The next variable in the promotional mix is sales promotion, which is generally defined as those marketing activities that provide extra value or incentives to the sales force, the distributors, or the ultimate consumer and can stimulate immediate sales. Sales promotion is generally broken into two major categories: consumer-oriented and trade-oriented activities.
Consumer-oriented sales promotion is targeted to the ultimate user of a product or service and includes couponing, sampling, premiums, rebates, contests, sweepstakes,
Exhibit 1-11 Lands' End uses its website as part of its direct-marketing efforts
Exhibit 1-12 Nike's "Whatever" campaign creatively integrated the use of television advertising and the Internet
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