This is a€?Marketing Strategya€?, chapter 7 from the book Modern Management of Small Businesses (v.
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For more information on the source of this book, or why it is available for free, please see the project's home page. DonorsChoose.org helps people like you help teachers fund their classroom projects, from art supplies to books to calculators. Anita Bruscino, the sole proprietor of Elegant Touch, began her career as a mechanical engineer. Anita describes her customer demographics as mostly women, between thirty and seventy years old, married, and established with a home.
Like all small businesses, Elegant Touch has been impacted by the ups and downs in the economy, with some times being tougher than others. The scope of small business marketing does not extend across the same level of multiple products and services that characterize most big businesses. Opportunity areas for small businesses are also very different from those of big businesses.
Given the special marketing vulnerabilities of small businesses, the importance of understanding the components of a marketing strategySelecting one or more target markets, making differentiation and positioning decisions, and creating and maintaining a marketing mixa€”all within the context of marketing objectives.
It is important for a small business to have a marketing strategy so that it is better positioned to choose among options. An effective marketing strategy is a concise explanation of a businessa€™s stated plan of execution to reach its objectives. Explain why segmentation, target market, differentiation, positioning, and website decisions are so important for the small business. The focus of this text is on the management of the small business that is up and running as opposed to a start-up operation.
The marketing strategy process consists of several components (Figure 7.1 "Marketing Strategy Process"). The vision statementA document that articulates the long-term purpose and idealized notion of what the business wishes to become.
Both the vision statement and the mission statement must be developed carefully because they a€?provide direction for a new or small firm, without which it is difficult to develop a cohesive plan. For small businesses that already have, or are looking to have, a web presence and sell their products or services online, e-marketingInformation technology applied to traditional marketing.
With its focus being on achieving the marketing objectives, marketing strategy involves segmenting the market and selecting a target or targets, making differentiation and positioning decisions, and designing the marketing mix.
The marketing strategy process consists of company vision, company mission, marketing objectives, and the marketing strategy itself. Small businesses should limit the number of objectives to three or four to increase the chances that they will be achieved. E-marketing and traditional marketing should be integrated to create seamless marketing strategies and tactics. Marketing strategy involves segmenting the market, selecting a target or targets, making differentiation and positioning decisions, and designing the marketing mix. Develop the marketing objectives for Franka€™s All-American BarBeQue restaurant in Darien, Connecticut.
Explain the differences between an onground marketing strategy and an online marketing strategy. Explain why segmentation, the target market, differentiation, positioning, and website decisions are so important for a small business. Whether market segments and target markets are selected on the basis of intuition, marketing research, or a combination of the two, they are the basis for creating an effective marketing mix for any small business.
Market segmentationDividing the market into several portions that are different from each other. Marketing research can help the small business identify and refine the segments that offer the greatest opportunities. Once multiple segments have been identified, it is necessary to select a target market or target markets. The selection of a target marketOne or more segments that have been chosen as the focus for business operations. Choosing the right target market is a critical part of the marketing strategy of a small business. If a small business wants to go with a niche marketA small, more narrowly defined market that is not being served well or at all by mainstream product or service marketers., the same considerations apply.
Segmentation and target market decisions must be made for both onground and online customers. Segments must be measurable, substantial, stable, accessible, actionable, and easily distinguishable from other segments. The target market should be the segment or segments that show the greatest profit potential for a small business.
A niche market is a small, more narrowly defined target market that is not being served well or at all by other businesses. How should the market for Franka€™s All-American BarBeQue be segmented for his new restaurant in Darien, Connecticut? Explain why differentiation and positioning are so important for an online marketing strategy and an onground marketing strategy. Understand that successful positioning of a small business or its brand is built on a well-defined target market combined with solid points of differentiation.
Differentiation and positioning considerations are relevant to each element of the marketing mix as well as to onground and online marketplaces. No matter what the bases are for differentiating a company or a product, the decision should be made carefully with the expectation that the difference cannot be imitated. The positioning decision is often the critical strategic decision for a company or a brand because the position can be central to customersa€™ perception and choice decisions. Both big and small businesses practice positioning, but small businesses may not know it as positioning. Successful positioning of a small business or its brand is built on a well-defined target market combined with solid points of differentiation. Joea€™s Redhots will sell premium-quality hot dogs and other ready-to-eat luncheon products to upscale business people in high-traffic urban locations. The challenge for a small business is to decide which approach to positioning a company or a brand is the best fit. Differentiation and positioning considerations are relevant to each element of the marketing mix as well as the onground and online marketplaces. Differentiation and positioning can contribute to the competitive advantage of a small business. Differentiation is one of the most important and effective marketing tools available to a small business owner.
Small businesses, both B2B and B2C, can differentiate their companies or brands in many different ways.
Ideally, differentiation should be done in a way that cannot be imitated by the competition. Positioning is about placing a company or a brand in the mind of the consumer in relation to the competition.
Small businesses practice positioning as much as larger companies do, but they may not use the terminology. All small business owners should understand what positioning is and how they can use it to their advantage. Although Franka€™s All-American BarBeQue has a very loyal following in Fairfield, Connecticut, developing a marketing plan and strategy for the Darien store will require specific statements of differentiation and positioning.
Continuing with the scenario about the small manufacturer of hair-care products for children, how would you differentiate and position the product for competitive advantage? Identify the multiple decisions and considerations that factor into product or service development. Describe the three product layers and explain why small businesses should pay attention to them. Understand that a companya€™s website is part of its product or service, whether or not the company sells anything online. There are multiple decisions and considerations that factor into product or service development: features and benefits, product mix, design, brand, the product life cycle, and the company website.
The core layerThe nuts and bolts of a product, its physical anatomy, and its basic features. All small businesses have a product mix, the selection of products or services that is offered to the marketplace. For small businesses engaged in e-marketing, product selection is a key element for online success.
Product designAesthetic properties such as color, shape, texture, and entire form plus a consideration of ergonomics, technology, and usability as well as touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound.
Design is particularly important in making and marketing retail services, apparel, packaged goods, and durable equipment.
Whether a small business is offering a product, a service, or a combination of the two to either the B2C or B2B marketplace, there is no question that excellent product design is a gateway to business success. The design of the product or the service package is another decision component of the product.
A brandA name, term, sign, symbol, or design, or a combination of them, intended to identify the goods or the services of one seller or a group of sellers and to differentiate them from those of competitors. Building a brand is an ongoing process for a small business because it wants a memorable identity. Whether a small business wants to keep its brand (but may be monitoring it) or is looking to rebrandChanging the brand. They offer and communicate a clear, relevant customer promise, such as fun, speedy delivery, or superior taste.
There are many different types of business models that can benefit from sales and service stickers. This article will feature ten of the top ways that stickers and decals can be used to increase and improve the quality of your business. Stickers and decals are a great way to build your brand identity with your customers and your target audience. Studies have shown that customers give instant credibility to businesses that have printed labels and logos. When it comes to designing your stickers and decals, make sure to take your time and do everything you can to create a powerful looking design.
Check your stickers and decals over carefully before submitting them to be printed to make sure there are no spelling, grammar or contact information errors.
If you design stickers to advertise your business, decals to make contact information handy for service clients or future orders, and create address or package labels for shipping, make sure they are all working together toward the same goal.
There are many new exciting ways to combine today’s technology with high-quality stickers and decals.
Another great way to use your decals and stickers is to carry them and hand them out like business cards. Email marketing is directly marketing a commercial message to a group of people using email.
Creating an email campaign can be as simple as adding names to a database, customizing an easy-to-use template and looking at how effective your emails are via simple pie charts and bar graphs. We provides you unique web-based marketing platform to arrive your mail direct to clients inbox. People are an essential ingredient in service provision; recruiting and training the right staff is required to create a competitive advantage. Staff require appropriate interpersonal skills, aptititude, and service knowledge in order to deliver a quality service. The Service Marketing Mix involves Product, Price, Place, Promotion, People, Process and Physical Evidence.
To certain extent managing services are more complicated then managing products, products can be standardised, to standardise a service is more difficult as there it can be affected by factors outside the service providers control. Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. PROCESS? Process for services is very easy an customers can avail it very easily.? 121 is the customer support no.


PHYSICAL EVIDENCE? To enhance customer experience airtel has provided certain tangible elements such as services outlets, customer contact point, availability at each nook & corner, etc.
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However, the publisher has asked for the customary Creative Commons attribution to the original publisher, authors, title, and book URI to be removed. She worked in her familya€™s manufacturing business until she and her father left because of too many factions in the company. Because many of her customers are repeat customers, the reason for fresh products is clear. Because Anita has only two part-time employees, however, she has not been faced with the employee layoffs that have hit other small companies. Combined with having few if any products in the pipeline, this significantly reduces the insulation that small businesses have against ups and downs in the marketplace or strategic failures.
Trying to eliminate an established brand takes a lot of work, but it is an overnight job to wipe out a small business. As a result, the considerations of marketing strategy are twofold: (1) to modify or tweak marketing efforts already in place and (2) to add products or services as the business evolves.
Each component should be considered and designed carefully: company vision, company mission, marketing objectives, and the marketing strategy itself.
It has been recommended that small businesses limit the number of objectives to a maximum of three or four.
It involves recognizing that the market at large is not homogeneous., dividing a market into relatively homogeneous subgroups that behave much the same way in the marketplace, is the necessary precursor to selecting a target market or target markets. Is a small business capable of designing an effective marketing program that can serve the chosen market segment? The extent to which market segments are easily distinguishable from each other and respond differently to company marketing strategies.Dana-Nicoleta Lascu and Kenneth E.
Does the proposed target market have a specific need or want for the product or the service? The target market should be the best match for a companya€™s products and services, thus helping to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of its marketing efforts. A niche market is a small, more narrowly defined market that is not being served well or at all by mainstream product or service marketers. Effective differentiation can put a business (or a brand) in the top position among the competition, but an ineffective differentiation strategy can leave a business buried in the middle or at the bottom of the pack.Kim T.
When customers are asked whether they can tell the difference between a particular small business and its closest competitors, the answer will hopefully be yes. Further, because all elements of the marketing program can potentially affect the position, it is usually necessary to use a positioning strategy as a focus for developing the marketing program.
The small business owner thinks about positioning intuitively, does not use the terminology, and does not always know how to promote the position. There are six approaches to positioning that the small business owner should consider:David A. This decision a€?often means selecting those associations which are to be built upon and emphasized and those associations which are to be removed or de-emphasized.a€?David A.
Knowing product development issues can be very helpful for even the smallest business that is looking to keep its current product line responsive to the customers while also looking to expand its product line as the company grows (if growth is desired). These three layers can help a small business owner understand the product features and benefits that will best deliver value to current and prospective customers. It is the creativity and imagination of the small business owner with the product layers that can set a business apart. With respect to the product mix for small companies, a company will usually start out with a limited product mix. Part of the challenge is deciding which products to market online because some products sell better online than others.Jan Zimmerman, Web Marketing for Dummies, 2nd ed. Improved profit margins from increased sales and increased market share are often the result. The designer must figure out how much to invest in form, feature development, performance, conformance, durability, reliability, repairability, and style. If a small business focuses on the customer experience, there are undoubtedly ways to improve the brand by adding the unexpected.
Custom decals, address labels, sticker and other custom products can help to add a personal touch to the way you do business and provide your customers with easy access to your contact information when they are in need of service or additional supplies. For more information on where to order custom stickers, decals, labels and more, scroll down to the bottom of this feature for details on how to contact Nameplates for Industry, the leading decal and sticker provider in America. These products are a great way to build brand recognition and to support various promotions or services offered by your business.
Why pay for ad space in the local newspaper or purchase a spot on the city billboard when you can promote your business for free?
Quality stickers have a way of making even the smallest small business appear bigger and more professional.
Making sure you do it right will really pay off whether you are creating package labels, car stickers, window clings or larger custom print designs.
Branding, logos, colors and font should all be a coordinated effort that aids in identifying your business in the eyes of your customers.
For example, bar codes and QR codes can be used by service personnel to quickly look up the history of an appliance they are servicing. Handing out a unique product with all of your contact information and branding on it will help your card stand out from the stacks of other business cards collected by business associates, colleagues and potential clients.
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In this article we look at how the marketing mix for marketing a service is different to the marketing mix for products. Customers make judgments about service provision and delivery based on the people representing your organisation.
Imagine you walk into Burger King and order a Whopper Meal and you get it delivered within 2 minutes. You may also download a PDF copy of this book (38 MB) or just this chapter (3 MB), suitable for printing or most e-readers, or a .zip file containing this book's HTML files (for use in a web browser offline). This provided her with the opportunity to start her own business, something she had always known in her heart that she wanted to do. Anita has since expanded the business and is celebrating the shopa€™s eighteenth anniversary, with the last six years in its larger location.
They are much better able to emphasize personal, one-to-one interactions and can market real time in ways that cannot be matched by big businesses.
A marketing strategy involves selecting one or more target markets, deciding how to differentiate and position the product or the service, and creating and maintaining a marketing mix that will hopefully prove successful with the selected target market(s)a€”all within the context of marketing objectivesWhat a company wants to accomplish with its marketing strategy.. So far, the company has been lucky with its product sales, but you have a feeling that things will not continue at the same pace for much longer because a competitor has entered the marketplace. In some instances, it may be appropriate and desirable for a small business to backfit its marketing activities into a complete marketing strategy framework.
Although input may be sought from others, the ultimate responsibility for the company vision and mission statements rests with the small business owner. If you have fewer than two objectives, you arena€™t growing your business like you should be in order to keep up with the market.
Differentiation refers to a companya€™s efforts to set its product or service apart from the competition, and positioning is placing the brand (whether store, product, or service) in the consumera€™s mind in relation to other competing products based on product traits and benefits that are relevant to the consumer.Dana-Nicoleta Lascu and Kenneth E. The extensive bases on which a company is able to segment a market are presented in Table 6.1 "Market Segmentation". A small business that moves forward without a clear definition of its market segments is working blind. A small business may not require a huge number of customers to be profitable, but there should be enough people interested in the product or the service being offered to make operating the business worthwhile. A small business interested in women who work outside the home will present greater communication challenges than will stay-at-home wives and mothers. There was a small manufacturer of low-priced cigarettes in Virginia that found it difficult to compete with the big brands and other established lower-priced brands such as Baileya€™s.
One way to uncover differentiation possibilities is to examine customer experience with a product or a service by asking the following questions:Ian C. A clear positioning strategy can ensure that the elements of the marketing program are consistent and supportive.David A. Aaker and Gary Shansby, a€?Positioning Your Product,a€? Business Horizons, Maya€“June 1982, 56a€“62.
Some small companies and brands offer more in terms of service, features, or performance, and a higher price serves to signal this higher quality to the customer. A cleaning service that uses only green products and processes can position itself as the green choice in cleaning services. Remember that the Darien market may be similar to the Fairfield market, but the two markets should not be seen as identical. It is also the basic benefit or problem solution that B2C or B2B customers are looking for. They provide an excellent basis for dissecting an existing product to see where opportunities may have been missed, features could be added or changed, and features or enhancements could be explained more effectively in promotional activities. However, over time, a company may want to differentiate products or acquire new ones to enter new markets. Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age (London: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2003), 132a€“46. It is essential to get the visual design of a product right for the market you are appealing to. These solutions are very affordable and cost-effective, making them ideal to use for limited-time promotions, special offerings and to be given as hand-outs to customers.
Give away stickers and decals as clever bumper stickers or unique car decals that your customers will enjoy using on their vehicles. These codes can also be used to track inventory and identify issues with products or services before they get out of hand. We also looked for products that give you the flexibility to adjust the designs on your email marketing messages so that they reflect your company’s image. We provide you that advance platform with such kind of variety of facilities and a uniqueness.
It usually involves using email to send ads, request business, or solicit sales or donations, and is meant to build loyalty, trust, or brand awareness. Just like the marketing mix of a product the service marketing mix comprises of Product, Price, Place and Promotion.
This is because people are one of the few elements of the service that customers can see and interact with.
The marketing mix for a service has additional elements because the characteristics of a service are different to the characteristics of a product.
The shop is warm, lovely, and comfortable, featuring unique gifts for all occasions and specializing in American handcrafted gift items and gift baskets. Her pricing strategy is consistent with common practice in the industry, but many of her customers have commented that she delivers very high value for the prices she charges. As a result, small businesses do not have the luxury of large staffs and the staying power that comes with high profits. This means that small businesses should be very knowledgeable about their competition to deal effectively with them. Marketing objectives are what a company wants to accomplish with its marketing strategy: a€?Strategy is not a wish list, set of goals, mission statement, or litany of objectivesa€¦A marketing strategy is a clear explanation of how youa€™re going to get there, not where or what there is. Assuming that you had the opportunity, how would you go about convincing the owner that the smart thing to do right now is to create a marketing strategy?
The creation of marketing objectives is one of the most critical steps a business will take.
Although segments will change over time, a small business needs to be aware of preferences that are continuously changing.


The manufacturera€™s solution was to sell to Russia where a€?Made in Virginia, USAa€? worked very well with customers and retailers.Dana-Nicoleta Lascu and Kenneth E. Resources are always finite, but this will especially be the case for the small business, so all marketing efforts should be directed as precisely as possible. This notwithstanding, an understanding of positioning should be in every small business ownera€™s tool kit. CakeLove in Maryland positions itself as a€?cakes from scratcha€? with natural ingredients (not the least of which is butter, lots of it). As an example, Derry Church Artisan Chocolates are very expensive, but they position themselves as having the very high quality that justifies a high price.Jim T. In the process of writing a positioning statement, something that is encouraged as a way to keep the business on track, be aware of the difference between a broad positioning statement and a narrow positioning statement. Fulfilling a companya€™s vision and mission and achieving its marketing objectives must be led by the product. The product layers refer to both products and services and business-to-consumer (B2C) or business-to-business (B2B) customers. Someone buying an airline ticket, for example, is buying transportation.Dana-Nicoleta Lascu and Kenneth E. The product layers should also be used to develop new products that the business plans to introduce. If a business has a brick-and-mortar presence, a decision must be made whether all the inventory or only part of it will be sold online.
To the customer, a well-designed product is one that is pleasant to look at and easy to open, install, use, repair, and dispose of. A brand is a promise to the consumer that certain expectations will be met, a promise thata€”if brokena€”may result in the loss of that customer. Use the backside of the sticker paper that gets peeled away to offer a discount of other special offer to your customers. Marketers can take advantage of these codes to direct mobile or web users to visit the company website to learn more about the brand.
How ever as a service is not tangible the marketing mix for a service has three additional elements: People, Process and Physical Evidence. The praise received by the volunteers (games makers) for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics demonstrates the powerful effect people can create during service delivery. Banks that send out Credit Cards automatically when their customers old one has expired again require an efficient process to identify expiry dates and renewal.
Physical evidence can be used to charge a premium price for a service and establish a positive experience. It should address what business the company is in, the companya€™s potential customers, and how customer value will be provided. The company needs to know, as precisely as possible, what it wants to achieve before allocating any resources to the marketing effort. If a small business has multiple marketing objectives, they will have to be evaluated to ensure that they do not conflict with each other. Many small business owners have a good intuitive sense of the segments that make sense for the business, and they choose to go with that intuition in devising their marketing strategy. Are there people who are interested in freshly baked cookies for dogs (it would seem so), and how many of these people are there? Small businesses can be more nimble at adapting their businesses to change, but too much volatility can be damaging to a businessa€™s operations. However, the small manufacturer of ramen noodles in New York City needs to know whether there are different segments for the product and whether the marketing strategy will appeal to those segments in the same positive way. Ryan, a€?Sweet Strategy: Artisan Chocolatier Eyes Internet, Corporate Giving for Growth,a€? Central Penn Business Journal, November 26, 2010, 3a€“6. No matter the approach, the product mix needs to be created so that it is responsive to the needs, wants, and desires of the small businessa€™s target market.
Items that sell well online change over time, so it is important to keep up to date on the changes.Jan Zimmerman, Web Marketing for Dummies, 2nd ed. He says that design is a€?the principal reason for emotional attachment (or detachment) relative to a product service or experiencea€?a€”and he quotes Applea€™s CEO, Steve Jobs, in saying that design is the a€?fundamental soul of a man-made creation.a€?Tom Peters, Re-imagine! The pulling together of these things, as appropriate to the specific product or service being designed, should result in a design that matches customer expectations. A company like this could be very helpful to a small business that is looking to introduce a new product.
For this reason, a small business should think in terms of tapping into as many senses as possible with its brand. The opportunities available through these technology-based options are limited only by your imagination. An efficient service that replaces old credit cards will foster consumer loyalty and confidence in the company. For example all hotels provide a bed to sleep on but one of the things affecting the price charged, is the condition of the room (physical evidence) holding the bed. One thing that you will not find at Elegant Touch is what you find in other gift shops in her market area. She is at a nice comfort level and does not want to deal with the additional inventory implications or the need to hire additional employees. It has been said that a€?in some cases strategy just happens because a market and a product find each other and grow organically.
However, that intuition may not be precise or current enough to be of the most help in planning a marketing strategy. Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age (London: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2003), 132a€“146, as cited in Bob Lamons, a€?Strong Image Design Creates Passion for Firm, Its Products,a€? Marketing News, April 15, 2005, 7. Your customers will appreciate your creative attention to detail and will enjoying showing off your decals. When selecting products for her shop, Anita asks vendors whether other stores in the area carry the gift line she is considering.
It should be developed from the customera€™s perspective, be consistent with the vision, and answer three questions: What do we do? The core layer is also where considerations of qualityOverall product quality, reliability, and the extent to which a product or a service meets consumersa€™ needs. Thus the package communicates both emotional and functional benefits to the buyer, and it can be a powerful means of product differentiation. For example if you walk into a restaurant you expect a clean and friendly environment, if the restaurant is smelly or dirty, customers are likely to walk out. Given intense online competition and shoppersa€™ desires for good selections, there needs to be a critical mass of products and choicesa€”unless a company is lucky enough to have a very narrow niche with high demand.
Scenting the air of a store with a fresh fragrance could be a powerful contributor to the storea€™s brand.
She advertises in the local paper occasionally, supports local events, and is preparing for her first e-mail blast. Quality a€?refers to overall product quality, reliability, and the extent to which [the product or the service] meets consumersa€™ needs,a€? and the perception of quality has the greatest impact on customer satisfaction.Dana-Nicoleta Lascu and Kenneth E. If a company has only one or two products to sell, the situation should be evaluated to determine whether selling online will be profitable.Jan Zimmerman, Web Marketing for Dummies, 2nd ed.
She is exploring a Facebook presence but is not yet convinced that it will be of much value to her business.
Although difficult-to-open packaging may be seen as necessary by the manufacturers and retailers, it does not do much for a positive customer experience. Decisions about design, manufacturing, preparation, ingredients, service delivery, component parts, and process materials all reflect a businessa€™s philosophy about quality. The augmented layerWhere additional value is added via things such as packaging, promotion, warranties, guarantees, brand name, design, financing opportunities where appropriate, prompt and on-time service, and additional services that may enhance a product. For example – a restaurant blue print will be prepared before establishing a restaurant business. The augmented layer for Southwest Airlines is its well-known brand name, its packaging and promotion as a a€?funa€? flying experience, and its a€?bags fly freea€? policy. The ice cream cone that is purchased in an old-fashioned ice cream parlor will likely be considered of greater value to many customers than the ice cream cone purchased at a Dairy Queen.
The symbolic layerThe meaning of a product to a consumera€”its emotional and psychological connections. Services are easy to be duplicated and hence it is generally the brand which sets a service apart from its counterpart. There are many loyal customers of Southwest Airlines because they really enjoy flying with them. The old-fashioned ice cream parlor will engender nostalgia and create powerful emotional ties. It is because competition in this service sector is generally high and promotions is necessary to survive. The most serious marketing errors are made when the symbolic product layer is either ignored or not understood. Thus banks, IT companies, and dotcoms place themselves above the rest by advertising or promotions. Pricing – Pricing in case of services is rather more difficult than in case of products.
Generally service pricing involves taking into consideration labor, material cost and overhead costs. If you are into banking, employees in your branch and their behavior towards customers defines you. Thus many companies nowadays are involved into specially getting their staff trained in interpersonal skills and customer service with a focus towards customer satisfaction.
In fact many companies have to undergo accreditation to show that their staff is better than the rest.
Both the companies thrive on their quick service and the reason they can do that is their confidence on their processes. On top of it, the demand of these services is such that they have to deliver optimally without a loss in quality. However, to create a better customer experience tangible elements are also delivered with the service. Take an example of a restaurant which has only chairs and tables and good food, or a restaurant which has ambient lighting, nice music along with good seating arrangement and this also serves good food.
Also, i would suggest a lot of googling for ur questions as it will help u find lots of case studies especially in case of Hospitals and Airlines. Reply Paterson says: November 3, 2011 at 12:57 pmHello Hitesh, could send me some insight on bank marketing mix? Thx Reply Hitesh Bhasin says: November 3, 2011 at 5:46 pmDear Paterson, Can you leave me your email id? Or you can ask you question hereIt is my own site and i can answer with leisure over there. But I have a question, is there any model for ranking the marketing mix for different positioning strategy? Place will be dependent on the number of lawyers you are going to hire and which places you are going to hire them. The process is very clear in law because it is defined by the government and same has to be followed. People are off course the most important and the more skilled lawyers you have, the better your services and higher your price. Physical evidence will not matter much in law firms but i highly recommend a plush office with good interiors if you are a premium law firm.
Reply mriama says: November 1, 2015 at 3:41 amHican you help me about the price and placement strategy for new govetrmental university? However, in this case you can consider Samsung’s service centers as well as exclusive retail outlets which can be considered as repair and retail services respectively. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page.



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