Posted: July 17th, 2021
Primary Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas. For this Discussion Board, please complete the following: Is your favorite brand a leader or follower? The position of a brand as a leader or a follower in the marketplace is often in the “perception of the customer.” In other words, perception is often everything. Perceptions are enhanced by advertising and public relations. Customers and the public customize and create their ideas about brands in any industry based on their likes, dislikes, and lifestyle preferences and whether or not the brand is considered number one in its industry category. These perceptions are important to a brand, no matter what is its position or place in the market. Marketers use these customer and public perceptions with a tool called a perceptual map. Find out more here about a perceptual map. (“Example Perceptual Map Template,” n.d.) A brand leader is well-known and a “go-to” brand. Think: Crest. Toyota. Starbucks. A brand follower is one that enters the marketplace later, might be second in the industry, or is not as well-known as the industry leader. Sometimes, a secondary brand is less expensive than a more well-known primary or leading brand. Think: Colgate. Nissan. Dunkin. Choose your favorite brand, and then answer the following questions: Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-200 word reply about his or her Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions: For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials. Discussion Board Rubric 20 20 20 8 7 Total Points 75 Total Points Earned View a downloadable version of the Discussion Board Grading Rubric. References Example perceptual map template [Image]. (n.d.). Perceptual Maps 4 Marketing. https://www.perceptualmaps.com/make-a-perceptual-map/free-download/ Fripp, G. (n.d.). Understanding perceptual maps: What is a perceptual map? Segmentation Study Guide. https://www.segmentationstudyguide.com/understanding-perceptual-maps/perceptual-maps/#:~:text=What%20is%20a%20perceptual%20map%3F%20A%20perceptual%20map,the%20consumer%E2%80%99s%20perceptions%20and%20understandings%20in%20a%20diagram I will include the students posts later. Is the brand a leader or a follower? As a customer, what factors do you assess to determine whether the brand is a leader or a follower? What is the difference between the advertising or publicizing that a brand leader does in comparison to what a brand follower does in the marketplace to present itself to customers? What did you learn from your classmate’s posting? What additional questions do you have after reading the posting? What clarification do you need regarding the posting? What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?
Place an order in 3 easy steps. Takes less than 5 mins.