Building on Pioneering Strengths
This author team pioneered an innovative structure - using the “four Ps” with a managerial approach for the introductory marketing course. It has become one of the most widely used business textbooks ever published because it organises the best ideas about marketing so that readers can both understand and apply them. The unifying focus of these ideas is on how to make marketing decisions that a manager must make in deciding what customers to target and how best to meet their needs.
Over many editions of Essentials of Marketing, there have been constant changes in marketing management and the marketing environment. Some of the changes have been dramatic, and others have been subtle. As a result, the authors have made ongoing updates to the text to reflect marketing's best practices and ideas.
What's unique about Essentials of Marketing?
The four Ps framework, managerial orientation, and strategy planning focus have proven to be foundational pillars that are remarkably robust for supporting new developments in the field and innovations in the text and package.