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Overview

Introduce the essentials and latest trends in today’s marketing with strong visuals and exciting, timely discussions found in the proven marketing text for students of all backgrounds - Pride/Ferrell’s FOUNDATIONS OF MARKETING, 7E. This edition’s extensive coverage of current marketing strategies and concepts addresses social media, sustainability, globalization, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and digital marketing. Emerging topics, such as social and environmental responsibility, entrepreneurship, and new trends in marketing, resonate especially well with today’s students who are striving for success in today’s fast-paced, evolving business world. Captivating photos, screenshots, advertisements, and examples from actual life make concepts meaningful for students. A wealth of learning supplements, such as self-testing, videos, and an interactive marketing plan, further help your students develop critical decision-making and marketing skills.

William M. Pride, Texas A&M University

William Pride (Ph.D., Louisiana State University) is a professor of marketing in the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. In addition to this text, he is co-author of a market-leading principles of marketing book. Dr. Pride's research interests include advertising, promotion, and distribution channels. His research articles have appeared in major professional journals, such as the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and the Journal of Advertising. Dr. Pride is a member of the American Marketing Association, Academy of Marketing Science, Society for Marketing Advances, and the Marketing Management Association. He has received the Marketing Fellow Award from the Society of Marketing Advances and the Marketing Innovation Award from the Marketing Management Association. Both of these are lifetime achievement awards.

O. C. Ferrell, Auburn University

O.C. Ferrell (Ph.D., Louisiana State University) is the James T. Pursell Sr. Eminent Scholar in Ethics and Director of the Center for Ethical Organizational Cultures, Auburn University. He served as the Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Belmont University and University Distinguished Professor of Marketing in the Anderson School of Management at University of New Mexico. His academic research focuses on ethical decision-making, stakeholder relationships and social responsibility. He is a leading author in marketing ethics and stakeholder orientation to achieve marketing performance in organizations. Dr. Ferrell is past president of the Academic Council of the American Marketing Association and chaired the American Marketing Association Ethics Committee twice. Under his leadership, the committee developed the AMA Code of Ethics and the AMA Code of Ethics for Marketing on the Internet. He is Vice President of Publications for the Academy of Marketing Science. He has received the Cutco Vector Distinguished Marketing Educator Award from the Academy of Marketing Science. Dr. Ferrell is the co-author of 20 books and more than 100 articles. His articles have been published in the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and The Academy of Management Executive, as well as other journals. Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases, co-authored with John Fraedrich and Linda Ferrell, is one of today’s leading business ethics texts. Dr. Ferrell has served as an expert witness on marketing issues for numerous legal cases, has been quoted in leading business publications, such as USA Today and Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on The Today Show to discuss marketing issues.
  • UPDATED AND NEW BOXED FEATURES ENSURE READINGS ARE RELEVANT TO TODAY’S STUDENTS. In addition to engaging Boxed Features, this edition’s captivating Video Cases at the end of every chapter support and add interest to each chapter’s material.
  • UPDATED LEARNING OBJECTIVES DIRECT STUDENT ATTENTION TO KEY POINTS. Learning Objectives correlated to the latest and most important concepts in this edition ensure students focus efforts on each chapter’s most critical information.
  • NEW ADS ILLUSTRATE CURRENT MARKETING TRENDS AND PROMOTIONS. Many of today’s latest memorable ads visually reinforce chapter discussion.
  • UPDATED FIGURES AND TABLES HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANT CONCEPTS. Key visuals throughout the book further clarify and support this edition’s examination of today’s marketing in action.
  • NEW CONTENT ADDRESSES EMERGING TRENDS IN MARKETING. This edition introduces and explains approaches that are reshaping thinking in marketing today, including native advertising, big data, and marketing analytics.
  • EXPERIENCED AUTHOR TEAM BRINGS WEALTH OF PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE TO THE TOPIC. Respected and distinguished authors Dr. William Pride and Dr. O.C. Ferrell are well-known throughout the world for their decades of marketing and consulting expertise.
  • STUNNING VISUALS BRING TODAY’S MARKETING CONCEPTS TO LIFE. Strategically placed advertisements, photos, and screen shots balance this edition’s readings and place the marketing concepts into modern-day context for your students.
  • NEW OPENING VIGNETTES INTRODUCE ACTUAL BUSINESS MARKETING IN ACTION WHILE COVERAGE DEMONSTRATES THE IMPACT OF TODAY’S SOCIAL MEDIA. "Marketing Insights" vignettes depict real businesses challenges and success and help students envision themselves in exciting marketing careers. Students also examine the power of contemporary social media and its growing influence in marketing strategy. This edition delves into this significant trend in today’s marketplace with up-to-the-minute information that demonstrates the immediate and long-term capabilities of social media.
  • "MARKETING DEBATE" FEATURE REQUIRES STUDENTS TO APPLY MARKETING PRINCIPLES TO ACTUAL SITUATIONS IN BUSINESS. Students learn to use critical thinking skills to solve problems. In addition, Emerging Trends features focus on the changing landscape of marketing. These important feature boxes highlight the latest trends, such as globalization, social media, and more.
  • BOOK INCORPORATES A CONCISE, STRAIGHTFORWARD, PROVEN APPROACH. The authors effectively introduce students to basic marketing concepts and strategies, while providing you, the instructor, with the flexibility to integrate supplemental resources or activities into your lessons.
  • CONSOLIDATED PRESENTATION PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE IN AN ABBREVIATED FORMAT. This edition effectively highlights ethics, e-marketing, and customer relationship management. The book supports and reinforces understanding of these key topics with up-to-date research and meaningful examples.
PART I: STRATEGIC MARKETING AND ITS ENVIRONMENT.
1. Customer-Driven Strategic Marketing.
2. Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Marketing Strategies.
3. The Marketing Environment, Social Responsibility, and Ethics.
PART II: MARKETING RESEARCH AND TARGET MARKETS.
4. Marketing Research and Information Systems.
5. Target Market Segmentation and Evaluation.
PART III: CUSTOMER BEHAVIOR AND E-MARKETING.
6. Consumer Buying Behavior.
7. Business Markets and Buying Behavior.
8. Reaching Global Markets.
9. Digital Marketing and Social Networking.
PART IV: PRODUCT AND PRICE DECISIONS.
10. Product, Branding, and Packing Concepts.
11. Developing and Managing Goods and Services
12. Pricing Concepts and Management.
13. Marketing Channels and Supply-Chain Management.
14. Retailing, Direct Marketing, and Wholesaling.
PART V: PROMOTION DECISIONS.
15. Integrated Marketing Communications.
16. Advertising and Public Relations.
17. Personal Selling and Sales Promotion.
Online Appendices.
Financial Analysis in Marketing.
Sample Marketing Plan.
Careers in Marketing.
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