Differentiated marketing strategy
|Differentiated marketing strategy|
Differentiated marketing strategy - a strategy aimed at implementation of specific marketing tasks by company. It concerns, among other things, the production and sale of products but also generating profit through development and achieving a good position on the market. Each company has its own specific goals and concrete plan of action, but it always seeks to the most important goal - to maximize profits. The company may encounter various problems so it is important to make a good decision and stick to assumed plan.
Strategic options of the Ansoff matrix
Harry Ansoff has developed four strategies:
- Market penetration (concept related to the increase in sales of a specific product that is already available on the market)
- Market development (it aims to offer current products in new market sectors)
- Product development (it based on offering new products on the already operated market)
- Diversification (it aims to introducing a new product to the new market sector. There are two diversifications: vertical when the seller begins to produce his products or when the seller opens another sales point or horizontal when the manufacturer begins to produce a different product than the previous product)
The company could not exist without a marketing strategy. Marketing is a process of planning, creating and delivering products to meet the needs of customers. Marketing mix is a very popular 4P concept (product, price, place, promotion) and its extension to additional elements (people, physical evidence, process, pleasure).
- Product (this concept is related not only to a specific product but also to the assortment, brand , quality, service or packaging. It must be focused on satisfying the needs of customers. The product's life cycle is also important- its appearance on the market, development, maturity and finally drop in which may cause the recall of the product from the market, therefore its price is very important)
- Price (this concept is related to pricing policy, payment method, discounts and rebates. Creating a price by large companies will be different than by small companies. Large companies that have been in the market for a long time will create a price that will be affected by the quality and exclusiveness of the product. However, small companies will lower the price to attract as many customers, gain a good position in the market and be a competitor to other companies).
- Place (this concept is related to the area of the company's activities, distribution and logistics. The main goal is to reach the customer with a specific product. It is important to have a good location or a prosperous online store).
- Promotion (a very important concept in running a company, especially for new companies. We can understand the promotion through a series of ads aimed at promoting the brand  or public relations which creating a good image.
- People (producers, customers, staff)
- Process (service, provision of services, sale)
- Physical evidence (brand logo, building, technical equipment)
- Pleasure (the features of the products are not only to satisfy the needs of customers but also to give them pleasure, for example, a nice room decor, pleasant smell)
- Customer value (value and attractiveness of the product for the customer)
- Cost (costs covered by the customer both financial and related to the waiting time for a given product)
- Convenience (very important concept for the customer understood through the availability of the product, the universality of information about it and polite and qualified service)
- Communication (relevant relationships with the customer, listening to his expectations)
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Author: Justyna Chłopek