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The extensively revised second edition of Issues in Cultural Tourism Studies provides a new framework for analyzing the complexity of cultural tourism and its increasing globalization in existing as well as emergent destinations of the world. The book will focus in particular on the need for even more creative tourism strategies to differentiate destinations from each other using a blend of localized cultural products and innovative global attractions.
The book explores many of the most pertinent issues in heritage, arts, festivals, indigenous, ethnic and experiential cultural tourism in urban and rural environments alike. This includes policy and politics; impact management and sustainable development; interpretation and representation; marketing and branding; and regeneration and planning. As well as exploring the inter-relationships between the cultural and tourism sectors, local people and tourists, the book provides suggestions for more effective and mutually beneficial collaboration. New edition features include:
At the interface between the global and the local, a people-centred approach to planning and development is advocated to ensure that benefits are maximized for local areas, a sense of place and identity are retained, and the tourist experience is enhanced to the full. The text is unique in that it provides a summary and a synthesis of all of the major issues in global cultural tourism, which are presented in an accessible way using a diverse range of international case studies. This is a beneficial and valuable resource for all tourism students.
As the primary focus of the global economy has moved from agriculture to manufacturing to services-dominated economies, the realisation that 'we are all in services' has finally dawned. Services marketing has developed, as a result, and is now a well-established sub-discipline of marketing, with its own theories and body of knowledge.
This volume deals with the unique difficulties of marketing what is essentially an intangible entity and focuses on the most contemporary debates, research and managerial demands in this very challenging business domain. This second edition offers new case studies from contemporary business situations, where consumers are highly informed and discriminating.
These real world examples illustrate how service providers should refine their marketing approach and practice in order to remain competitive in the global market.
Consumer Behaviour 4e focuses on consumer needs, buying behaviour, and the art of customer satisfaction. It provides invaluable insight into the psychology behind consumer thinking, emotions, experiences and reasoning, as well as how choices between products/services, suppliers and product brands are made.
A unique perspective on consumer information-processing, decision-making and buying patterns is emphasised through the lens of culture, family, media and values. This perspective will inform academics in the marketing field as well as industry practitioners on how customised marketing strategies can be developed to effectively reach each consumer.
The significant impact of the growth of the millennial market segment, the use of digital technology, and access to shared experiences through social media and other online channels, is also explored.
Prepare for a successful career in social media marketing or a related field with the unique emphasis found only in SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING: A STRATEGIC APPROACH, 2E. Each chapter in this popular book includes a section on creating a personal brand, which is useful to current or future professionals at any stage of career development. This edition emphasizes how to use social media techniques, detailed in the book, to develop and maintain a strong personal brand. Helpful discussions also address a full range of online and offline elements you can use to create a viable personal branding strategy. You learn how to use graphical concepts to structure and strategize within what is otherwise a chaotic social media milieu. This edition summarizes many of today's best practices for marketing activities on social media platforms to assist you in functioning most effectively and dealing with the rapid change that is a hallmark of social media.
Applied strategic marketing discusses the strategic role of marketing management in modern organisations. The focus is on how managers choose and manage the markets they serve, how they handle competition and what strategies they devise in order to build brand value and customer relationships. This book guides the reader through the different phases of the strategic planning process and provides a framework for designing and implementing a marketing plan. Building on the success of the third edition's chapters customer analysis, brand and relationship building strategies and measurements of marketing strategies, the revised fourth edition also deals with contemporary issues such as globalisation, sustainability and innovation. Applied strategic marketing in anchored in the South African environment and discusses the impact of global trends. This book offers great value to students and practitioners of strategic marketing.
This new edition of Contemporary Retail and Marketing Case Studies is a collection of 34 studies of retail and marketing operations as told by individual companies.
Small, medium and larger companies relate the challenges they have faced and how they overcame them, and share their successes and frustrations in a frank and open manner. Each case is unique in its own way and addresses issues which are pertinent and relevant to the South African retail and marketing environment.
The value of this collection is that:
This book is a must-read for scholars, students and people concerned with the retail and marketing industry.
Packed with real-world examples and business cases, ELECTRONIC COMMERCE, 11E continues to lead the market with its cutting-edge coverage of all things e-commerce.
Comprehensive coverage of emerging online business strategies, up-to-the-minute technologies, and the latest developments from the field equips readers with a solid understanding of the dynamics of this fast-paced industry.
The new edition offers thorough discussions of e-commerce growth in China and the developing world, social media and online marketing strategies, technology-enabled outsourcing, online payment processing systems, and much more. In addition, "Business Case Approaches" and "Learning From Failure" boxes highlight the experiences of actual companies to illustrate real-world practice in action.
A quick glance at the book might not reveal many changes, but a number of significant changes have in fact been made. Many chapters have been restructured to address topics that were missing from the first and second edition, whilst some small topics have been excluded to more finely focus on the key issues. The main change from the second edition is the addition of a full chapter on research ethics and attention is given to establishing its principles. Chapters relating to data analysis have been slightly revamped to make it easier for the reader to understand the key concepts. Finally, changes and updates have been made to examples, questions and case studies at the end of each chapter, to make them more relevant to current research practices.
Whether you work in a small or large firm, Fundamentals of e-marketing will provide you with what you need to know to take advantage of the ever-expanding e-marketspace. Key features: The context of marketing; websites as a marketing tool; banner advertising; search engine marketing; blogs; affiliate marketing; viral marketing; social media marketing; mobile marketing; e-marketing strategies.
All organisations – from modest start-ups to multinational corporations – can benefit from an effective marketing strategy, as it serves as a roadmap for the entire business. By formulating a coherent and well-considered marketing strategy, organisations can promote their business, cater to the right types of clients and allocate their resources correctly, all while safeguarding the reputation of the organisation.
Strategic Marketing is structured around the four key questions facing organisations and top management when deciding on their strategic direction:
1. Where are we now?
In addressing these questions, the book covers topics such as:
Written with the undergraduate student in mind, Strategic Marketing offers a comprehensive view of the current developments and challenges facing the marketing world, and shows how an effective strategic basis is a valuable tool for addressing these challenges and providing strategic direction to the organisation. In this new edition two new chapters on branding and electronic marketing strategies have been included, making this an essential guide to contemporary strategic marketing.
The all-new Applied Marketing Cases is an engaging collection of case studies written by owners, entrepreneurs and corporates (from SMMEs to larger companies). They share their frustrations, successes and challenges on starting and running successful businesses. The stories are unique and inspiring to students, practitioners and would-be entrepreneurs.
Simple, relevant and practical, Applied Marketing Cases is a must-read for entrepreneurs and business students alike.
The development of Relationship Marketing (RM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) has forced a change in thinking among marketers about the meaning of marketing and its role and function within an organisation. One such change is the way in which organisations relate to their customers. Organisations today need to adopt a more focused approach to interacting with customers while also developing clear strategies for building relationships not only with these customers but with all stakeholders.
As an introduction to branding, Fundamentals of branding provides students with an overview of the building blocks of branding, which include: the influence of branding on marketing decisions; the role and place of branding in the organisation; the various elements of branding; packaging the brand; positioning the brand; planning, leveraging and extending the brand; evaluating the brand. The book contains a chapter with real-life branding case studies which illustrates the practical application of the topics discussed in this book. This is a very useful resource for students who struggle to apply theory learned to real-life situations.
In today's globalised and digital world, consumers can move from one retailer to the next across the world at the click of a button. Online access and social media mean that consumers are more market savvy, more informed and more discerning than ever before. What brings them back is an enhanced shopping experience, and key to this is good customer service. More and more marketers are focusing on retaining their customer base or trying to erode their competitor's customer base through better customer service. After all, happy customers are repeat customers and become advocates for the business.
Global Airlines: Competition in a Transnational Industry presents
an overview of the changing scene in air transport covering current
issues such as security, no frills airlines, 'open skies'
agreements, the outcome of the recent downturn in economic activity
and the emergence of transnational airlines, and takes a forward
looking view of these challenges for the industry.
Teaching you how to use online tools to reach your customers. In today's increasingly digital world, marketing is going online. From companies to individuals, people are seeking new and creative ways to promote their products and themselves in the virtual realm. Websites, email and social media are reaching out to customers at home, in the office or on the move, and finding ways to engage with them. The virtual world has many benefits, but not everyone is familiar enough with digital channels to use them to maximum potential. This is where e-Marketing in the South African context comes into play. This comprehensive book focuses on the critical issues associated with e-marketing in the South African context. It is written in an easy-to-read and practical fashion that will help readers grasp the relevant technologies and concepts presented in the book. And it provides a strategic perspective as well as metrics to help achieve the goal of successful e-marketing.
Public Relations: Theory & Practice is an exciting new approach to PR in southern Africa.
Since the global economic crisis of 2008, Public Relations has become increasingly important in establishing, protecting and saving the reputations of companies. Large companies especially have realised the value and importance of PR.
Public Relations: Theory & Practice addresses a number of new, crucial aspects and issues, which have become highly relevant to PR today, such as Online PR, Reputation Management, Strategic Management and Crisis Management. These topics are important to students and practitioners alike as they battle with the trends and developments in this field.
Case studies at the end of each chapter show the practical use of the theoretical principles and make the theory more understandable and applicable. This text is a must for academia and practitioners wanting a clear, easy-to-read Public Relations text that explains the various principles and processes associated with image that companies face.
Textile quality assurance is the process of designing, producing, and evaluating products to determine whether or not they meet the quality level desired by a company's target market." Quality Assurance for Textiles and Apparel, "2nd Edition, reflects the industry's best practices for providing products of a consistent quality that meet customers' needs. With updated information on technological advances and globalization, this 2nd Edition emphasizes the importance of incorporating product quality measures from the merchandising and design stages all the way through production, delivery, and retailing.
The third edition of the highly successful Sales Management focuses on the requirements of sales management in the twenty-first century.
It offers the latest on the role of information technology and incorporates environmental factors and their impact on sales management. Key topics are the globalisation of markets, the strategic role of sales, relationship management, sales management planning, forecasting market demand and sales budgeting. This edition includes chapters on personal selling and new challenges in global selling.
The book tackles the organisation of the sales effort through sales force planning, recruitment and selection. There are practical chapters on sales training and development, compensation and incentives and the role of information in sales management.
Operations and management principles for contact centres is the first SAQA-aligned, academic title on contact centre operations, produced by a collective of professionals representing the academic dimension of the contact centre industry in South Africa. Contact centre operations is a relatively new industry. Several South African agencies, institutes, organisations and professional bodies are promoting and developing it in order to satisfy international and national market demands. Accordingly, additional information, knowledge and experience are needed to improve on how organisations integrate core business processes into these centres. In response to this need the industry is now being represented in higher education. Extensive supplementary material has been created to go with the main text. A CD enclosed with the title contains material for the student/CSR, which includes a comprehensive set of questions, role-plays, assignments and an industry-specific dictionary. The lecturer support material, which includes industry-specific video clips, the answers to the student questions and the industry.
Advances in technology and the change in customer profiles have changed advertising and sales as they have traditionally been conceived, forever. Marketers need to adapt their advertising and sales approaches in order to reach their rapidly changing market and keep up with their clients and customers. Advertising and sales promotion focuses on the main advertising media and sales approaches and the impact these have on the demands and pace of effective, persuasive communication in the current digital age.
Fundamentals of Merchandising is not only an essential resource to new students of retail and merchandising, but is also a must-have guide for entrepreneurs thinking of starting a business. The book offers practical information on everything from store location, layout and design, to merchandise planning, control and pricing, as well as supply chains and how to manage them for maximum returns. It also offers practical advice on how to most effectively use colour and lighting in visual merchandising - factors critical to the success of any retail enterprise. Established authors in the field have put together a book that emphasises the importance of accurate market research and explains how to go about it in a way that is easy to read and use.
Events Management is the must-have introductory text providing a complete A-Z of the principles and practices of planning, managing and staging events. The book:
Each chapter features a real-life case study to illustrate key concepts and place theory in a practical context, as well as preparing students to tackle any challenges they may face in managing events. Examples include the Beijing Olympic Games, Google Zeitgeist Conference, International Confex, Edinburgh International Festival, Ideal Home Show and Glastonbury Festival.
Carefully constructed to maximise learning, the text provides the reader with:
This student-centred guide to front office operations in the hotel industry employs a user-friendly approach to encourage self-access and enable students to progress at their own pace independently of the lecturer. Activities are provided throughout to help students move from an understanding of the basic principleds to thinking like a front office person. The chapters follow a typical guest from check-in to check-out, with small detours to other areas and departments. Each chapter includes an end-of-chapter summary, review and discussion questions. there is a detailed glossary of useful terms. The book is suitable for those taking Hotel, Catering and Institutional Operations/Management examinations and undergraduates on hotel and catering management courses.
The advent of the electronic age has brought many changes to the world of marketing and sales. New methods of selling and communicating with customers are invented virtually on a daily basis. And the use of social media is placing new demands on marketers and sales managers around the world. Despite this upheaval, retailers and marketers believe that personal selling as practised over the past decades is here to stay - although it should be adapted to incorporate technological developments. There will however always be a place for the age-old art of person-to-person communication between a salesperson and a prospective customer. In this third edition of Personal Selling, the authors outline the key steps in the selling process that leads to a successful sale, from prospecting for a sale to the follow-up once the sale has been completed. In addition, the book seeks to explain the role and place of personal selling, the impact it has on the economy, and how it ties in with marketing. The importance of communication in the act of selling, as well as different approaches and sales presentation methods, are explained and clarified, and a comprehensive discussion on how sales people should manage themselves and their time is included.
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