customer need created by a change in the environment. Slide 52: Reducing the Price Requirements: (a) Firm must be financially and competitively strong to fight in a price war if that becomes necessary (b) Must have a good understanding of the demand function of its product. Slide 53: Increasing the Price Objectives: (a) To maintain profitability during an inflationary period (b) To take advantage of product differences, real or perceived (c) To segment the current served market. Slide 54: Increasing the Price Requirements: (a) Relatively low price elasticity but relatively high elasticity with respect to some other factor such as quality or distribution, (b) Reinforcement from other ingredients of the marketing mix Slide 55: 3. Pricing Flexibility Strategy One Price Strategy
Flexible Pricing Strategy Slide 56: One Price Strategy Charging the same price to all customers under similar conditions and for the same quantities.
Objectives: (a) To simplify pricing decisions (b) To maintain goodwill among customers. Slide 57: One Price Strategy Requirements:
Detailed analysis of the firm's position and cost structure as compared with the rest of the industry
Information concerning the cost variability of offering the same price to everyone Slide 58: One Price Strategy Knowledge of the economies of scale available to the firm
Information on competitive prices; information on the price that customers are ready to pay. Slide 59: Flexible Pricing Strategy Charging different prices to different customers for the same product and quantity.
Objective: To maximize short-term profits and build traffic by allowing upward and downward adjustments in price depending on competitive conditions and how much the customer is willing to pay for the product. Slide 60: Flexible Pricing Strategy Requirements: Have the information needed to implement the strategy.
Usually this strategy is implemented in one of four ways: (a) by market (b) by product (c) by timing (d) by technology. Slide 61: Flexible Pricing Strategy Other requirements include :
a customer-value analysis of the product,
an emphasis on profit margin rather than just volume, and
a record of competitive reactions to price moves in the past. Slide 62: 4. Price Leadership Strategy This strategy is used by the leading firm in an industry in making major pricing moves, which are followed by other firms in the industry. Slide 63: 4. Price Leadership Strategy Objective: To gain control of pricing decisions within an industry in order to support the leading firm's own marketing strategy (i.e., create barriers to entry, increase profit margin, etc.). Slide 64: 4. Price Leadership Strategy Requirements:
An oligopolistic situation
An industry in which all firms are affected by the same price variables (i.e., cost, competition, demand),
An industry in which all firms have common pricing objectives Slide 65: Source of Reference:
Subhas Jain, Marketing Planning and Strategy, Prentice Hall International. You can obtain this excellent book at this link: http://www.amazon.com/Marketing-Planning-Strategy-Subhash-Jain/dp/075933871X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219803933&sr=1-1