Sunday, August 20, 2017

An Marketing Example That Blends Shopping, Shoppers, Clothes And Amazon Together.

This example blends "People," "Product," "Price" and "Place" together under the 9P's of Marketing.

Amazon is doing some pretty nifty product marketing and targeting for their apparel shoppers ("People" under the nine P's). 

Their Amazon shoppers can order at least three items from Amazon’s Prime Wardrobe and try them on at home.

If the shoppers like them they get 10% off which is "Price" under the 9P's of Marketing.

If they don't like something, Amazon will come by and pick it up for free. 

There's also another bonus: Keep three items, get 10% off. Keep five or more, get 20% off.

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Visit here for examples and insights into Marketing, the nine P's, targeting or "people," promotional and advertising strategies. Plus true, researched marketing insights and advertising trivia.

For the past 46 years, I have been a Marketing professional, a Forensic Marketing Expert, Marketing and Advertising consultant with Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC plus I teach Marketing, global Marketing and Advertising. 


Ten years ago, I created and own a copyright for the Marketing concept, the Nine P’s/9 P's of Marketing ©2007, which augments the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place) or, known as the "4P’s" by the American Marketing Association, Neil Borden and Jerome McCarthy in the study and practices of Marketing.


In the late 60's I was first taught In Marketing that the "customer," or potential purchasers, buyers are king or kings, but they are missing as one of the P's, in the 4P's. It's prominent and its own "P" in the 9P's of Marketing. 


The Nine P's/9P's of Marketing help brand managers, companies, firms and business managers to find marketing problems and opportunities and to identify marketing opportunities, solutions, in a number of areas. The utilization of the 9P's of Marketing help, develop and guide a company or a firm's marketing objectives, strategies, tactics and solutions. 


The Nine P's can be truly insightful, in many ways and in many possible actions. 


I consult, teach and work as a Marketing, business and Advertising expert using many Marketing concepts and practices, including the Nine P's/9P's of Marketing.


So what is Marketing? 


Marketing is a planning and execution process that involves a product or service's attributes, research, distribution, pricing, partnerships/alliances, promotion and more. 


All of these activities must work together to assure successful marketing practices. 

Firms, associations and companies with the most effective marketing efforts try to thoroughly understand their customers ("People") and the marketplace. Companies and new product/service development professionals create products and services to meet market needs. These firms and others use marketing research and channels for understanding and communicating to a target market or audience ("People" in the 9P's of Marketing).

In the study and practice of Marketing, Marketing manager and Brand agents develop objectives, strategies, planning and tactics. 


The 9P's of Marketing include important components, elements, actions and efforts. 


Let's start with targeting, "People," one of the nine elements or components. :

  • People 
    • "People" or targeting has almost always been left out of the traditional "Marketing Mix." Almost every diagram includes the four P's with Product, Promotion, Place and Price.
    • Look at new, existing and repeat customers. 
    • Place "consumer" or "People" or "potential buyers" in the middle of a circle. Add the other components in the nine P's. In Marketing, from my education, training, research and analysis plus testimony, there needs to be greater focus on the "Customer," or "People." 
    • "People" or market segments may utilize demographics, geographics, psychographics, behavioral characteristics and technographics, which may be a vital component or components of the 9P's of Marketing. Once a target market is chosen, the organization can develop its marketing strategies to target this market segment.
    • Simply it's about Segmentation and Targeting. Add Positioning and you have STP, as a major first step. 
  • Planning: 
    • It starts with research and researching. This element of planning in the nine P's is a method for achieving an end, and, looking at the eight other parts, can be a detailed formulation of a program of action.
    • Developing and transforming marketing objectives to marketing strategies to tactics, marketing management must make basic decisions on marketing targets (“People”), marketing mix, marketing budgets/expenditures and marketing allocations. 
    • Review dividing the total marketing budget among the various tools in the marketing mix and for the various products, channels, promotion, media and sales areas.
  • Product and Services: 
    • A product (service) is anything that can be offered to a market for attention, acquisition, use or consumption that might satisfy a want or need.
    • The goods and service combination the firm offers to the target market, including variety of product mix, features, branding, designs, packaging, sizes, services, maintenance contracts, warranties and return policies.
  • Place (Distribution): 
    • Offering the right product at the right PLACE, at the right time, at the right price. It's the company’s activities that make the product available, using distribution and trade channels, roles, coverage, assortments, locations, inventory and transportation characteristics and alternatives.  
    • Considering, developing and reviewing store and non-store, e-commerce and “brick and mortar” factors, considerations, objectives, strategies and tactics, including “Partners.” 
  • Price:
    • Simply, all aspects regarding pricing. 
    • “Pricing” is the sum of the values that customers exchange for the benefits of having or using the product or service. 
    • The amount of money a consumer is willing to pay to obtain the product. Pricing includes wholesale/retail/promotional prices, discounts, trade-in allowances, quantity discounts, credit terms, sales and payment periods and credit terms.  
    • Pricing decision making also involves adjusting prices concerning the competitive environment, economic situations and involve buyer perceptions.
  • Promotion: 
    • Eight (8) major, strategic components: The communication elements include personal and non-personal communication activities. 
    • The activities that communicate the merits of the overall product, which include:
      • Personal Selling/ Sales Force: Sales persons: 
        • Listen more than you talk. People who listen more, learn more, plus helps you position your service/product/solution or offering. 
      • Advertising: There's an expression "It is only creative if it sells." I wanted to add "It is only good media spending if it sells." 
      • Sales Promotion
      • Collateral Materials
      • Direct Marketing (also referred to as Action or Direct Response Advertising)
      • Interactive/Internet/Web, Digital Media, Social Media:  
      • Events and Experiences
      • Public Relations/PR
    • Here are some strategic questions under Promotion::
      • Have you noticed that you may watch what you want to watch in programing when you want to watch it and anywhere, any screen?
      • Evaluate the eight elements and your practices and ask is there a better way? 
      • What are your costs in dollars and manpower or person power and ask "Is there a different way or ways?" 
      • Look at different partners? Their costs?
      • To whom should you promote? Under People/Targeting, target audience falls here. 
      • What should you promote?
      • Discounting? Sales? What economic and discount levels should you offer? Look at revenue versus costs. 
      • What form of promotion should you offer? Features?
      • How frequent? Add media planning here. 
  • Partners: 
    • Also referred to as Alliances. Working with others and organizations which take part in an undertaking with another or others, in a business or company with shared risks and profits.
    • With "Partners" and in Marketing, it is vitally important to partner with firms that have similar corporate philosophies, with agreed upon objectives and strategies.
  • Presentation: 
    • The “P” or “Presentation” is the act of presenting, displaying and putting forward any of the different 9P’s© and/or components to your customers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, sales force, marketing intermediaries, clients, employees, partners, and/or others.
    • Look at “real” product and service experiences. 
    • Enabling consumers and “allowing” them to feel the brand. As part of "presentation," I also place “events and experiences” under Promotion. 
    • While traditional marketing is based on target audience impressions/ views/ clicks/ exposure, experimental marketing involves engaging with consumers. 
  • Passion:
    • Those intense, driving or overmastering feelings, emotions in the planning, developing, pricing, promoting, partnering, selling and overall marketing of products or services.

    For more on insights, ideas, concepts and Marketing solutions: Go to londremarketing.com and look under “Articles and Resources” and the 9P’s/Nine P’s ©2007. Specifically you will find them detailed at 9P’s/Nine P’s.

    Or for more fun, marketing strategies/tactics and facts: Go to Marketing Trivia with 40+ stimulating questions and answers at Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC. 

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    He Wears Number 67: Packaging Is Part of Product and Presentation Under the Nine P’s of Marketing

    I’ve got another Marketing example which fits several of my nine P’s of Marketing: Pricing, Product/Packaging and Product, with some Presentation under the 9P’s of Marketing.

    Patriot’s tight end Rob Gronkowski would pay $69K to change his football jersey number to “69.” He wears 67 now. Just two numbers away. 

    Presently the No. 69 jersey has already been taken and worn by offensive lineman, Shaq Mason. Gronkowski, known as “Gronk,” would pay Mason to trade jerseys.

    By the way, Gronk may hit another “69” when he returns from being injured. He has scored 69 touchdowns in his career, he's only caught 68 touchdowns, run one more. So, his next receiving TD will be the 69th of his NFL career. 

    Need more business, Marketing or advertising insights? 

    Visit here for examples and insights into Marketing, the nine P's, targeting or "people," promotional and advertising strategies. Plus true, researched marketing insights and advertising trivia.

    For the past 46 years, I have been a Marketing professional, a Forensic Marketing Expert, Marketing and Advertising consultant with Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC plus I teach Marketing, global Marketing and Advertising. 


    Ten years ago, I created and own a copyright for the Marketing concept, the Nine P’s/9 P's of Marketing ©2007, which augments the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place) or, known as the "4P’s" by the American Marketing Association, Neil Borden and Jerome McCarthy in the study and practices of Marketing.


    In the late 60's I was first taught In Marketing that the "customer," or potential purchasers, buyers are king or kings, but they are missing as one of the P's, in the 4P's. It's prominent and its own "P" in the 9P's of Marketing. 


    The Nine P's/9P's of Marketing help brand managers, companies, firms and business managers to find marketing problems and opportunities and to identify marketing opportunities, solutions, in a number of areas. The utilization of the 9P's of Marketing help, develop and guide a company or a firm's marketing objectives, strategies, tactics and solutions. 


    The Nine P's can be truly insightful, in many ways and in many possible actions. 


    I consult, teach and work as a Marketing, business and Advertising expert using many Marketing concepts and practices, including the Nine P's/9P's of Marketing.


    So what is Marketing? 


    Marketing is a planning and execution process that involves a product or service's attributes, research, distribution, pricing, partnerships/alliances, promotion and more. 


    All of these activities must work together to assure successful marketing practices. 

    Firms, associations and companies with the most effective marketing efforts try to thoroughly understand their customers ("People") and the marketplace. Companies and new product/service development professionals create products and services to meet market needs. These firms and others use marketing research and channels for understanding and communicating to a target market or audience ("People" in the 9P's of Marketing).

    In the study and practice of Marketing, Marketing manager and Brand agents develop objectives, strategies, planning and tactics. 


    The 9P's of Marketing include important components, elements, actions and efforts. 


    Let's start with targeting, "People," one of the nine elements or components. :

    • People 
      • "People" or targeting has almost always been left out of the traditional "Marketing Mix." Almost every diagram includes the four P's with Product, Promotion, Place and Price.
      • Look at new, existing and repeat customers. 
      • Place "consumer" or "People" or "potential buyers" in the middle of a circle. Add the other components in the nine P's. In Marketing, from my education, training, research and analysis plus testimony, there needs to be greater focus on the "Customer," or "People." 
      • "People" or market segments may utilize demographics, geographics, psychographics, behavioral characteristics and technographics, which may be a vital component or components of the 9P's of Marketing. Once a target market is chosen, the organization can develop its marketing strategies to target this market segment.
      • Simply it's about Segmentation and Targeting. Add Positioning and you have STP, as a major first step. 
    • Planning: 
      • It starts with research and researching. This element of planning in the nine P's is a method for achieving an end, and, looking at the eight other parts, can be a detailed formulation of a program of action.
      • Developing and transforming marketing objectives to marketing strategies to tactics, marketing management must make basic decisions on marketing targets (“People”), marketing mix, marketing budgets/expenditures and marketing allocations. 
      • Review dividing the total marketing budget among the various tools in the marketing mix and for the various products, channels, promotion, media and sales areas.
    • Product and Services: 
      • A product (service) is anything that can be offered to a market for attention, acquisition, use or consumption that might satisfy a want or need.
      • The goods and service combination the firm offers to the target market, including variety of product mix, features, branding, designs, packaging, sizes, services, maintenance contracts, warranties and return policies.
    • Place (Distribution): 
      • Offering the right product at the right PLACE, at the right time, at the right price. It's the company’s activities that make the product available, using distribution and trade channels, roles, coverage, assortments, locations, inventory and transportation characteristics and alternatives.  
      • Considering, developing and reviewing store and non-store, e-commerce and “brick and mortar” factors, considerations, objectives, strategies and tactics, including “Partners.” 
    • Price:
      • Simply, all aspects regarding pricing. 
      • “Pricing” is the sum of the values that customers exchange for the benefits of having or using the product or service. 
      • The amount of money a consumer is willing to pay to obtain the product. Pricing includes wholesale/retail/promotional prices, discounts, trade-in allowances, quantity discounts, credit terms, sales and payment periods and credit terms.  
      • Pricing decision making also involves adjusting prices concerning the competitive environment, economic situations and involve buyer perceptions.
    • Promotion: 
      • Eight (8) major, strategic components: The communication elements include personal and non-personal communication activities. 
      • The activities that communicate the merits of the overall product, which include:
        • Personal Selling/ Sales Force: Sales persons: 
          • Listen more than you talk. People who listen more, learn more, plus helps you position your service/product/solution or offering. 
        • Advertising: There's an expression "It is only creative if it sells." I wanted to add "It is only good media spending if it sells." 
        • Sales Promotion
        • Collateral Materials
        • Direct Marketing (also referred to as Action or Direct Response Advertising)
        • Interactive/Internet/Web, Digital Media, Social Media:  
        • Events and Experiences
        • Public Relations/PR
      • Here are some strategic questions under Promotion::
        • Have you noticed that you may watch what you want to watch in programing when you want to watch it and anywhere, any screen?
        • Evaluate the eight elements and your practices and ask is there a better way? 
        • What are your costs in dollars and manpower or person power and ask "Is there a different way or ways?" 
        • Look at different partners? Their costs?
        • To whom should you promote? Under People/Targeting, target audience falls here. 
        • What should you promote?
        • Discounting? Sales? What economic and discount levels should you offer? Look at revenue versus costs. 
        • What form of promotion should you offer? Features?
        • How frequent? Add media planning here. 
    • Partners: 
      • Also referred to as Alliances. Working with others and organizations which take part in an undertaking with another or others, in a business or company with shared risks and profits.
      • With "Partners" and in Marketing, it is vitally important to partner with firms that have similar corporate philosophies, with agreed upon objectives and strategies.
    • Presentation: 
      • The “P” or “Presentation” is the act of presenting, displaying and putting forward any of the different 9P’s© and/or components to your customers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, sales force, marketing intermediaries, clients, employees, partners, and/or others.
      • Look at “real” product and service experiences. 
      • Enabling consumers and “allowing” them to feel the brand. As part of "presentation," I also place “events and experiences” under Promotion. 
      • While traditional marketing is based on target audience impressions/ views/ clicks/ exposure, experimental marketing involves engaging with consumers. 
    • Passion:
      • Those intense, driving or overmastering feelings, emotions in the planning, developing, pricing, promoting, partnering, selling and overall marketing of products or services.

      For more on insights, ideas, concepts and Marketing solutions: Go to londremarketing.com and look under “Articles and Resources” and the 9P’s/Nine P’s ©2007. Specifically you will find them detailed at 9P’s/Nine P’s.

      Or for more fun, marketing strategies/tactics and facts: Go to Marketing Trivia with 40+ stimulating questions and answers at Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC. 

      Friday, August 18, 2017

      Longest TV Promotional Tease In History By ABC: 38 Years In The Making. Solar Eclipse, 1979 and 2017.

      I would put this under promotion in the nine P's of Marketing.

      Here's the longest tease I know of. I found the ABC News Special Report that aired on Monday, February 26, 1979 at 11:00-11:29 a.m. EST as the last total solar eclipse for North America until August 21, 2017. The eclipse swept across the Pacific Northwest as it will on August 21st.

      1979 Eclipse report on ABC.

      Need more business, Marketing or advertising insights? 

      Visit here for examples and insights into Marketing, the nine P's, targeting or "people," promotional and advertising strategies. Plus true, researched marketing insights and advertising trivia.

      For the past 46 years, I have been a Marketing professional, a Forensic Marketing Expert, Marketing and Advertising consultant with Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC plus I teach Marketing, global Marketing and Advertising. 


      Ten years ago, I created and own a copyright for the Marketing concept, the Nine P’s/9 P's of Marketing ©2007, which augments the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place) or, known as the "4P’s" by the American Marketing Association, Neil Borden and Jerome McCarthy in the study and practices of Marketing.


      In the late 60's I was first taught In Marketing that the "customer," or potential purchasers, buyers are king or kings, but they are missing as one of the P's, in the 4P's. It's prominent and its own "P" in the 9P's of Marketing. 


      The Nine P's/9P's of Marketing help brand managers, companies, firms and business managers to find marketing problems and opportunities and to identify marketing opportunities, solutions, in a number of areas. The utilization of the 9P's of Marketing help, develop and guide a company or a firm's marketing objectives, strategies, tactics and solutions. 


      The Nine P's can be truly insightful, in many ways and in many possible actions. 


      I consult, teach and work as a Marketing, business and Advertising expert using many Marketing concepts and practices, including the Nine P's/9P's of Marketing.


      So what is Marketing? It must more than promotion.


      Marketing is a planning and execution process that involves a product or service's attributes, research, distribution, pricing, partnerships/alliances, promotion and more. 


      All of these activities must work together to assure successful marketing practices. 

      Firms, associations and companies with the most effective marketing efforts try to thoroughly understand their customers ("People") and the marketplace. Companies and new product/service development professionals create products and services to meet market needs. These firms and others use marketing research and channels for understanding and communicating to a target market or audience ("People" in the 9P's of Marketing).

      In the study and practice of Marketing, Marketing manager and Brand agents develop objectives, strategies, planning and tactics. 


      The 9P's of Marketing include important components, elements, actions and efforts. 


      Let's start with targeting, "People," one of the nine elements or components. :

      • People 
        • "People" or targeting has almost always been left out of the traditional "Marketing Mix." Almost every diagram includes the four P's with Product, Promotion, Place and Price.
        • Look at new, existing and repeat customers. In this eclipse example, it's TV viewers. 
        • Place "consumer" or "People" or "potential buyers" in the middle of a circle. Add the other components in the nine P's. In Marketing, from my education, training, research and analysis plus testimony, there needs to be greater focus on the "Customer," or "People." 
        • "People" or market segments may utilize demographics, geographics, psychographics, behavioral characteristics and technographics, which may be a vital component or components of the 9P's of Marketing. Once a target market is chosen, the organization can develop its marketing strategies to target this market segment.
        • Simply it's about Segmentation and Targeting. Add Positioning and you have STP, as a major first step. 
      • Planning: 
        • It starts with research and researching. This element of planning in the nine P's is a method for achieving an end, and, looking at the eight other parts, can be a detailed formulation of a program of action.
        • Developing and transforming marketing objectives to marketing strategies to tactics, marketing management must make basic decisions on marketing targets (“People”), marketing mix, marketing budgets/expenditures and marketing allocations. 
        • Review dividing the total marketing budget among the various tools in the marketing mix and for the various products, channels, promotion, media and sales areas.
      • Product and Services: 
        • A product (service) is anything that can be offered to a market for attention, acquisition, use or consumption that might satisfy a want or need.
        • The goods and service combination the firm offers to the target market, including variety of product mix, features, branding, designs, packaging, sizes, services, maintenance contracts, warranties and return policies.
      • Place (Distribution): 
        • Offering the right product at the right PLACE, at the right time, at the right price. It's the company’s activities that make the product available, using distribution and trade channels, roles, coverage, assortments, locations, inventory and transportation characteristics and alternatives.  
        • Considering, developing and reviewing store and non-store, e-commerce and “brick and mortar” factors, considerations, objectives, strategies and tactics, including “Partners.” 
      • Price:
        • Simply, all aspects regarding pricing. 
        • “Pricing” is the sum of the values that customers exchange for the benefits of having or using the product or service. 
        • The amount of money a consumer is willing to pay to obtain the product. Pricing includes wholesale/retail/promotional prices, discounts, trade-in allowances, quantity discounts, credit terms, sales and payment periods and credit terms.  
        • Pricing decision making also involves adjusting prices concerning the competitive environment, economic situations and involve buyer perceptions.
      • Promotion: 
        • Eight (8) major, strategic components: The communication elements include personal and non-personal communication activities. 
        • The activities that communicate the merits of the overall product, which include:
          • Personal Selling/ Sales Force: Sales persons: 
            • Listen more than you talk. People who listen more, learn more, plus helps you position your service/product/solution or offering. 
          • Advertising: There's an expression "It is only creative if it sells." I wanted to add "It is only good media spending if it sells." 
          • Sales Promotion
          • Collateral Materials
          • Direct Marketing (also referred to as Action or Direct Response Advertising)
          • Interactive/Internet/Web, Digital Media, Social Media:  
          • Events and Experiences
          • Public Relations/PR
        • Here are some strategic questions under Promotion::
          • Have you noticed that you may watch what you want to watch in programing when you want to watch it and anywhere, any screen? Much different than 1979. We didn't have many TV stations in Los Angeles, in 1979. I remember KCBS, KNBC, KTLA, KTTV, KCOP, and KABC. 
          • Evaluate the eight elements under Promotion and your practices and ask is there a better way? 
          • What are your costs in dollars and manpower or person power and ask "Is there a different way or ways?" 
          • Look at different partners? Their costs?
          • To whom should you promote? Under People/Targeting, target audience falls here. 
          • What should you promote? The next eclipse?  
          • What form of promotion should you offer? Features?
          • How frequent? Add media planning here. 
      • Partners: 
        • Also referred to as Alliances. Working with others and organizations which take part in an undertaking with another or others, in a business or company with shared risks and profits.
        • With "Partners" and in Marketing, it is vitally important to partner with firms that have similar corporate philosophies, with agreed upon objectives and strategies.
      • Presentation: 
        • The “P” or “Presentation” is the act of presenting, displaying and putting forward any of the different 9P’s© and/or components to your customers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, sales force, marketing intermediaries, clients, employees, partners, and/or others.
        • Look at “real” product and service experiences. 
        • Enabling consumers and “allowing” them to feel the brand. As part of "presentation," I also place “events and experiences” under Promotion. 
        • While traditional marketing is based on target audience impressions/ views/ clicks/ exposure, experimental marketing involves engaging with consumers. 
      • Passion:
        • Those intense, driving or overmastering feelings, emotions in the planning, developing, pricing, promoting, partnering, selling and overall marketing of products or services.
        For more on insights, ideas, concepts and Marketing solutions: Go to londremarketing.com and look under “Articles and Resources” and the 9P’s/Nine P’s ©2007. Specifically you will find them detailed at 9P’s/Nine P’s.

        Or for more fun, marketing strategies/tactics and facts: Go to Marketing Trivia with 40+ stimulating questions and answers at Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC. 

        Thirteen Years in The NFL. Super Bowl Champ. Celebrity. What Does He Do Now, In Retirement. A Way To Get Paid For Promotion?

        Promotion is all around us. 

        If you follow professional football you would know him. He played for New England. He had thirteen years in the NFL. He was a Super Bowl Champ. Kind of a celebrity.

        So how did Vince Wilford announce his retirement?  

        Promoting Kingsford Charcoal. Hey, it's summer. Football is starting.

        Vince Wilfork was a former American football defensive tackle who played 13 seasons in the National Football League and this NFL star chose to announce the news of his retirement with a sponsored tweet and a sixty second spot.

        In the :60 TV spot, Wilfork goes from hitting to grilling. "No more cleats, I'm moving on to smoked meats."

        There are several reasons for the popularity of using celebrities. It helps the spot stand out from the clutter. Plus the continuing growth of  the celebrity culture and our obsession with celebrities, before the season starts and it's summer grillin' time.

        Need more business, Marketing or advertising insights? 

        Visit here for examples and insights into Marketing, the nine P's, targeting or "people," promotional and advertising strategies. Plus true, researched marketing insights and advertising trivia.

        For the past 46 years, I have been a Marketing professional, a Forensic Marketing Expert, Marketing and Advertising consultant with Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC plus I teach Marketing, global Marketing and Advertising. 


        Ten years ago, I created and own a copyright for the Marketing concept, the Nine P’s/9 P's of Marketing ©2007, which augments the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place) or, known as the "4P’s" by the American Marketing Association, Neil Borden and Jerome McCarthy in the study and practices of Marketing.


        In the late 60's I was first taught In Marketing that the "customer," or potential purchasers, buyers are king or kings, but they are missing as one of the P's, in the 4P's. It's prominent and its own "P" in the 9P's of Marketing. 


        The Nine P's/9P's of Marketing help brand managers, companies, firms and business managers to find marketing problems and opportunities and to identify marketing opportunities, solutions, in a number of areas. The utilization of the 9P's of Marketing help, develop and guide a company or a firm's marketing objectives, strategies, tactics and solutions. 


        The Nine P's can be truly insightful, in many ways and in many possible actions. 


        I consult, teach and work as a Marketing, business and Advertising expert using many Marketing concepts and practices, including the Nine P's/9P's of Marketing.


        So what is Marketing? 


        Marketing is a planning and execution process that involves a product or service's attributes, research, distribution, pricing, partnerships/alliances, promotion and more. 


        All of these activities must work together to assure successful marketing practices. 

        Firms, associations and companies with the most effective marketing efforts try to thoroughly understand their customers ("People") and the marketplace. Companies and new product/service development professionals create products and services to meet market needs. These firms and others use marketing research and channels for understanding and communicating to a target market or audience ("People" in the 9P's of Marketing).

        In the study and practice of Marketing, Marketing manager and Brand agents develop objectives, strategies, planning and tactics. 


        The 9P's of Marketing include important components, elements, actions and efforts. 


        Let's start with targeting, "People," one of the nine elements or components. :

        • People 
          • "People" or targeting has almost always been left out of the traditional "Marketing Mix." Almost every diagram includes the four P's with Product, Promotion, Place and Price.
          • Look at new, existing and repeat customers. 
          • Place "consumer" or "People" or "potential buyers" in the middle of a circle. Add the other components in the nine P's. In Marketing, from my education, training, research and analysis plus testimony, there needs to be greater focus on the "Customer," or "People." 
          • "People" or market segments may utilize demographics, geographics, psychographics, behavioral characteristics and technographics, which may be a vital component or components of the 9P's of Marketing. Once a target market is chosen, the organization can develop its marketing strategies to target this market segment.
          • Simply it's about Segmentation and Targeting. Add Positioning and you have STP, as a major first step. 
        • Planning: 
          • It starts with research and researching. This element of planning in the nine P's is a method for achieving an end, and, looking at the eight other parts, can be a detailed formulation of a program of action.
          • Developing and transforming marketing objectives to marketing strategies to tactics, marketing management must make basic decisions on marketing targets (“People”), marketing mix, marketing budgets/expenditures and marketing allocations. 
          • Review dividing the total marketing budget among the various tools in the marketing mix and for the various products, channels, promotion, media and sales areas.
        • Product and Services: 
          • A product (service) is anything that can be offered to a market for attention, acquisition, use or consumption that might satisfy a want or need.
          • The goods and service combination the firm offers to the target market, including variety of product mix, features, branding, designs, packaging, sizes, services, maintenance contracts, warranties and return policies.
        • Place (Distribution): 
          • Offering the right product at the right PLACE, at the right time, at the right price. It's the company’s activities that make the product available, using distribution and trade channels, roles, coverage, assortments, locations, inventory and transportation characteristics and alternatives.  
          • Considering, developing and reviewing store and non-store, e-commerce and “brick and mortar” factors, considerations, objectives, strategies and tactics, including “Partners.” 
        • Price:
          • Simply, all aspects regarding pricing. 
          • “Pricing” is the sum of the values that customers exchange for the benefits of having or using the product or service. 
          • The amount of money a consumer is willing to pay to obtain the product. Pricing includes wholesale/retail/promotional prices, discounts, trade-in allowances, quantity discounts, credit terms, sales and payment periods and credit terms.  
          • Pricing decision making also involves adjusting prices concerning the competitive environment, economic situations and involve buyer perceptions.
        • Promotion: 
          • Eight (8) major, strategic components: The communication elements include personal and non-personal communication activities. 
          • The activities that communicate the merits of the overall product, which include:
            • Personal Selling/ Sales Force: Sales persons: 
              • Listen more than you talk. People who listen more, learn more, plus helps you position your service/product/solution or offering. 
            • Advertising: There's an expression "It is only creative if it sells." I wanted to add "It is only good media spending if it sells." 
            • Sales Promotion
            • Collateral Materials
            • Direct Marketing (also referred to as Action or Direct Response Advertising)
            • Interactive/Internet/Web, Digital Media, Social Media:  
            • Events and Experiences
            • Public Relations/PR
          • Here are some strategic questions under Promotion::
            • Have you noticed that you may watch what you want to watch in programing when you want to watch it and anywhere, any screen?
            • Evaluate the eight elements and your practices and ask is there a better way? 
            • What are your costs in dollars and manpower or person power and ask "Is there a different way or ways?" 
            • Look at different partners? Their costs?
            • To whom should you promote? Under People/Targeting, target audience falls here. 
            • What should you promote?
            • Discounting? Sales? What economic and discount levels should you offer? Look at revenue versus costs. 
            • What form of promotion should you offer? Features?
            • How frequent? Add media planning here. 
        • Partners: 
          • Also referred to as Alliances. Working with others and organizations which take part in an undertaking with another or others, in a business or company with shared risks and profits.
          • With "Partners" and in Marketing, it is vitally important to partner with firms that have similar corporate philosophies, with agreed upon objectives and strategies.
        • Presentation: 
          • The “P” or “Presentation” is the act of presenting, displaying and putting forward any of the different 9P’s© and/or components to your customers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, sales force, marketing intermediaries, clients, employees, partners, and/or others.
          • Look at “real” product and service experiences. 
          • Enabling consumers and “allowing” them to feel the brand. As part of "presentation," I also place “events and experiences” under Promotion. 
          • While traditional marketing is based on target audience impressions/ views/ clicks/ exposure, experimental marketing involves engaging with consumers. 
        • Passion:
          • Those intense, driving or overmastering feelings, emotions in the planning, developing, pricing, promoting, partnering, selling and overall marketing of products or services.

          For more on insights, ideas, concepts and Marketing solutions: Go to londremarketing.com and look under “Articles and Resources” and the 9P’s/Nine P’s ©2007. Specifically you will find them detailed at 9P’s/Nine P’s.

          Or for more fun, marketing strategies/tactics and facts: Go to Marketing Trivia with 40+ stimulating questions and answers at Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC. 

          Thursday, August 17, 2017

          Digital, Walmart And Partners, Under The Nine P's Of Marketing

          An example of "Partners” or "Partners"under the 9P’s of Marketing, Walmart is increasing their digital advertising, just like their instore promotion.

          Walmart has been ramping and increasing their digital advertising, along with overall Promotion. 

          They are using third-party banner ads. The banners were in the past their own private label and their own brands and products.
          Walmart combines their digital advertising and in-store promotion to their “partners” in targeted displays, native advertising and overall promotion.

          Need more business, Marketing or advertising insights? 

          Visit here for examples and insights into Marketing, the nine P's, targeting or "people," promotional and advertising strategies. Plus true, researched marketing insights and advertising trivia.

          For the past 46 years, I have been a Marketing professional, a Forensic Marketing Expert, Marketing and Advertising consultant with Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC plus I teach Marketing, global Marketing and Advertising. 


          Ten years ago, I created and own a copyright for the Marketing concept, the Nine P’s/9 P's of Marketing ©2007, which augments the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place) or, known as the "4P’s" by the American Marketing Association, Neil Borden and Jerome McCarthy in the study and practices of Marketing.


          In the late 60's I was first taught In Marketing that the "customer," or potential purchasers, buyers are king or kings, but they are missing as one of the P's, in the 4P's. It's prominent and its own "P" in the 9P's of Marketing. 


          The Nine P's/9P's of Marketing help brand managers, companies, firms and business managers to find marketing problems and opportunities and to identify marketing opportunities, solutions, in a number of areas. The utilization of the 9P's of Marketing help, develop and guide a company or a firm's marketing objectives, strategies, tactics and solutions. 


          The Nine P's can be truly insightful, in many ways and in many possible actions. 


          I consult, teach and work as a Marketing, business and Advertising expert using many Marketing concepts and practices, including the Nine P's/9P's of Marketing.


          So what is Marketing? 


          Marketing is a planning and execution process that involves a product or service's attributes, research, distribution, pricing, partnerships/alliances, promotion and more. 


          All of these activities must work together to assure successful marketing practices. 

          Firms, associations and companies with the most effective marketing efforts try to thoroughly understand their customers ("People") and the marketplace. Companies and new product/service development professionals create products and services to meet market needs. These firms and others use marketing research and channels for understanding and communicating to a target market or audience ("People" in the 9P's of Marketing).

          In the study and practice of Marketing, Marketing manager and Brand agents develop objectives, strategies, planning and tactics. 


          The 9P's of Marketing include important components, elements, actions and efforts. 


          Let's start with targeting, "People," one of the nine elements or components. :

          • People 
            • "People" or targeting has almost always been left out of the traditional "Marketing Mix." Almost every diagram includes the four P's with Product, Promotion, Place and Price.
            • Look at new, existing and repeat customers. 
            • Place "consumer" or "People" or "potential buyers" in the middle of a circle. Add the other components in the nine P's. In Marketing, from my education, training, research and analysis plus testimony, there needs to be greater focus on the "Customer," or "People." 
            • "People" or market segments may utilize demographics, geographics, psychographics, behavioral characteristics and technographics, which may be a vital component or components of the 9P's of Marketing. Once a target market is chosen, the organization can develop its marketing strategies to target this market segment.
            • Simply it's about Segmentation and Targeting. Add Positioning and you have STP, as a major first step. 
          • Planning: 
            • It starts with research and researching. This element of planning in the nine P's is a method for achieving an end, and, looking at the eight other parts, can be a detailed formulation of a program of action.
            • Developing and transforming marketing objectives to marketing strategies to tactics, marketing management must make basic decisions on marketing targets (“People”), marketing mix, marketing budgets/expenditures and marketing allocations. 
            • Review dividing the total marketing budget among the various tools in the marketing mix and for the various products, channels, promotion, media and sales areas.
          • Product and Services: 
            • A product (service) is anything that can be offered to a market for attention, acquisition, use or consumption that might satisfy a want or need.
            • The goods and service combination the firm offers to the target market, including variety of product mix, features, branding, designs, packaging, sizes, services, maintenance contracts, warranties and return policies.
          • Place (Distribution): 
            • Offering the right product at the right PLACE, at the right time, at the right price. It's the company’s activities that make the product available, using distribution and trade channels, roles, coverage, assortments, locations, inventory and transportation characteristics and alternatives.  
            • Considering, developing and reviewing store and non-store, e-commerce and “brick and mortar” factors, considerations, objectives, strategies and tactics, including “Partners.” 
          • Price:
            • Simply, all aspects regarding pricing. 
            • “Pricing” is the sum of the values that customers exchange for the benefits of having or using the product or service. 
            • The amount of money a consumer is willing to pay to obtain the product. Pricing includes wholesale/retail/promotional prices, discounts, trade-in allowances, quantity discounts, credit terms, sales and payment periods and credit terms.  
            • Pricing decision making also involves adjusting prices concerning the competitive environment, economic situations and involve buyer perceptions.
          • Promotion: 
            • Eight (8) major, strategic components: The communication elements include personal and non-personal communication activities. 
            • The activities that communicate the merits of the overall product, which include:
              • Personal Selling/ Sales Force: Sales persons: 
                • Listen more than you talk. People who listen more, learn more, plus helps you position your service/product/solution or offering. 
              • Advertising: There's an expression "It is only creative if it sells." I wanted to add "It is only good media spending if it sells." 
              • Sales Promotion
              • Collateral Materials
              • Direct Marketing (also referred to as Action or Direct Response Advertising)
              • Interactive/Internet/Web, Digital Media, Social Media:  
              • Events and Experiences
              • Public Relations/PR
            • Here are some strategic questions under Promotion::
              • Have you noticed that you may watch what you want to watch in programing when you want to watch it and anywhere, any screen?
              • Evaluate the eight elements and your practices and ask is there a better way? 
              • What are your costs in dollars and manpower or person power and ask "Is there a different way or ways?" 
              • Look at different partners? Their costs?
              • To whom should you promote? Under People/Targeting, target audience falls here. 
              • What should you promote?
              • Discounting? Sales? What economic and discount levels should you offer? Look at revenue versus costs. 
              • What form of promotion should you offer? Features?
              • How frequent? Add media planning here. 
          • Partners: 
            • Also referred to as Alliances. Working with others and organizations which take part in an undertaking with another or others, in a business or company with shared risks and profits.
            • With "Partners" and in Marketing, it is vitally important to partner with firms that have similar corporate philosophies, with agreed upon objectives and strategies.
          • Presentation: 
            • The “P” or “Presentation” is the act of presenting, displaying and putting forward any of the different 9P’s© and/or components to your customers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, sales force, marketing intermediaries, clients, employees, partners, and/or others.
            • Look at “real” product and service experiences. 
            • Enabling consumers and “allowing” them to feel the brand. As part of "presentation," I also place “events and experiences” under Promotion. 
            • While traditional marketing is based on target audience impressions/ views/ clicks/ exposure, experimental marketing involves engaging with consumers. 
          • Passion:
            • Those intense, driving or overmastering feelings, emotions in the planning, developing, pricing, promoting, partnering, selling and overall marketing of products or services.

            For more on insights, ideas, concepts and Marketing solutions: Go to londremarketing.com and look under “Articles and Resources” and the 9P’s/Nine P’s ©2007. Specifically you will find them detailed at 9P’s/Nine P’s.

            Or for more fun, marketing strategies/tactics and facts: Go to Marketing Trivia with 40+ stimulating questions and answers at Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC.