In September there was another offer of a $1.00 cash refund, with the proof of purchase for two 5 lb. boxes, which lead to an increase in gross sales of RBS, too. The $2 cash refund for the purchase of RBS plus four additional Household Division brands in January 2006 increased the gross sales even by more than 100% from $9.3mio to $20.6mio, a total net incremental contribution of $619,562. These coupons were advertised in women’s magazines, in a Sunday newspaper supplement, on the company website, and in point-of- purchase material the latter of which has a relatively high response rate of 2%. The event in June, that included a shrink wrapped twin pack of the 1 lb. boxes and a $1.00 cash refund inside the pack with proof of purchase from two 1 lb. boxes encouraged consumers to keep one box in the fridge and one in the bathroom, so that most of them bought two boxes of RBS which led to rising sales volumes Considering the significant increase in sales, RBS should focus on investing in print and online advertisement by increasing their budgets by 10% in this sector. To conclude and thinking long-term, budgets for consumer promotion should be raised by 10% to ensure that RBS continues selling high volumes. Due to missing information of the response rate of advertising in TV, RBS should maintain the budget in this sector constant.
In today’s society there are a plethora of ideas about advertisement. What would it take to meet societies want’s with the increase in advertising of new technology? In regards to four articles: “What’s Changed” by , Jane Hammerslough, “Urban Warfare” by, Kate MacArthur & Hilary Chura, “The Age of Reason” by, Kenneth Hein, “The Buzz on Buzz” by, Renee Dye. These four authors describe the many different angles that can be approached by advertisement. They have also shown some great aspects of the new uprising development of advertising technology in modern American society.
The biggest challenge that they face as a company is they do not have the room the increase expenditure by such a vast amount. Currently there is $3,675,000 in promotional dollars allocated as follows; sales and administration expense (995,000), cooperative advertising programs with retailers (1,650,000), consumer advertising (562,000) and trade promotion (467,000). adding the $225,000 increase in consumer advertising will not allow the 5% of expected sales for total promo expenditures. John Bott, the vice president of sales disagreed with the budget allocation and noted that sales expenses and administration cost were projected to be $65,000 in 2008. This led him to believe that an additional sales representative would be needed to service company accounts because 50 were being added. Therefore he estimated this addition would cost at least $70,000 including salary and expenses in 2008. Bott also stated that “That's about $135,000 in additional sales expense that have to be added to our promotional budget for 2008”
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In the article “ How Advertising Informs to Our Benefits”, writer John E Calfee, argues about the benefits that advertisement provides to our society. He says advertisement is a great tool for communicating information and shaping markets today. However, he also argues on the point that advertisement can sometimes be misleading, and that it leaves out the important information.
The auditing firm Coopers & Lybrand was accused of failing to perform a proper GAAS audit. One strategy the auditors could have performed was to follow the trail of revenue vs expenses. The auditor should have notice large sums ($10 million) of revenue going into one particular expense (Suppliers/Inventory). Considering Phar-Mor filed that they lost money in fiscal year 1984 and 1985 and they never cleared
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In the Hunter/Gatherer section of Omnivore’s Dilemma, Pollan talks about what it takes to accomplish the task of developing a meal on his own; consequently, the people of today’s society are so used to the abundance of food that they have no idea what all is involved in establishing a full meal. Americans take this great abundance of food for granted, which causes an increased craving for more. This is where the world of advertisement has been the strongest. One of the easiest ways to reach people is through their food; therefore, major food industries try to lure people in at all costs just to buy their products. The Fast food industry is the
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Thank you for reminding me that I completely forgot about media advertisements. First of all, it will start with many people knowing the university.
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Trade promotions and cooperative advertising are part of a push strategy. Trade promotion is directed towards retailers and takes the form of catalogs, trade magazine advertisements, booklets for consumers, and displays. Using gallery stores will attract and serve their target customers, the 40- to 59-year-old homeowner with an annual household income over $100,000. Also, 78% of the survey respondents state that displaying furniture in individual room settings is somewhat important to very important. Half of the $225,000 deducted from cooperative advertising will be added to the trade promotions fund. Also, an amount of $12,000 is added to the trade promotions fund to assist their salespeople servicing the 50 new accounts. The trade promotions fund will have a total of $591,500. Cooperative advertising is usually spent on newspaper advertising in a retailer’s city. The reduced funds of cooperative advertising for BatesManor will diminish the amount of newspaper advertisements.
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