Marketing Communications Strategy - Tesco

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Marketing communications plan – Tesco
Planning for integrated marketing communications
The overall marketing communications campaign is analogous to a war. The many battles within the campaign are the communications mix elements or geographical areas targeted. For example the advertising campaign is a series of advertisements, and the activities that help produce them, which are designed to acieve interrelated goal.
Intererated marketing communications, 2009

Like most business plans, the intergerated marketing communications plan begins with an over view of the activity. This is particularly important for intergrated planning as the priorities in the planning process must be identified as should the key tasks across the programme. This is
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Tesco online now operates in over 270 stores around the country, covering 96% of the UK. With over a million households nationwide having used the company’s online services, the company has a strong platform to further develop this revenue stream. http://www.tesco.com/direct/?sc_cmp=ppc_g_+tesco%20direct_b&gclid=CNaVja7vta8CFWohtAodaBMCkA Brand value

Profits for Tesco’s operations in Europe, Asia and Ireland increased by 78% during the last fiscal year. The company has a strong brand image, and is associated with good quality, trustworthy goods that represent excellent value. Tesco’s innovative ways of improving the customer shopping experience, as well as its efforts to branch out into finance and insurance have also capitalized on this. http://www.furthercreative.co.uk/news/tesco-values-heart-brand UK market leadership reinforced

Since acquiring number one ranking in 1996, Tesco has developed a successful multiformat strategy that has accelerated its advantage. Its UK sales are now 71% larger than Sainsbury’s. Also the Competition Commission’s report makes it very difficult for a competitor to challenge its scale and has effectively scuppered Wal-Mart’s chances of stealing UK leadership. Therefore, Tesco is in an enormously strong position in its domestic market.