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  • 1. Marketing Strategyvisit: 1
  • 2. If you find this presentation useful, please consider telling others about our site ( You can download this presentation at: Visit for more presentations on Marketing, Strategy, Innovation, and Brandingvisit: 2
  • 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 Strategyvisit: 3
  • 4. Market Scope Strategy 1. Single Market Strategy 2. Multi Market Strategy 3. Total Market Strategyvisit: 4
  • 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.visit: 5
  • 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.visit: 6
  • 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.visit: 7
  • 8. Market Entry Strategy 1. First In Strategy 2. Early Entry Strategy 3. Laggard Entry Strategyvisit: 8
  • 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.visit: 9
  • 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.visit: 10
  • 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.visit: 11
  • 12. Product Strategy 1. Product Positioning Strategy 2. Product Repositioning Strategy 3. Product Scope Strategy 4. Product Design Strategy 5. New Product Strategyvisit: 12
  • 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.visit: 13
  • 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.visit: 14
  • 15. • Reviewing the current 2. Product positioning of the product andRepositioning its marketing mix and seeking Strategy a new position for it that seems more appropriate.visit: 15
  • 16. • Requirements: (a) If this strategy 2. Product is directed toward existingRepositioning customers, repositioning is customers Strategy sought through promotion of more varied uses of the productvisit: 16
  • 17. • (b) If the business unit wants to 2. Product reach new users, this strategy usersRepositioning requires that the product be Strategy 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 alienatedvisit: 17
  • 18. • (c) If this strategy aims at 2. Product presenting new uses of theRepositioning product, it requires searching product Strategy 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.visit: 18
  • 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.visit: 19
  • 20. 3. Product Scope Strategy • Requirements: (a) Single product: product company must stay up-to-date on the product and even become the technology leader to avoid obsolescence (b) Multiple products: products must products complement one another in a portfolio of productsvisit: 20
  • 21. 3. Product Scope Strategy • (c) System of products: company products must have a close understanding of customer needs and uses of the products.visit: 21
  • 22. 4. Product • The product-design strategy deals with the degree of standardization Design of a product. Strategy • The company has a choice among the following strategic options: standard product, customized product, and standard product with modifications.visit: 22
  • 23. 4. Product • Objectives: (a) Standard product : to increase economies of scale of Design the company (b) Customized Strategy 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.visit: 23
  • 24. • A set of operations that 5. New introduces (a) within the business, a product new to its business Product previous line of products (b) on Strategy the market, a product that market provides a new type of satisfaction. • Three alternatives emerge from the above: product improvement/modification, improvement/modification product imitation, and product imitation innovation.visit: 24
  • 25. • Requirements: A new-product 5. New strategy is difficult to implement if a new product development Product system does not exist within a Strategy company.visit: 25
  • 26. • Five components of this 5. New system should be assessed: • corporate aspirations toward Product new products Strategy • organizational openness to creativity • environmental favor toward creativity • screening method for new ideas, and • evaluation process.visit: 26
  • 27. Promotion Strategy 1. Promotion Mix Strategy 2. Media Selection Strategy 3. Advertising Copy Strategyvisit: 27
  • 28. 1. Promotion Mix Strategy • Determination of a judicious mix of different types of promotion. • Requirements : • (a) Product factors: (i) nature of factors product (ii) durable versus nondurable (iii) perceived risk (iv) typical purchase amountvisit: 28
  • 29. 1. Promotion Mix Strategy • (b) Market factors: (i) position in the life cycle, (ii); market share, (iii) industry concentra-tion, (iv) intensity of competition, and (v) demand perspectives • (c) Customers factors: (i) household versus business customers, (ii) number of customers, and (iii) concentration of customersvisit: 29
  • 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 marketvisit: 30
  • 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.visit: 31
  • 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 audiencevisit: 32
  • 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.visit: 33
  • 34. • Designing the content of an advertisement. • Objective: To transmit a particular product/service message to a particular target. 3. Advertising Copy Strategyvisit: 34
  • 35. Requirements: (a) Eliminate "noise" for a clear transmission of message (b) Consider importance of : • source credibility • balance of argument • message repetition • rational versus emotional appeals • humor appeals 3. Advertising • presentation of models eyes in pictorial ads Copy Strategy • comparison advertising.visit: 35
  • 36. Distribution Strategy 1. Distribution Scope Strategy 2. Multiple Channel Strategyvisit: 36
  • 37. • Establishing the scope of 1. Distribution distribution, that is, the target Scope customers. Strategy • 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).visit: 37
  • 38. • Requirements: Assessment 1. Distribution of : Scope • customer buying habits • gross margin/ turnover Strategy rate • capability of dealer to provide service • capability of dealer to carry full product line • product stylingvisit: 38
  • 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).visit: 39
  • 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.visit: 40
  • 41. Pricing Strategy 1. Pricing Strategies for New Products 2. Pricing Strategies for Established Products 3. Price Flexibility Strategy 4. Price Leadership Strategyvisit: 41
  • 42. 1. Pricing for New Products • Skimming Pricing Strategy • Penetration Pricing Strategyvisit: 42
  • 43. Skimming Pricing Strategy • Setting a relatively high price during the initial stage of a products 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 marketvisit: 43
  • 44. Skimming Pricing Strategy • (b) To recover a significant portion of promotional and research and development costs through a high margin.visit: 44
  • 45. Skimming Pricing Strategy • 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.visit: 45
  • 46. Penetration Pricing Strategy• Setting a relatively low price during the initial stages of a products 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.visit: 46
  • 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.visit: 47
  • 48. 2. Pricing for Established Products • Maintaining the Price • Reducing the Price • Increasing the Pricevisit: 48
  • 49. Maintaining the Price • Objectives: (a) To maintain position in the marketplace (i.e., market share, profitability, etc.) (b) To enhance public image.visit: 49
  • 50. Maintaining the Price • Requirements: (a) Firms 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) Firms public image could be enhanced by responding to government requests or public opinion to maintain price.visit: 50
  • 51. • 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. Reducing the Pricevisit: 51
  • 52. • 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. Reducing the Pricevisit: 52
  • 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.visit: 53
  • 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 mixvisit: 54
  • 55. • One Price Strategy 3. Pricing • Flexible Pricing Strategy Flexibility Strategyvisit: 55
  • 56. • Charging the same price to all customers under similar conditions and for the same quantities. • Objectives: (a) To simplify pricing One Price decisions (b) To maintain goodwill Strategy among customers.visit: 56
  • 57. • Requirements: • Detailed analysis of the firms position and cost structure as compared with the rest of the industry • Information concerning the cost One Price variability of offering the same Strategy price to everyonevisit: 57
  • 58. • Knowledge of the economies of scale available to the firm • Information on competitive One Price prices; information on the price that customers are ready to Strategy pay.visit: 58
  • 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.visit: 59
  • 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.visit: 60
  • 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.visit: 61
  • 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.visit: 62
  • 63. 4. Price Leadership Strategy • Objective: To gain control of pricing decisions within an industry in order to support the leading firms own marketing strategy (i.e., create barriers to entry, increase profit margin, etc.).visit: 63
  • 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 objectivesvisit: 64
  • 65. Source of Reference: Subhas Jain, Marketing Planning and Strategy, Prentice Strategy Hall International.visit: 65