Marketing Mix Paper 1
RUNNING HEAD: MARKETING MIX PAPER
MARKETING MIX PAPER
Hayward State University
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In this paper about the Marketing Mix, it will explain the elements of the marketing (product, place, price, and promotion). I have enclosed a chart about the Pricing Strategies Mix. I will also be selecting an organization by the name of Target in which I am familiar with and will describe the four elements of the marketing mix and how it impacts the organizations developmental marketing strategies and tactics.
Company: Marketing Teacher
Based on the Marketing Teacher the product elements is a real physical entity that may be buying and selling. The Marketing Teacher talks how The Product Life Cycle (PLC) and The Customer Life Cycle (CLC) are involved in the marketing mix. The Marketing teacher also talks about how the product has to have three levels which are the core products, augmented products, and the actual product. These are considered as the "Three levels of a product" (Borden, 2000) A core product would be a product that you cannot touch because it's valuable to us. The augmented product is the non-physical part
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of the product which consists of value. The actual product is the physical product in which we can get some use out of it.
According to Neil H. Borden, place is known as a "channel, distribution, or intermediary" (Borden, 2000). Place is through goods and services which are moved from the manufacturer or service provider to the consumer. A channel distribution is when a set of institutions which performs activities to move a product and its title from production.
Based on the Marketing Teacher website there are many ways to price a product. There are premium pricing, penetration pricing, economy pricing, price skimming, and product line pricing (Borden, 2000).
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Promotion includes all the parts available to the marketer for marketing communication. In a promotion mix there are examples of what a promotion is. A promotion mix has to do with personal selling, public relations, advertising, and sponsorship.
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The NetMBA which is know for being a Business Knowledge Center talks about the Four P's of marketing and how the Four P's "Are the parameters that the marketing manager can control"(NetMBA, 2007).
To get the best product, there are several decisions to be made. For example like the quality, styling, packaging, and warranty of the product. Another decision would be to have a lot of accessories and services offered for the product. Having a warranty is the most important thing to get on an item that maybe is worth a lot.
Distribution decision about the place is about getting the products to their customers. Some examples of the different types of distribution decisions are an order processing, transportation, inventory management and warehousing.
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Some price decisions from NetMBA suggested that to come up with a pricing decision a company must have a pricing strategy. They also suggested that the price of the product should be flexible and affordable for consumers. They also suggested that their should be seasonal pricing on items that are not in season anymore and also to make sure that anything that come in a bundle has a reasonable price.
References: Target, Retrieved: July 18, 2007
Shedletsky, Mark (2003), Spark Charts, Retrieved: July 18, 2007
The Four P 's, Retrieved: July 18, 2007
NetMBA, Business Knowledge Center (2007), Retrieved: July 18, 2007
Borden, Neil H., Marketing Teacher (2000-2007), Retrieved: July 18, 2007
Price Chart, Marketing Teacher (2000-2007), Retrieved: July 18, 2007
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