E-marknadsföring och Traditionell marknadsföring : Möjliga kombinatoriska effekter inom bilindustrin
Abstract (Summary)A change is gradually taking place in the media industry. Traditional communication channels are being replaced by new, electronic, ones (Johnson, 2003). Segmented marketing is gaining popularity, as the mass-marketing model is becoming more or less obsolete (Kotler et al. 2001). At the same time, the consumers’ attention span is more divided than ever (Neff, 2004). These changes in the marketing environment demand a re-construction of the companies’ marketing efforts (Neff, 2004). They have to reach the customers online but also catch their scattered attention through different communication channels, both new and old ones (Halliday, 2004? Kotler et. al 2001).The subject for this study is this combination of new and old marketing methods. We decided to focus on the car-industry, since that industry both uses e-marketing and combine it with traditional marketing. Hence, the purpose of this thesis is to investigate the possible outcomes of the use of emarketing in combination with traditional marketing, within the car-industry. We investigated this matter from a business point-of-view, focusing on companies operating in Sweden. In order to gather information to this thesis, we conducted six interviews with representatives from different car-companies. The empirical study also includes secondary data from one car-company, this because we could not get an interview with this company. We decided to use interviews since it is a preferable method when investigating opinions and personal views (Andersson, 1994). We have identified three main outcomes of the combination of traditional marketing and emarketing. The first one is that companies can encourage their customers to become active, using this combination. The customer is, passively, receiving the advertisement thought traditional media, but can then decide to become active by visiting the company’s echannels. When online, the customer can continue to be active by interact with the content on the website. The second possible outcome, that we have identified, is the opportunity for companies to engage the customer in a two-way communication. The company can start the dialogue, using traditional marketing channels and the customer can answer by using e-channels. The third possible outcome of the combination of traditional- and e-marketing is that companies can use material gathered with electronic methods in their traditional marketing.
School:Högskolan i Jönköping
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:e marketing car industry
Date of Publication:10/26/2005