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Unformatted text preview: ext. T hen, we examine some ways in which integrated marketing communication (IMC) programs make use of sales promotions. EXHIBIT 18.6 Kin d s o f Sale s Pr o mo tio n T he tools of any sales promotion can be focused on either channel members, such as wholesalers or retailers, or end-user consumers. Just as we delineated for advertising, when sales promotions are targeted at channel members, the marketer is employing a push strategy; when it targets consumers themselves, it is using a pull strategy. Some sales promotion tools can be used with either a push or pull strategy. We now consider each of the tools and how they are used. Types of Sales Promotion Co u p o n s Co u p o n s offer a discount on the price of specific items when they're purchased. Coupons are issued by manufacturers and retailers in newspapers, on products, on the shelf, at the cash register, over the Internet, and through the mail. Some retailers have linked coupons directly to their loyalty programs. Drugstore giant CVS, for instance, tracks its customers' purchases from its Extra Care loyalty card and gives them coupons that are tailored just for them.46 connect.mcg r aw- sectionTabs 1/10 9/15/13 p. 554 M cGr aw- Hill Connect - Ebook CVS is making its coupons more attractive to its loyal customers by customizing their content to be in line with their unique needs. F or instance, if a customer typically spends a small amount during each shopping trip, the customer will receive coupons that encourage larger purchases, such as “buy one, get one free.” Internet sites, such as, provide customers with instant coupons. F or instance, a customer might go to a Walmart and find a Hot Wheels video game for $29.99. A scan of the bar code on his cell phone to might find the same item at a T arget a mile away for $19.99. T hen he can go to to to get a coupon for $10, thus saving the customer $20.00 in a matter of minutes. A new breed of coupon, printed from the Internet or sent to mobile phones, is packed with information...
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