More manufacturers are using new technologies to move toward “mass customization” in their product offerings. Have you seen a similar move among marketers?
Many companies offer free samples as part of a promotional campaign. This approach extends beyond the grocery store or retail outlet into large organizations like universities. Can you identify any products or services that are provided to students or faculty at your school as part of a promotional campaign?
In addition to preparing the discussion questions, find a relevant article in a Journal or Newspaper relating to the issue of customer focus or Customer Relationship building for discussion on the forum. The discussion will consider:
a) Why is this article relevant to the topic?
b) Can any of the marketing related theory from this chapter be related to the article?
c) What can be learned from this?