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This paper will discuss environmental scanning, marketing procedures, and describe how the environment affects marketing in relation to the automobile detailing business. Environmental scanning is the process in which a firm continually collects and evaluates information about its external environment. There are six main categories of environmental data to consider when evaluating marketing decisions. These are social forces, demographic forces, economic forces, technological forces,

Article Summary of In Search of Diversity: The Record of Major Marketing Journals, from the Journal of Marketing Research {February 1999}. The title of this article is: In Search of Diversity: The Record of Major Marketing Journals, from the Journal of Marketing Research {February 1999}. The article described how three authors analyze the publications of four Marketing journals, and how they relate to each other against their mission statement. According to the article, a study

Marketing Mix: The term marketing mix is used to describe the all the options available to the marketing manager in order to market a particular good or service. It is often referred to as the 4P s(i.e Product, Place, Promotion, and Place) The Product Variable: This aspect of the marketing mix deals with researching consumers product wants and designing a product with the desired characteristics. This is a very important element of the marketing mix because it directly involves creating pro

In today s society the public branding of the Gap name can be found everywhere. Go to any big city in North America and there will be public branding of the Gap name. Almost any major company will participate in public branding of their name. Gap keeps on public branding their name more and more effectively. Sides of buses, large billboards downtown, benches and subway stations will have the Gap name branded all over them. These are examples of public branding. Public branding is good for mark

Marketing According to the American Heritage Dictionary, marketing defined is the act or process of buying and selling in a market, but what are some of the strategies that successful corporations use to gain an advantage over their competition? Successful companies invest up front to develop an advertising and promotions plan, which clearly outlines the goals and strategies of the organization. Once the plan is in place and ready to implement, identification of target markets must be

Implementing Relationship Marketing Many family businesses now a day are being over-run by large corporations that have more money and manpower. This is the case in the business I’m going to talk about. The business is called “The Book Barn”; a family owned and operated business that has been selling books in the Boston area for the last 50 years. It has been loosing money for 2 years ever since “Borders”, a multi-national chain of bookstores moved next do

Since the introduction of the World Wide Web in 1990 it has grown from a means of communicating for physicists to having more than forty million users. This tremendous growth and interest in the Internet can only mean that great opportunities lie ahead for companies and their products. Digital marketing is changing how businesses are able to get their product to the consumer. It is allowing the channels of distribution to become shorter. In order to understand the channels of distributio

Marketing in McDonald’s “Welcome to McDonald’s what can I get for you today?” Does that famous saying sound familiar to you? Do you ever wonder why you keep going back to McDonald’s week after week? It’s because of their marketing and advertising. McDonald’s image is more than just food; it’s a place for families. McDonald’s has over 9,500 restaurants in 45 countries. Their marketing budget has never been matched by any other single brand name. McDonald’s spends m

The criteria used to develop the market segment for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. s new brand of cigarette called Dakota is mainly that of demographics, and psyhcographics. The target market in this case appears to be poorly educated, virile white females age 18-20, who enjoy being around their boyfriends and doing whatever their boyfriends are doing, for example going to Hot Rod shows, Tractor Pulls, cruising, and going to parties . This target market was most likely selected for two main re

The By 1968 Coring realized market conditions were changing, technology was shifting to a commodity based market. Corning did not know if they wanted to be in this market. Some of the internal technical leaders were willing to turn away from this market claiming Corning developed high margin and highly technical products. Mean while sales and marketing were pushing hard to win new work in these fields disregarding the fact that Corning was not designed to compete in a fast moving commod