Businesses attempt to persuade customers with their commercial messages. Consequently, they need to develop effective marketing communications. In a ‘marketing heaven,’ an organization would have the top brand in its category. In the real world, it is about a company showcasing itself in a good light with buyers.
Positioning involves a company putting its product or service in a favorable space in the minds of consumers. Therefore, positioning involves winning the customer’s perception over one’s competition. For example, McDonald’s uses its brand to position itself over the competition. When parents travel with their children, most children automatically want to eat at McDonalds.
If a company has an existing product and the overall consumer attitudes do not rank the product as highly as its competitors, the company has a chance to improve its positioning. The company needs to do a lot of research to see why it is viewed in this light before setting new strategies.
Michael Solomon, author of Consumer Behavior, maintains that the way a consumer evaluates and chooses a product varies widely, depending on such dimensions as the degree of novelty or risk in the decision. Additionally, the attitude of the organization has an impact on buyer behavior.
Dr. Daryl D. Green is the Vice President of Marketing at AGSM Consulting, LLC, where he provides strategic planning, marketing and product development to emerging and existing businesses. In 2016, Dr. Green retired from the Department of Energy, where he had been employed for over 27 years in the DOE’s Environmental Management Program. He is a much sought-after speaker and award-winning author of several textbooks and reference books, including Job Strategies for the 21st Century. Dr. Green has a national digital marketing certification and is also a respected researcher in his field of study, which focuses on culture, decision-making, leadership, management and marketing.
Dr. Green received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Southern University, an M.A. in Organizational Management from Tusculum College, and a doctoral degree in Strategic Leadership from Regent University. He is currently a respected university professor at Oklahoma Baptist University, who has been noted and quoted by USA Today, Ebony Magazine and the Associated Press.