Segmentation, Targeting and positioning Model of McDonalds:
In order to develop a marketing strategy, it is very important for company to understand its target customers. If the company can understand its customer then only it can communicate itself to their consumer Market. Better you know about your consumers, more effectively you could communicate and market them. McDonalds has segmented their products according to bases of Demographic, Psychographic and Behavioral. They have segmented their products and positioned their products according to kids, students and family. But they haven’t segmented their products according to the Adult target group. Also they haven’t started segment related to breakfast in every outlet. Segmentation:
Market segmentation is defined as dividing a single market into smaller segments. The basic reason for dividing the market into small segments is to make it simple to address the needs of smaller groups of customers and try to manufacture different products according to their consuming habits. Particularly it is done according to the people who have similar characteristics. It can be done on the basis of age, gender, lifestyle, region, etc. McDonalds in India segmentation it has done is on three different bases: 1) Demographic Segmentation: Kids, Family and Students
McDonalds offers different products like Happy Meal which includes a free toy for kids. For families it has made different outlets and meals which are suitable for takeaways and drive-thru. McDonalds has made its environment which is suitable for students of school to hang out with their friends and can get their lunch at McDonalds. 2) Psychographic segmentation: Convenience and lifestyle
McDonalds has adopted itself according to the convenience and lifestyle of the Indian consumers, as India has a huge vegetarian population so McDonalds came up with a different and new product line which includes items like...