Brassington and Pettitt's Essentials of Marketing is the indispensable introduction to the subject for all students taking a short or one-semester Marketing module - whatever their background. The second edition retains the lively writing style and authority of the authors' Principles of Marketing, and highlights the links between theory and practice by using fresh and topical case studies drawn from real-life, whilst focussing on the most important concepts and theories of Marketing. Essentials of Marketingalso boasts an unrivalled selection of online learning resources at www.pearsoned.co.uk/brassington, which includes multiple choice questions that test your learning and help monitor your progress, video interviews with top Marketing Managers, answering your questions on how they use the theories of marketing every day in their professional lives, a full online Glossary explaining the key terms of the subject, and weblinks for every chapter that help take your learning further! Dr Frances Brassington is Senior Lecturer in Retail Management and Marketing at Oxford Brookes University Dr Stephen Pettitt is Deputy Vice-chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire
An overview of the techniques, supporting theories and tactical decision-making processes involved in marketing. As well as traditional marketing techniques, up-to-date topics such as green issues, post-modern thinking, relationship marketing and ethics are also covered.
This comprehensive textbook introduces students to all the core principles of marketing practice using an employability-focused approach. Essentials of Marketing is underpinned by six pillars, which flow through each chapter: marketing ethics, sustainability, stakeholder engagement, globalisation, the power of new media, and measuring success. The book demystifies theory by placing it in contexts which are recognisable to a diverse readership, using real-life case studies and examples designed to engage today’s technologically savvy and internationally oriented students. The book includes a comprehensive running case study in which readers are invited to adopt the roles of marketing assistant, marketing manager, and marketing director within regional markets, applying the knowledge that they have learned in each chapter into modern, realistic contexts, which simulate a marketing career. Key features to aid learning and comprehension include case studies, chapter objectives and summaries, key learning points, and key questions. With a uniquely accessible and applied approach, Essentials of Marketing is designed as a core text for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Introduction to marketing, marketing management, and principles of marketing modules. Digital learning resources include a comprehensive instructor’s manual to guide interaction with the applied case study, PowerPoint slides, and a test bank.
Help your students achieve marketing success by delivering the best up-to-the-minute coverage of key marketing topics available in this complete, yet brief, latest edition of ESSENTIALS OF MARKETING by award-winning instructors and leading authors Lamb/Hair/McDaniel. ESSENTIALS OF MARKETING, 7E uses a fresh, streamlined design to focus on captivating examples and innovative applications that ensure students not only understand marketing concepts, but also know how to effectively apply them to real-world practice. This edition now visually illustrates key marketing concepts and showcases the customer experience with an engaging writing style punctuated by the most recent marketing statistics and figures. A new appendix and exercises emphasize building a professional marketing plan with an integrated internet focus to further prepare students for success. This book's concise 15-chapter format offers unequaled flexibility to make this course your own with outside projects and readings, while still providing the comprehensive coverage students need. Powerful teaching and learning tools form part of the book's hallmark Integrated Learning System organized around the book's learning objectives. All-new videos produced specifically for this edition feature fascinating stories of marketing success, while a myriad of exceptional online and in-book tools answer the needs of a variety of learning and teaching styles. ESSENTIALS OF MARKETING, 7E's lively coverage and broad-based appeal is designed to create a learning experience that leaves your students saying, Now that's marketing! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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: consumer and organizational buyer behaviour product and innovation strategies direct marketing Social media marketing 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.
Essentials of Marketing Research takes an applied approach to the fundamentals of marketing research by providing examples from the business world of marketing research and showing students how to apply marketing research results. This text focuses on understanding and interpreting marketing research studies. Focusing on the 'how-to' and 'so what' of marketing research helps students understand the value of marketing research and how they can put marketing research into practice. There is a strong emphasis on how to use marketing research to make better management decisions. The unique feature set integrates data analysis, interpretation, application, and decision-making throughout the entire text. The text opens with a discussion of the role of marketing research, along with a breakdown of the marketing research process. The text then moves into a section discussing types of marketing research, including secondary resources, qualitative research, observation research, and survey research. Newer methods (e.g. using blogs or Twitter feeds as secondary resources and using online focus groups) are discussed as extensions of traditional methods such. The third section discusses sampling procedures, measurement methods, marketing scales, and questionnaires. Finally, a section on analyzing and reporting marketing research focuses on the fundamental data analysis skills that students will use in their marketing careers. Features of this text include: - Chapter Openers describe the results of a research study that apply to the topics being presented in that chapter. These are taken from a variety of industries, with a greater emphasis on social media and the Internet. - A Global Concerns section appears in each chapter, helping prepare students to conduct market research on an international scale.This text emphasizes the presentation of research results and uses graphs, tables, and figures extensively. - A Statistics Review section emphasizes the practical interpretation and application of statistical principles being reviewed in each chapter. - Dealing with Data sections in each chapter provide students with opportunities to practice interpreting data and applying results to marketing decisions. Multiple SPSS data sets and step-by-step instructions are available on the companion site to use with this feature. - Each Chapter Summary is tied to the chapter-opening Learning Objectives. - A Continuing Case Study follows a group of students through the research process. It shows potential trade-offs, difficulties and flaws that often occur during the implementation of research project. Accompanying case questions can be used for class discussion, in-class group work, or individual assignments. - End-of-Chapter Critical Thinking Exercises are applied in nature and emphasize key chapter concepts. These can be used as assignments to test students' understanding of marketing research results and how results can be applied to decision-making. - End-of-chapter Your Research Project provides more challenging opportunities for students to apply chapter knowledge on an in-depth basis, and thus olearn by doing.
Identifying and assessing the ways in which changes in the marketing mix affect consumer behavior is key to a successful marketing strategy. This book guides the student in designing, conducting and interpreting marketing research. This comprehensive textbook covers the full range of topics, including: Secondary research and data mining ; Internet marketing research ; Qualitative and exploratory research ; Statistical analysis and Marketing research ethics. With learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, a host of cases and a comprehensive companion website, this book offers a range of tools to help students develop and test their research and analytical skills.
Written for introductory marketing classes, this text explains what information is needed to plan and implement a successful marketing campaign and how to find that data. Including details on finding such relevant facts as the size of a potential market, the shopping and buying habits of consumers in that market, and the competitive and environmental factors that may affect a campaign, this primer will guide readers to become savvy marketing managers.