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ZESTZESTZESTZEST SOAP – PAKISTAN

MARKETING PLAN

(TERM PROJECT)

SUBMITTED TO

:

MR. FAISAL QURESHI

SUBMITTED BY

:

SHAHZAD SHAMSHAD

– (13786)

 

SUBAYYAL AHMED KHAN

– (13206)

MUHAMMAD KASHIF CHHOTANI – (13681)

MUHAMMAD QASIM

– (7227)

FARAH REHMAN

– (13312)

(Marketing Management, Friday 6 – 9, Spring 2011)

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Marketing Management LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL April 29, 2011 Mr. Faisal Qureshi Iqra University Karachi Respected Sir,

LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

April 29, 2011

Mr. Faisal Qureshi Iqra University Karachi

Respected Sir,

We have enclosed the requested “Marketing Plan” which was part of our final evaluation. We have put in a tremendous amount of effort to meet the requirements.

We have incorporated data through various sources. It has provided us with a clear understanding of the Marketing Management course and how a new product is launched.

We would like to thank our respected teacher Mr. Faisal Qureshi for providing us with this opportunity. We found the preparation of this Marketing Plan interesting, challenging and most of all rewarding.

Sincerely,

Shahzad Shamshad

(13786)

Subayyal Ahmed Khan

(13206)

Muhammad Kashif Chhotani

(13681)

Muhammad Qasim

(7227)

Farah Rehman

(13312)

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Marketing Management LETTER OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT April 29, 2011 This Marketing Plan is about the launching of

LETTER OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

April 29, 2011

This Marketing Plan is about the launching of world famous ZZestZZestestest Soap’ of Proctor & Gamble

in

Marketing Management. The material compiled and presented in it is a result of exhaustive work.

for

Pakistan.

It

has

been

prepared

as

a

part

of

the

course

requirement

This Marketing Plan has proved to be a great experience. For this, we would like to thank our course instructor “Mr. Faisal Qureshi” for providing us the opportunity, as well as his guidance in the light of his vast experience.

Sincerely,

Shahzad Shamshad Subayyal Ahmed Khan Muhammd Kashif Chhotani Muhammad Qasim Farah Rehman

Shahzad Shamshad Subayyal Ahmed Khan Muhammd Kashif Chhotani Muhammad Qasim Farah Rehman
Shahzad Shamshad Subayyal Ahmed Khan Muhammd Kashif Chhotani Muhammad Qasim Farah Rehman
Shahzad Shamshad Subayyal Ahmed Khan Muhammd Kashif Chhotani Muhammad Qasim Farah Rehman
Shahzad Shamshad Subayyal Ahmed Khan Muhammd Kashif Chhotani Muhammad Qasim Farah Rehman

(13786)

(13206)

(13681)

(7227)

(13312)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Marketing Management TABLE OF CONTENTS Serial No. Description Page No. 1 Situation Analysis 5 2

Serial No.

Description

Page No.

1

Situation Analysis

5

2

Market Demographics

5

3

Market Needs

6

4

Market Trends

6

5

Market Growth

6

6

SWOT Analysis

7 – 9

7

Competition

9

8

Product Offering

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9

Success Factor

10

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Marketing Strategy

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Marketing Objectives

10

12

Target Market

10

13

Positioning

10

14

Strategies

11

15

Pricing

12

16

Market Share Objectives

12

17

Trade Channels

13

18

Profit Margin For Trade

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SITUATION ANALYSIS

Marketing Management S ITUATION A NALYSIS PROCTER & GAMBLE, Pakistan is to launch its ZEST soap

PROCTER & GAMBLE, Pakistan is to launch its ZEST soap bars in Pakistan. Zest is a global brand known for its exotic scent and leaves the skin moisturized and bacteria free. In Pakistan, P & G is well established and its brand SAFEGUARD is leading the anti-bacterial market. The development of brand and customer base will be driven by very strong marketing. Zest offers an irresistible platter of offerings for every type of consumer. It contains special moisturizers, strong anti-bacterial activity and a hypnotic, natural fragrance.

MARKET DEMOGRAPHICS

Geographics:

ZEST will specially target all the URBAN areas of the country.

Its target customers are the residents of cities.

Demographics:

The number of female users is expected to be somewhat higher than male users.

Our target segment falls in the age group of 6 years and above.

Users belong to educated families.

The adult users have a monthly income of Rs. 60,000/- and above.

Behavior Factors:

Users’ major focus is on a healthy lifestyle.

Appearance and image is another important factor for them.

A well developed aesthetic sense guides users’ buying decisions.

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MARKET NEEDS

Marketing Management M ARKET N EEDS Zest will provide its target customers with a single solution

Zest will provide its target customers with a single solution for a variety of needs. The company intends to provide the following benefits which are important to its customers.

Smooth, fresh appearance of skin.

Bacteria and Virus free skin.

Long lasting ANTI ODOUR effect.

MARKET TRENDS

A definite shift from the so-called beauty soaps to anti-bacterial and moisturizing soaps has been observed. Customers for both the categories form voluminous segments however health consciousness has become a stronger trend.

The existing brands fall in either of the two categories thus leaving room for a brand that provides a single source solution to customers of both the groups.

ZEST will distinguish itself by offering a value combination to its customers not available previously in a single soap bar. In the past, the emphasis has been to offer soap bars which either claim to be anti-bacterial or skin replenishing elements and appealing fragrance.

MARKET GROWTH

The overall soap market is growing by 10% per year with anti bacterial segment growing at a rate of 7%. The growth rate in the anti bacterial segment is the result of heightened awareness and a growing health concern.

The total size of market is 300,000 tones per annum with a value of 125 million dollars.

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SWOT ANALYSIS

Marketing Management SWOT A NALYSIS The following SWOT analysis takes into consideration the key strengths and

The following SWOT analysis takes into consideration the key strengths and weaknesses within the company and describes the opportunities and threats facing P&G with regard to ZEST.

STRENGTHS

Heavy and impressive promotional plan for Zest

- Strong social & corporate image of P&G.

- Strong financial position of company.

- More concern towards total quality management.

- Unique market offering. Three attributes in one ZEST bar.

- P&G’s good relations with the supplier.

- Strong emphasis on environmental prosperity.

- Worldwide research and technology, engineering and manufacturing.

- Well-established and renowned distributors.

- Highly enthusiastic sales team of the company.

- Fifth-lowest Injury/Illness Rate for employees.

- Fourth-lowest lost Workday Rate for employees.

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WEAKNESS

Marketing Management WEAKNESS - Unwilling to serve low-income market. Price is especially very high towards lower

- Unwilling to serve low-income market. Price is especially very high towards lower income groups.

- As the product is imported, the cost is higher compared to a locally manufactured product.

OPPORTUNITIES

- According to the information obtained by Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lahore, the soap market is growing at an annual rate of 9.8%. The anti bacterial segment is growing at 7%. The main reasons for this growth are:

o

Rapid growth in population,

o

High urbanization

o

Increase in health awareness and preventive course of action.

- Due to this growing market, there are lots of opportunities for P&G to exploit this growing market by introducing new soaps.

- P&G has a good corporate image among consumers. Therefore, they can get maximum share from the soap industry by introducing multiple brands of soaps because they have already different soaps in their international health and beauty care product line.

- Due to rising awareness among people, switching trend toward health care soaps is high. Therefore, it is a good opportunity to capture this segment through efficient marketing practices.

THREATS

- Increasing market share of local Producers. The local Producers are playing an important role in soap industry, because they are providing low price soaps and try to penetrate in their local market by replacing the branded products.

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Marketing Management - Threat of new entrants is also present. As Lever Brothers is a potential

- Threat of new entrants is also present. As Lever Brothers is a potential threat in soap industry, because they are already involved in different related businesses and providing raw material for soap production to different manufacturing companies like Colgate Palmolive, etc.

- Increasing inflation in the country is also a major threat of P&G because it is reducing the purchasing power of consumers.

COMPETITION

Our key competitors include LUX, CAPRI, CAMAY, DOVE and other imported brands on one hand and SAFEGUARD – our own brand – on the other. Lux and Capri are backed by very strong marketing and along with CAMAY and DOVE are strongly positioned as beauty soaps. Safeguard is positioned as purely an anti bacterial and targets the middle, upper middle and somewhat the lower upper class.

The market leader in the beauty segment is LUX with a market share of 30%. SAFEGUARD enjoys market leadership in the anti bacterial area having a market share of 20%. Both of these brands majorly target the PREMIUM tier with a spill over effect onto the MID TIER. We can deduce from this fact that targeting the LOWER TIER or even the MID TIER would not be very fruitful. Brands like CAPRI, LIFEBUOY and DETTOL which target the MID TIER, having a lower price, are way behind the market leaders in market share.

PRODUCT OFFERING

P&G will launch ZEST soap bar, 125 grams in three variations; Honey with Milk, Almond Oil, Jojoba with wild berries. The variants offer a choice of skin nourishing natural ingredients. The two other common attributes will be a strong germ protection - a major current trend – and intoxicating long lasting fragrances which substitute anti – deodorants.

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SUCCESS FACTOR

Marketing Management S UCCESS F ACTOR The key to success is designing and producing a product

The key to success is designing and producing a product that meets market demand. In addition P&G must ensure total customer satisfaction. If these objectives are achieved, it will become a profitable, sustainable business line.

MARKETING STRATEGY

The key to the marketing strategy is to focus on delivering a delightful package to the customer, which is not available to him yet. With ZEST P&G can cover 60% of the premium tier because the product is geared towards three different segments. ZEST will be able to not only address all of these segments but give them additional value.

MARKETING OBJECTIVES

Maintain positive, strong growth each quarter.

Achieve a steady increase in market penetration.

Establish amongst top two players in the target segment in three years.

TARGET MARKET

With ZEST P&G expects to create a new group of consumers who need more from a soap bar. It is expected that this group of consumers although differing in their demand will converge to form a single, distinct segment which will look up to ZEST as a solution to their array of problems.

POSITIONING

ZEST will be positioned as the most ‘COMPETENT PROTECTOR‘. This positioning will be achieved by orchestrating P&G’s experience and its strong research infrastructure because of which it is able to develop innovative and useful products for a variety of consumers.

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POSITIONING STATEMENT:

Marketing Management P OSITIONING S TATEMENT : ZESTZESTZESTZEST – SIMPLYSIMPLYSIMPLYSIMPLY OVEROVEROVEROVER

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STRATEGIES

The sole objective is to position ZEST as the premier soap bar serving the domestic market. The marketing strategy will seek to seek to develop a strong and loyal customer base in the premier tier. The message that P&G will seek to communicate is that it offers the most unique soap bar in shape of ZEST which gives a package of benefits unmatched by any other brand. This would serve as the core product differentiation and a justification for its relatively high price.

COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

The strategic message will communicated through a variety of methods:

- The first will be placement of advertisements in electronic and print media. Special attention will be given to the selection of media channels. All advertising will be concentrated in magazines and channels which are patronized by upper middle and lower upper class.

- The home page of P&G website will feature ZEST and detailed information about it. Here ‘A’ class dermatologists will be engaged to authenticate ZEST as highly skin friendly.

- Billboards

in

the

recommendation.

posh

area

of

major

cities will

also

display these

dermatologists’

- Trial packs of ZEST (50 grams) will be selectively given away during weekends at the high end shopping malls in target cities. Contact details will be collected to get feedback about ZEST after fifteen days.

- In the initial month of launch, company representatives will be placed at the major point of sales to communicate the market offering on a face to face basis.

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PRICING

Marketing Management P RICING Each bar of ZEST soap will be sold for Rs. 90/- including

Each bar of ZEST soap will be sold for Rs. 90/- including 17% G.S.T. This price is the highest among high end soap bars like CAMAY, IMPERIAL LATHER, and DOVE etc. We have still kept it under Rs. 100/- in order to avoid breaking this price barrier and thus scaring away the group of consumers which stretches to acquire a soap at a price around Rs. 80/-, which is the existing range.

MARKET SHARE OBJECTIVES

Our target segment; the PREMIUM TIER holds a 32% share of the soap market. In dollars this means 40,000,000. If converted to Pak rupees @ of Rs.80 per dollar we land at a value of Rs. 3.2 billion. This is our starting point to plan our market share objectives. We will plan for the first five years. Although in the second year a smaller SKU of 75 grams will be launched to make inroads into the mid tier too and another variant in the form of liquid soap will also be launched, here only the numbers of ZEST soap bar will be presented.

   

SALES

SHARE

   

ZEST

TARGET

UNIT

TOTAL

YEAR

FORECAST

OF

GROWTH

MKT. SIZE

PRICE

REVENUE

UNITS

MARKET

RATE

ONE

RS. 3.2 Billion

1777777

5%

RS. 90/-

Rs. 160 Million

 

TWO

Rs. 3.5 Billion

3555555

10%

Rs. 99/-

Rs. 352 Million

120%

THREE

Rs. 3.8 Billion

5576576

16%

Rs. 111/-

Rs. 619 Million

76%

FOUR

Rs. 4.3 Billion

7098333

20%

Rs. 120/-

Rs. 852 Million

38%

FIVE

Rs. 4.7 Billion

8518000

24%

Rs. 132/-

Rs. 1.1 Billion

29%

The market growth rate has been assumed @ of 10% per year

A price increase every year has been incorporated to somewhat counter inflation.

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TRADE CHANNELS

Marketing Management T RADE C HANNELS • Our major focus will be on HIGH END super

Our major focus will be on HIGH END super stores. For example in Karachi EPCO (FORUM), MY STIORE (PARK TOWERS), AGHA’S, NAHEED, METRO, MACRO e.t.c. will be the touch points for ZEST. The same strategy will be followed in all major cities of Pakistan.

Special shelves will be prepared for display of ZEST and will be placed in an area right after the entrance.

The second level will be the top notch COSMETIC STORES situated in uptown of the targeted geographical areas.

PROFIT MARGIN FOR TRADE

P&G will offer a healthy 15% margin to resellers in order to evoke their interest and ownership to sell ZEST more zestfully.

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