The office of RXL Ltd. Wore a deserted look. The marketing manager ,all six regional managers and product managers were busy in a brainstorming session

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The office of RXL Ltd. Wore a deserted look. The marketing manager ,all six regional managers and product managers were busy in a brainstorming session

CASE STUDY (20 Marks)

The office of RXL Ltd. Wore a deserted look. The marketing manager ,all six regional managers and product managers were busy in a brainstorming session at a faraway location in Kerala .The main reason behind this session was to identify the future course of action for their products-mattresses and pillows-marketed under the brand name Dreams. The issue was to decide the approach for the six month long promotion drive to be launched next month. The company is one the largest manufacturers operating at a national level in the market of mattresses. The retail market of branded products is estimated to be Rs.100 crores , and the unbranded market is in the tune of Rs.400 crores. The market is growing at the rate of around 10% per annum in urban areas and 18%in rural areas. At present there are six branded products in the market and Cure is the market leader with 25% market share.’ Dreams ‘is in the middle of the rung with around 14% market share. Besides these two brands,several local and regional brands operate in the market and the market is quite competitive. The company,RXL Ltd,is based in Chennai and its product range includes mattresses,pillows,carpetinlays, wall panels, foot mats, and other products. The manufacturing facility is located 30 kilometers from Chennai and boasts of an ultramodern factory and storage set up. The head office is in Chennai and six regional offices are located in all major cities, i.e.,Bangalore,Calcutta, Delhi,Chandigarh,jaipur and Mumbai. The company sells about 30% of its products to institutions such as ,hospitals, hotels and resorts, and government bodies. Large sales volume comes from the southern and western parts and some comes from the rest of the country. Besides this ,the mattresses, pillows ,and carpet-inlays are sold in retail through dealers in around sixty cities all over the country. Presently the company has around 100 dealers who are looked after by the regional offices. The company began to advertise in print and radio in1987.the advertising theme highlighted features of the products, both in print and radio. About five years back, the company had offered a unique feature, i.e., a guarantee card, which ensured protection against duplicate products. The company also used sales promotion to augment the efforts of advertising, and dealer efforts. Some promotional schemes offered gifts such as, towel, bed-sheet, or pillow with mattresses .All these promotion schemes affected the

company’s bottom line and did not find very enthusiastic response from dealers. The company thus needed a new platform to highlight its new campaign. A six-month promotional campaign is to be launched, with equal mix of print advertising ,consumer

sales promotion, and a dealer promotion scheme. The marketing manager wishes to select a theme to portray the ads. In the light of common theme, the various options available to the company include the lifestyle product theme, the superior quality theme, and the most healthy product theme. The entire advertising campaign is to be based on this theme selected and hence it is very important to pick the most appropriate theme.

The office of RXL Ltd

Answer the following question.

 

Q1. Give an overview of the case.

 

Q2. What are the themes available to the company for marketing? Explain

 

Q3. How important is the theme in advertising a product? Give an example.

 

Q4. What were the efforts made by the company to increase its credibility in the market?

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