Thus, it is more important now than at any time in the history of marketing to really understand your target market and to let this understanding drive not only your marketing decisions, but the entire decision making framework of the company. (Hiebing & Cooper, 2004:4).
Marketing Management UNIT -- I Unit No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Unit Title Marketing management – an introduction Marketing environment Marketing with other functional areas of management Market segmentation Market targeting and positioning Product management Brand management Pricing Channel design and management Retailing and Wholesaling Integrated Marketing Communication Advertising management Sales promotion Personal selling Public relations Understanding
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Project at Adani Supermarket. We would especially like to thank Mr. Manish Christian, the Retailing Manager at ADANI for evincing keen interest in our work, continuous encouragement and guide us through out our survey. Without his cooperation it was impossible to reach up to this stage. We are also very thankful to all
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