Marketing Questions

Please answer each question in 150 words minimum. Cite your references and assign references to each question.

1. Effective Marketing Communications:

What steps should be followed to try to ensure marketing communications are effective meaning they reach the right audience with the right message at the right time?

2. Database Marketing:

What is database marketing and what is needed for it to be effective? What are some of the potential shortcomings of the databases or lists that may be used as the basis of database marketing?

3. Billboard Effectiveness:

What do marketing experts say about the effectiveness of advertising on roadside billboards? Are they appropriate for any type of product or service? How about the effectiveness of static or scrolling billboards at sporting events or live concerts? About how much does it cost to advertise on a static, roadside billboard? For a scrolling billboard at a stadium or live concert venue? How do these costs compare on a per thousand audience members reached basis to, let’s say, major newspapers or TV commercials?

4. Strengths and Drawbacks of Various Communications Channels:

There are many communications channels from which marketers may choose. Not all are the same in terms of their ability to reach specific audiences, to impart information, to educate, or to persuade. Highlight, please, some of these differences by communications channel type.

5. Use of Social Media:

It seems as if one or more new social media options spring up every few months or so. How easy or difficult is it to market a product or service via the various social media options? Are they the same, let’s say, in the US, European, South American, and the Asian areas of the world? How might an entrepreneur’s or small business’s choice of which social media to use change depending on what they have to offer and/or who their respective target markets are?

6. Key Design Elements of a Good Website:

Numerous opinions about what makes for a good Website exist. What do some leading experts have to say on this topic?

7. Pros and Cons of Online Marketing?:

As with any communications channel, online marketing has its advantages and disadvantages. What do some leading experts assert as being these pros and cons? Is there any way to overcome the drawbacks?

8. Digital Communications:

What constitutes digital communications beside those on the Internet? What are some of the benefits and potential pitfalls of each type of digital communications? Course Resource: Kotler, P., & Keller, K. L. (2012). Marketing management. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.


Marketing questions

I’m studying and need help with a Business question to help me learn.

This exam has 25 questions, each of which is worth 2 points. You have 75 minutes for the exam.

This exam has 25 questions. All are short answer. Each requires no more than two or three sentences to answer.

Each is worth two points. You have an hour and fifteen minutes to take the exam.

1. In your own words, what is the difference between market research and marketing research?

City Compost is a company that collects food waste from commercial kitchens and composts it for a monthly fee. They offer value to their customers by reducing their garbage pickup bill and giving them permission to use a “We Compost our Food Waste” logo in their advertising and in their facility. City Compost is considering expanding their services from commercial kitchens to individual homeowners in their city, but they’re not sure how to move forward.

2. Write a problem/opportunity statement for City Compost.

3. Pick one direction from the Four P’s Marketing Mix that City Compost can take to move forward with their residential plan. Write a sentence elaborating on how City Compost can move forward in your chosen direction.

4. Write three to four possible decision points that City Compost could take to move forward in the direction you picked in Question 3. (Hint, one of them should be “Do nothing”).

5. Pick one of your decision points from Question 4. Write out a research question that would give City Compost the data they need to make that decision.

6. Pick one of your research questions from Question 5. Would you recommend that City Compost’s owner answer this research question using exploratory research, descriptive research, or causal research? Why?

7. Give an example of an action standard City Compost could apply to your research question in Question 5.

8. In your own words, what is the difference between exploratory and descriptive research?

The Perfect Knot is a yoga studio. Their owner has noticed an increased interest in Pilates lately and is considering adding Pilates classes to the studio’s weekly schedule, but she doesn’t know much about who takes Pilates classes and what types of Pilates she can offer.

9. Describe a way The Perfect Knot could use exploratory research to get background information on this decision point.

10. The Perfect Knot has settled on two decision points: offering mat Pilates or classic Pilates. The owner will give a descriptive survey to her clientele to see which type of Pilates fits best. Do you recommend she use a cross-sectional study or a longitudinal study? Why?

11. It’s five years later. The Perfect Knot has been running a classic Pilates class successfully. Would a cross-sectional study or a longitudinal study be better to monitor changes in enthusiasm for this class? Why?

Moar Guitars is an independent electric-guitar maker that sells most of its instruments online. They would like to update their website to increase online guitar sales, but don’t know what website changes would cause more online sales.

12. What is the dependent variable in this example of causal research?

13. Give an example of an independent variable on their website that Moar Guitars could test?

14. Imagine Moar Guitars is going to run an A/B test using the independent variable you listed in Question 12. Name one way their experimental design can control for extraneous variables.

15. Moar Guitars also would like to see consumer reaction to a new guitar model. Given their small, niche market share, would a standard test market or a controlled test market be appropriate for them to test the reaction to this new model? Why?

16. Name two things you might do in order to protect your survey participants from potential harm when conducting research.

17. You run a dishonest marketing research firm looking to take advantage of your clients. Explain one way you can be unethical and why it would be harmful to your client.

18. Name one advantage and one disadvantage of using secondary data instead of primary data.

19. Give an example of secondary research from your group project. Describe how would you make sure that source is credible?

You own a small comedy club and are looking for ways to increase your patronage. Your decision points are:

1.) Change up your mix of comedy acts

2.) Add more expensive drinks to your menu

3.) Redecorate the interior with a new theme

20. Give an example of how you could use indirect observational research from archives rather than direct observation to research changing up your mix of comedy acts.

21. Which one of these decision points would be best answered with an unstructured observation? Why would unstructured observation be effective for this decision?

22. Pick one of the comedy clubs three decision points and describe how either in situ observation or invented observation could be used to research it? Explain why either in situ or invented observation would be effective for your chosen decision point.

23. Pick one of the comedy club’s three decision points and describe how an interview would be effective for researching the decision.

24. What is an advantage of using a focus groups instead of an interview for your data collection?

25. If you had the time and resources to perform ethnographic research for your group project, how would the data you collect be richer than the survey or interviews you will perform? Please refer to details of your project when answering.