Click Here!
Article Sections: | Internet Marketing | Web Design | Web Development | Business | Internet and Businesses Online | Self Improvement |  
>> Home > Business > Marketing

The 4 P s of Marketing: Effective Marketing Programs Depend On Them

By Bobette Kyle
Posted Friday, January 21, 2005

There is no shortage of marketing programs, many with great profit potential. The challenge is to sift through and choose the ones that are right for your situation -- the ones that have the greatest potential to grow your business.

A key to knowing which marketing programs to choose involves thoroughly understanding how to leverage the 4 P s of marketing -- price, product, promotion, and place -- to reach and appeal to your target audience(s). When you have addressed these strategic issues, you are better able to choose marketing programs with the most potential to increase your business.

4 P s of Marketing -- Price, Product, Place, and Promotion

Too often, we tend to focus on "promotion" to the detriment of other P s in the marketing mix. When choosing programs for your marketing plan, consider each of the marketing 4 P s -- price, product, place (distribution), and promotion. You are likely to find the results much better than if you include promotions alone.

The opportunities for incorporating all 4 P s into your plan are numerous. You may find, after studying the competition, that increasing or decreasing your price is likely to result in better profits for your business. Perhaps there is a distribution channel (electronic delivery or mailorder, for example) you haven't fully integrated into your business. With respect to products, developing a new product or giving an existing product a facelift are examples of business-building programs.

Target Your Audience Using Marketing's 4 P s

You are likely to have several potential target audiences. Choose which to focus on by considering the 4 P s. Which audience will you be able to offer an attractive product to, while also charging a competitive price and earning acceptable margins? Will one audience respond better to promotions? Are you able to reach some more easily with existing distribution channels than others?

By answering these and other questions related to the 4 P s you will be better able to make marketing decisions and choose effective programs for your marketing plan.

About the Author
Bobette Kyle draws upon 12+ years of Marketing/Executive experience, Marketing MBA, and online marketing research in her writing. Bobette is proprietor of the Web Site Marketing Plan Network ( and author of the marketing plan and Web promotion book "How Much For Just the Spider? Strategic Website Marketing For Small Budget Business," (


Click Here!



  Articles are submitted to EDN and licensed from various content sites.
  To report abuse, copyright issues, article removals, please contact [violations (at@)]

  Copyright © Evrsoft Developer Network. Privacy policy - Link to Us

Contact Evrsoft