Feb 202015
 

What is repositioning? Repositioning is the task of implementing a major change the target market’s perception of the product’s key benefits and features, relative to the offerings of competitive products. Why repositioning is used? Changes in consumer needs and lifestyles may reduce the relevancy of the product New or stronger Read full article…

Feb 202015
 

What is meant by Points-of-difference (POD)? The aspects of the product offering that are relatively distinct to the offerings of like competitors. What is meant by Points-of-parity (POP)? The aspects of the product offering that are largely similar to the offerings of like competitors. Should a brand emphasize POD or Read full article…

Feb 202015
 

What is positioning? Positioning is defined as the target market’s perception of the product’s key benefits and features, relative to the offerings of competitive products. The important aspects of this definition are: Positioning is the perception held by consumers The focus is on the perceptions of the target market Only Read full article…

Feb 202015
 

What is STP in Marketing? STP stands Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning STP is a process where a marketer: Segments an overall market,(segmentation) Evaluates each market segment on a set criteria, Selects the most appropriate target market/s for the firm, Then establishes an appropriate positioning in order to compete in that Read full article…

Feb 192015
 

Perceptual mapping is a key analytical tool in understanding market positioning. While the best piece of software to use to construct a perceptual map is Microsoft Excel, the structuring of the graph is sometimes a little bit tricky. Either a bubble chart for a scatter chart is the most appropriate Read full article…

Sep 042014
 
Difference between Positioning and a Value Proposition

  A key aspect of a successful marketing strategy is the clear definition and communication of a sought-after value proposition. A good way to think about the firm’s value proposition is consider what is different and beneficial about the firm’s (or brand’s) offering/s in the marketplace. Difference between Positioning and 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…

Jul 292014
 

  When I was a marketing student, a long time ago, I did not study integrated marketing communications. Instead, I studied advertising and sales management as separate subjects. That was the way it was taught in university and that was the way it was practiced in real organizations. (In the Read full article…

Jul 212014
 

  Probably a good example of a product repositioning exercise is Mother Energy drink in Australia, which is a Coca-Cola brand. When it was first introduced into the marketplace, driven by Coca-Cola’s goals be a market leader in the energy submarket, the overall launch campaign was well executed. All the Read full article…

Aug 152013
 

  A Good Example for Understanding Positioning Positioning is how the firm or brand wants to be perceived by consumers relative to its competitors. It is a very important topic in the study of marketing and usually forms the basis of a firm’s competitive strategy. Typically the firm structures its Read full article…