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Marketing Management is the gold standard marketing text because its content and organization consistently reflect the latest changes in today’s marketing theory and practice.
Remaining true to its gold-standard status, the fourteenth edition includes an overhaul of new material and updated information, and now is available with mymarketinglab–Pearson’s online tutorial and assessment platform.
Part 1: Understanding Marketing Management
Chapter 1. Defining Marketing for the 21st Century
Chapter 2. Developing Marketing Strategies and Plans
Part 2: Capturing Marketing Insights
Chapter 3. Gathering Information and Scanning the Environment
Chapter 4. Conducting Marketing Research and Forecasting on Demand
Part 3: Connecting with Customers
Chapter 5. Creating Long-term Loyalty Relationships
Chapter 6. Analyzing Consumer Markets
Chapter 7. Analyzing Business Markets
Chapter 8. Identifying Market Segments and Targets
Part 4: Building Strong Brands
Chapter 9. Creating Brand Equity
Chapter 10. Crafting the Brand Position
Chapter 11. Competitive Dynamics
Part 5: Shaping the Market
Chapter 12. Setting Product Strategy
Chapter 13. Designing and Managing Services
Chapter 14. Developing Pricing Strategies and Programs
Part 6: Delivering Value
Chapter 15. Designing and Managing Integrated Marketing
Chapter 16. Managing Retailing, Wholesaling, and Logistics
Part 7: Communicating Value
Chapter 17. Designing and Managing Integrated Marketing Communications
Chapter 18. Managing Mass Communications: Advertising, Sales Promotions, Events and Experiences, and Public Relations
Chapter 19. Managing Personal Communications: Direct and Interactive Marketing, Word of Mouth, and Personal Selling
Part 8: Creating Successful Long-Term Growth
Chapter 20. Introducing New Marketing Offerings
Chapter 21. Tapping into Global Markets
Chapter 22. Managing a Holistic Marketing Organization
Recently the CEO of a major corporation told me he still likes to refer to the first edition of Marketing Management, published in 1967, a book he used in graduate school. When he asked me to sign his copy, I obliged but told him I would be signing an antique. So much has changed since I first wrote it. Granted it introduced the concept that companies must be customer-and-market driven, but it left out today's marketplace dynamics. There was no mention of segmentation, targeting, and positioning. The Internet did not exist, nor did, for example, debit cards, smart cards, cellular phones, personal digital assistants, hypercompetition, cyberconsumers, customer equity, customer value analysis, customer relationship management, price transparency, value networks, hybrid channels, supply chain management, viral marketing, integrated marketing communication, and mobile marketing.
Even if some people question the existence of a new economy, they need to acknowledge the new elements in today's marketplace. The Internet has multiplied the number of ways consumers buy and companies sell and how companies carry on their businesses. The Internet has increased customer price sensitivity. Cellular phones have enabled people to exchange messages and buy and sell on the go. Companies face competitors from a growing number of countries, who offer lower prices and equal quality for their products and services. We are witnessing a precipitous decline in the effectiveness of mass advertising as a result of the explosion of communication channels. Companies are trying to reduce their sales forces (the most expensive way to sell) by encouraging customers to use lower-cost channels(telephone and online ordering). Store-based retailers, such as small bookstores, music stores, and travel agents, are in a daily struggle against online competitors. All industries are experiencing hypercompetition, dog-eat-dog pricing. Company margins have thinned considerably, and power is clearly shifting to customers, who are increasingly telling companies what product features they want, what communications they will tolerate, what incentives they expect, and what prices they will pay.
In response, companies are shifting gears from managing product portfolios to managing customer portfolios. The focus today is on Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Companies emphasize keeping and growing customers instead of finding new ones. They are compiling databases on individual customers so they can understand them better and construct individualized offerings and messages. They are doing less product and service standardization and more nicking and customization. They are replacing monologues with customer dialogues. They are improving their methods of measuring customer profitability and customer lifetime value. They are intent on measuring the return on their marketing investment and its impact on shareholder value.
Companies have stopped thinking of the Internet as an information channel or a sales channel. The Internet requires a complete rethinking of a company's marketing strategy and the models on which it builds its business. Every company occupies a position in a long value chain connecting customers, employees, suppliers, distributors, and dealers. Today Intranets improve internal communication and Extranets facilitate communicating with partners.
As markets change, so does marketing. Marketing is no longer a company department charged with a limited number of tasks: managing advertising, sending out direct mail, finding sales leads, providing customer service. Marketing must be a company-wide undertaking. It must drive the company's vision, mission, and strategic planning. Marketing is about deciding who the company wants as its customers; which needs to satisfy; what products and services to offer; what prices to set; what communications to send deceive; what channels of distribution to use; and what partnerships to develop.
Marketing deals with the whole process of entering markets, establishing profitable ions, and building loyal customer relationships. This can happen only if all departs work together: engineering designs the right products, finance furnishes the red funds, purchasing buys quality materials, production makes quality products on 4~e, and accounting measures the profitability of different customers, products, and areas.
Marketing is of interest to everyone, whether they are marketing goods, services, properties, persons, places, events, information, ideas, or organizations. So the eleventh edition is dedicated to helping companies, groups, and individuals adapt their marketing strategies and management to the new technological and global realities.
This edition emphasizes:
At the same time, it builds on the fundamental strengths of past editions:
This edition has been both streamlined and expanded to bring essentials and classic examples into sharper focus while covering new concepts and ideas in depth.
Chapter 2, "Adapting Marketing to the New Economy," is an entirely new chapter dealing with the impact of the Internet on marketing and consumers. What are the major forces driving the new economy? How is business theory and practice changing as a result? How are marketers using the Internet, customer databases, and customer relationship management? This new chapter focuses on these questions, and examples of online companies and marketing have been added throughout the book. Chapter 19, "Managing Advertising, Sales Promotion, and Public Relations," and Chapter 21, "Managing Direct and On-line Marketing" have been combined because both deal with marketing's communication function.
A large number of concepts have been added or explored in greater detail: the new economy, Internet marketing, reverse marketing, experiential marketing, buzz marketing, viral marketing, guerrilla marketing, high-tech product marketing, industry convergence, cyberconsumers, customer relationship management, customization and customerization, customer equity, customer lifetime value, customer share, customer activity cycles, customer value analysis, database marketing and datamining, telemarketing, shareholder value, value chains, brand building, brand asset management, self-service technologies, mobile marketing, gain-and-risk sharing pricing, dynamic pricing, tiered loyalty programs, hybrid channels, demand chains. New published research findings have been added to every topic.
This edition also has three box series. Marketing Memos, which appear in the margins, present tips and suggestions for managers at all stages of the marketing management process. Marketing Insights highlight current research findings in marketing management. New! Marketing for the New Economy boxes focus on the effects of market and technological changes on marketing and marketing management.
New and updated Marketing Memo boxes focus on such topics as "Succeeding with Electronic Commerce," "A Guide to Generation Y," "Why Developing Hi-Tech Products Is Especially Difficult," "Ten Rules of Radical Marketing," "Questionnaire Do's and Don'ts," "Biotech: Unleashing Unlimited Market Opportunities," "Internet Ethics for Targeting Kids," "Going After Poor Markets around the Globe," "The Ten Commandments of Global Branding," "Buzz Marketing," and "Designing a Customer-Driven Distribution System."
New and updated Marketing Insight boxes include such topics as "Ride the Cluetrain Manifesto," "Using Observational Research," "Tracking Consumer Trends," "Cause Marketing," "Can You Build a Cult Brand," and "Drug Salespeople Rely on New Technology to Reach Doctors."
Marketing for the New Economy boxes include such topics as "M-Commerce," "Snapshots of a Country on the Move," " Customer Service Live and On-Line," "The Network Economy," "Smart Cards," "The Elusive Goal of Branding on the World Wide Web," "Technologies of Customer Empowerment," "Extreme Retailing."
In-text examples and minicase and have been replaced, updated, and added to focus on e-commerce companies, uses of the Internet, and service businesses, as well as classic cases. Over 100 new examples of good and bad company marketing practices have been added to supplement or replace older examples. New minicases include PlasticsNet.com, Earthlink.com, GAP, Palm Computing, GM, DaimlerChrysler, Compaq, CEOExpress.com, Abercrombie & Fitch, Selfridges, Heublein, Verizon, IKEA, Cemex, boo.com, and Blue Man Group. Updated minicases include Dell, Saturn, Nike, Wal-Mart, Caterpillar, McDonald's, Kinko's, A&E Network, Snapple, Club Med. Classic minicases such as Swatch, UPS, Absolut vodka, and Kodak have been retained.
Applications section includes several new types of extremely practical exercises to challenge students:
Posted March 26, 2013
Great text. Extremely useful for any type of marketing. A beginner will benefit from well explained concepts and it is an excellent review for experts.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 28, 2005
I was given this textbook as a gift, and I found this textbook to have all the answers I need in my position. Kotler gives every area of marketing its due to great detail. I always look at this textbook at least once to twice a week. I work at a Fortune 100 consumer product company and this book is my bible in any area I need an answer or idea.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 2, 2004
This is a good book for beginners who have never had any knowledge of marketing. It is a good overview of the practices most leading companies have employed. However, if you are looking at an intensive study in Marketing, you perhaps need to search out for other alternatives.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 6, 2004
This book illustrates 2 marketing principles: 1. Charge what the market can bear. I.e., I got you if you are taking my course. 2. Consumers seek out the newest, thinking it is the best. Older editions of the same book are better organized.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 27, 2003
too much information and tables on one page, it's hard to concentrate. The book is too heavy to carry and too expensive. The excersise questions don't have answers and the level of the questions are not match to the contents'.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 11, 2001
Posted February 8, 2001
This is a great book on contemporary marketing management. Kotler covers all of today's topics in depth with great examples, detail, and insight. The only problwm is that Kotler often uses his position as the pre-eminent marketing text writer to create some of his own definitions. His ideas are sound, but he puts his own perspective into many of his seemingly generic and well-acepted explanations and definitions. I would highly recommend this for advanced marketing or marketing management courses (undergrad or MBA).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 4, 2012
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