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Thoroughly revised and updated, Marketing Strategy, 4e continues with one primary goal: to teach students to think and act like marketers. Packed with cutting-edge coverage, current examples, new cases, and-for the first time-photographs, the Fourth Edition delivers a practical, straightforward approach to analyzing, planning, and implementing marketing strategies, helping students learn to develop a customer-oriented market strategy and market plan.
The Fourth Edition includes many new features! New!: Cases: This edition includes seven all-new cases written specifically for the text. "Blockbuster: Movie Rentals in the Digital Era" describes challenges from intense online and in-store competitors. "Mobile ESPN: The Sports Fan's MVP?" focuses on ESPN's brand extension into the MNVO wireless telephone market. Others explore Best Buy's conversion to a customer-centric model throughout its chain, PETCO's social responsibility and ethical compliance program, IKEA's U.S. expansion, and the direct-selling cosmetics market in Thailand. New! Harvard and Ivey Cases: Three Harvard Business School cases cover the "Museum of Fine Arts Boston," "G.I. Joe: Marketing an Icon," and "Strategic Inflection: TiVo in 2005." Cases from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario include "The Brand in the Hand: Mobile Marketing at Adidas" and "Santa Fe Relocation Services: Regional Brand Management." These excellent cases provide additional opportunities for students to apply chapter concepts and strategies to real-world issues. New! Beyond the Pages: Each chapter includes two of these new boxed features, which offer a vignette of key issues and current marketing practices atcompanies students will recognize. Sparking lively classroom discussion and debate, topics include social networking, innovation, the growing Chinese market, rebranding, media fragmentation, podcasting, the changing rules of corporate leadership, and more. Additional Web Resources: At www.thomsonedu.com/marketing/ferrell, students can find downloadable Marketing Plan Worksheets, lessons from each chapter, online exercises for practice, quizzes for each chapter, a tutorial for performing a case analysis, and helpful information on choosing a marketing career.
O. C. Ferrell (Ph.D., Louisiana State University) is a professor of marketing and Creative Enterprise Scholar in the Anderson School 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 served as chair of the Colorado State University Marketing Department. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Memphis, Texas A&M University, and Illinois State University. Dr. Ferrell is a past president of the Academic Council of the American Marketing Association and chaired the AMA Ethics Committee, which developed the AMA Code of Ethics and the AMA Code of Ethics for Marketing on the Internet under his leadership. In addition, he is a former member of the Academy of Marketing Science Board of Governors and is the current AMS vice president of publications. Dr. Ferrell is also a Society of Marketing Advances and Southwestern Marketing Association Fellow, and he serves as marketing ethics and social issues section editor of the JOURNAL OF MICROMARKETING. He is the co-author of 18 books and approximately 75 articles 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, JOURNAL OF PUBLIC POLICY MARKETING, and other journals.
Michael D. Hartline (Ph.D., The University of Memphis) is Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and the Charles A. Bruning Professor of Business Administration in the College of Business at Florida State University, where he is responsible for external relations, executive education, and strategic programs. He also serves as Vice President of Development for the Academy of Marketing Science. Dr. Hartline primarily teaches graduate courses in Marketing Strategy and Corporate Affairs Management, as well as undergraduate courses in Services Marketing. He has won many teaching and research awards, made many presentations to industry and academic audiences, and co-chaired two international conferences. Dr. Hartline's research appears in the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Service Research, the Journal of Business Research, and other outlets. He also coauthors Marketing Strategy, a widely used textbook. Dr. Hartline has served as a consultant to several for-profit and non-profit organizations in the areas of marketing plan development, market feasibility analysis, customer satisfaction measurement, customer service training, and pricing policy. He has also worked with Pfizer, Inc. in the corporate affairs, government relations, and philanthropy areas.