Fundamentals of Marketing provides a sound appreciation of the fundamentals of the theory and practice of marketing. Using case studies drawn from a cross section of sectors, in particular the banking, hospitality, retail and public service sectors this textbook critically evaluates the effectiveness of different marketing strategies and approaches. Exploring the principles of marketing this volume engages the reader, not only in theory but also in practice, using a broad range of real-life case studies such as Coca Cola, Apple, FCUK, Virgin, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Dyno Rod and New Zealand wool.
The text analyzes the marketing mix: product development, pricing, promotion (and communications marketing) and place (channels of distribution). It also emphasizes the role of Marketing Information Systems (MIS) using internal reporting, marketing intelligence and marketing research including the contribution from marketing research agencies and reviews the role of technology, e-commerce and the Internet in supporting successful marketing.
Featuring a support website that provides student and lecturer resources, Fundamentals of Marketing conveys the main principles of marketing in a challenging yet accessible manner and provides the reader with insights into the workings of marketing today.
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This book presents a citizen-centric perspective of the dual components of e-government and e-governance. E-government refers to the practice of online public reporting by government to citizens, and to service delivery via the Internet. E-governance represents the initiatives for citizens to participate and provide their opinion on government websites. This volume in the Public Solutions Handbook Series focuses on various e-government initiatives from the United States and abroad, and will help guide public service practitioners in their transformation to e-government. The book provides important recommendations and suggestions oriented towards practitioners, and makes a significant contribution to e-government by showcasing successful models and highlighting the lessons learned in the implementation processes. Chapter coverage includes: * Online fiscal transparency * Performance reporting * Improving citizen participation * Privacy issues in e-governance * Internet voting * E-government at the local level
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