Lane Bryant: Business Analysis Trina Brand Managerial Marketing BUS 620 July 23, 2012 Lane Bryant: Business Analysis Abstract Marketing strategies are necessary for the success of any business or company. This paper focuses on the generic marketing strategy and market segmentation of Lane Bryant. A couple of the generic marketing strategies are combined with specific market segmentation to aid in achieving high profits and retail success. Introduction The primary goal for companies is to generate profit, maintain stability and achieve substantial growth. Therefore, companies employ various strategies to advertise and sell their products or services.
Marketing research is defined as, “the systematic design, collection, analysis, and reporting of data relevant to a specific marketing situation facing an organization” (Armstrong & Kotler, 2005, pp.113). Marketing research for Kudler may make all the difference for an organization being able to remain innovative, competitive, and dominating in the ever-changing marketplace today. Marketing research can be incredibly helpful for Kudler to determine the satisfaction of customers in a non-bias fashion. Managers rely heavily on responses from marketing research to make imperative decisions. The process of marketing research includes four fundamental steps: “defining the problem and research objectives, developing the research plan, implementing the research plan, and interpreting and reporting the findings” (Armstrong & Kotler, 2005,
For these reasons, it is necessary to analyze the competitive advantage of the different options presented. • Strengths and Opportunities: The project evaluation should consider a SWOT analysis of each potential application, which allows identifying the strengths, opportunities, threats and weaknesses. This way, it is possible to choose the best option, which maximized the firm’s strengths and opportunities, while mitigating its threats and weaknesses. • Barrier to Entry: Also it is necessary to analyze the cost of enter to the industry. • Economic Benefit: What will be the earnings associated to the project.. • Customer Preferences Bernstein should recommend to the board the
New innovations will be considered and implemented, but the company will have to decide if they are working. Going forward, a successful innovation will be defined as a new product or system that saves the company resources or increases sales. The innovation will have to be cost-effective because spending more than the company saves will not result in success. Each store will have clear goals and expectations. Any stores who show growth over last year will be rated as successful.
In-depth research and analysis needs to be conducted on other companies that have created similar successful programs. They need to determine what the breakeven point will be, and when these new products will start generating a profit and then make the decision on whether or not it’s worth the investment. Issue 5 Lack of planning CanGo is in rapid development, but at the same time lacks of any sort of planning. CanGo's management team cannot seem to reach a viable solution for the future development of the company. Recommendation 5 CanGo needs to make a comprehensive analysis and then decide on a long-term development plan.
Once this is complete, our marketing team will need to determine the idea’s prospects in the marketplace. They will also be tasked with determining how the technology should be packaged to have the greatest appeal to our customers. Manufacturing a new product can be timely and costly. It is very important to estimate the cost of building the new product and then estimating the selling price and potential profit for the company. The process of developing any new product requires strong team leadership and cohesiveness to ensure the new product will be
Processor speeds, storage capacity, slimmer/sleeker computer cases, new keyboards designs, software advances to name a few, are all extremely important to potential customers. It is imperative that we at GCI not only keep up with these trends but be the leader in research, development, product implementation, advertizing, and selling. Product lifecycle strategies will become a major factor as new technologies
There are reports that say the economy will grow over the next few years (2010), but there is a possibility that they could be wrong and that won’t happen. If the opposite happens and the economy hits a decline, this could really hurt the business of Keystone and many other companies for that matter. On that note, people will start looking to save money and if they can find the same product that this company offers for a cheaper price, they might just do that. The last red flag that I would see when deciding whether to select this client would be the fact that they have recently started extending credit to customers with less than perfect credit (2010). Although this could mean nothing, this could also be the beginning of a downward spiral of bad debt.
The differentiation strategy involves production of product or services, which is unique throughout the industry and because of its uniqueness the customers are willing to pay more for it. The uniqueness may be in terms of design, brand image, technology or customer service. In case of Zara, it is the fast fashion philosophy adopted by the company. Zara’s unique selling point is to design and produce the latest fashion trends within a short span of two weeks. And these new styles are only available for sale on the floors only for a period of 4 weeks.