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Kayem foods, inc. buzz marketing

  1. 1. FERRY | FRISCA | DWI | GITA Group FGD Kayem Foods, Inc Buzz Marketing Al Fresco Chicken Sausage Magister Manajemen Universitas Indonesia Strategic Management
  2. 2. Kayem Foods, Inc., was a medium-sized, privately held, and family-controlled meat processing company located in Chelsea, Massachusetts for almost 100 years background The company sold its products primarily through supermarkets and other retail food stores, mostly in Northeast. Kayem’s products were sold under several different brand names The marketing strategy had been to focus its product offerings on high quality hot dogs and fresh delicatessen meats.
  3. 3. Product Brands Detail Product Kayem Hot dogs, bologna, bratwurst, salami, ham, turkey, roast beer Genoa Fresh pork sausage, salami McKenzie Bacon, ham, roast beef MeisterChef Hot dogs Schonland Hot dogs, link sausage Triple M Whole hams, roast beef AlFreco Gourmet chicken sausage Co-Pack Product made for other branded processors Private Label Product made for supermarket private label Re-Sale Product of other manufacturers, distibuted by Kayem
  4. 4. Al Fresco Key Issue Product Positioning Premium Price 1| 2| 3| Variety of Kayem’ product | “small but fast-growing” fully cooked chicken sausage as a convenient, all natural, low carbohydrate, low fat main meal entrée Al Fresco $4.49 per 12 ounces (at retail), $3.58 per pound (at factory) with $1.60 per pound contribution margin.
  5. 5. Problem Identifications How to promote the brand on a small buget, but still impacted to target market?
  6. 6. Target Market1| a) Demographic : - 25-54 years old woman who was concious of health and liked gourmet foods and tended to be very interested in foods and food preparation. b) Geographic The resident in Northeast, Mideast, Southeast, California and Florida
  7. 7. Consumer Behavior2| Q1: What were the most important factors behind Starbucks’ success? Residents in South ate the most sausage, following by those living in the Northeast Sausage sales varied seasonally with approximately one- third of all dinner sausage sold during the three summer months. Breakfast sausage sales peaked during the holiday season (Nov – Jan). People have desire for variety in the menu, and in some cases they serve sausage products that were lower in fat content. Consumers had used sausage as a staple at all three meals for many years, as a main entrée or as a complement to other center-plate dishes Those who purchased sausage, the average expenditure was $16,95 annually per family.
  8. 8. 3 | Competitors Company Value per year Media of Advertising Hillshire Farms $ 29 million Mostly on television Johnsonville $ 13 million $ 8 million on television $ 3,5 million on radio Emerill $ 1 million mostly in magazines Aidell $200,000 magazine campaign
  9. 9. Marketing Activities4| • Special sales promotions • Low budget ads in magazines • Low budget TV ads • Marketing budget for AlFresco in 2004 : $ 90.000 • Buzz Marketing
  10. 10. Buzz Marketing5| • WOM Campaign • Utilizes volunteers (Buzz Agents) to talk about product experiences • Buzz Agent were not paid, but received points towards different products and could try ‘buzz; products for free. • Campaign Cost : $ 47.000 (52.2% of 2004 marketing budget)
  11. 11. Company’Action Kayem obtained an increased marketing budget of $ 185.000, but only had two weeks to decide the best option of marketing methods.
  12. 12. SWOT Analysis 1. Already established (almost 100 years of experience). 2. Wide variety of products. 3. Many different brands under the company. 4. Established distribution channel. 5. Expanded growth into other markets and territories. 1. Unavailable at some supermarkets. 2. Lack of awareness among consumers for some of its products. 3. Lack of advertising and promotion. 4. Low profit margins. 5. Large amount of money spent on promotional allowance and discounts with supermarkets. 1. Capitalize on the growth of organic and grain-fed products. 2. Growth of consumer base demanding vegetarian sausage choices. 1. Established competition with larger advertising budgets. 2. Consumer lifestyles shift to healthier living and may not see sausage as a healthy product.
  13. 13. 1. Invest in Supermarket Trade Ads. (Cost : $ 80.000) OPTION for ALTERNATIVES PRO(S) CON(S) • Reach required target market which are supermarket executives and buyers • Convince decision makers by telling them about the brand’s sales and profit potential. • It’s costly. The allocation budget may not be enough.
  14. 14. 2. Implement another Buzz Marketing. (Cost : $72,000 to $75,000) OPTION for ALTERNATIVES PRO(S) CON(S) • More credible for creating demand than other media ads. • Low cost than other traditional methods. • Lack of support from retail store managers may hinder ability to sustain growth. • Lack of support from sales executives could ruin sales force moral, feeling as though they are unsupported in their efforts. • Uncertainty over ethical nature of buzz marketing. • Potentially to negative publicity.
  15. 15. 3. Magazine Ads (Cost : $ 32,000) OPTION for ALTERNATIVES PRO(S) CON(S) • Wide exposure. • Sustain and built specific demand. • Influence supermarket executives by creating demand • Costly for full page ads. • It’s beyond the brand could support
  16. 16. • Discontinue Buzz Marketing. Since it’s insulted criticsm in public press about ethic in-appropriate. • Improve its distribution channel in order to ensure the product’ availability. • Use the data result from BuzzMarketing as a raw data for implementing CRM. • Invest in IMC (Integrated Marketing Communication) Recommendation Picked
  17. 17. •How To Video •Recipes from Chef •Recipes from Customer •Nutrional Info •Coupons •Comment and Review
  18. 18. ThankYou