Friday, March 05, 2021

A Longer NFL Season. A Later Super Bowl LVI?

The NFL season could be seventeen (17) games, played over eighteen (18) weeks, instead of sixteen (16) games and making the whole season longer if the players and the owners agree.

That would impact Marketing planning and product.

A proposed date for the Super Bowl LVI is February 13th. It was February 6th this year. For 2022, it's scheduled for Sunday, February 7th now in Los Angeles or Inglewood, CA.

Why is that important? Well it will impact Valentine's Day weekend, or Monday February 14th.

Super Bowl LVI on February 13, 2022 would be the latest that any Super Bowl has been played.

Currently February 7th is the latest the game has been played.

The first Super Bowl, which was called the “AFL-NFL World Championship Game” was held on January 15, 1967. 

Almost a month less. 

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I am a senior Forensic Marketing Expert, Advertising/Marketing consultant with Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC plus I teach Marketing and Advertising. I own a copyright for this concept, the Nine P’s/9 P's ©2007, which augments the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place) or the 4P’s by the American Marketing Association, Neil Borden and Jerome McCarthy in the study and practices of Marketing.

The Nine P's/9P's help identify marketing problems in a number of areas and help develop marketing’s objectives, strategies, tactics and solutions.  The Nine P's are insightful. In Marketing. the "Customer," or potential customers are king, but are missing in the 4P's. There needs to be more focus on the "Customer," or "People." "People," market segments utilizing demographics, geographics, psychographics, behavioral characteristics and technographics are a vital component of the 9P's.


I consult and teach using the concepts and practices of the Nine P's/9P's of Marketing.


In the study and practice of Marketing, Marketing and Brand Managers develop plans, strategies and tactics. The Nine P’s include these important components:

  • People (Segmentation and Targeting)
    • NFL fans. Advertisers. Networks.
    • Look and analyze potential, new, existing and repeat customers and users. 
    • Look at at your customer and/or potential user. Do you understand the potential customers purchase and usage touchpoints, their habits and how they engage with your brand? Competing for their attention? 
    • "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.
    • Place "consumer" or "People" or "potential buyers" in the middle of a circle. Find information or data on them. 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 buyer, "customer," or "People," in both planning ad implementation.
    • To understand your "People" or market segments, it may utilize many characteristics, including demographics (such as age, family size, family life cycle, gender, income, occupation, education, religion, race, culture, generation, nationality, and social class), geographicspsychographics (buyers are on basis of psychological/personality traits, lifecycle, values), behavioral characteristics (needs and benefits, decision roles, user and usage-related variables, occasions, user status, usage rate buyer-readiness stage, loyalty status, attitude and multiple bases) and technographics (potential buyers may or may not have the software and computer skills. Think employees here too, 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 a market segment or marketing segments.
    • Simply it's about Segmentation and Targeting. Add Positioning and you have STP, as a major first step. 
  • Product and Services
    • The NFL is a "product." 
    • It's 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.
    • 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.
  • Place (Distribution)
  • Price
  • Planning
  • Promotion: 
    • There are eight (8) major, strategic components or communication elements which are personal and non-personal communication activities. 
    • The activities that communicate the merits of the overall product 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 the product or service 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 comments and questions under Promotion:
      • What should you promote? Strategic copy points. Another game. What about preseason? 
      • To whom should you target and promote? Under "People/"Targeting, target market, audience with media falls here. Fans? Networks? Advertisers? 
      • Evaluate the eight different elements under Promotion and your brand's practices. That affects media planning.
      • Ask is there a better way? A different promotional mix. There has to be a better way. 
      • What are your costs in dollars and manpower or person power? Ask "Is there a different way or ways to budget?" 
      • Look at different strategic partners? Their costs?
      • You can differentiate with price. Discounting? Special sales? What economic and discount levels should you offer? Look at revenue versus costs. 
      • What form or combination of promotion should you offer? Features?
      • How frequent? Add media planning here. 
  • Partners
  • Presentation
  • Passion
For more on 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 54 stimulating questions and answers at Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC. Here to help. All the best.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Bucking Trends And Other Firm's Actions? Under One Of The Nine P's "People," Google Will Move To Eliminate Behavioral Ad Tracking

While bucking the trends and actions by many Adtech suppliers or partners (another of my 9P's), Google will be focusing on its own "privacy" efforts.

Under my nine P's of Marketing, one of them is "People." It has several elements or characteristics in determining your target market. These elements include demographics, geographics, behavioral, psychographics and technographics. 


It's interesting that Google announced that they will drop 
behavioral ad tracking


Advertisers will still be able to use their first-party information and run targeted ads on non-Google sites.

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I am a senior Forensic Marketing Expert, Advertising/Marketing consultant with Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC plus I teach Marketing and Advertising. I own a copyright for this concept, the Nine P’s/9 P's ©2007, which augments the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place) or the 4P’s by the American Marketing Association, Neil Borden and Jerome McCarthy in the study and practices of Marketing.


The Nine P's/9P's help identify marketing problems in a number of areas and help develop marketing’s objectives, strategies, tactics and solutions.  The Nine P's are insightful. In Marketing. the "Customer," or potential customers are king, but are missing in the 4P's. There needs to be more focus on the "Customer," or "People." "People," market segments utilizing demographics, geographics, psychographics, behavioral characteristics and technographics are a vital component of the 9P's.


I consult and teach using the concepts and practices of the Nine P's/9P's of Marketing.


In the study and practice of Marketing, Marketing and Brand Managers develop plans, strategies and tactics. The Nine P’s include these important components:

  • People (Segmentation and Targeting)
    • Look and analyze potential, new, existing and repeat customers and users. 
    • Look at at your customer and/or potential user. Do you understand the potential customers purchase and usage touchpoints, their habits and how they engage with your brand? Competing for their attention? 
    • "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.
    • Place "consumer" or "People" or "potential buyers" in the middle of a circle. Find information or data on them. 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 buyer, "customer," or "People," in both planning ad implementation.
    • To understand your "People" or market segments, it may utilize many characteristics, including demographics (such as age, family size, family life cycle, gender, income, occupation, education, religion, race, culture, generation, nationality, and social class), geographicspsychographics (buyers are on basis of psychological/personality traits, lifecycle, values), behavioral characteristics (needs and benefits, decision roles, user and usage-related variables, occasions, user status, usage rate buyer-readiness stage, loyalty status, attitude and multiple bases) and technographics (potential buyers may or may not have the software and computer skills. Think employees here too, 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 a market segment or marketing segments.
    • Simply it's about Segmentation and Targeting. Add Positioning and you have STP, as a major first step. 
  • Product and Services
  • The top Heath and Beauty (H&B) companies are: L'Oréal, Gillette, Nivea, Estée Lauder and Clinique. 
    • It's 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.
    • 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.
  • Place (Distribution)
  • Price
  • Planning
  • Promotion: 
    • There are eight (8) major, strategic components or communication elements which are personal and non-personal communication activities. 
    • The activities that communicate the merits of the overall product 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 the product or service 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 comments and questions under Promotion:
      • What should you promote? Strategic copy points.
      • To whom should you target and promote? Under "People/"Targeting, target market, audience with media falls here.
      • Evaluate the eight different elements under Promotion and your brand's practices. That affects media planning.
      • Ask is there a better way? A different promotional mix. There has to be a better way. 
      • What are your costs in dollars and manpower or person power? Ask "Is there a different way or ways to budget?" 
      • Look at different strategic partners? Their costs?
      • You can differentiate with price. Discounting? Special sales? What economic and discount levels should you offer? Look at revenue versus costs. 
      • What form or combination of promotion should you offer? Features?
      • How frequent? Add media planning here. 
  • Partners
  • Presentation
  • Passion
For more on 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 54 stimulating questions and answers at Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC. Here to help. All the best.

Here's A Story. Newspapers Sell Coverage: What's A Way To Differentiate?

How can newspapers differentiate themselves?

It's not about advertising rates. Now it will be about donations. They've got lower advertising rates, and that's the lifeblood of a newspaper, is advertising, but because of fewer readers and circulation less revenue is coming in.

A couple of examples of something new. 

The new Baltimore Sun and news organization will be a non profit after 184 years. To stay in business they will be accepting tax-deductible charitable donations.

They are not the first. The IRS approved The Philadelphia Inquirer approximately five years ago. The Salt Lake Tribune also became a public charity.

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I am a senior Forensic Marketing Expert, Advertising/Marketing consultant with Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC plus I teach Marketing and Advertising. I own a copyright for this concept, the Nine P’s/9 P's ©2007, which augments the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place) or the 4P’s by the American Marketing Association, Neil Borden and Jerome McCarthy in the study and practices of Marketing.

The Nine P's/9P's help identify marketing problems in a number of areas and help develop marketing’s objectives, strategies, tactics and solutions.  The Nine P's are insightful. In Marketing. the "Customer," or potential customers are king, but are missing in the 4P's. There needs to be more focus on the "Customer," or "People." "People," market segments utilizing demographics, geographics, psychographics, behavioral characteristics and technographics are a vital component of the 9P's.


I consult and teach using the concepts and practices of the Nine P's/9P's of Marketing.


In the study and practice of Marketing, Marketing and Brand Managers develop plans, strategies and tactics. The Nine P’s include these important components:

  • People (Segmentation and Targeting)
    • Look and analyze potential, new, existing and repeat customers and users. 
    • Look at at your customer and/or potential user. Do you understand the potential customers purchase and usage touchpoints, their habits and how they engage with your brand? Competing for their attention? 
    • "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.
    • Place "consumer" or "People" or "potential buyers" in the middle of a circle. Find information or data on them. 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 buyer, "customer," or "People," in both planning ad implementation.
    • To understand your "People" or market segments, it may utilize many characteristics, including demographics (such as age, family size, family life cycle, gender, income, occupation, education, religion, race, culture, generation, nationality, and social class), geographicspsychographics (buyers are on basis of psychological/personality traits, lifecycle, values), behavioral characteristics (needs and benefits, decision roles, user and usage-related variables, occasions, user status, usage rate buyer-readiness stage, loyalty status, attitude and multiple bases) and technographics (potential buyers may or may not have the software and computer skills. Think employees here too, 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 a market segment or marketing segments.
    • Simply it's about Segmentation and Targeting. Add Positioning and you have STP, as a major first step. 
  • Product and Services
  • The top Heath and Beauty (H&B) companies are: L'Oréal, Gillette, Nivea, Estée Lauder and Clinique. 
    • It's 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.
    • 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.
  • Place (Distribution)
  • Price
  • Planning
  • Promotion: 
    • There are eight (8) major, strategic components or communication elements which are personal and non-personal communication activities. 
    • The activities that communicate the merits of the overall product 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 the product or service 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 comments and questions under Promotion:
      • What should you promote? Strategic copy points.
      • To whom should you target and promote? Under "People/"Targeting, target market, audience with media falls here.
      • Evaluate the eight different elements under Promotion and your brand's practices. That affects media planning.
      • Ask is there a better way? A different promotional mix. There has to be a better way. 
      • What are your costs in dollars and manpower or person power? Ask "Is there a different way or ways to budget?" 
      • Look at different strategic partners? Their costs?
      • You can differentiate with price. Discounting? Special sales? What economic and discount levels should you offer? Look at revenue versus costs. 
      • What form or combination of promotion should you offer? Features?
      • How frequent? Add media planning here. 
  • Partners
  • Presentation
  • Passion
For more on 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 54 stimulating questions and answers at Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC. Here to help. All the best.



Tuesday, March 02, 2021

What To Do With Johnson & Johnson, J&J's One Dose With Lower Effectiveness Rate? Targeting Or Look At "People," under The 9P's Of Marketing?

No, not all Covid-19 vaccines are created equal. That's a given. With their two doses, it's been reported that Pfizer and Moderna are similar, at around 94-95% effectiveness.

Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine was found to be 94% effective in the "real" world, with a huge study which involved 1.2 million people in Israel.

J&J isn't as effective. 

I watched the president of J&J on The Today Show this morning.

The overall global efficacy of (J&J) Janssen's vaccine was 66% against moderate to severe illness. He added it was a different time and with different populations. The results came back with 85% effectiveness against severe disease, in the trials, 100% effective at preventing death.

Looking at Marketing Planning, under the 9P's, they could target teens and high schoolers. That would be a different way of looking at targeting and "People."

So, of course, not. Not all "Products" are created equal, but we are in a pandemic and need to look at things differently.

I break out the 9P's of Marketing with "Planning;" "Product;" "Place," or distribution strategies; "Price;" "Partners; "Promotion," including selling; "Passion;" "Presentation;" targeting or "People."

Dr. Cody Meissner, division chief of pediatric infectious disease at Tufts University, School of Medicine said:

  • "It's important that people do not think that one vaccine is better than another." But look at effectiveness? The are different and they perform differently. Even the number of shots. 

There are now three vaccines. All three vaccines the J&J vaccine joins the ones from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.

The first two, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, have two doses. 

The new J&J has one dose. That's an advantage. But the J&J has lower effectiveness.

Under "Place" of distribution in my 9P's, doctors say "get what you can get." True but why not target different age groups, and parts of the country? 

Visit here for more insights and true Marketing and Advertising Trivia.

I am a senior Forensic Marketing Expert, Advertising/Marketing consultant with Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC plus I teach Marketing and Advertising. I own a copyright for this concept, the Nine P’s/9 P's ©2007, which augments the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place) or the 4P’s by the American Marketing Association, Neil Borden and Jerome McCarthy in the study and practices of Marketing.

The Nine P's/9P's help identify marketing problems in a number of areas and help develop marketing’s objectives, strategies, tactics and solutions.  The Nine P's are insightful. In Marketing. the "Customer," or potential customers are king, but are missing in the 4P's. There needs to be more focus on the "Customer," or "People." "People," market segments utilizing demographics, geographics, psychographics, behavioral characteristics and technographics are a vital component of the 9P's.


I consult and teach using the concepts and practices of the Nine P's/9P's of Marketing.


In the study and practice of Marketing, Marketing and Brand Managers develop plans, strategies and tactics. The Nine P’s include these important components:

  • People (Segmentation and Targeting)
    • Place "consumer" or "People" or "potential buyers" in the middle of a circle. Find information or data on them. 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 buyer, "customer," or "People," in both planning ad implementation.
    • To understand your "People" or market segments, it may utilize many characteristics, including demographics (such as age, family size, family life cycle, gender, income, occupation, education, religion, race, culture, generation, nationality, and social class), geographicspsychographics (buyers are on basis of psychological/personality traits, lifecycle, values), behavioral characteristics (needs and benefits, decision roles, user and usage-related variables, occasions, user status, usage rate buyer-readiness stage, loyalty status, attitude and multiple bases) and technographics (potential buyers may or may not have the software and computer skills. Think employees here too, 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 a market segment or marketing segments.
    • Simply it's about Segmentation and Targeting. Add Positioning and you have STP, as a major first step. 
  • Product and Services
    • Just as these "Products" from J&J, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. These vaccines are differentiated. One way look at efficacy.
    • It's 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.
    • 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.
  • Place (Distribution)
  • Price
  • Planning
  • Promotion: 
    • There are eight (8) major, strategic components or communication elements which are personal and non-personal communication activities. 
    • The activities that communicate the merits of the overall product 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 the product or service 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 comments and questions under Promotion:
      • Make the websites and obtaining appointments easier. Way too hard. 
      • What should you promote? Strategic copy points.
      • To whom should you target and promote? Under "People/"Targeting, target market, audience with media falls here.
      • Evaluate the eight different elements under Promotion and your brand's practices. That affects media planning.
      • Ask is there a better way? A different promotional mix. There has to be a better way. 
      • What are your costs in dollars and manpower or person power? Ask "Is there a different way or ways to budget?" 
      • Look at different strategic partners? Their costs?
      • You can differentiate with price. Discounting? Special sales? What economic and discount levels should you offer? Look at revenue versus costs. 
      • What form or combination of promotion should you offer? Features?
      • How frequent? Add media planning here. 
  • Partners
  • Presentation
  • Passion

For more on 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 54 stimulating questions and answers at Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC. Here to help. All the best.

Monday, March 01, 2021

Where Marketing, Science, Vaccinations And Politics Come Together? Higher Rates?

 Of course, the rates can get higher. Stop the miscommunications. Make it easier. My second dose took three hours and forty minutes at Kedren Community,  southeast of USC. Wasn't simple or easy there. Plenty of disfunction from the day of my first shot to 28 days later. Even wrote letter to the board and to doctors at Kedren, with little response. 

They could make a lot of changes. All along the pipeline. Schedule second appointments the day of the first dose. 

Make the websites easier to find, read and make appointments. Fill in the boxes without manually doing it each time on the vaccination websites. 

Unfortunately there are too many factions. Here's where politics, "people" (citizens and non-citizens), Marketing and medicine meet. 

So, why does Israel have higher vaccination rates than the US and which some are calling the world's most successful and fastest rollout of vaccinations?  Already half of Israel's population has been vaccinated. 

Since vaccine distribution began in the U.S. on December 14th, more than 68 million doses have been administered, reaching 13.9% of the total U.S. according to CDC, as of February 21st.

We are now in the US administering over 1.5 million shots a day. 

Obviously Israel is a smaller country, right, but they are using incentives or "promotion," under the nine P's of marketing.

If you get a shot they may give the citizen a free drink at a bar. They are using free passes, named "green passes," to go to sporting events, gyms, swimming pools and concerts. They are using videos and other promotional activities. 

We could look at the nine P's. Create better touchpoints and distribution. Add incentives. Do research ("Planning under the 9P's) on the miscommunication and correct it. 

Visit here for more insights and true Marketing and Advertising Trivia.

I am a senior Forensic Marketing Expert, Advertising/Marketing consultant with Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC plus I teach Marketing and Advertising. I own a copyright for this concept, the Nine P’s/9 P's ©2007, which augments the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place) or the 4P’s by the American Marketing Association, Neil Borden and Jerome McCarthy in the study and practices of Marketing.

The Nine P's/9P's help identify marketing problems in a number of areas and help develop marketing’s objectives, strategies, tactics and solutions.  The Nine P's are insightful. In Marketing. the "Customer," or potential customers are king, but are missing in the 4P's. There needs to be more focus on the "Customer," or "People." "People," market segments utilizing demographics, geographics, psychographics, behavioral characteristics and technographics are a vital component of the 9P's.

I consult and teach using the concepts and practices of the Nine P's/9P's of Marketing.


In the study and practice of Marketing, Marketing and Brand Managers develop plans, strategies and tactics. The Nine P’s include these important components:

  • People (Segmentation and Targeting)
    • There are many issues about privacy in increasing the inoculation rates, in any country.   
    • They will need to look and analyze potential, new, existing and repeat (second doses) customers and users. 
    • Look at at your customer and/or potential user. Do you understand the potential customers purchase and usage touchpoints, their habits and how they engage with your brand? It's a life and death issue but we need to look at a bunch of factors competing for their attention? 
    • "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.
    • Place "consumer" or "People" or "potential buyers" in the middle of a circle. Find information or data on them. 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 buyer, "customer," or "People," in both planning ad implementation.
    • For Israel they have lower rates for ultra-Orthodox Jews, younger Israelis and Arab citizens. To understand your "People" or market segments, it may utilize many characteristics, including demographics (such as age, family size, family life cycle, gender, income, occupation, education, religion, race, culture, generation, nationality, and social class), geographicspsychographics (buyers are on basis of psychological/personality traits, lifecycle, values), behavioral characteristics (needs and benefits, decision roles, user and usage-related variables, occasions, user status, usage rate buyer-readiness stage, loyalty status, attitude and multiple bases) and technographics (potential buyers may or may not have the software and computer skills. Think employees here too, 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 a market segment or marketing segments.
    • Simply it's about Segmentation and Targeting. Add Positioning and you have STP, as a major first step. 
  • Product and Services
    • Products can include the vaccines. In marketing, it's 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. For Covid-19 we have a new producer in J&J, but also Moderna, Pfizer with BioNTech.
    • 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.
  • Place (Distribution)
  • Price
  • Planning
  • Promotion: 
    • There are eight (8) major, strategic components or communication elements which are personal and non-personal communication activities. 
    • The activities that communicate the merits of the overall product 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 the product or service 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 comments and questions under Promotion:
      • What should you promote? Strategic copy points. Availability. Making it easier to schedule an appointment. Please better websites and landing pages. 
      • To whom should you target and promote?  They are looking for the ones who haven't been vaccinated. Maybe avoiding on religious reasons? Misinformation?  Misinformation. Under "People/"Targeting, target market, audience with media falls here.
      • Evaluate the eight different elements under Promotion and your brand's practices. That affects media planning.
      • Ask is there a better way? A different promotional mix. There has to be a better way. 
      • What are your costs in dollars and manpower or person power? Ask "Is there a different way or ways to budget?" 
      • Look at different strategic partners? Their costs? 
  • Partners
  • Presentation
  • Passion

For more on 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 54 stimulating questions and answers at Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC. Here to help. All the best.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Is Sugar Free And Reduced Sugar Soft Drinks Affecting New Product Development?

 In a word, "Yes."

I teach a target market is a particular group of consumers (or a part of "People" in my 9P's) is at which a product or service is aimed. 

A product focusing on a specific target market contrasts sharply with one following the marketing strategy of mass marketing.  In our analysis and thinking, a target audience would be a media term; target market is a marketing term.

Another term used is “personas.” These are fictional characters or potential users which you create based upon your research in order to represent the different user types that might use your service, product, site or brand in a similar way.  Creating personas will help you to understand your users' needs, experiences, behaviors and goals.

Defining a target market or persona requires market segmentation; the process of segmenting the entire market as a whole and separating it into manageable units based on:

  • Demographics: Demographic market segmentation is looking at the potential or actual buyer’s age, family size, race, occupation, generation, religion, gender, family lifecycle, ethnicity, nationality, income, education, social class. Demographics may be segmented into several markets to help an organization target its consumers more effectively.
  • No as relevant with sodas. Technographics or technographical characteristics. Understanding your potential consumer. Remember, in the back of your mind, that the reason technology is phenomenal is because it displaces years, or centuries, of previous technology. Consumers may or may not have the skills. Think employees here too. The reason technology skills are transitory is because they will almost certainly be displaced, too. 
  • Geographics or Geographic segmentation could be nation, country, region, city, density, climate.  
  • Psychographics is the science of dividing into groups on psychological /personality traits, lifestyle, or values. People in the same demographic groups may be very different in their psychological profiles. 
Here's where sugar or reduced sugar comes in Behavioral segmentation. Marketers divide buyers into groups on the basis of knowledge of, attitude, use of or response to a product or service.  User status could include occasions, nonusers, ex-users, readiness to buy and loyalty status. Could be enthusiast, traditionalist, or overwhelmed just to name three.

Segmentation is an important Marketing concept; the market segmentation process includes:

Targeting these segments in the market based on those characteristics, and affect new product development.

Researchers check to see whether any of these market segments are large enough to support the organization's product. 

From the major manufacturers to startups, companies have found from their “People” research, from users and nonusers, that sugar is no longer where it's at. It’s dominating research studies and new product development. There are changes in consumer demand and with government-imposed soda taxes, it seems like dozens of companies are looking at sugar-free options.

Visit here for more insights and true Marketing and Advertising Trivia.

I am a senior Forensic Marketing Expert, Advertising/Marketing consultant with Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC plus I teach Marketing and Advertising. I own a copyright for this concept, the Nine P’s/9 P's ©2007, which augments the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place) or the 4P’s by the American Marketing Association, Neil Borden and Jerome McCarthy in the study and practices of Marketing.

The Nine P's/9P's help identify marketing problems in a number of areas and help develop marketing’s objectives, strategies, tactics and solutions.  The Nine P's are insightful. In Marketing. the "Customer," or potential customers are king, but are missing in the 4P's. There needs to be more focus on the "Customer," or "People." "People," market segments utilizing demographics, geographics, psychographics, behavioral characteristics and technographics are a vital component of the 9P's.


I consult and teach using the concepts and practices of the Nine P's/9P's of Marketing.


In the study and practice of Marketing, Marketing and Brand Managers develop plans, strategies and tactics. The Nine P’s include these important components:

  • People (Segmentation and Targeting)
    • Look and analyze potential, new, existing and repeat customers and users. 
    • Look at at your customer and/or potential user. Do you understand the potential customers purchase and usage touchpoints, their habits and how they engage with your brand? Competing for their attention? 
    • "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.
    • Place "consumer" or "People" or "potential buyers" in the middle of a circle. Find information or data on them. 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 buyer, "customer," or "People," in both planning ad implementation.
    • To understand your "People" or market segments, it may utilize many characteristics, including demographics (such as age, family size, family life cycle, gender, income, occupation, education, religion, race, culture, generation, nationality, and social class), geographicspsychographics (buyers are on basis of psychological/personality traits, lifecycle, values), behavioral characteristics (needs and benefits, decision roles, user and usage-related variables, occasions, user status, usage rate buyer-readiness stage, loyalty status, attitude and multiple bases) and technographics (potential buyers may or may not have the software and computer skills. Think employees here too, 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 a market segment or marketing segments.
    • Simply it's about Segmentation and Targeting. Add Positioning and you have STP, as a major first step. 
  • Product and Services
    • It's 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.
    • 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.
  • Place (Distribution)
  • Price
  • Planning
  • Promotion: 
    • There are eight (8) major, strategic components or communication elements which are personal and non-personal communication activities. 
    • The activities that communicate the merits of the overall product 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 the product or service 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 comments and questions under Promotion:
      • What should you promote? Strategic copy points. Reduced sugar for soft drinks? 
      • To whom should you target and promote? Under "People/"Targeting, target market, audience with media falls here.
      • Evaluate the eight different elements under Promotion and your brand's practices. That affects media planning.
      • Ask is there a better way? A different promotional mix. There has to be a better way. 
      • What are your costs in dollars and manpower or person power? Ask "Is there a different way or ways to budget?" 
      • Look at different strategic partners? Their costs?
      • You can discount beverages. You can differentiate with price. Discounting? Special sales? What economic and discount levels should you offer? Look at revenue versus costs. 
      • What form or combination of promotion should you offer? Features?
      • How frequent? Add media planning here. 
  • Partners
  • Presentation
  • Passion

For more on 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 54 stimulating questions and answers at Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC. Here to help. All the best.


Saturday, February 27, 2021

How We See Ourselves Is Different And The 9P’s Of Marketing?

How we see us or ourselves has an impact in the products we buy in health and beauty categories. Also the potential to ask for of plastic surgery.  

Ever look at yourself in a photo and in the mirror?

We look different. Why?

We control the angle when we look in the narrow.  We have full and total control. Plus we can light the look in the bedroom and bathroom differently. We react to a mirror but usually more so in a photo. You never say “cheese.” Or smile in a mirror. But for sure in a photograph.

We can  tweak our facial expressions and correct our posture and expressions for a more satisfying appearance in the mirror. Timing could be off for a photo or selfie. .

Now with a photographs, we view and see ourselves only after the photo is taken.


One more our faces seem to be the wrong way, remember the image is reversed.
 

Visit here for more insights and true Marketing and Advertising Trivia.

I am a senior Forensic Marketing Expert, Advertising/Marketing consultant with Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC plus I teach Marketing and Advertising. I own a copyright for this concept, the Nine P’s/9 P's ©2007, which augments the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place) or the 4P’s by the American Marketing Association, Neil Borden and Jerome McCarthy in the study and practices of Marketing.

The Nine P's/9P's help identify marketing problems in a number of areas and help develop marketing’s objectives, strategies, tactics and solutions.  The Nine P's are insightful. In Marketing. the "Customer," or potential customers are king, but are missing in the 4P's. There needs to be more focus on the "Customer," or "People." "People," market segments utilizing demographics, geographics, psychographics, behavioral characteristics and technographics are a vital component of the 9P's.


I consult and teach using the concepts and practices of the Nine P's/9P's of Marketing.


In the study and practice of Marketing, Marketing and Brand Managers develop plans, strategies and tactics. The Nine P’s include these important components:

  • People (Segmentation and Targeting)
    • Look and analyze potential, new, existing and repeat customers and users. 
    • Look at at your customer and/or potential user. Do you understand the potential customers purchase and usage touchpoints, their habits and how they engage with your brand? Competing for their attention? 
    • "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.
    • Place "consumer" or "People" or "potential buyers" in the middle of a circle. Find information or data on them. 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 buyer, "customer," or "People," in both planning ad implementation.
    • To understand your "People" or market segments, it may utilize many characteristics, including demographics (such as age, family size, family life cycle, gender, income, occupation, education, religion, race, culture, generation, nationality, and social class), geographicspsychographics (buyers are on basis of psychological/personality traits, lifecycle, values), behavioral characteristics (needs and benefits, decision roles, user and usage-related variables, occasions, user status, usage rate buyer-readiness stage, loyalty status, attitude and multiple bases) and technographics (potential buyers may or may not have the software and computer skills. Think employees here too, 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 a market segment or marketing segments.
    • Simply it's about Segmentation and Targeting. Add Positioning and you have STP, as a major first step. 
  • Product and Services
    • It's 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.
    • 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.
  • Place (Distribution)
  • Price
  • Planning
  • Promotion: 
    • There are eight (8) major, strategic components or communication elements which are personal and non-personal communication activities. 
    • The activities that communicate the merits of the overall product 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 the product or service 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 comments and questions under Promotion:
      • What should you promote? Strategic copy points.
      • To whom should you target and promote? Under "People/"Targeting, target market, audience with media falls here.
      • Evaluate the eight different elements under Promotion and your brand's practices. That affects media planning.
      • Ask is there a better way? A different promotional mix. There has to be a better way. 
      • What are your costs in dollars and manpower or person power? Ask "Is there a different way or ways to budget?" 
      • Look at different strategic partners? Their costs?
      • You can differentiate with price. Discounting? Special sales? What economic and discount levels should you offer? Look at revenue versus costs. 
      • What form or combination of promotion should you offer? Features?
      • How frequent? Add media planning here. 
  • Partners
  • Presentation
  • Passion
For more on 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 54 stimulating questions and answers at Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC. Here to help. All the best.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Nothing Isn't Promoted: Preparation H, They Promote It As “Butt Care Tales.”

Mark this under "Everything gets promoted;" Place it under "Promotion," in the 9P's of Marketing using advertising and PR. 

The brand managers of Preparation H are promoting intimacy, honesty, couples and more. Plus, oh, reality.

It’s about ‘roids. In their promotion they are informing (a goal and part of promotion) that three out of four Americans will suffer from hemorrhoid's, in their lives. 

Why and how? Sitting too much (at home during a pandemic?), standing too much plus stress, low fiber diets, constipation, pregnancy and childbirth..

Sitting too much? Standing?  Move...

Visit here for more insights and true Marketing and Advertising Trivia.

I am a senior Forensic Marketing Expert, Advertising/Marketing consultant with Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC plus I teach Marketing and Advertising. I own a copyright for this concept, the Nine P’s/9 P's ©2007, which augments the Marketing Mix (Product, Price, Promotion and Place) or the 4P’s by the American Marketing Association, Neil Borden and Jerome McCarthy in the study and practices of Marketing.

The Nine P's/9P's help identify marketing problems in a number of areas and help develop marketing’s objectives, strategies, tactics and solutions.  The Nine P's are insightful. In Marketing. the "Customer," or potential customers are king, but are missing in the 4P's. There needs to be more focus on the "Customer," or "People." "People," market segments utilizing demographics, geographics, psychographics, behavioral characteristics and technographics are a vital component of the 9P's.


I consult and teach using the concepts and practices of the Nine P's/9P's of Marketing.


In the study and practice of Marketing, Marketing and Brand Managers develop plans, strategies and tactics. The Nine P’s include these important components:

  • People (Segmentation and Targeting)
    • It's been reported that 75% of American will someday suffer from 'roids. 
    • For the brand manager, they will look and analyze potential, new, existing and repeat customers and users. 
    • For your foiirm of company, you should look at at your customer and/or potential user. Do you understand the potential customers purchase and usage touchpoints, their habits and how they engage with your brand? Competing for their attention? 
    • "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.
    • Place "consumer" or "People" or "potential buyers" in the middle of a circle. Find information or data on them. 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 buyer, "customer," or "People," in both planning ad implementation.
    • To understand your "People" or market segments, it may utilize many characteristics, including demographics (such as age, family size, family life cycle, gender, income, occupation, education, religion, race, culture, generation, nationality, and social class), geographicspsychographics (buyers are on basis of psychological/personality traits, lifecycle, values), behavioral characteristics (needs and benefits, decision roles, user and usage-related variables, occasions, user status, usage rate buyer-readiness stage, loyalty status, attitude and multiple bases) and technographics (potential buyers may or may not have the software and computer skills. Think employees here too, 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 a market segment or marketing segments.
    • Simply it's about Segmentation and Targeting. Add Positioning and you have STP, as a major first step. 
  • Product and Services
    • It's 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.
    • 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.
  • Place (Distribution)
  • Price
  • Planning
  • Promotion: 
    • There are eight (8) major, strategic components or communication elements which are personal and non-personal communication activities. 
    • The activities that communicate the merits of the overall product 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 the product or service 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 comments and questions under Promotion:
      • What should you promote? Strategic copy points. Gave you some examples in this post. 
      • To whom should you target and promote? Under "People/"Targeting, target market, audience with media falls here.
      • Evaluate the eight different elements under Promotion and your brand's practices. That affects media planning.
      • Ask is there a better way? A different promotional mix. There has to be a better way. 
      • You can differentiate with price. Discounting? Special sales? What economic and discount levels should you offer? Look at revenue versus costs. 
      • What form or combination of promotion should you offer? Features?
  • Partners
  • Presentation
  • Passion

For more on 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 54 stimulating questions and answers at Londre Marketing Consultants, LLC. Here to help. All the best.