May 202015
 
Advertising awareness and recall metrics

Advertising awareness metrics In addition to measuring brand awareness, firms will often look to measure advertising awareness through a similar/same survey of the target market. This would be an extension of the questionnaire discussed in the article on brand awareness metrics. There are four main advertising awareness metrics that can Read full article…

Dec 182014
 

Brand personas are commonly used in customer journey mapping, but are generally helpful in most aspects of marketing strategy development. This is because a brand persona – which is a representation of the typical customer in a target market – helps the firm more clearly understand the consumer. Generally firms Read full article…

Dec 172014
 
Brand Personas

Using Brand Personas in Customer Journey Mapping A fundamental principle of modern day marketing is to segment the market and select appropriate target markets. For more information on the market segmentation process, please refer to the market segmentation study guide. Target markets are smaller parts of the overall market, where Read full article…

Dec 092014
 

What is a customer journey? Let’s start our understanding of customer journey mapping by first understanding what is meant by the “customer’s journey”. As suggested by the name, a customer journey is the progression of a consumer (initially a non-customer of a brand) in their journey to becoming a customer Read full article…

Dec 092014
 
Main phases of a customer journey

Three main phases of a customer journey Customer journeys, particularly for high involvement purchases, may take years to lead to a purchase decision. For example, a young consumer buying their first brand new car would have years of experience of seeing cars, seeing promotional campaigns and product placement, being involved Read full article…

Sep 032014
 

  Let’s evaluate the key differences between the evolving IMC definitions to understand how the perception and role of integrated marketing communications has progressed. Broader than just consumers The audience is much broader than just consumers. While communicating to consumers obviously remains very important and probably the focus of communication Read full article…

Sep 032014
 

  NAB’s Repositioning in the Australian Banking Market This video highlights a major campaign undertaken by the National Australia Bank (NAB). As you will see, this is probably one of the best executed campaigns that you will see, given that it uses so many different communication tools and its core Read full article…

Sep 032014
 

  The changing media environment The process of communicating in marketing is far more challenging in today’s environment due to the complexity of media choices and the interaction between consumers and the resultant effect on consumer shopping behavior. In the “old days”, a firm’s promotional mix was almost exclusively made Read full article…

Sep 032014
 

  Sales promotion refers to temporary incentives offered by an organization to either their customers or their resellers, with the intention of increasing the sales of their products. Therefore, it is necessary to classify sales promotions into two broad categories – sales promotions aimed at consumers and sales promotions aimed Read full article…

Sep 032014
 

  Customer journey mapping is techniques that relies upon identifying and sequencing the touchpoints (exposures and interactions) that consumers (potential customers) and actual customers have with the brand. Therefore, as a simple definition for what is a brand touchpoint? A brand touchpoint can be considered as any interaction or exposure Read full article…

Sep 032014
 

  Customer journey mapping is a visual technique designed to outline how: The brand reaches a consumer’s consideration (evoked) set How the consumer progresses through the buying decision process and selects a suitable brand, and The consumer progresses through consumption and/or use of the product or service. When to use Read full article…

Aug 192014
 
What is a customer journey?

What is a customer journey? As the name implies, a customer journey is the series of steps undertaken by a consumer (that is, a non-customer of a brand) in their journey to becoming a customer of the brand. A consumer’s journey will include gathering information, reviewing marketing communications, visiting stores, Read full article…

Aug 072014
 

  Why is the communications process important? Promotion, also referred to as marketing communications, is the process of an organization communicating information about their brand and products to the marketplace (customers, stakeholders and the public). From the above definition, it is clear that the basis of promotions is communication. Therefore, Read full article…