Frameworks for Market Strategy helps students understand how to develop and implement a market strategy and how to manage the marketing process. Marketing activity is the source of insight on the market, customers, and competitors and lies at the core of leading and managing a business.
To understand how marketing fits into the broader challenge of managing a business, Capon and Go address marketing management both at the business and functional levels. The book moves beyond merely presenting established procedures, processes, and practices and includes new material based on cutting-edge research to ensure students develop strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills for success. In this European edition, Capon and Go have retained the strong framework of the book, but have updated the cases, examples, and discussions to increase the book’s relevance for students outside the USA. Key features include:
• A strong strategic focus, teaching students how to analyze markets, customers, and competitors to plan, execute, and evaluate a winning market strategy
• Practical examples from a range of contexts, allowing students to develop the skills necessary to work in for-profit, public, or non-profit firms
• Emphasis on understanding the importance of working across organizational boundaries to align firm capabilities
• Full chapters devoted to key topics, including brand management, digital marketing, marketing metrics, and ethical as well as social responsibilities
• Focus on globalization with a chapter on regional and international marketing
• Multiple choice, discussion, and essay questions at the end of each chapter
Offering an online instructor’s manual and a host of useful pedagogy – including videos, learning outcomes, opening cases, key ideas, exercises, discussion questions, a glossary, and more – this book will provide a solid foundation in marketing management, both for those who will work in marketing departments, and those who will become senior executives.
Section I: Marketing and the Firm 1. Introduction to Managing Marketing 2. The Value of Customers Section II: Fundamental Insights for Strategic Marketing 3. Market Insight 4. Customer Insight 5. Insight about Competitors, Company, and Complementers 6. Marketing Research Section III: Strategic Marketing 7. Identifying and Choosing Opportunities 8. Market Segmentation and Targeting 9. Market Strategy - Integrating Firm Efforts for Marketing Success 10. Managing through the Life Cycle 11. Managing Brands Section IV: Implementing the Market Strategy Part A: Providing Customer Value 12. Managing the Product Line 13. Managing Services and Customer Service 14. Developing New Products Part B: Communicating Customer Value 15. Integrated Marketing Communications 16. Mass Communication 17. Digital Marketing 18. Directing and Managing the Field Sales Effort Part C: Delivering Customer Value 19. Distribution Decisions 20. Retailing and Wholesaling Part D: Getting Paid For Customer Value 21. Critical Underpinnings of Pricing Decisions 22. Setting Prices 23. Ensuring the Firm Implements the Market Offer as Planned 24. Monitoring & Controlling Firm Performance and Functioning 25. International, Regional, and Global Marketing 26. Ethical, Legal, and Socially Responsible Decisions in Marketing
"Noel Capon and Frank Go have written a highly comprehensive textbook on market strategy that will be of great use to students of marketing at every level, from undergraduate to MBA to executive programs. I particularly appreciate the treatment of current issues, such as customer relationship management systems and digital marketing, including the use of social media."
George S. Yip, Imperial College Business School, UK