Popular with readers from all backgrounds and interest levels, FOUNDATIONS OF MARKETING, 6th Edition introduces you to the essentials and latest trends in marketing with strong visuals and stimulating, timely discussions. Meaningful coverage of current marketing strategies and concepts includes social media, entrepreneurship, sustainability, globalization, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and e-commerce models. Emerging topics, such as social and environmental responsibility, entrepreneurship, and marketing during transitional times depict the changing nature of business, keeping you in touch with and prepared for a competitive world. Illustrating the issues with captivating photos, screenshots, advertisements, and examples from real life, FOUNDATIONS OF MARKETING, 6th Edition also offers a variety of modern learning supplements, such as podcasts, videos, and an interactive marketing plan, to help you develop the practical decision-making skills you need for professional success.
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Meet the Author
William M. Pride is Professor of Marketing, Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He received his PhD from Louisiana State University. He is the author of Cengage Learning's MARKETING, 16E, a market leader. Dr. Pride's research interests are in advertising, promotion, and distribution channels. Dr. Pride's research articles have appeared in major journals in the fields of advertising and marketing, such as Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Journal of Advertising. Dr. Pride is a member of the American Marketing Association, Academy of Marketing Science, Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators, Society for Marketing Advances, and Marketing Management Association. Dr. Pride has taught principles of marketing and other marketing courses for more than 30 years at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
O. C. Ferrell is Professor of Marketing and Creative Enterprise Scholar at Anderson Schools of Management, University of New Mexico. He recently served as the Bill Daniels Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Wyoming and previously as Chair of the Colorado State University Marketing Department. He also has been on the faculty of the University of Memphis, Texas A&M University, and Illinois State University. He received his PhD in marketing from Louisiana State University. He is past president of the Academic Council of the American Marketing Association and chaired the American Marketing Association Ethics Committee. Under his leadership, the committee developed the AMA Code of Ethics and the AMA Code of Ethics for Marketing on the Internet. He is currently a member of the advisory committee for the AMA marketing certification program. In addition, he is a former member of the Academy of Marketing Science Board of Governors and is a Society of Marketing Advances and Southwestern Marketing Association Fellow. He is the Academy of Marketing Science's Vice President of Publications. He currently serves as Marketing Ethics and Social Issues Section Editor of the Journal of Micromarketing. Dr. Ferrell is the coauthor of 18 books and approximately 75 articles. His articles have been published in the JOURNAL OF MARKETING RESEARCH, JOURNAL OF MARKETING, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH, JOURNAL OF THE ACADEMY OF MARKETING SCIENCE, and JOURNAL OF PUBLIC POLICY MARKETING, among others.
PART I: STRATEGIC MARKETING AND ITS ENVIRONMENT. 1. Customer-Driven Strategic Marketing. 2. Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Marketing Strategies. 3. The Marketing Environment, Social Responsibility, and Ethics. PART II: MARKETING RESEARCH AND TARGET MARKETS. 4. Marketing Research and Information Systems. 5. Target Markets Segmentation and Evaluation. PART III: CUSTOMER BEHAVIOR AND E-MARKETING. 6. Consumer Buying Behavior. 7. Business Markets and Buying Behavior. 8. Reaching Global Markets. 9. E-Marketing, Digital Media, and Social Networking. PART IV: PRODUCT AND PRICE DECISIONS. 10. Product, Branding, and Packing Concepts. 11. Developing and Managing Goods and Services 12. Developing and Managing Prices. 13. Marketing Channels and Supply-Chain Management. 14. Retailing, Direct Marketing, and Wholesaling. PART V: PROMOTION DECISIONS. 15. Integrated Marketing Communications. 16. Advertising and Public Relations. 17. Personal Selling and Sales Promotion. Online Appendices. Financial Analysis in Marketing. Sample Marketing Plan. Careers in Marketing.