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ANALYZING AND SELECTING TARGET MARKETS geo-demographics Refers to information describing the demographic profile of consumers in a particular geographic region. The second stage of marketing strategy development is to analyze market segments and select target markets. Marketing research is a major source of information for determining which characteristics of market segments distinguish them from the overall market. Such research can help “locate” or describe a market segment in terms of demographic and characteristics.
Research did show that consumers liked other flavors. 22 So, the result was essentially cheeseless Cheetos. Pricing Research In many ways, pricing research represents typical marketing research. Many test markets address the question of how consumers will respond to a product offering two different prices. Pricing involves finding the amount of monetary sacrifice that best represents the value customers perceive in a product after considering various market constraints. Most organizations conduct pricing research.
Technology has changed almost every aspect of marketing research. Modern computer and communications technology makes data collection, study design, data analysis, data reporting, and practically all other aspects of research easier and better. Furthermore, as more companies do business outside their own borders, companies are doing research in an international marketplace. Thus, research techniques often must cross-validate results. Key Terms and Concepts applied marketing research, 7 basic marketing research, 7 culturally cross-validate, 21 customer-oriented, 8 geo-demographics, 14 integrated marketing communication, 17 integrated marketing mix, 17 marketing channel, 16 marketing concept, 8 marketing metrics, 18 marketing orientation, 8 marketing research, 5 performance-monitoring research, 18 pricing, 15 product-oriented, 8 production-oriented, 8 promotion, 16 promotion research, 16 relationship marketing, 11 the scientific method, 7 supply chain, 16 total quality management, 11 total value management, 18 Questions for Review and Critical Thinking 1.