The overall success of an organization is dependent on how marketing is able to inform strategy and maintain an operational focus on market needs. With an array of examples and case studies from around the world, Lancaster and Massingham's vital study offers an alternative to the traditional American focused teaching materials currently available.
This second edition has been fully revised and updated, including a new chapter on digital marketing written by Dr Wilson Ouzem.
Topics covered include:
Designed and written for undergraduate, MBA and masters students in marketing management classes, Essentials of Marketing Management builds on the successful earlier edition to provide a solid foundation to understanding this core topic.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The development of a strategic approach to marketing: its culture; internal macro- and external micro-environmental issues
Chapter 2 Markets and customers: Consumer and organizational buyer behaviour and marketing strategy
Chapter 3 Markets and customers: Market boundaries; target marketing
Chapter 4 Product and innovation strategies
Chapter 5 Pricing strategies
Chapter 6 Channels of distribution and logistics
Chapter 7 Communications strategy
Chapter 8 Sales management
Chapter 9 Customer care and relationship marketing
Chapter 10 Direct marketing
Chapter 11 Digital Marketing: Chapter contributed by Dr Wilson Ozuem
Chapter 12 Sales forecasting
Chapter 13 Marketing information systems and research
Chapter 14 Analysing the environment and appraising resources
Chapter 15 Evaluating and controlling strategic marketing
Chapter 16 Strategic marketing planning tools
Chapter 17 Global marketing
Chapter 18 Services marketing and not-for-profit marketing