4p’s Analysis of Apple’s Iphone 5

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4P’s Analysis of Apple’s iPhone 5

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1. INTRODUCTION 2 1.1 Background of 4P’s principal 2 1.1.1 Product 2 1.1.2 Price 3 1.1.3 Promotion 3 1.1.4 Place 3 1.2 Purpose of the report 4 1.3 Brief information of product 4 2. Application of 4P’s of Marketing and iPhone 5 5 2.1 Product 5 2.1.1 Value through Design 6 2.1.2 Value through Features 7 2.1.3 Value through Brand Image 7 2.2 Price 8 2.2.1 Value through Price Options 8 2.2.2 Value through Purchase Options 8 2.2.3 Value through Higher Benefits vs. Price 9 References 10

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1. INTRODUCTION
Marketing is defined by Dr Philip Kotler as “The science and art of exploring, creating, and delivering value to satisfy the needs of a target market at a profit. Marketing identifies unfulfilled needs and desires.” (Goldblatt 2012, p 238) Therefore, marketing is the process that enlightens the potential customers about how a product or service is capable of delivering the value. This paper aims to analyze the 4P’s of marketing and how they are helpful in devising an effective marketing strategy capable of depicting the significance of the product in the customers’ life. For this purpose, iPhone 5 has been selected as the product for analysis.
1.1 Background of 4P’s principal
4P’s stands for four basic elements involved in the marketing of a commodity. These elements include Product, Price, Promotion and Place. This classification was first proposed by E. Jerome McCarthy in 1960s and ever since it has become an important part of the marketing strategies of organizations around the world (Middleton 2012). The four P’s represent four controllable factors which can be manipulated by the management of a company in order to create value for a product or service in the…...

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