Principles of Marketing, Activebook 2.0

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9780130418142: Principles of Marketing, Activebook 2.0

This paperback book is invaluable as a guide for readers interested in learning the principles of marketing. Readers can personalize the material by adding notes and comments and utilizing the dynamic online resources, allowing them to learn about marketing in an exciting and real-life manner. Topics covered in this “workbook” include: understanding marketing and the marketing process (managing profitable customer relationships); developing marketing opportunities and strategies (managing marketing information, consumer and business markets, consumer and business buying behavior); developing the marketing mix (product, service, branding, and pricing strategies); managing marketing (creating competitive advantage); and the global marketplace. This activebook is perfect for the marketing manager, department head, or other marketing personnel; its comprehensive appendices make this a perfect reference for the office or home.

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Philip Kotler, widely considered to be the world's leading marketing guru, is the S.C. Johnson Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is the author and co-author of sixteen books, including Marketing Management, Marketing of Nations and Kotler on Marketing. He also acts as a consultant to many major multinationals and has lectured extensively in Asia and North America. Hermawan Kartajaya is Leading Service Officer of MarkPlus & Co., a strategy consulting firm in Indonesia. He is also the President of Asia-Pacific Marketing Federation (APMF, 1998-2000) and the Vice-Chairman of the World Marketing Association (WMA, 1999-2000). His Sustainable Marketing Enterprise model provides the foundation for building both sustainable economies and companies. He has helped many leading Asian companies create sustainable strategies in the past decade. Additional case studies were contributed by Michael Alan Hamlin, author of The New Asian Corporation and managing director of Team Asia, a business consulting group and speaker's bureau.

As a team, Philip Kotler and Gary Armstrong provide a blend of skills uniquely suited to writing an introductory marketing text. Professor Kotler is one of the world's leading authorities on marketing. Professor Armstrong is an award-winning teacher of undergraduate business students. Together they make the complex world of marketing practical, approachable, and enjoyable. Philip Kotler is S. C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. He received his master's degree at the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. at M.I.T., both in economics. Dr. Kotler is author of "Marketing Management" (Prentice'Hall), now in its twelfth edition and the world's most widely used marketing text book in graduate schools of business worldwide. He has authored dozens of other successful books and has written more than 100 articles in leading journals. He is the only three-time winner of the coveted Alpha Kappa Psi award for the best annual article in the "Journal of Marketing," Professor Kotler was named the first recipient of two major awards: the "Distinguished Marketing Educator of the Year Award" given by the American Marketing Association and the "Philip Kotler Award for Excellence in Health Care Marketing" presented by the Academy for Health Care Services Marketing. His numerous other major honors include the Sales and Marketing Executives International" Marketing Educator of the Year Award; "The European Association of Marketing Consultants and Trainers "Marketing Excellence Award;" the "Charles Coolidge Parlin Marketing Research Award; "and the" Paul D. Converse Award," given by the American MarketingAssociation to honor "outstanding contributions to science in marketing. In a recent "Financial Times" poll of 1,000 senior executives across the world, Professor Kotler was ranked as the fourth "most influential business writer/guru" of the twenty-first century. Dr. Kotler has served as chairman of the College on Marketing of the Institute of Management Sciences, a director of the American Marketing Association, and a trustee of the Marketing Science Institute. He has consulted with many major U.S. and international companies in the areas of marketing strategy and planning, marketing organization, and international marketing. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and South America, advising companies and governments about global marketing practices and opportunities. Gary Armstrong is Crist W. Blackwell Distinguished Professor of Undergraduate Education in the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds undergraduate and masters degrees in business from Wayne State University in Detroit, and he received his Ph.D. in marketing from Northwestern University. Dr. Armstrong has contributed numerous articles to leading business journals. As a consultant and researcher, he has worked with many companies on marketing research, sales management, and marketing strategy. But Professor Armstrong's first love is teaching. His Blackwell Distinguished Professorship is the only permanent endowed professorship for distinguished undergraduate teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been very active in the teaching and administration of Kenan-Flagler's undergraduate program. His administrative posts have includedChair of Marketing, Associate Director of the Undergraduate Business Program, Director of the Business Honors Program, and many others. He works closely with business student groups and has received several campus'wide and Business School teaching awards. He is the only repeat recipient of school's highly regarded Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, which he has received three times. Professor Armstrong recently received the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest teaching honor bestowed by the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina system.

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"The ACTIVEBOOK is wonderful. I like how I don't have to carry it around. I think the Active Concept Checks are the best, and I like how there is a link for all of the vocabulary words." -- Melanie Newman, Northeastern University student "I think the best thing about ACTIVEBOOK by Kotler & Armstrong is it gives you more options to study with, instead of just reading through a book page after page." -- Rusty Gackle, Florida State University student

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