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Title: Marketing Analysis

Marketing Analysis
  • Powering Design Innovation.

  • Marketing Mix
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Product Life Cycles
  • Product Viability
  • Macro-Environmental Analysis
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Customer Analysis

The Marketing Mix..
  • The ingredients of the marketing mix
  • Product
  • Price
  • Promotion
  • Place
  • The four Ps

Marketing Mix
  • What is the marketing mix for?
  • The way in which differential advantage may be
    achieved and sustained by manipulating the four
  • There are more Ps but we are focusing on the
    main four.

Marketing Mix..
  • Product Product management, New Product
    Development, Branding and Packaging.
  • Price Cost, Discount Structure, Terms of
  • Promotion Advertising, Sales Promotion, Public
    Relations, Merchandising.
  • Place Customer Service, Physical Distribution,
    Channel Management.

Questions to ask..
  • Product
  • Objectives of the Product Who, What Where and
  • What modifications may be made?
  • To what extent is the product differentiated from
    the competition?
  • These depend on many factors!

  • What is an appropriate cost of the product given
    manufacturing overheads, differentiation of
    product? (Perceived product value)
  • What are the comparative costs of other products
    in your range and competitors range?
  • When should cost be re-assessed?
  • Price/promotion strategy?
  • Sufficient profit!

  • Promotional objectives who, what where, why
  • Budget is a key one but perhaps not so relevant
    to your project.
  • Advertising research
  • Choosing the right media
  • Frequency of advertising
  • Measuring effectiveness of campaign.

  • What levels of market coverage are appropriate?
  • What scope is there for improvements to service?
  • What are your competitors distribution channels?
  • What levels of dealer and distributor loyalty
  • Do distributors have adequate product knowledge

SWOT Analysis..
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.
  • A lot to consider in this area as it is a general
    overview of a company and its market, its
    competitors in that market etc.
  • Some details..

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Details to consider for SWOT..
  • Market Factors Reputation, previous performance,
    competitive stance, customer loyalty, breadth of
    product range, product modifications, quality
    issues, geographical coverage, manufacturing
    costs, customer service, pricing, advertising,
    new product programme.
  • Financial Factors Investment capital,
    profitability, sales, financial stability,
  • Manufacturing Factors Production facilities,
    Economies of scale, workforce, technical skill,
  • Organisational Culture, Leadership, Management
    capabilities, adaptability.

Product Life Cycles
  • The life and death of products from introduction
    to decline.
  • Time scales depend strongly on the type of market
    your in and are influenced by design, marketing
    and promotional strategies.
  • Electronics for example is very fast moving
  • Cars are often long terms products
  • Again.. Many factors, like cost design and even
    relationship influence lifecycle.

The notion of product change
gt The main purpose of the product life cycle is
to remind us of three characteristics (1) that
products have a limited life (2) that profit
levels are not constant, but change throughout a
products life and (3) that the product requires
different strategies at each stage of the
lifecycle (Kotler 1992) gt Within the Product Life
Cycle a product travels through a series of
stages. The ability to mange and react
accordingly to these stages determines the
success or failure of the product
Product Life Cycle (PLC)
  • The PLC has the following principle stages
  • (1) introduction
  • (2) growth
  • (3) maturity
  • (4) decline
  • The PLC is always measured against the volume of
    sales in relation to time. It must also be
    indicated that many company's attempt revamp
    declining products which often go through a short
    period of rejuvenation

Principle phases within PLC concept
Product Life Cycle (PLC)
(1) Introduction The introduction stage is the
official birth of a product. It will at times
overlap with the late testing stage of the
development cycle. The design focus in this stage
is to monitor early use of the design to ensure
proper performance, working closely with
customers to tune or patch the design as necessary
Product Life Cycle (PLC)
(2) Growth The growth stage is the most
challenging stage, where most products fail. The
design focus in this stage is to scale the supply
and performance of the product to meet the
growing demand, and provide the level of support
necessary to maintain customer satisfaction and
growth. Efforts to gather requirements for the
next-generation product should be underway at
this stage.
Product Life Cycle (PLC)
(3) Maturity The maturity stage is the peak of
the product life cycle. Product sales have begun
to diminish and competition from competitors is
strong. The design focus at this stage is to
enhance and refine the product to maximize
customer satisfaction and retention. Design and
development of the next-generation product should
be well underway at this stage.
Product Life Cycle (PLC)
(4) Decline The decline stage is the end of the
life cycle. Product sales continue to decline and
core market share is at risk. The design focus in
this stage is to minimize maintenance costs and
develop transition strategies to migrate
customers to new products. Testing of the next
generation product should begin at this stage.
Product Life Cycle (PLC)
  • Consider the life cycle of a product when
    planning and preparing for the future
  • During the introduction phase, work closely with
    early adopters to refine and tune products
  • During the growth stage, focus on scaling product
    supply and performance
  • During the maturity stage, focus on customer
    satisfaction through performance enhancements and
    improved support

Product Life Cycle (PLC)
  • During decline, focus on facilitating the
    transition to next generation products
  • Note that the development cycle for the
    next-generation product begins during the growth
    stage of a current-generation product
  • The seminal work on the product life cycle is
    "International Investment and International Trade
    in the Product Cycle" by Raymond Vernon,
    Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1966, vol. 80, p.
    190-207. A contemporary review of the product
    life cycle is found in Marketing Management by
    Philip Kotler, Prentice-Hall, 11th ed

Product Life Cycle (PLC)
  • Branded products have been found to have short
    product life cycles. The life expectancy of a new
    branded product is approximately 3 years, and
    shortening. It is also common for existing brand
    names are used to launch products forms eg
    i-tunes i-touch i-phone i-mac i-pod...

Standard Product Life Cycle (PLC) Curves
Standard Product Life Cycle (PLC) Curves
  • The main implication of the PLC is to avoid
    having a high proportion of a company's products
    at the end of their life cycles. Drucker (1963)
    has established that there are six categories of
    products which relate to the notion of product
  • (1) Tomorrow's Breadwinners
  • (2) Today's Breadwinners - yesterday's
  • (3) Products capable of contributing to profit
    with substantial help
  • (4) Yesterdays Breadwinners
  • (5) Also Ran's
  • (6) Failures

Standard Product Life Cycle (PLC) Curves
  • The purpose of these categories is to determine
    which products should be maintained, built upon
    or eliminated. The PLC also provides valuable
    information for analytical tools (such as the
    Boston Matrix and GEC model)
  • Many of the lifecycle curves indicated are
    generalised and the shape of curves will vary
    widely from product area to area and from company
    to company
  • It must also be noted that there is nothing fixed
    about the length of a cycle or the length of its
    various stages

Standard Product Life Cycle (PLC) Curves
  • It has been suggested that the length of the
    cycle is governed by
  • (1) the rate of technical change
  • (2) the rate of market acceptance
  • (3) the ease of competitive entry

Sustained product development.
  • Sustained development of new products to replace
    others as they die.

Product Design methods for controlling life
  • Built in Obsolescence.
  • PDSs (Product Design Specifications).
  • Looks at useful service life, maintenance,
    usage environment, manufacturing quality and
    quantity in relation to price and target market.
    Sets tolerances, degradation of technologies etc.
  • Introduction of new products.
  • Re-promotion.. Target new markets! McDonalds
    bringing grease to new nations!

Built in Obsolescence
New Product Design Process..
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Macro Environmental
  • PEST Analysis
  • Political
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technological

  • What legal developments are likely, nationally
    and internationally that may affect your market
  • Which governments and organisations should be
  • Legislation and Standards development
  • Political implications regimes, wars other laws.
  • Government policies, tax, imports etc.

  • Unemployment, credit, savings house prices
    affects consumer spending etc.
  • Economic growth rates and income levels,
    disposable income.
  • Changes in size and distribution of population
    due to economic change?

  • Consumer lifestyles and values environmentally
    conscious people.
  • Attitude to government and economic policy,
  • Attitudes towards the companys product and
    services important!
  • PAN-AM
  • Shell, BP
  • McDonalds
  • Smoking

Social influence..
  • What changes are taking place in product and
    process technology.
  • Replacement technologies
  • Positioning to capitalise on technological
  • Consider implications
  • Technology Leapfrogging..
  • Robotic laser spot welding in the motor industry
    and mechanised production lines.

Design for sustainability..
  • Eco Design.
  • What is likely to happen to the cost and
    availability of natural resources for production?
  • Contingency plans to cope with enviro-issues.
  • Legislations
  • Company image JCB

Competitor Analysis..
  • Competitor Analysis seeks to
  • Provide and understanding of your competitive
    advantage/disadvantage relative to your
    competitors positions.
  • Gains insights into competitor strategy.
  • Give and informed basis for developing future
    strategies and advantages over you competitors.

  • Competitor analysis idealism for companies
  • To survive
  • To handle slow growth
  • To cope with change
  • Exploit opportunities
  • Become intuitive
  • Make better decisions
  • Stay competitive
  • Avoid surprises.

Not keeping and eye on the competition..
  • 1959 Xerox develop the plain paper photo copier
    huge success and cornered the world market by
  • Failed to monitor competition.. Canon, Ricoh and
    Minolta introduced smaller cheaper versions.
  • Xerox shares went from 125 per share to 25 per
    share in 1992.

What to do..
  • Define your competitors who are there, how
    many, obtain their market share and financial
    details to see who are you direct and in-direct
  • Your position in the market, leader, aspiring,
  • Intensity of competition high, medium, small,
  • Likelihood of new entrants
  • Tactics and strategy planning.
  • Competitors likely response!

Customer Analysis.
  • So has been done during your work identifying
    your market segments in demographic study age
    ranges etc.
  • You know the identity of your customer!
  • Now we can look at how they may act, and why they
    will buy our product over others.

Basic buyer analysis..
  • What do they buy?
  • Why do they buy?
  • Who is involved in buying?
  • How do they buy?
  • When do they buy?
  • Where do they buy?

Buyer Behaviour Model..
External Stimuli Buyers Black Box Buyer Decision
Political, Economical Political, Technological Buyer characteristics Cultural, Social, Personal. Product Quality, suitability, aesthetics, ergonomics usability.
Product, Price, Advertising Problem/desire. Brand recognition
Distribution. Searches from information. Dealer influence, knowledge.
Evaluation. Quantity.
Decision. Purchase timing.
Buyer thinking..
Changing customers..
  • Development of new value systems
  • Emphasis on high quality for less money
    perceived value for money
  • Higher levels of price awareness and information.
  • Less technophobia.
  • Increased demand for new products, faster life
    cycles. disposable society
  • Lower levels of brand and supplier loyalty.
  • Environmental awareness.
  • Changing roles of men and women.

Group Activity
  • Brief SWOT and PEST analysis of Different
  • Landmine.
  • Mobile Phone.
  • Alco pops.
  • Dirty Great 4x4.
  • Big Mac.
  • Fur Coat.
  • Cigarettes.
  • Rolex.
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