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                    Sales Promotion




McGraw-Hill/Irwin           © 2004 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., All Rights...
Sales Promotion

    “A direct inducement that offers an extra value or
   “A direct inducement that offers an extra value...
Sales Promotion Vehicles

     Consumer-Oriented           Trade-Oriented

           Samples          Contests, dealer in...
Long-Term Allocations to Advertising, Trade Promotions
and Consumer Promotions


   100%
    90%
                    Consu...
Reasons for Increase in Sales Promotion


    Growing Power of Retailers
    Declining Brand Loyalty
    Increased Promoti...
Sales Promotion Uses



  Introduce new products by encouraging
  trial and repurchase
  Get existing customers to buy mor...
Arm & Hammer uses a promotion offer to
encourage new uses of its product




            Source: Courtesy Church & Dwight ...
Consumer Franchise-Building
(CFB) Promotions
      Consumer Franchise Building Promotions –
     Communicate distinctive b...
Nonfranchise-Building(non-FB)
Promotions
         Nonfranchise-building promotions -
        Accelerate the purchase decis...
Objectives of Consumer-Oriented Sales
Promotion

   To Obtain Trial and Repurchase
   To Increase Consumption of an
   Est...
Contests can be used to build brand
equity
0%
              25%
                          50%
                                       75%
                            ...
Sampling

  Providing consumer with some quantity
  of a product for no charge to induce trial

 Sampling works best when:...
Sampling Methods


  Door-to-door
  Direct mail
  In-store sampling
  Cross-product sampling
  With newspaper or magazine
...
Samples are often distributed with local
newspapers
Coupons



The oldest and most widely used
sales promotion tool
Nearly 240 billions distributed each
year in the United St...
Advantages and Limitations of Coupons


 Advantages:                Disadvantages
 • Appeal to price          • Difficult ...
Coupon Fraud


  Consumers redeem without
  purchase
  Clerks and staff exchange for
  cash
  Managers/owners redeem
  wit...
Coupon Distribution



                      Other
                      Magazines
                      In / On Pack
    ...
Percent of sales made with coupons for
various products

  Disposable Diapers                                         43%
...
Coupon Trends



  Major companies cutting back on
   use of coupons

  Searching for more effective coupon
   techniques
...
Premiums

  Premium – an offer of an item of merchandise
    or service either free or at a low cost that
        is an ex...
Airline miles are a very popular premium
incentive
Contests and Sweepstakes


   Contest – a promotion where consumers compete for
 prizes or money on the basis of skills or...
Other Popular Consumer Sales
Promotion Tools



   Refunds and Rebates
   Bonus Packs
   Price-off deals
   Frequency/loya...
Gerber developed a sweepstakes in
conjunction with a loyalty program




             Source: Courtesy Gerber Products Com...
Trade-Oriented Sales Promotion Objectives



  Obtain Distribution of New Products
  Maintain Trade Support for Existing
 ...
Chicken of the Sea targets the trade with
this collateral piece
Types of Trade-Oriented Promotions


       Contests and Incentives
       Trade Allowances
        • Buying Allowances
  ...
Promotion Targeted to Reseller
Salespeople


Product or program sales
  Selling a specific number of cases
  Selling a spe...
Types of cooperative advertising




Horizontal cooperate advertising

Ingredient-sponsored cooperative
advertising

Verti...
The “Intel Inside” campaign is an example of
ingredient-sponsored cooperative advertising
Coordinating Sales Promotion With Other
IMC Elements

       Various IMC elements such as advertising,
    direct marketin...
The Sales Promotion Dilemma



                                          Our Firm
                               Cut Back ...
Shifting Role of Sales Promotion Agencies




       THEN                        NOW
•   Created tactics         •   Creat...
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Chap16 Sales Promotion

  1. 1. 16 Sales Promotion McGraw-Hill/Irwin © 2004 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. Sales Promotion “A direct inducement that offers an extra value or “A direct inducement that offers an extra value or incentive for the product to the sales force, incentive for the product to the sales force, distributors, or the ultimate consumer with the distributors, or the ultimate consumer with the primary objective of creating an immediate sale.” primary objective of creating an immediate sale.” An extra incentive to buy An acceleration tool An inducement to intermediaries Targeted to different parties
  3. 3. Sales Promotion Vehicles Consumer-Oriented Trade-Oriented Samples Contests, dealer incentives Coupons Trade allowances Premiums Point-of-purchase displays Contests/sweepstakes Training programs Refunds/rebates Trade shows Bonus packs Cooperative advertising Price-off deals Frequency programs Event marketing
  4. 4. Long-Term Allocations to Advertising, Trade Promotions and Consumer Promotions 100% 90% Consumer Promotions 80% 70% 60% Media Advertising 50% 40% 30% 20% Trade Promotions 10% 0% '89 ‘90 ‘91 ‘92 '93 '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 ‘00 Percent of total promotional dollars, 3-year moving average.
  5. 5. Reasons for Increase in Sales Promotion Growing Power of Retailers Declining Brand Loyalty Increased Promotional Sensitivity Brand Proliferation Fragmentation of Consumer Markets Short-Term Focus Increased Accountability Competition Clutter
  6. 6. Sales Promotion Uses Introduce new products by encouraging trial and repurchase Get existing customers to buy more Attract new customers Defend current customers Maintain sales in off season Target a specific market segment Enhance IMC efforts and build brand equity
  7. 7. Arm & Hammer uses a promotion offer to encourage new uses of its product Source: Courtesy Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
  8. 8. Consumer Franchise-Building (CFB) Promotions Consumer Franchise Building Promotions – Communicate distinctive brand attributes and contribute to the development and reinforcement of brand identity and image CFB Promotional Objectives Communicate distinctive brand attributes Develop and reinforce brand identity that is consistent with the image of the brand Build long-term brand preference Encourage repeat purchase and long-term patronage Engage active consumer involvement
  9. 9. Nonfranchise-Building(non-FB) Promotions Nonfranchise-building promotions - Accelerate the purchase decision process and generate an immediate sales increase but do not contribute to the building of brand identify and image Non-FB Promotions May Include Price-off deals Bonus packs Rebates or refunds Non-FB Promotions shortcomings Trade promotions benefits may not reach customers Customers may “buy on the basis of price rather than brand equity Do not encourage the development of brand loyalty
  10. 10. Objectives of Consumer-Oriented Sales Promotion To Obtain Trial and Repurchase To Increase Consumption of an Established Brand To Defend (Maintain) Current Customers To Target a Specific Segment Enhance IMC programs and build brand equity
  11. 11. Contests can be used to build brand equity
  12. 12. 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Couponing consumer direct Cents-off promotions Couponing in retailers' ads Couponing in store Goods Manufacturers Sampling new products Sampling established products Money back offers/other refunds Premium offers Electronic retail promotions Sweepstakes Internet promotions Contests Percentage of Promotions Vehicles Used by Package Prepricing on package Other
  13. 13. Sampling Providing consumer with some quantity of a product for no charge to induce trial Sampling works best when: The products are of relatively low unit value, so samples don’t cost much The products are divisible and can be broken into small sizes that can reflect the products features and benefits The purchase cycle is relatively short so the consumer can purchase in a relatively short time period
  14. 14. Sampling Methods Door-to-door Direct mail In-store sampling Cross-product sampling With newspaper or magazine Through the internet
  15. 15. Samples are often distributed with local newspapers
  16. 16. Coupons The oldest and most widely used sales promotion tool Nearly 240 billions distributed each year in the United States 80 percent of consumers use coupons and 25% use them regularly
  17. 17. Advantages and Limitations of Coupons Advantages: Disadvantages • Appeal to price • Difficult to determine sensitive consumer how many consumers • Can offer price break will use coupons and without retailers coop when • Can be effective way • Coupons are often used by loyal consumers who to induce trial of new may purchase anyway or existing products • Declining redemption • Can be way to defend rates and high costs of market share and couponing encourage repurchase • Misredemption and fraud
  18. 18. Coupon Fraud Consumers redeem without purchase Clerks and staff exchange for cash Managers/owners redeem without sale Criminals collect or counterfeit and sell
  19. 19. Coupon Distribution Other Magazines In / On Pack Direct Mail Newspaper Coop Newspaper ROP Freestanding Inserts
  20. 20. Percent of sales made with coupons for various products Disposable Diapers 43% Ready-to-Eat Cereal 35% Liquid Detergents 29% Deodorants 25% Sanitary Protection 24% Coffee 20% Pet Food 12% Adult Cold Remedies 11% Carbonated Beverages 8% Candy 7% Gum 2%
  21. 21. Coupon Trends Major companies cutting back on use of coupons Searching for more effective coupon techniques More use of internet for distribution
  22. 22. Premiums Premium – an offer of an item of merchandise or service either free or at a low cost that is an extra incentive for customers Two types of premiums: Free premiums - only require purchase of the product Self-liquidating premiums - require consumer to pay some or all of the cost of the premium
  23. 23. Airline miles are a very popular premium incentive
  24. 24. Contests and Sweepstakes Contest – a promotion where consumers compete for prizes or money on the basis of skills or ability. Winners are determined by judging entries or ascertaining which entry comes closes to some predetermined criteria Sweepstakes/games – a promotion where winners are determined purely by chance and cannot require a proof of purchase as a condition for entry. Winners are determined by random selection from the pool of entries or generation of a number to match those held by game entrants.
  25. 25. Other Popular Consumer Sales Promotion Tools Refunds and Rebates Bonus Packs Price-off deals Frequency/loyalty programs Event marketing
  26. 26. Gerber developed a sweepstakes in conjunction with a loyalty program Source: Courtesy Gerber Products Company.
  27. 27. Trade-Oriented Sales Promotion Objectives Obtain Distribution of New Products Maintain Trade Support for Existing Products Encourage Retailers to Display and Promote Existing Brands Build Retail Inventories
  28. 28. Chicken of the Sea targets the trade with this collateral piece
  29. 29. Types of Trade-Oriented Promotions Contests and Incentives Trade Allowances • Buying Allowances • Promotional Allowances • Slotting Allowances Point-of-Purchase Displays Sales Training Programs Trade Shows Cooperative Advertising
  30. 30. Promotion Targeted to Reseller Salespeople Product or program sales Selling a specific number of cases Selling a specific number of units Selling a specific number of promotional programs New account placements Number of new accounts opened Number of new accounts ordering a minimum amount Promotional programs placed in new accounts Merchandising efforts Establishing promotional programs Placing display racks, counter and other p-o-p displays
  31. 31. Types of cooperative advertising Horizontal cooperate advertising Ingredient-sponsored cooperative advertising Vertical cooperative advertising
  32. 32. The “Intel Inside” campaign is an example of ingredient-sponsored cooperative advertising
  33. 33. Coordinating Sales Promotion With Other IMC Elements Various IMC elements such as advertising, direct marketing, Internet and personal selling efforts need to be coordinated with sales promotion to create a synergistic effect. Must consider: Budget allocation Coordination of ad and promotion themes Media support and timing Measuring effectiveness
  34. 34. The Sales Promotion Dilemma Our Firm Cut Back Maintain Promotions Promotions Same market Maintain We lose share, profits Promotions market share All Others stay low Cut Back Higher profits We gain in Promotions for everyone market share
  35. 35. Shifting Role of Sales Promotion Agencies THEN NOW • Created tactics • Create strategy • Single project basis • Continuing service • Hired for specialty • One full-service firm • Single agency contact • Agency team contact • Inferior to ad agency • Equal to ad agency • Indirect • Directly accountable accountability
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