Marketing Reflection Paper

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Before taking this course, marketing was all about product and the promotion of that product. I took a marketing course during my undergrad about 7 years ago that emphasized the 4 P’s. Building a strategy around promoting a product and/or service seemed to be the most fundamental concept of marketing to me. My narrow thinking soon changed after going into the workforce and after taking this course. Marketing is more than just telling potential and current consumers about your products and why they should buy it. Marketing truly encompasses all areas of business. A great marketing strategy needs to focus on all the new strategic marketing elements of positioning, product, logistics, price, integrated marketing communications, and service. It’s…show more content…
We can’t assume consumers will remain loyal if we don’t adapt and learn and you can’t assume brand strength alone will keep them or attract new consumers. The market will change and new will enter the market. I realized that the 5 D’s (Discovering, Defining, Developing, Doing, and Directing) in the marketing process is a continuous, an ongoing evaluation of the market conditions and the continued adaption. For Digital Channels, that means we must have the best feature rich products and service that our customers value. We can’t assume they will stay with us because they have for years. The moment a company becomes complacent, they become…show more content…
At one of our quarterly All Hands meetings, the president of our division discussed how growing the market share was critically important in the digital banking space. The key goal is to continue to lead this space in the future, but doing so becomes increasingly more challenging as new market competitors try to steal share. To keep ahead, we need to always bring our “A” game to the market. To create blue ocean strategies would require innovation, customer engagement, and out of the box thinking. We have to consider buyer utility, pricing, cost, and adoption. To do this would require us to be strategic about how we design, build and price our products. Even the way the business manages the different consumer segments is important. There is differentiation of the needs of different types of financial institutions. The customer centered brand management strategy we discussed in class is very useful to this type of organization. How we market to large national banks should be different than how we market to small town banks. Generally, small banks do not have the technology budget to invest in large scale digital channel solutions. Many companies decided to have different brands for their different customer segments. We discussed how this works successfully for car companies. For Digital Channels,
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