Monday, May 12, 2014

Communicating Customer Value: Integrated Marketing Communication Strategy - multiple choice Ques and Ans - Part 1

1) A company's total marketing communications mix consists of a special blend of advertising, sales promotion, public relations, personal selling, and direct-marketing tools that the company uses to communicate customer value and build customer relationships. This is also called ________.
A) direct marketing
B) integrated marketing
C) the promotion mix
D) competitive marketing
E) target marketing

2) The use of short-term incentives to encourage the purchase or sale of a product or service is called ________.
A) direct marketing
B) sales promotions
C) personal selling
D) public relations
E) publicity

3) Any paid form of nonpersonal presentation and promotion of ideas, goods, or services by an identified sponsor is called ________.
A) sales promotion
B) advertising
C) direct marketing
D) personal selling
E) public relations

4) Which of the five major promotion tools includes building up a positive corporate image and handling unfavorable stories and events?
A) sales promotion
B) personal selling
C) direct marketing
D) public relations
E) advertising

5) Which of the following is NOT a major category in a company's promotion mix?
A) sales promotion
B) strategic positioning
C) direct marketing
D) public relations
E) advertising

6) Which major promotion category makes use of catalogs, telephone marketing, kiosks, and the Internet?
A) sales promotion
B) direct marketing
C) publicity
D) public relations
E) advertising

7) Which major promotion category makes use of displays, discounts, coupons, and demonstrations?
A) sales promotion
B) direct marketing
C) publicity
D) public relations
E) advertising

8) The promotion mix is the company's primary communication activity; the marketing mix must be coordinated for the greatest communication impact. What is NOT included in the entire marketing mix?
A) product
B) competitor
C) price
D) place
E) promotion

9) Mass-media advertising routinely involves a company investing millions or even billions of dollars to reach tens of ________ of customers with a single ad.
A) billions
B) thousands
C) millions
D) hundreds
E) tens

10) Today's consumers do not need to rely on marketer-supplied information about products and services because they can use ________ to seek out a wealth of information.
A) public relations
B) direct marketing
C) the Internet and other technologies
D) mass market media
E) informative advertising

11) Which of the following is NOT a factor in the changes occurring in today's marketing communications?
A) Mass markets have fragmented, and marketers are shifting away from mass marketing.
B) Improvements in communication technologies are changing how companies and customers communicate with each other.
C) Companies routinely invest millions of dollars in the mass media.
D) Mass media no longer capture the majority of promotional budgets.
E) Today's consumers are better informed about products and services.

12) Moving away from ________, marketers have been shifting toward highly focused marketing, spawning a new generation of more specialized and highly targeted communications efforts.
A) mass marketing
B) advertising
C) direct marketing
D) pull strategies
E) push strategies

13) Which of the following is NOT an example of a specialized and highly-targeted media that an advertiser might use to reach smaller customer segments?
A) cable television channels
B) e-mail
C) podcasts
D) network television
E) online social networks

14) Companies are doing less ________ and more ________ as a result of an explosion of more focused media that better match today's targeting strategies.
A) marketing; media
B) media; sales
C) narrowcasting; broadcasting
D) broadcasting; narrowcasting
E) advertising; word-of-mouth

15) In the "chaos scenario" predicted by some advertising industry experts, the old mass-media communications model will be abandoned in favor of ________.
A) public relations
B) direct marketing
C) push and pull strategies
D) the possibilities of new digital technologies
E) buzz marketing

16) All of the following are reasons that marketers are losing confidence in television advertising EXCEPT which one?
A) TV ad spending is rising at a slower rate than online ad spending.
B) TV and other mass media still capture the lion share of promotional budgets.
C) Many viewers are using video on demand and TiVo-like systems.
D) Younger consumers are using different media.
E) TV audience size is on the decline.

17) Companies often fail to integrate their various communications to consumers because ________.
A) historically, consumers have been able to distinguish between message sources
B) advertising departments are reluctant to work with public relations professionals
C) communications often come from different parts of the company
D) personal selling and sales promotion are in direct conflict
E) they have failed to understand the concept of brand contact

18) All too often companies today have failed to ________ their various communications channels, resulting in a hodgepodge of communications to consumers.
A) promote
B) rechannel
C) integrate
D) open
E) verify

19) Consumers today receive commercial messages from a broad range of sources. However, consumers ________ the way marketers do.
A) don't distinguish between message sources
B) are able to differentiate among messages sources
C) don't care about buzz marketing
D) are not able to block out messages
E) block them all out

20) More companies are adopting the concept of ________, which carefully integrates and coordinates the company's many communication channels to deliver a clear, consistent, and compelling message about the organization and its brands.
A) integrated marketing communications
B) integrated personal selling
C) integrated competitive methods
D) nonpersonal communication channels
E) buzz marketing

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