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D1 Evaluating the effectiveness of the techniques in marketing products in Microsoft

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´╗┐Task 3 D1: Evaluating the effectiveness of the techniques in marketing products in one organisation An evaluation of the techniques used by Microsoft to market the surface pro Terms of reference: Microsoft Corporation, Wikipedia, online websites (Microsoft services, Microsoft accessibility) This report aims to evaluate the strengths and the weaknesses of the techniques used by Microsoft to market the surface pro Findings The report will now make judgement of the strengths and the weakness that Microsoft has used to market their products Techniques Growth strategies Diversification Diversification is when a business sells some new products to new customers. Diversification is one of the strategies that Microsoft has used over the last few years to market their latest invention, the Surface tablet. The business has diversified the surface tablet by creating the surface pro which was an advanced version of the original product. They have carried the diversification of the product to The Current version of the tablet which is the Microsoft surface 3. Microsoft have also diversified in by creating the ?Kinect? which is a sort of sensor designed to be used with their already well known product, the X-box but they didn?t stop there. They have entered the phone market also with their mobile handset which uses their own OS software. ...read more.

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This process can be long as enough time is needed in order to come up with a meaningful name slogan and image relevant to the message they are trying to put across for their product Microsoft built their brand according to the business?s needs and expectations. ?Your Potential. Our Passion.? They believe giving power to people through technology will help them to understand and unleash their potential. They used this slogan to promote their aims and built brand One of the strengths of this technique to Microsoft is that it is important to because of its popularity and the fact that it is easily recognisable by customers and not just in one continent but globally. As a business they are know how people are aware of their brand when purchasing products. A weakness for this technique to the company is that it might not always do what it says it does, the way it deals doesn?t correspond to what the logo indicates. That is a big turn off for the customers and it could drive them to other companies About 25 years ago, Microsoft started as an operating system company, and then with time they have gradually extended by making other products. The first products they sold had the Microsoft brand on them and that was their original logo. ...read more.

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The business can always relay on them to keep the sales up and generate benefits even in hard time. A weakness of it can only occur if the company loses these valuable customers as their commitments cannot always be trusted especially with competitor always looking to get more customers. Businesses like Microsoft sow their gratitude to their lifetime customers by making them offers on the products they buy. Some companies have loyalty cards with discounts on them, these cards are offered to the most loyal customers in exchange of their loyalty and devotion towards the business. Strengths of this is that it promotes further the name of the business and enables them to attract more and more customers. Growth and expansion is also another strength of this method because the more promotion it make for the company, the more customers it is going to attract. And the more customers are attracted the larger the company will get and this will lead to expenditure and growth. One of the weaknesses of this strategy in that it is not guarantee, loyal can always leave the company for another after getting all the discount they want or if they find a company who they believe offers better products. Also, another weakness of this strategy is that a company offering g too much discount or offers could lose out on making enough benefits for the business to prosper ...read more.

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