Exhibit 1-9 The goals of the "milk mustache" campaign are to change the image of milk and increase sales of the product
Another advantage of advertising is its ability to strike a responsive chord with consumers when differentiation across other elements of the marketing mix is difficult to achieve. Popular advertising campaigns attract consumers' attention and can help generate sales. These popular campaigns can also sometimes be leveraged into successful integrated marketing communications programs. For example, Eveready used the popularity of its Energizer Bunny campaign to generate support from retailers in the form of shelf space, promotional displays, and other merchandising activities (Exhibit 1-8). Consumer promotions such as in-store displays, premium offers, and sweepstakes feature the pink bunny. Pictures of the Energizer Bunny appear on Energizer packages to ensure brand identification and extend the campaign's impact to the point of purchase. Eveready has extended its integrated marketing efforts to include tie-ins with sports marketing and sponsorships.
The nature and purpose of advertising differ from one industry to another and/or across situations. The targets of an organization's advertising efforts often vary, as do advertising's role and function in the marketing program. One advertiser may seek to generate immediate response or action from the customer; another may want to develop awareness or a positive image for its product or service over a longer period. For example, Exhibit 1-9 shows one of the ads from the popular "milk mustache" campaign. The goal of this campaign, which began in 1995, has been to change the image of milk and help reverse the decline in per-capita milk consumption in the United States.
Marketers advertise to the consumer market with national and retail/ local advertising, which may stimulate primary or selective demand. For business/professional markets, they use business-to-business, professional, and trade advertising. Figure 1-3 describes the most common types of advertising.
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