The societal marketing concept questions whether the pure marketing concept

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The societal marketing concept questions whether the pure marketing concept overlooks possible conflicts between consumer short-run wants and consumer long- run welfare . The societal marketing concept holds that marketing strategy should
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deliver value to customers in a way that maintains or improves both the consumer’s and the society’s well-being. Apple mainly follows the marketing concept for products such as the iPhone and iPad. Question 5 Share of customer is the share a business gets of the customer’s purchasing in their product categories. For example, consumers purchase financial services from banks and other financial institutions such as insurance companies. Many insurance companies now offer banking and investment services to capture a greater share of an individual consumer’s purchases of these offerings. Increasing share of customer is one way to increase a customer’s lifetime value—the value to a company of a satisfied, loyal customer over his or her lifetime. To increase share of customer, firms can offer greater variety to current customers or create programs to cross-sell and up-sell in order to market more products and services to existing customers. Customer equity is the total combined customer lifetime values of all of the company’s current and potential customers. Clearly, the more loyal the firm’s profitable customers, the higher the firm’s customer equity. Customer equity may be a better measure of a firm’s performance than current sales or market share. Whereas sales and market share reflect the past, customer equity suggests the future. Understanding these concepts is important to marketers because developing marketing activities that create value for customers should, ultimately, create value in return in the form of current and future sales, market share, and profits. By creating superior customer value, the firm creates highly satisfied customers who stay loyal and buy more. This, in turn, means greater long-run returns for the firm. Question 6 Dramatic changes are occurring in the marketing arena. The recent Great Recession left many consumers short of both money and confidence, creating a new age of consumer frugality that will last well into the future. More than ever, marketers must now emphasize the value in their value propositions. The challenge is to balance a brand’s value proposition with current times while also enhancing its long-term equity. The boom in computer, telecommunications, information, transportation, and other technologies has created exciting new ways to learn about and relate to individual customers. It has also allowed new approaches by which marketers can target consumers more selectively and build closer, two-way customer relationships in the Web 3.0 era.
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