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Blackberry Playbook: Critical Evaluation
Features of target market
Product core customer value
Actual product features
Nature of Product
Product Life Cycle
Product Life Cycle
PLC Stage of Blackberry Playbook
Sustainable Life Cycle Assessment of IM
SWOT Analysis of Blackberry Playbook
Main product competitors
Competitors of the Product.
Type of competition
The business level strategies are analyzed to interpret the current market position of Blackberry Playbook. There are multiple competitors of the product including Apple, Amazon and Google. The large corporations have created a fierce competition in technology industry especially the tablet devices market. The increased technology advancements are influential in the business and as a result the business has to adopt fast paced strategies to cater its market. The product is also named as one of the best professional computing device as increased processor capacity and portability are among key features of the product.
The business history, market value, financial position, main….
Ferrell, O.C., & Hartline, M. (2010). Marketing strategy. USA: South-Western Pub.
Form 40-F (2012). Research in Motion Limited. Retrieved on March 8, 2013 from http://us.blackberry.com/content/dam/bbCompany/Desktop/Global/PDF/Investors/Documents/2012/2012rim_ar_40F.pdf
Lamb, C.W., Hair, J.F., & McDaniel, C. (2011). Essentials of marketing.South-Western Pub.
Pride, W.M., & Ferrell, O.C. (2006). Marketing: Concepts and strategies. USA: Cengage Learning.
Reflecting on the SWOT analysis of Blackberry, we can see that the company has a strong market share in the smartphone industry because of its strengths. The product is trending socially among young people and business people, which makes the Blackberry a desirable brand within the industry. The fact that it is known as a tool of professionals is one of the main attractions of the Blackberry, because users perceive that it gives them a more professional look than other smartphones give. A study showed that 44% of female teens want a Blackberry and 37% of young people overall want a Blackberry.
Despite its strengths, the Blackberry also has some weaknesses. For example there was a technological glitch last year, the BBM crash, and that caused customer perceptions of the product to decline significantly. The brand is also perceived as lacking in innovation. Compared with the two other market share leaders….
Blackberry's direct marketing strategy should focus on its existing customers. There are a few reasons for this. Naseri and Elliott (2011) have showed that social connectedness is one of the most important variables for success in direct marketing. Blackberry's existing customers interact with one another easily through the proprietary messaging platform. It is easy, therefore, not only for Blackberry to interact with its customers directly through multiple platforms, but for direct marketing programs to be disseminated through the company's audience by the audience members themselves through their existing social networks. Blackberry can increase internal sales to existing customers by encouraging them to purchase additional services, but also to become evangelists for the company through their social networks. This creates a spinoff effect when targeting one customer could result in many customers receiving the message, if the promotional campaign is effective.
The direct marketing program, because it is focused on existing customers,….
MSN Moneycentral. (2012). Research in Motion. Retrieved March 21, 2012 from http://investing.money.msn.com/investments/stock-balance-sheet/?stmtView=Qtr&symbol=rimm
Naseri, M. & Elliott, G. (2011). Role of demographics, social connectedness and prior Internet experience in adoption on online shopping: Applications for direct marketing. Journal of Targeting, Measurement and Analysis for Marketing. Vol. 19 (2011) 69-84.
Essentially, a cellular system involves the use of a series of sending and receiving stations placed throughout a region so that a telephone use can move from one place to another as the signal to and from the handheld telephone shifts seamlessly from one cell to another, according to where the individual is traveling. Other handheld devices, such as the PDA, make use of this same system, which can also connect to other networks to reach across the country or around the world.
From a financial standpoint, cellular technology has become more affordable to a wider range of people. New technology and the introduction of economies of scale have added to the downward spiral in prices. Most users about a decade ago were business users, but more and more private consumers were expected to be attracted in the near future and have been. The utility of cellular service to the….
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Black Berry Eating
Galway Kinnell's poem "Blackberry Eating" is a deeply metaphorical piece that can be taken on several levels. On the surface, it is obviously a poem about eating blackberries and the way in which blackberries are like words which cannot be spoken. However, the subtle subtext of a metaphor within a metaphor runs throughout this poem, which carries with it a sense of taboo and mystery attached to blackberry eating. This is because is also possible to read "Blackberry Eating" as a poem about an interracial (and possibly male-male) sexual experience.
The ways in which the poem compares eating blackberries with speaking of secret things are obvious. The metaphor extends throughout the poem. At the beginning the blackberry plants are referred to as "knowing the black art," which is latter repeated as the "black language." Traditionally black arts have referred to sinful or profane forbidden practices, such as magic. A….
Market segmentation iPhone and blackberry market segmentation
According to the Business Directory (2012), market segmentation is the process of defining and subdividing a vast market that is mostly homogeneous into segments that possess similarities in needs, demands, wants as well as characteristics. It is actually the opposite of a general market mix since it narrows the market mix to the specific targets. The purpose of the segmentation is to help match the products to the expectations of the targeted clients.
The iPhone and the blackberry should also seek to develop market segmentation that takes into account the specific target and should take care of the following in the market segmentation; the market segment should be measurable, it must be accessible by distribution channels and communication, the market segment should be different from other phones in the response to a marketing mix, the segment should be durable and must as well be substantial….
Apple Inc., (2012). Business Conduct: The Way we do Business Worldwide. Retrieved June 7, 2012 from http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/AAPL/1283312876x0x443008/5f38b1e6-2f9c-4518-b691-13a29ac90501/business_conduct_policy.pdf
Business Directory, (2012). Market Segmentation. Retrieved June 7, 2012 from http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/market-segmentation.html
Tech Target, (2012). Blackberry. Retrieved June 7, 2012 from http://searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com/definition/BlackBerry
Failure to Forecast
Forecasting and budgeting are important components of public financial management as they impact the operations of public sector agencies or organizations. Forecasting also has a significant impact on public service delivery as it relates to realistically possible futures. Public service agencies and business organizations have experienced challenges brought by poor forecasting or the failure to forecast. The failure to forecast has essentially implied that these organizations failed to plan and prepare for change. There have been several cases and examples of companies that failed to forecast and prepare for change. This paper examines the case of one company that failed to forecast and its impact. The evaluation also includes a discussion regarding forecasting methods that could have assisted the company to thwart the negative situation encountered.
Adversity faced by Blackberry
According to McIntyre, Hess & Weigley (2013), one of the companies that have experienced challenges brought by a failure to….
Discuss this product in terms of its repositioned target market demographics using U.S. Census Data.
In regards to U.S. Census Data, the target market demographic show promise. The repositioned product will focus on high level and medium income level people. These individuals tend to be high lifestyle and business professionals. The product is full of applications and latest operating system that is helpful for professionals and other business persons to accomplish their tasks on the phones. This demographic is experiences positive change. For instance, consumer confidence for the past three months has risen in this segment. Discretionary income for individuals making $100,000 or more has risen 12% over the past decade. This positive trend allows consumers to spend more on IM's products and services. The smartphone industry overall is growing at an annual rate of 9% per year with adoption rates increasing at a corresponding amount.
Determine the types of research needed….
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Companies use advertising plans to build awareness about their product. Company uses different plans to promote their sales. It uses trade show plan to demonstrate what they are selling, sales promotion plan for incremental sales, public relations plan for free ads, internet plan for instant distribution of product specifications and information, customer service plan to repeat sales, research plan to monitor activities regarding the products and customer satisfaction and last but not least marketing plan which helps to identify when to market, how to market and who are the target audience for the product (Luther, 2011).
Marketing plan must cover the below 12 areas to form an effective marketing plan to increase sales (Wong, 2010).
Marketing plan must have the executive summary
Introduction about the marketing plan and the product
Analysis of the market situation for the product.
Analysis of the target customers
Analysis of the competition for the product
Analysis of the financial requirement of plan
Luther, William M. (2011), "The Marketing Plan: How to prepare and Implement It," AMACOM Div American Mgmt Association.
Wong, Ken K. (20100, "Approved Marketing Plans for new Products and Services," iUniverse, Anselmo, Donna. (2010), "Marketing Demystified," McGraw-Hill Professional.
Thomas, Lorrie. (2010), "The McGraw Hill 36-Hour Course: Online Marketing," McGraw-Hill Professional.
Rognerud, Jon. (2010), "Ultimate Guide to Search Engine Optimization: Drive Traffic, Boost Conversion Rates and Make Tons of Money," Entrepreneur Press.
" Turkle claims that "our fragile planet needs our action in the real," which is exactly what the little girl was trying to point out. Her appreciating the animatronic animals more than the real ones is a product of technology saturation.
Technology has become an annoyance: we all experience the "sense of encroachment of the device" on our personal time and it is difficult to cut ourselves off from the world. Yet technology is a blessing. Turkle points out that the shy and inhibited are hiding behind their virtual selves. Indeed they are: to their advantage. Many readers would agree that technology has allowed the shy and socially awkward to engage socially with others without having to sweat or take anxiety medication.
Being constantly connected with the world is a choice we make. Technology is not deadening us to the world, as Turkle implies. Quite the opposite: technology is enhancing our vision….
On the other hand, applicable laws do have authority and under the concept of moral relativism, it may be justified that any duly passed law be complied with (Svensson & Wood, 2008).
One lesson from this case might be that laws between entities in different sovereign nations can be much harder to enforce than laws between entities within the same nation. In the future, Pakistan and other nations might want to make sure that their contractual agreements contain mechanisms that make them enforceable across international borders. On a broader level, another lesson might be that ill-gotten gains should not be promoted by governments in the first place. Those who believe in the supremacy of divine law might consider the position in which Pakistan found herself to be an example of God's reminding us of the obligation to conduct ourselves ethically toward our fellow man.
Creffield, Lisa. "Why you can't block Skype."….
Clearly, he companies engaged in this practice were operating with direct intention, and a roper governance system would have made this obvious and prevented it.
In another telecommunications case, a company was found to have included spyware in a company-sponsored "software upgrade" to users' cell phones, that enabled the company to collect confidential information from users' phones without their consent (Khaleej Times, 2009). Not only is this practice clearly unethical, but it is also illegal despite a lack of stringency in the detection of such crimes and the prosecution of large-scale corporate offenders such as telecommunications companies. Again, greater transparency and internal control would have allowed this practice to be discovered much sooner, and the risk of discovery almost certainly would have prevented this action from ever occurring. Corporate governance works best when it is so strong it is only rarely and usually accidentally tested; when purposeful actions like….
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The author of this report is asked to do a few things within this report. First, the author is to look at and assess the Grand Strategy Selection Matrix. Second, the author is to review and assess the general business model and strategy of Overstock.com. The author of this report is to then select which of the quadrants that Overstock falls within. While it may be a little difficult to pin them down as they are like other online companies in many ways and they are also different in many ways, the choice is pretty clear to the author of this report which one applies to them.
There are, of course, four cells in the Grand Strategy matrix and they are numbered I, II, III and IV. The first cell is for companies that are in turnarounds or re-entrenchment status, are divesting or are liquidating. Examples of firms who have….
Ning. (2014, October 2). Grand Strategy Choice. Mastering Business Strategy.
Retrieved October 2, 2014, from http://strategycapstone.ning.com/page/grand-strategy-choice
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Papa's Waltz," the speaker mentions the booze on his father's breath, strong enough to make a "small boy dizzy," (Line 2). Theodore Roetke then opts to use the word "death" in the third line, creating instantly a tone of despair. The titular waltzing refers to the child having to dance around his father's abuse. He is also "waltzed off to bed," (Line 15). The irony of using the term "waltz" throughout adds complexity to the poem's tone. Waltzing is an odd choice of metaphor, because waltzing is dancing: something that is inherently joyful or happy. The "beating time" is not actually beating time to music but beating a child (Line 15). By using the metaphor of waltzing to discuss domestic violence, the poet draws even greater attention to the serious nature of the subject.
Simile and metaphor allow Sharon Olds to discuss sexuality and emotional intimacy. The first simile that….
Instead, by using this form of technology, persons across the world can be connected face-to-face. While it is true that we could meet via a group 'chat,' video conferencing allows the ease and subtleties of interpersonal dialogue. People are more easily able to establish warm and heartfelt connections with one another if they can see the person they are talking to, and they can also use body language, language inflections, and other ways to communicate their point. Of course, for people who are socially inhibited, video conferencing can be intimidating. But the advantage of being able to use visual aids such as PowerPoint and mimic the circumstances of a 'real world' meeting outweighs the disadvantages for most users.
In the future, the rise of mobile technology means that it is likely that groupware accessed via Apple and Android phones will make connecting via mobile technology a 24/7 part of the….
Coleman, D. (2005). Strategies for successful enterprise collaboration: Balancing people, process and technology. Akami. Retrieved from http://collaborate.com/sites/default/files/Akamaiwhite%20paper-Collaborationv3.7.pdf
Coursey, D. (2010, January 20). IBM intros Notes apps for BlackBerry, iPhone, Android. PC
World. Retrieved from http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/333002/ibm_intros_notes_apps_blackberry_iphone_android/
Blackberry Playbook: Critical Evaluation Blackberry Background Market value Main products Operations Target Customers Features of target market Product Value Product core customer value Actual product features Augmented features Nature of Product Value preposition Product Life Cycle Product Life Cycle PLC Stage of Blackberry Playbook Sustainable…Read Full Paper ❯
Blackberry Reflecting on the SWOT analysis of Blackberry, we can see that the company has a strong market share in the smartphone industry because of its strengths. The product is…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Advertising
Blackberry's direct marketing strategy should focus on its existing customers. There are a few reasons for this. Naseri and Elliott (2011) have showed that social connectedness is one of…Read Full Paper ❯
Essentially, a cellular system involves the use of a series of sending and receiving stations placed throughout a region so that a telephone use can move from one…Read Full Paper ❯
Black Berry Eating Galway Kinnell's poem "Blackberry Eating" is a deeply metaphorical piece that can be taken on several levels. On the surface, it is obviously a poem about eating…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Advertising
Market segmentation iPhone and blackberry market segmentation According to the Business Directory (2012), market segmentation is the process of defining and subdividing a vast market that is mostly homogeneous into…Read Full Paper ❯
Failure to Forecast Forecasting and budgeting are important components of public financial management as they impact the operations of public sector agencies or organizations. Forecasting also has a significant impact…Read Full Paper ❯
IM Discuss this product in terms of its repositioned target market demographics using U.S. Census Data. In regards to U.S. Census Data, the target market demographic show promise. The repositioned product…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Advertising
Companies use advertising plans to build awareness about their product. Company uses different plans to promote their sales. It uses trade show plan to demonstrate what they are selling,…Read Full Paper ❯
" Turkle claims that "our fragile planet needs our action in the real," which is exactly what the little girl was trying to point out. Her appreciating the animatronic…Read Full Paper ❯
On the other hand, applicable laws do have authority and under the concept of moral relativism, it may be justified that any duly passed law be complied with…Read Full Paper ❯
Clearly, he companies engaged in this practice were operating with direct intention, and a roper governance system would have made this obvious and prevented it. Software Spying In another telecommunications…Read Full Paper ❯
Education - Computers
Strategic Choices The author of this report is asked to do a few things within this report. First, the author is to look at and assess the Grand Strategy Selection…Read Full Paper ❯
Papa's Waltz," the speaker mentions the booze on his father's breath, strong enough to make a "small boy dizzy," (Line 2). Theodore Roetke then opts to use the…Read Full Paper ❯
Education - Computers
Instead, by using this form of technology, persons across the world can be connected face-to-face. While it is true that we could meet via a group 'chat,' video…Read Full Paper ❯