The Marketing Environment

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The Marketing Environment

  1. 1. The Marketing Environment Chapter 3
  2. 2. Learning Goals <ul><li>Understand environmental forces </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how demographic and economic factors affect marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Identify trends in the firm’s natural and technological environments </li></ul><ul><li>Explore key changes in political and cultural environments </li></ul><ul><li>Realize how companies react to the marketing environment </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Shifting consumer lifestyles </li></ul><ul><li>Low ratings of food and service quality </li></ul><ul><li>Atmosphere not upscale </li></ul><ul><li>Image of being unclassy, uncultured and uncool to younger target markets </li></ul>Case Study McDonald’s – Challenges and Reactions <ul><li>Marketing Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on core competency of consistent products and reliable service </li></ul><ul><li>Upscale alternative including McCafe and Bistro Gourmet </li></ul><ul><li>Healthier food options with elimination of “supersize” and introduction of Go Active! Adult Happy Meal </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Marketing Environment <ul><li>Marketing Environment: </li></ul><ul><li>The actors and forces outside marketing that affect marketing management’s ability to build and maintain successful relationships with target customers </li></ul><ul><li>Microenvironment </li></ul><ul><li>Includes the actors close to the company </li></ul><ul><li>Macroenvironment </li></ul><ul><li>Involves larger societal forces </li></ul>Goal 1: Understand environmental factors
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Marketing must consider other parts of the organization including finance, R&D, purchasing, operations and accounting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing decisions must relate to broader company goals and strategies </li></ul></ul>Microenvironment Actors <ul><li>The company </li></ul><ul><li>Suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing intermediaries </li></ul><ul><li>Customers </li></ul><ul><li>Competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Publics </li></ul>Goal 1: Describe environmental factors
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Marketers must watch supply availability and pricing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective partnership relationship management with suppliers is essential </li></ul></ul>Microenvironment Actors <ul><li>The company </li></ul><ul><li>Suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing intermediaries </li></ul><ul><li>Customers </li></ul><ul><li>Competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Publics </li></ul>Goal 1: Describe environmental factors
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Help to promote, sell and distribute goods to final buyers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include resellers, physical distribution firms, marketing services agencies and financial intermediaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective partner relationship management is essential </li></ul></ul>Microenvironment Actors <ul><li>The company </li></ul><ul><li>Suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing intermediaries </li></ul><ul><li>Customers </li></ul><ul><li>Competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Publics </li></ul>Goal 1: Describe environmental factors
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>The five types of customer markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reseller </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International </li></ul></ul></ul>Microenvironment Actors <ul><li>The company </li></ul><ul><li>Suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing intermediaries </li></ul><ul><li>Customers </li></ul><ul><li>Competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Publics </li></ul>Goal 1: Describe environmental factors
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Conducting competitor analysis is critical for success of the firm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A marketer must monitor its competitors’ offerings to create strategic advantage </li></ul></ul>Microenvironment Actors <ul><li>The company </li></ul><ul><li>Suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing intermediaries </li></ul><ul><li>Customers </li></ul><ul><li>Competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Publics </li></ul>Goal 1: Describe environmental factors
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>A group that has an actual or potential interest in or impact on an organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seven publics include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Citizen-action </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internal </li></ul></ul></ul>Microenvironment Actors <ul><li>The company </li></ul><ul><li>Suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing intermediaries </li></ul><ul><li>Customers </li></ul><ul><li>Competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Publics </li></ul>Goal 1: Describe environmental factors
  11. 11. The Macroenvironment <ul><li>Demographic </li></ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Technological </li></ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural </li></ul>Macroenvironmental Forces Goal 1: Describe environmental factors
  12. 12. Demographic Environment <ul><li>Demographic Environment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The study of human populations in terms of size, density, location, age, gender, race, occupation and other statistics </li></ul></ul>Goal 2: Learn how demographic & economic factors affect marketing
  13. 13. <ul><li>Changing age structure of the U.S. population is the single most important demographic trend </li></ul><ul><li>Baby boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y are the key groups </li></ul>Demographic Environment Goal 2: Learn how demographic & economic factors affect marketing
  14. 14. <ul><li>Born between 1946 and 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Represent 28% of the population; earn 50% of personal income </li></ul><ul><li>Many mini-segments exist within the boomer group </li></ul><ul><li>Entering peak earning years as they mature </li></ul>Demographic Environment Baby Boomers Generation X Generation Y Key Generations Goal 2: Learn how demographic & economic factors affect marketing
  15. 15. <ul><li>Born between 1965 and 1976 </li></ul><ul><li>First latchkey children </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a cautious economic outlook </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to socially responsible companies </li></ul><ul><li>Will be primary buyers of most goods by 2010 </li></ul>Demographic Environment Baby Boomers Generation X Generation Y Key Generations Goal 2: Learn how demographic & economic factors affect marketing
  16. 16. <ul><li>Born between 1977 and 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>72 million strong; almost as large a group as their baby boomer parents </li></ul><ul><li>New products, services, and media cater to GenY </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging target for marketers </li></ul>Demographic Environment Baby Boomers Generation X Generation Y Key Generations Goal 2: Learn how demographic & economic factors affect marketing
  17. 17. Natural Environment <ul><li>Natural Environment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Involves the natural resources that are needed as inputs by marketers or that are affected by marketing activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shortages of raw materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased government intervention </li></ul></ul>Goal 3: Identify trends in natural and technological environments
  18. 18. Technological Environment <ul><ul><li>The most dramatic force shaping our destiny </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapidly changing force which creates many new marketing opportunities but also turns many existing products extinct </li></ul></ul>Goal 3: Identify trends in natural and technological environments
  19. 19. Political Environment <ul><li>Consists of laws, government agencies and pressure groups that influence or limit various organizations and individuals in a given society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation affecting businesses worldwide has increased </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laws protect companies, consumers and the interests of society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased emphasis on socially responsible actions </li></ul></ul>Goal 4: Explore political and cultural environments
  20. 20. Cause-Related Marketing <ul><li>Marketers create link between brand and charitable organization </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates social responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Helps build positive brand image </li></ul><ul><li>Examples include General Mill’s Box Tops for Education, Tang and Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Eddie Bauer and local schools </li></ul>Goal 4: Explore political and cultural environments
  21. 21. Cultural Environment <ul><li>Made up of institutions and other forces that affect a society’s basic values, perceptions, preferences and behaviors. </li></ul>Goal 4: Explore political and cultural environments
  22. 22. Marketing Management <ul><li>Themselves </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify with brands for self-expression </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent shift from “me” to “we” society </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trend of decline in trust and loyalty to companies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Patriotism on the rise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ lifestyles of health and sustainability” (LOHAS) consumer segment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Universe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes religion and spirituality </li></ul></ul>Cultural Environment Includes people’s views of… Goal 4: Explore political and cultural environments
  23. 23. Responding to the Marketing Environment <ul><li>“There are three kinds of companies: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what’s happened.” </li></ul>Goal 5: Realize how companies react to the marketing environment

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