Business & Economics

Marketing Strategy and Competitive Positioning

Author: Graham Hooley,Nigel Piercy,Brigitte Nicoulaud,John Rudd

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292017341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 584

View: 8155

Marketing Strategy and Competitive Positioning 6e deals with the process of developing and implementing a marketing strategy. The book focuses on competitive positioning at the heart of marketing strategy and includes in-depth discussion of the processes used in marketing to achieve competitive advantage. The book is primarily about creating and sustaining superior performance in the marketplace. It focuses on the two central issues in marketing strategy formulation – the identification of target markets and the creation of a differential advantage. In doing that, it recognises the emergence of new potential target markets born of the recession and increased concern for climate change; and it examines ways in which firms can differentiate their offerings through the recognition of environmental and social concerns. New to this edition Updated to reflect the on-going global economic crisis and its impact on business and marketing. New coverage including the impact of emerging market on innovation, the perverse customer as a market force, the new realities in competing through services and market analysis and segmentation. Updated chapters on strategic customer management and strategic alliances. Increased emphasis on competing through innovation including new business models such as Uber, Netflix and new types of retailing. Updates vignettes at the beginning of chapters focusing on companies such as Amadeus, Mastercard and Samsung Pay and including discussion questions. New cases throughout the book including Ryanair, Amazon and Lego. Up-dated online resources include an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slides for instructors, along with additional case studies for students. The book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking modules in Marketing Strategy, Marketing Management and Strategic Marketing Management. Graham Hooley is Emeritus Professor of Marketing at Aston University. He is a past President of the European Marketing Academy, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, British Academy of Management, EMAC and the Higher Education Academy. Brigitte Nicoulaud is Senior Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School. Nigel F. Piercy was previously Professor of Marketing & Strategic Management & Associate Dean at Warwick Business School, Warwick University. John M Rudd is a Professor of Marketing and Head of the Marketing Group at Warwick Business School.
Business & Economics

Marketing Strategy and Competitive Positioning

Author: Graham J. Hooley,Nigel Piercy,Brigitte Nicoulaud

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273706977

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 614

View: 2719

Thoroughly updated with new examples and the latest research findings, this new edition also boasts updates case studies in each chapter, taken from recent editions of the Financial Times, that illustrate the practical implications of the issues raised.

Competitive Positioning

The Key to Marketing Strategy

Author: Graham J. Hooley,John A. Saunders

Publisher: N.A


Category: Competition.

Page: 260

View: 692

This book is aimed at final year marketing students, MBA students and marketing managers. Focusing on how to create and sustain superior performance in the market place this book deals with the two central issues in marketing strategy formulation: the identification of target markets and the customers that the company will seek to serve; and the creation of a differential advantage, or competitive edge, that will enable a company to serve the customers more effectively than the competition. positioning of a company from which the implementation of the marketing programme and the elements of the marketing mix are dictated. The book discusses the issues of segmentation and positioning, and how best to apply these approaches. Strategies are presented for defending one's own and attacking one's competitors' positions. Important issues for the 1990s are identified and a framework for developing marketing strategy is presented. British and European examples are given, for example Unilever, Amstrad and American theme parks.
Business & Economics

Competitive Strategy

Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

Author: Michael E. Porter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416590358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 9052

Now nearing its sixtieth printing in English and translated into nineteen languages, Michael E. Porter's Competitive Strategy has transformed the theory, practice, and teaching of business strategy throughout the world. Electrifying in its simplicity—like all great breakthroughs—Porter’s analysis of industries captures the complexity of industry competition in five underlying forces. Porter introduces one of the most powerful competitive tools yet developed: his three generic strategies—lowest cost, differentiation, and focus—which bring structure to the task of strategic positioning. He shows how competitive advantage can be defined in terms of relative cost and relative prices, thus linking it directly to profitability, and presents a whole new perspective on how profit is created and divided. In the almost two decades since publication, Porter's framework for predicting competitor behavior has transformed the way in which companies look at their rivals and has given rise to the new discipline of competitor assessment. More than a million managers in both large and small companies, investment analysts, consultants, students, and scholars throughout the world have internalized Porter's ideas and applied them to assess industries, understand competitors, and choose competitive positions. The ideas in the book address the underlying fundamentals of competition in a way that is independent of the specifics of the ways companies go about competing. Competitive Strategy has filled a void in management thinking. It provides an enduring foundation and grounding point on which all subsequent work can be built. By bringing a disciplined structure to the question of how firms achieve superior profitability, Porter’s rich frameworks and deep insights comprise a sophisticated view of competition unsurpassed in the last quarter-century.
Business & Economics

Brand Positioning

Strategies for Competitive Advantage

Author: Subroto Sengupta

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0070581592

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

View: 4250

How do you give your brand a competitive edge in a 'me-too' situation? How do you differentiate your brand and give it a distinctive identity? How, in short, do you secure competitive advantage for your brand? Especially in a 'mine-too' situation. The author answers all these questions and more, by discussing the concepts and principles involved in developing sound positioning strategy. He brings into focus its practice and applications with cases and examples from the Indian market. A large number of packaged goods, as well as some widely used durables such as two-wheelers, TV sets, etc. have been analysed. The second edition has new chapters on positioning of services and celebrity endorsements. Also new cases and examples have been included. With this coverage, the book will help markets and advertisers create sound positioning strategies for their brands.
Case Studies

Strategic Marketing

Author: David W. Cravens

Publisher: Irwin Professional Publishing


Category: Case Studies

Page: 679

View: 4486

Strategic Marketing 8/e by Cravens and Piercy is a text and casebook that discusses the concepts and processes for gaining the competitive advantage in the marketplace. The authors examine many components of a market-driven strategy, including technology, customer service, customer relationships, pricing, and the global economy. The text provides a strategic perspective and extends beyond the traditional focus on managing the marketing mix. The cases demonstrate how real companies build and implement effective strategies. Author David Cravens is well known in the marketing discipline and was the recipient of the Academy of Marketing Science's Outstanding Marketing Educator Award. Co-author Nigel Piercy, has a particular research interest in market-led strategic change and sales management, for which he has attracted academic and practitioner acclaim in the UK and USA.
Business & Economics


Process, Context and Markets

Author: David Wilson,Graham Hooley,Ray Loveridge

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 134926556X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

View: 4745

This fourth volume in the Academy of International Business Series examines three main areas of internationalization: the internationalization process, competitive advantage in an international context and international business in emerging markets. The cohesive theme threading through the chapters comprises the twin objectives of assessing the current state-of-the-art research into international business phenomena and looking forward to emerging research themes for the new millenium.
Business & Economics

Beating the Commodity Trap

How to Maximize Your Competitive Position and Increase Your Pricing Power

Author: Richard Anthony D'Aveni

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422156168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1229

Commoditization-a virulent form of hypercompetition-is destroying markets, disrupting industries, and shuttering long-successful firms. Conventional wisdom says the best way to combat commoditization is differentiation. But differentiation is difficult and expensive to implement, and keeps you ahead of the pack only temporarily. In Beating the Commodity Trap, Richard D'Aveni provides a radical new framework for fighting back. Drawing on an in-depth study of more than thirty industries, he recommends first identifying the commoditization trap you're facing: -Deterioration: Low-end firms enter with low-cost/low-benefit offerings that attract the mass market-as Zara did to high-end fashion companies. -Proliferation: Companies develop new combinations of price paired with several unique benefits that attack part of an incumbents' market-as Japanese motorcycle makers did to Harley-Davidson. -Escalation: Players offer more benefits for the same or lower price, squeezing everyone's margins-as the iPhone did in mobile devices. The author provides a tool for diagnosing your competitive position and shows how to strengthen it while also boosting your pricing power-by destroying the commoditization trap confronting you, escaping it, or turning it to your advantage. Illustrated with a wealth of examples, this concise, practical guide gives you the framework and tactics you need to battle commoditization.
Business & Economics

CIM Handbook of Strategic Marketing

Author: Colin Egan,Michael Thomas

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136359087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 6817

The CIM Handbook of Strategic Marketing targets senior executives responsible for shaping and managing the company's strategic direction. The strategic dimensions of marketing management are emphasised along with the critical importance of matching the company's capabilities with genuinely attractive market sectors. The Handbook's strategic perspective and pragmatic outlook pervade the text and underpin its practical foundations. The rise of global competition and continuous innovation have redefined market structures, reshaped industries and given customers unprecedented value and choice. In this era of customer sovereignty there is a tremendous amount of pressure on organizations to adopt the principles of the marketing concept and to develop a much sharper strategic focus. The CIM Handbook of Strategic Marketing is a reference source to guide effective marketing practice. It provides supportive material for managers and employees who are building their marketing competence by attending training programmes, and includes contributions from leading academics - such as, Peter Doyle, Malcolm McDonald, Nigel Piercy The book amounts to a firm blueprint written by leading marketing thinkers for designing and implementing effective marketing strategies and improving business performance. Colin Egan is Professor of Strategic Management at Leicester Business School. Michael J Thomas is Professor of Marketing at the University of Strathclyde Business School.

Marketing Strategy and Competitive Positioning

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490248382

Category: Education

Page: 36

View: 477

Facts101 is your complete guide to Marketing Strategy and Competitive Positioning. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Business & Economics

Handbook of Marketing Strategy

Author: Venkatesh Shankar,Gregory S. Carpenter,James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781005222

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 9705

This authoritative, comprehensive, and accessible volume by leading global experts provides a broad overview of marketing strategy issues and questions, including its evolution, competitor analysis, customer management, resource allocation, dynamics, branding, advertising, multichannel management, digital marketing and financial aspects of marketing. The Handbook comprises seven broad topics. Part I focuses on the conceptual and organizational aspects of marketing strategy while Part II deals with understanding competition. Customers and customer-based strategy, marketing strategy decisions, and branding and brand strategies are covered in the next three parts while Part VI looks at marketing strategy dynamics. The final part discusses the impact of marketing strategy on performance variables such as sales, market share, shareholder value and stakeholder value. All of the chapters in this Handbook offer in-depth analyses of research developments, provide frameworks for analyzing key issues, and highlight important unresolved problems in marketing strategy. Collectively, they provide a deep understanding of and key insights into the foundations, antecedents and consequences of marketing strategy. This compendium is an essential resource guide for researchers, doctoral students, practitioners, and consultants in the field of marketing strategy.
Business & Economics

Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind

Author: Al Ries,Jack Trout

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071705872

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

View: 6561

The first book to deal with the problems of communicating to a skeptical, media-blitzed public, Positioning describes a revolutionary approach to creating a "position" in a prospective customer's mind-one that reflects a company's own strengths and weaknesses as well as those of its competitors. Writing in their trademark witty, fast-paced style, advertising gurus Ries and Trout explain how to: Make and position an industry leader so that its name and message wheedles its way into the collective subconscious of your market-and stays there Position a follower so that it can occupy a niche not claimed by the leader Avoid letting a second product ride on the coattails of an established one. Positioning also shows you how to: Use leading ad agency techniques to capture the biggest market share and become a household name Build your strategy around your competition's weaknesses Reposition a strong competitor and create a weak spot Use your present position to its best advantage Choose the best name for your product Determine when-and why-less is more Analyze recent trends that affect your positioning. Ries and Trout provide many valuable case histories and penetrating analyses of some of the most phenomenal successes and failures in advertising history. Revised to reflect significant developments in the five years since its original publication, Positioning is required reading for anyone in business today.
Business & Economics

Outlines and Highlights for Marketing Strategy and Competitive Positioning by Graham Hooley, John Saunders, Nigel F Piercy, Brigitte Nicoulaud, Isbn


Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781428890466

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 1044

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780273706977 .
Business & Economics

The Luxury Strategy

Break the Rules of Marketing to Build Luxury Brands

Author: Jean-Noël Kapferer,Vincent Bastien

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749464925

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 8649

The Luxury Strategy, written by two world experts on the subject, provides the first rigorous blueprint for the effective management of luxury brands and companies at the highest level. It rationalizes those business models that have achieved profitability and unveils the original methods that were used to transform small family businesses such as Ferrari, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, Armani, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren into profitable global brands. By defining the differences between premium and luxury brands and products, analysing the nature of true luxury brands and turning established marketing 'rules' upside down, it has established itself as the definitive work on the essence of a luxury brand strategy. This fully revised second edition of The Luxury Strategy explores the diversity of meanings of 'luxury' across different markets. It also now includes a section on marketing and selling luxury goods online and the impact of social networks and digital developments, cementing its position as the authority on luxury strategy.
Business & Economics

Defending Your Brand

How Smart Companies Use Defensive Strategy to Deal with Competitive Attacks

Author: Tim Calkins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1137082127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 8493

The EMM Marketing Book of the Year, 2013 Anyone with a successful business can be certain of one thing: competitors are looking for opportunities to attack. As a result, defending a business is a critical task for business leaders. Indeed, a good defense is far more important that a good offense. If you fail trying to grow, you will miss your objectives. If you fail defending your business, you can lose everything. Defensive strategy is a brutal business; the objective is to drive competitors into the ground and make off with their ideas. It isn't pretty, but a good defense can be very effective. Here, Calkins shows business leaders how to create and maintain a defensive strategy including: how to understand and get competitive intelligence; how to determine if your brand or company is at risk; how to create a defensive strategy; how to blunt your competitor's efforts - and much more. Every business leader needs to understand how to play defense and this book will teach them how to do it.
Literary Collections

The 4 types of market competitive positioning and its key strategies

Author: Christian Berger

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640202139

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 11

View: 2971

Essay from the year 2008 in the subject English - Miscellaneous, grade: A, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff), course: International and Strategic Marketing, 18 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The market leader represents the most dominant form of market interferes in a specific market industry. Usually, there is in one industry one firm that interacts as the market leader. It is characterized by having the largest market share. Furthermore, the market leader determines pace and bases of competition as for example the pricing or advertising intensity and last its ability to create a benchmark which means that it then influences the activities of other companies (Wilson and Gilligan, (2006)). For example the sports brand NIKE is the market leader in the sports industry in the USA but also operating strongly on a global basis due to an enormous potential purchasing power worldwide. However, regarding the European market, ADIDAS dominates the sports industry market (Smit, 2006). [...]
Business & Economics

Competitive Advantage

Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance

Author: Michael E. Porter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416595848

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 8313

Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.
Business & Economics

Culture and Positioning as Determinants of Strategy

Personality and the Business Organization

Author: T. Ellson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230509819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 2470

Strategic positioning is the assertion of an organizations personality on decisions of how and where to compete, it determines competitive position in the market place and differentiates the offering to the market. Operational positioning is an exercise in communication that concentrates on perception and image that complements the role of strategic positioning. This book offers an alternative to the traditional process of segmentation, targeting and positioning, highlighting some important implications for management and marketing practitioners as well as academics.