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MARKETING PLAN: SURF EXCEL M.BILAL KHAN (2642) I.U.G.C

1. CURRENT MARKETING SITUATION
COMPANY PROFILE:
Unilever Pakistan Limited manufactures and markets home and personal care products, beverages, ice cream, and spreads in the United Kingdom. The company provides food products, such as soups, bouillons, sauces and dressings, noodles, complete meals, margarine and spreads, olive oil, and tea, as well as frozen foods; cleansing and hygiene products for the home care market; and skin cleansing, deodorants, and antiperspirants for personal care market. It offers its products under Close Up, Axe, Dove, Rexona, Sunsilk, Wheel, Rafhan, Surf Excel, Comfort, Lux, Pond’s, Lifebuoy, Lipton, Brooke Bond, Energile, Knorr, Pearl Dust, and Supreme brands. The company was founded in 1872 and is based in Karachi, Pakistan. Unilever Pakistan Limited operates as a subsidiary of Unilever Overseas Holdings Limited.

KEY TO SUCCESS:
To build customer value, satisfaction and hardcore loyalty with the brand.

Surf Excel
Surf Excel is the oldest detergent brand to be present in Pakistan since 1960. It might sound strange for a leading laundry brand like Surf Excel to say that dirt is good, but healthy activities involving dirt are essential to development. It's how kids learn express their creativity and it bolsters their immune systems. Dominating the washing powders markets in Pakistan for four decades; Surf has continued to change according to consumer needs. Being a pioneer, Surf had to work hard to gain acceptance in the early days. To educate housewives about its use, house to house demonstration were organized in Lahore and Karachi. Free sample and coupons were also distributed to recruit consumer. There has been no looking back since the brand has undergone numerous product quality improvements to offer best cleaning results. Over the year, there has been emergence of low unit price packs. With continuous technological innovations, the brand has always managed to fight off competition. Surf Excel, which hit the shops recently, has already gained a reputation for the best in the market

 

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MARKETING PLAN: SURF EXCEL M.BILAL KHAN (2642) I.U.G.C

UNILIVER’S MESSAGE:
We have always believed that dirt is a valuable way to enrich our lives, both young and old. To ensure that everyone, anywhere in the country, can share in this initiative, we're investing heavily in developing a range that suits the pockets of all income groups. This has included launching affordable skus that not only offer the top clean advantages of Surf Excel, but also reduce the time, physical effort and amount of water needed to wash clothes by hand.

BRAND PHILOSOPHY:
Surf Excel believes that stains are good. This is because when children go out and play and get dirty, they don't just collect stains. They experience life, make friends, share with each other and learn from each other. This helps them get stronger and get ready for the world outside. Along with dirt being an obstacle towards play = experience = learning, what are the other reasons for kids not playing enough in today’s world? In 2005 & 2006 Surf launched Paint and Games Masti where children were invited to participate in various activities designed to communicate that “Dirt is Good”. This year however, Surf has taken the concept of “Dirt is good because Dirt = Play & Play Is Good” to a deeper level and addresses the issues surrounding children’s play: the idea of learning through play, the obstacles towards play, the impact of not enough play for our children. As a socially responsible company and brand, it believes that they can create a platform on which they can take this message forward to showcase how playing helps children mentally and physically.

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MARKETING PLAN: SURF EXCEL M.BILAL KHAN (2642) I.U.G.C

1.1 Market Description
Total per annum sale of detergents in Pakistan is up to 2, 40,000 tons out of which Surf Excel claims 96000 tons. Surf Excel is...
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