by Anastasia Belyh
by Anastasia Belyh
A well defined and feasible marketing strategy makes meeting customer needs a likely and attainable goal. And while most companies do great marketing, only a few have created brand attachment and customer loyalty through their marketing practices and tactics.
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In this article, we explore, 1) the definition and purpose of strategic marketing, 2) the three phases of the strategic marketing process, 3) guidelines for effective strategic marketing process, 4) problems to expect in the strategic marketing process, 5) p.e.s.t: trends to consider when implementing marketing strategy, 6) strategic marketing process simplified, and 7) why Apple’s strategic marketing process is genius.
DEFINITION AND PURPOSE OF STRATEGIC MARKETING
Strategic Marketing is a process of planning, developing and implementing maneuvers to obtain a competitive edge in your chosen niche. This process is necessary to outline and simplify a direct map of the company’s objectives and how to achieve them. A company wanting to secure a certain share of the market, should ensure they clearly identify their mission, survey the industry situation, define specific objectives and develop, implement and evaluate a plan to guarantee they can provide their customers with the products they need, when they need them. Of course, the central objective of any company will be customer satisfaction so they may dominate the market and become leaders in their industry and thus providing substantial business satisfaction. In order to do that, three phases of marketing strategy must be perfected to create delight in their customers and beat out the competition.
THREE PHASES OF STRATEGIC MARKETING PROCESS
1. Planning Phase
The planning phase is the most important as it analyzes internal strengths and weaknesses, external competition, changes in technology, industry culture shifts and provides an overall picture of the state of the organization. This phase has four key components that will provide a clear diagram of where your company is and what it is doing.
- SWOT Analysis – Defines the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of your business and reveal your company’s position in respect to the market. To maximizes strengths and minimize weaknesses an organization must perform the following:
- Analyze competitors
- Research company’s current and prospective customers
- Assess company
- Identifying trends in the company’s industry
Once this analysis is complete the results should be used as a basis for developing the company’s marketing plan, which should be measurable and attainable.
- Marketing program – Once the needs of the customers have been determined, and the decisions have been made about which products will satisfy those needs, a marketing program or mix must be developed. This marketing program is the how aspect of the planning phase, which focuses on the 4Ps and the budget needed for each element of the mix.
- Set marketing and product goals
- Once the customer needs are understood, goals can be set to meet them, thus increasing the chances of success with new products.
- Find points of difference: like your company’s unique selling point, each product should also have a certain set of traits or characteristics that makes it superior to the competitive substitute. For example, your product could be longer lasting, more accessible, more reliable or very user-friendly so the buyers will choose it over the competition each time.
- Position the product: market so that in people’s minds your product is the “go to” for their problem. Through emotional and mental marketing customers will associate your brand with their solution and eliminate choice. For example, many mothers use “Pampers,” when referring to diapers, as this brand has been positioned as the go to in baby diapering needs.
- Select target markets: based on the research and their commonalities, that way needs and goals are both met.
- Market-Product focus and Goal Setting – Once the questions of where the company stands and what it wants to achieve are answered, the next step in the planning process is determining where the resources will be allocated, and how to turn plans into focused action. To do this, customers should be divided into segments to determine what specific marketing technique will reach each targeted group and what each group needs. Next measurable goals should be set to get the needed products to the various groups, thus fulfilling the marketing objectives. For example, if customers are divided into groups of common needs it’s easier to market them and provide what they have proven to need at the time. And as well, if customers are grouped by their common response to marketing, then the cooperation will know the right decisions to make to reach that specific market segment.
- Price strategy: focuses on the list price, price allowances (reductions), discounts, payment periods, and credit contracts.
- Place (Distribution) Strategy: the final ‘P’ in the marketing mix should focus on distribution channels, outlets and transportation to get the product to the customer when they need it.
- Promotion Strategy: this element of the program should focus on direct marketing, advertising, public relations and sales promotions that create brand awareness.
- Product Strategy: this element focuses on the features, packaging, branding and warranty of the product.
2. Implementation Phase
The implementation phase is the action portion of the process. If the firm cannot carry out the plan that was determined in the early stages, then the hours spent planning were wasted. However, if the planning was adequately and competently structured, then the program can be put into effect through a sales forecast and a budget, using the following four components.
- Obtaining Resources – sums of cash to develop and market new products.
- Designing marketing organization – there should be put in place a marketing hierarchy to properly see the plans to fruition.
- Developing planning schedules – time needs to be allocated to specific tasks so they can be accomplished.
- Executing the marketing plan – effectively executing the marketing plan will take attention to detail, and focus on the strategy and tactics defined in your marketing plan.
3. Evaluation or Control Phase
The evaluation phase is the checking phase. This process involves ensuring that the results of the program are in line with the goals set. The marketing team, especially the manager will need to observe any deviations in the plan and quickly correct negative deviations to get back on course; for example fluctuations of the dollar creates a lesser need for the product than in the past, then the production of said product should be repurposed for a new more desired item. And they should exploit the positive divergences as well, for example if sales are better than predicted for certain products then there could be more resources allocated to greater production or distribution of the same item.
A few ways to evaluate the effectiveness of your marketing strategy include paying attention to:
- Strategy versus tactic – strategy defines goals and tactic defines actions to achieve goals.
- Measurable versus vague – have milestones that define when you’ve achieved your goals.
- Actionable versus Contingent – According to Inc.com: “A strategic goal should be achievable through the tactics that support it, rather than dependent upon uncontrollable outside forces.”
- Marketing strategy should be backed by a business plan with tactical moves to accomplish goals, or it is useless.
GUIDELINES FOR EFFECTIVE STRATEGIC MARKETING PROCESS
A well thought out plan for offering value and solutions to your target market allows the company to discover the needs of the targeted customers and fulfill those needs in a cost effective and timely fashion. This in turn allows for the marketing team to be able to measure a company’s value based on your ideal customer’s response to your product and strategy. Some guidelines to ensure this strategy is effective are:
- Set measurable, achievable goals by ensuring they are clear, structured and measurable it will be easier to accomplish your purpose.
- Base plans on facts and validated assumptions through market research.
- Use simple, clear and precise plans to detail what benefits you will offer your clients and how. Customers are driven by needs and desires so a clear plan will target those to gain customer loyalty.
- Have a feasible plan by using research to decide the best way to connect with and engage your ideal customers and then implement a plan your company can afford and carry to fulfillment to do so.
- Ensure control and flexibility by customizing your business plans and goals to match the needs of the customers, as they determine the success or failure of your company.
PROBLEMS TO EXPECT IN THE STRATEGIC MARKETING PROCESS
While creating the perfect marketing plan for your company, there are certain issues that could arise to deter the process. Here are a few possible issues to be prepared to face:
- Organizational Issues such as Poor Assumptions: – assuming customer needs without validation, lack of skilled workforce to implement the plans once they are arrived at, loss of sight of customer needs during the planning phase and changing demographic of consumers.
- Issues in the Marketing Department such as: inflexibility, performance assessment problems, coordination problems, poor information management and human relations issues.
- General problems such as: trouble obtaining marketing feedback, issues related to cost of marketing and problems integrating collected information into plans.
P.E.S.T: TRENDS TO CONSIDER WHEN IMPLEMENTING MARKETING STRATEGIES
According to Business news daily, while industry related factors could affect a company’s performance, outside factors can also play a major role in the outcome of a business’s plans. To determine the role of the external factors, it is recommended that companies perform a PEST analysis. Below is a break-down of what the four factors analyze.
- Political – this analyzes how legal issues and government regulations affect profit and consumer behavior. The major considerations of the political aspect are tax guidelines, political stability, trade regulations and embargos, employment laws and safety regulations. An example of this analysis and how it works is looking at the effects of political instability in a foreign market and how it affects your company’s plans.
- Economic – this factor looks at the outside economic issues that affect a firm’s success. Companies should pay attention to economic growth, inflation rates, exchange, interest rates and local business cycles. Changes in interest rate could improve or decrease the company’s bottom line.
- Social – demographic and cultural aspects affect whether a company can compete in the market or not. The social factor helps businesses to examine why customers purchase and what exactly their needs are. Issues to consider include lifestyle changes, health consciousness, environmental responsibility awareness, and attitudes toward work, education levels, population growth rates and country demographics. A certain shift in educational requirements may result in career changes that could reflect in changing needs of the customers.
- Technical – this aspect considers how technology impacts product placement and marketing. Technology can bring advantages and challenges that will increase or decrease production level. Specific areas to consider are new technological advancements, the use of technology in marketing, the role of the Internet and the impact of the information technology changes. The introduction of the Internet has created an expectation of instant gratification in today’s consumer; so social media marketing has to be considered an option.
STRATEGIC MARKETING PROCESS SIMPLIFIED
According to Center for Simplified Strategic Planning, “Any strategic planning process involves digesting information and some fairly difficult analysis. Good strategic planning should be simplified, not simplistic.” And it should also answer the questions: what are we selling, to whom and how do we beat the competition? The first two questions will determine the focus of your overall business while the third will help you specify your strategies to market. The following five steps are essential to accomplishing a simple, effective strategic plan.
- Identify objectives and determine mission
- Do business environmental scan-including trends and competition
- Devise strategy including SWOT, budget, marketing, price and distribution
- Implement strategy-put your plan into action
- Evaluate and modify- measure how close or far you are from objectives, track what works and change what doesn’t.
WHY APPLE’S STRATEGIC MARKETING PROCESS IS GENIUS
Apple has a significant competitive advantage over it’s rival because of it’s strategic marketing process. This company was voted overall winner of the 2012 CMO Survey Award for Marketing Excellence and before that it was listed in the top marketers group for five years in a row, as reported in Forbes.com. This competitive advantage is due to a thirty-five year old, 3-point philosophy employed by the Apple brand. The three points that constitute this philosophy include
- empathy-authentic understanding of customer need,
- focus-eliminate all unimportant opportunities and
- impute– ensuring creative, professional presentation of products.
Listed below are some of the main strategies used by Apple to ensure they beat the competition in marketing, placement and brand awareness and loyalty.
- Identify and respond to trends – though an innovative visionary, (the Apple Tablets ignited a market and were an industry leader) Apple’s team saw the digital trend shifting and responded with the iPad mini, despite Steve Jobs showing his disdain for smaller tablets in the past.
- Analyze competition and adjust – Though Apple and Microsoft have always been in competition, the two technology giants have not passed up opportunities to collaborate. And while Apple worked with Microsoft to accumulate a very big share of the market, the company went ahead and added Intel chips into their computers to ensure they were a step ahead of the competition including Microsoft.
- Innovation – Apple is usually first to market with products and visions customers love, and though it does not strive to be an innovator, usually focusing on specific strategy and enthusiasm, Apple is usually a leader in the market segment they occupy.
- Emotional branding – Companies like Apple tend to have very specific strategic aims and work hard to ensure they are met. One such strategy can be seen as forming an emotional attachment to the products sold to ideal customers. By effectively integrating emotions into the marketing strategy, the brand recognizes positive results, such as customers spending nights lined up to be the first to own the newest product.
- Enhanced distribution systems – Apple opened international retail stores and improved sales drastically. Now Apple representatives can be found in local malls and plazas to help solve customers’ issues and offer upsells and upgrades. This accessibility helps to build customer trust and helps make the decision process much easier when choosing a brand.
- Excellent customer service – Apple brand is synonymous with excellence customer service, friendly environments, and great customer experiences. The secret lies in the acronym APPLE, which, according to Social media today spells out:
“Approach customers with a personalized warm welcome(Video) How to Create a Marketing Plan | Step-by-Step Guide
Probe politely to understand all the customer’s needs
Present a solution for the customer to take home today
Listen for and resolve any issues or concerns
End with a fond farewell and an invitation to return”
- Product placement – The Apple App store and iTunes compliment and extend the customer experience and the personality and reputation of the brand lead to loyalty and evangelism.
By incorporating these practices into your company’s marketing program and ensuring to follow through consistently, your company will be rewarded and recognized for its efforts.
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Para maximizar os pontos fortes e minimizar os pontos fracos, uma organização deve realizar o seguinte::analisar os concorrentes analisar os clientes actuais e potenciais da Empresa de investigação avaliar a empresa identificar as tendências na indústria da empresa identificar as tendências na indústria da empresa identificar os resultados a utilizar como base para o desenvolvimento do plano de marketing da empresa, que deve ser mensurável e exequível.programa de Marketing-Uma vez que as necessidades dos clientes foram determinadas, e as decisões foram tomadas sobre quais produtos irão satisfazer essas necessidades, UM programa de marketing ou mix deve ser desenvolvido.. Este programa de marketing é o aspecto de como a fase de planejamento, que se concentra nos 4Ps e o orçamento necessário para cada elemento da mistura.uma vez que as necessidades do cliente são compreendidas, metas podem ser estabelecidas para atendê-las, aumentando assim as chances de sucesso com novos produtos.. 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We explain the different kinds of strategic management models applied in the strategic planning of a company's path to success.
The process of strategic management lists what steps the managers should take to create a complete strategy and how to implement that strategy successfully in the company.. Most often, the strategic planning process has 4 common phases: strategic analysis, strategy formulation, implementation and monitoring (David  , Johnson, Scholes & Whittington  , Rothaermel  , Thompson and Martin  ).. Global/International strategy.. That depends on a company’s objectives, results of situation analysis and the level for which the strategy is selected.. David’s Model of the Strategic Management’s Process. Develop vision and mission External environment analysis Internal environment analysis Establish long-term objectives Generate, evaluate and choose strategies Implement strategies Measure and evaluate performance
Here are four steps to help you identify and correctly approach any strategic shifts that have taken place in your organization.
A strategy review is the process in which organizations discuss the progress of their goals and objectives and make the necessary adjustments for the upcoming year.. Even though, on the surface, there might not be an apparent need for a strategy review, you’ll experience a number of benefits from taking the time to evaluate performance and identify areas for improvement:. Below are four steps that will help you identify and approach strategic changes in a productive way, to ensure everyone in your organization is working toward the same goal.. The first thing you need to do during your strategy review process is step back and look at each element of your strategic plan.. If where your organization stands has changed over the last year (or over the last several years), that will dramatically impact all of the elements that make up your strategic plan—from your mission, vision, and values, all the way down to your objectives, measures, and initiatives.. Strategic plan details include your objectives, measures, and initiatives.. Here’s how to review each:. During your strategy review process, you’ll need to ask, “Are our objectives still relevant?. Reports are imperative to communicating performance on your overall strategic plan.. ( This guide to meeting management can help! ). As a result, they discussed the need for additional measures and initiatives that would help them accomplish all their goals.
Whether you want to grow your brand or to level up as a social media marketer, developing a social media marketing strategy is key. Here's one way to do it.
Without a strategy, you might be posting on social media platforms for the sake of posting.. Without understanding what your goals are, who your target audience is, and what they want, it’ll be hard to achieve results on social media.. Why do you want to be on social media?. Here’s another interesting point about strategy (or strategies): You can also have a strategy for each of your social media channels, such as a Facebook marketing strategy , an Instagram marketing strategy , and so on, which all lead up to your overall social media marketing strategy.. This relates to your social media goals.. Are you on social media to promote your products?. For example, at Buffer, the marketing team uses social media both to increase our brand awareness and drive traffic to our content while our Advocacy team uses social media to provide timely customer support .. Understanding your target audience will help you more easily answer the following questions on what, where, and when you are going to share.. The next step is to determine where you are going to share your content.. In other words, which social media platforms does your brand want to be on?. Which platforms are your target audience most active on?. For example, teenagers and young adults might like scrolling through Instagram when they are bored to see what their friends are doing or whether their favorite brands have new products.. When do they usually use social media to find the type of content that you’ll share?. And there you have it — your social media marketing strategy!. But it’s greatly rewarding and helpful to have a social media marketing strategy so that you aren’t just posting content just for the sake of posting content.
Building an agile workforce begins with accurate candidate screening and selection. Here’s our guide to this process for 2021.
Candidate screening is the process of reviewing job applications.. While basic applicant tracking systems (ATS) do not seek to measure the success of hires on the job, there are performance measuring tools that could be integrated with screening tools to allow a retrospective understanding of what went well and to identify challenge areas.. The process of candidate selection involves an array of interviews, skills tests, psychometric tools, group discussions, and reference checks – all aimed at measuring the candidate’s fitness for the role at hand.. So, how can the candidate selection process help in elevating the candidate experience?. Focus on candidate experience: How do you convert brand enthusiasts to brand advocates who can help you drive your employer brand?. Interestingly enough, the other two pillars of efficiency and data can improve the experience that a candidate has through the process of recruitment.. With the volume of candidate screening and selection tools in the market, it is easy to often go for enterprise-backed best practices and technology.. However, it is important to ask what works for your organization.
The business model canvas template is a strategic planning tool used by managers to illustrate, summarize, and develop their business model.
Key Partners Key Activities Key Resources Value Propositions Customer Relationships Channels Customer Segments Cost Structure Revenue Streams. Key Partners Key partners are the companies or people your business works with to create a strategic relationship.. Customer Relationships Customer relationships are the different types of interactions a company has with its customers.. Customer Segments Customer Segments are the different types of customers that a company manages.. It consists of the company’s key costs and the company’s level of focus on costs.. What are the key costs in your company’s business model What are the major drivers of cost ?
A strategic review is a structured process to identify new value-creating opportunities within a business. This could be about improving the performance of an existing division or taking advantage of a new market adjacency opportunity. Many companies undertake strategic reviews on an annual basis as part of their strat
and a Principal with Bain & Company and has more than 20 years’ experience as a strategy consultant.. A strategic review is a structured process to identify new value-creating opportunities within a business.. Whatever its origins, a strategic review should be a clear fact-based analysis of the business opportunity or issue.. As well as making clear and logical recommendations, it must also set out how those recommendations would be implemented.. Within a four week timeframe, it’s not going to be possible to set out a detailed implementation plan.. Nonetheless, a high-level view of the implementation roadmap detailing the key initiatives to be implemented and expected timeframes helps to bring the strategy to life and can form the basis of a more detailed program plan.
The success of any business is determined by the effectiveness of the strategy it follows. A strategy explains how a company plans to compete in a market
A business strategy outlines the plan of action to achieve the vision and set objectives of an organization and guides the decision-making processes to improve the company’s financial stability in a competing market.. A tactic refers to the specific actions taken to reach the set goals in line with the strategy.. 2. Business Level: Business level strategies integrate into the corporate vision, but with a focus on a specific business.. A business strategy outlines the plan of action to achieve the vision and set objectives of an organization and guides the decision-making processes to improve the company’s financial stability in a competing market.. Define your vision Set your top-level objectives Analyse your business and the market Define how to gain competitive advantage Build a strategy framework. This is also known as the company’s vision .. Amazon Based on a firm’s vision, the offer , its customers and the market can be defined.. Customers Another vital step in building an effective business strategy is to define the type of customer a company serves.. If, however, the offering targets other businesses (B2B) , markets are typically defined by using factors such as the industry, business or sales model of the targeted customer groups.. Product, branding, marketing or operational strategies are only a few examples that contribute to the success of a firm’s overall generic business strategy.. … these KPIs measure the level of achievement of the objectives defined in step two of the strategy formulation process.. Amazon’s generic business strategy is to gain a competitive advantage by driving down costs (cost leadership), paired with its ability to innovate in competitive markets.
Have you learnt about international marketing? If not, don't miss this article as it will tell you what international marketing is and everything you need to know about international marketing.
International marketing is the conduct of business activities to control the flow of goods and services to consumers in more than one country for profit.. Whether domestically or internationally, the marketing goal is the same for marketers - making a profit by selling products or services where there is demand from consumers.. Thus, export marketing differs from domestic marketing because marketers have to study a new economy, including politics, law, and socio-cultural environment.. The Foreign Marketing : Marketing activities within the countries in which our Company has penetrated; This marketing is not like domestic marketing because we have to deal with a new type of competition, the behavior of the consumer is also different, the distribution system, advertising, and promotion are different and it is more complicated because Each country has different marketing environment, the important challenge here is that companies must understand different environments in each country to have appropriate policies, which is why senior marketing specialists become workers in one country but were very frustrated when asked to move to another country.. International marketers need to consider host country political influences on companies in foreign markets.. From the concept, the nature of international marketing mentioned above, we know that for businesses, analyzing the international marketing environment is the first and very important job because the marketing environment has a direct influence next to the production and business activities of each enterprise.. Not only that, marketing research here in addition to studying all factors like domestic marketing research, but also studying political factors, legal, international economy, international finance, and national culture, health.. Step 3: Set up an international marketing plan and goals This means giving marketing objectives and setting up international marketing programs such as market research content, product positioning, and establishment of marketing factors - mix.. International marketing planning: Like Marketing - domestic mix, Marketing - mix in global marketing also has 4 factors in defining: product, price, distribution and sale promotion in which all elements These are all serving and supporting other activities in international marketing or in other words, these four factors have been established equally to be associated with foreign markets.
What skills and characteristics should an employee possess? Here’s a list of important qualities you should look to instill in existing staff and look out for when hiring new talent.
It’s a given that businesses want to hire and retain the best employees in their field, but what does it really mean to be a ‘good employee’ and why is it important to seek them out?. Both soft skills and technical skills, or hard skills, are equally important in an employee.. Here are some of the top skills and characteristics of a good employee:. 4 Good employees know the reason why their job exists, above just knowing how to do their job.. 7 Employees who bring innovative ideas and suggestions forward that will impact positively are an asset to a company.. 12 Employees who bring a positive attitude to work have a positive impact on those around them and improve the energy in the team Emotional intelligence .. Knowing how to manage these well is an important key to being a good employee Teamwork .. 18 One possible solution is training existing employees to become proficient in new skills – both hard and soft – and in turn creating ‘good employees’.. 19 This also means that a new approach is needed when recruiting.. ‘20 key qualities that make a good employee’.. Retrieved from Top Resume .. ‘20 key qualities that make a good employee‘.. ‘20 key qualities that make a good employee‘.. Retrieved from Recruitment.com .. Retrieved from Training Industry .
Ever curious about how Apple's marketing strategies made them this successful? Explore its techniques through a detailed diagram.
Source: unsplash.com Market segmentation refers to identifying several elements of a market to cater to the needs of all potential consumers.. As with Apple's case, the company can innovatively work through its product developments and market segmentation, satisfying various needs of different age groups.. Besides segmentation, almost all companies today use the STP approach in marketing.. This is a three-step process that explores products and services and the ways their benefits can be communicated to its target market.. This model allows companies to tailor marketing approaches to meet customers' expectations.. Apple's demographic market segmentation includes developing its products around the target customers' age, lifestyle, and occupation.. Apple also includes the behavioral variables of its target market in its market segment.. The psychographic element of Apple's market segmentation tackles developing products based on the target market's lifestyles.. The company positions its brand as a premium provider of products and services with high-quality and advanced functions and capabilities.. When deciding on the brand's positioning, companies vary on the aspects they want to highlight and emphasize, based on the industry, company time, size, and products.. In the same manner, Apple uses its positioning approach based on competition.. As you explore every element of Apple segmentation, targeting, and positioning, or STP, you surely have found ideas and principles that can be useful for your brand.. EdrawMind is a user-friendly mind mapping software that allows users to navigate its straightforward interface and take complete control of utilizing its features and tools.. You can create from scratch or choose from various pre-built templates on Market segmentation and STP analysis to guide you in making the diagram.