Providing a fresh and innovative framework for the management of marketing communication processes, this textbook uses references to communication studies, cultural studies and critical management studies to shift the focus from message-making to relationship-building.
Providing a contemporary examination of marketing as a social process, author Varey focuses on a planned, integrated marketing communication programme. He combines a managerial perspective with current communication and marketing theory, to develop a contemporary set of principles, incorporating such recent developments as e-communication and new media. It investigates the issues of:
With a good balance of theory and practice and UK and European case studies, this noteworthy book covers a range of issues of significance to both the public and private sectors, and large, medium and small businesses.
Two-thirds of rapid-growth firms use written business plans, according to Price, Waterhouse, Coopers 1998 Trendsetter Barometer. The survey also states that firms with written plans grow faster, achieve a higher proportion of revenues from new products and services, and enable CEOs to manage more critical business functions.
Actual case histories - from companies such as Campbell Soup, Co., Texas Instruments, Inc., and Quaker State Corp. - illustrate how business-building opportunities translate into strategies and tactics. They demonstrate the compelling relationship between internal organizational functions and external market conditions, the long- and short-term strategic marketing issues and the advantages of developing an SMP.
This practical handbook offers indepth coverage of the role of drop shipping in today's marketplace. The book analyzes carefully the advantages and disadvantages of this process from the perspectives of the many different users and providers of drop ship services. Useful, practical information is given, from packaging to storage costs. Forms of direct response advertising are also analyzed, such as mail order advertising techniques. The fundamental drop shipping relationship between manufacturers and middlemen is examined and applied to the diverse needs of the importer, distributor, wholesaler, retailer, and in particular, the mail order direct marketer. The types of industrial and consumer goods that are or should be drop shipped are listed, and the reader is provided with methods for contacting U.S. drop shippers. Drop Shipping as a Marketing Function, with its focus on both analysis and practical application, is invaluable as a guide for anyone implementing or expanding the use of drop shipping as a marketing function.
The marketing discipline has been dominated by managerial research that has never really been counterbalanced by a systematic critical analysis which is problematic given the assumed legitimization of the managerialism that has ensued. This book is an attempt to rest the balance, articulating a social critique and evaluation of marketing.
The book offers a critical survey of the most important contributions to managerial marketing discourse from the earliest twentieth century onwards, covering traditions of research such as scientific selling, marketing management and service marketing and drawing from Michel Foucault's understanding of power and Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe's Discourse Theory. The analysis reveals that managerial marketing discourse has promoted a government of organizations that is centred around the customer and that the shifts and turning points in this rationality through time signify more fundamental shifts in emphasis in the type of power promoted by marketing discourse and the subject positions is ascribes to people.
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