*NEW - Customer-value, customer-relationships framework--Includes a completely revised Chapter 1 that shows this framework from the very start of the text; a reworked Chapter 2 that places profitable customer relationships at the very center of marketing; and in all, from the first chapter through the last, this text reinforces the theme that value enhances profit. The result: Students have a comprehensive overview that is continually referred to throughout the text, and reflects the major trends and forces that are impacting marketing in this new age of managing profitable customer relationships. *NEW-New five-step model of the marketing process - Shows students how marketers reap rewards by developing customer loyalty, market share, profits, and customer equity. "Are the real marketing examples in your text consistently updated so every one is based on current articles and sources?"*NEW--Chapter-opening and Real Marketing examples--These popular vignettes illustrate important new concepts within real world business applications. Every one has been revised, updated, or replaced to ensure the examples reflect current research and sources. Examples of new openers and vignettes: - NASCAR: Creating Customer Experiences (Ch 1) - McDonald's: I'm Lovin' It! (Ch 3) - Lexus: Delighting Customers to Keep them Coming Back (Ch 5) - UPS: What Can Brown do for Business Customers? (Ch 6) - Pottery Barn Lifestyle (Ch 7)"Do you use videos in your classroom?" **NEW - Video segments on VHS, DVD, and online. Every segment in the Kotler/Armstrong 12e library is new for this edition. Professionally produced for Prentice Hall. Featured companies include American Express, NFL, and Reebok. - Do your students need a copy? Instructors can also choose to have the segments on DVD shrink-wrapped with this text at no additional cost. (Bookstores must be notified in advance to ensure they stock this special package for students.) "Is it important to you that branding is covered throroughly in your book?"*NEW-New material on brand equity, brand value, brand positioning, managing brands, and rebranding. Enables students to understand the importance of developing strong brand positions. "Are you looking for a text that integrates international and ethical coverage?" *NEW--Global marketing--Offers integrated chapter-by-chapter coverage, as well as a revised Chapter 19 that focuses on global marketing considerations. *NEW-Socially responsible marketing - Offers integrated chapter-by-chapter coverage, as well as a revised Chapter 3 that focuses on ethics and socially responsible marketing. "Are you using or interested in using a simulation to complement your principles of marketing textbook?"*NEW - Simulations from Interpretive Simulations! Instructors, please visit: www.prenhall.com/interpretive for additional information. Students get a top textbook from PH, a premium simulation from Interpretive, and a discount on both!
About the Author
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 (PrenticeHall), 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 InternationalMarketing Educator of the Year Award; The European Association of Marketing Consultants and Trainers Marketing Excellence Award; the Charles Coolidge Parlin Marketing Research Award; and thePaul D. Converse Award, given by the American Marketing Association 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 included Chair 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 campuswide 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.