Extending the marketing mix to further address the needs of consumers
The purpose of this post is to extend what is usually known as the 7 basic principles of marketing product, price, place, promotion, people, physical evidence and process to complimenting these principles with the 5 I’s to further address the needs of customers as shown below:
I’m going to identify for the purpose of Internet marketing two websites that integrate all five of these concepts to show my understanding.The first is RiverIsland.com and secondly Boostjuice.com.
Identification – identifying the customer – ‘My account’, ‘Welcome back …’, ‘Log in feature’.
Individualism – something that allows the website to have something unique
Interaction – the ability to address customer needs
Integration – being able to have clear links into various parts of the companies offerings
Integrity – providing a safe and secure environment
This five concepts were introduced in 1997 by Peppers and Roger’s.
Chaffey, D & Smith, PR 2013, E-Marketing Excellence: Planning and Optimizing your Digital performance, 4th end, Butterworth Heinemann/Elsevier, USA, New York.
Boost Juice (2014) viewed 10 September 2014, http://www.boostjuice.com.au.
River Island (2014) viewed 10 September 2014, http://au.riverisland.com.