ICMIND – Consumer Behavior What lessons can you draw from the above case regarding consumer behavior? Do you think change in consumer perception in middle class has been inst

What lessons can you draw from the above case regarding

Consumer Behavior

CASE- I: MAKING MAGIC THE MULTIPLEX WAY

Q1. What lessons can you draw from the above case regarding consumer behavior?

Q2. Do you think change in consumer perception in middle class has been instrumental in emergence of multiplexes? What can be other reasons?

Q3. Observe Table 1. Which of the groups, according to you, would have demand for multiplexes?

Q4. Would law of diminishing marginal utility apply to movie watching? Will this affect the growth rate of multiplexes? Or can it be seen a cause for establishment of multiplexes? Give argument in support for your contention.

Q5. Can multiplexes use the concept of consumer surplus for attracting more consumers? How?

CASE II: SUNDER SINGH

Q1. What does the purchase of a product like Nike mean to Sunder Singh?

Q2. What does the story say about our society and the impact of marketing on consumer behavior?

CASE-III: TOYOTA

Q1. In what ways is Toyota’s new-product development system designed to serve customers?

Q2. In what ways is Toyota’s manufacturing system designed to serve customers?

Q3. How does Toyota personalize its cars and trucks to meet individual consumer needs?

CASE-IV: EXPOSURE, ATTENTION, AND COMPREHENSION ON THE INTERNET

Q1. Consider the e-mail campaigns discussed in the case. Why do you think these campaigns were successful? Discuss the attention processes that were at work. Do you see any potential drawbacks to this type of marketing?

Q2. During the 2000 Super Bowl, ABC invited viewers to visit its Enhanced TV website. Fans could play trivia, see replays, participate in polls and chat rooms, and view player statistics. The site received an estimated 1 million hits. Why? Frame your answer in terms of exposure, attention, and comprehension.

Q3. Think about your own Web surfing patterns. Write down the reasons you visit sites. Which of the marketing strategies discussed in the case do you find most (and least) influential?

CASE: V PEAPOD ONLINE GROCERY—2003

Q1. What behaviors are involved in online grocery shopping? How does online shopping compare with traditional shopping in terms of behavioral effort?

Q2. What types of consumers are likely to value online grocery shopping from Peapod?

Q3. Overall, what do you think about the idea of online grocery shopping? How does it compare with simply eating in restaurants and avoiding grocery shopping and cooking altogether?

CASE: VI   SONY

Q1. Identify and discuss some of the cultural meanings for Sony possessed by consumers in your country. Discuss how these cultural meaning were developed and how they influence consumers’ behaviors (and affect and cognition). What is the role of marketing strategies in creating and maintaining (or modifying) these cultural meanings?

Q2. It is often stated that the world is becoming smaller because today people communicate relatively easily across time and distance. Discuss whether that has been beneficial for Sony. What are some marketing challenges it presents?

Q3. What do you think about Sony’s tradition of region-specific or nation-specific marketing? Would Sony be better served by working to create a more uniform global image?

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