Marketers interested in designing effective strategies to tap the increasingly lucrative mature market presently must look for relevant information in several disciplines and need the background to translate it into a decision-making framework. This book systematically organizes information scattered among various fields of scientific inquiry; it interprets and presents information, making it easier for the busy decision maker to find out how older consumers behave and why. By presenting and interpreting relevant information in a marketing decision-making context, the book provides the bases for developing effective marketing strategies. Next, the author discusses both specific and general aspects of behavior that have implications for marketing strategy. Specifically, the book helps the reader understand how changes in mental processes in late life might affect the way an older person responds to marketing stimuli, and how lifestyles of mature persons can form the bases for designing effective marketing strategies. Finally, the author discusses specific aspects of older consumers' consumption and behavior in the marketplace, including mass media use, expenditure and consumption patterns, shopping habits, product/service acquisition process, as well as behaviors following purchase. At the end of each chapter, the author outlines several implications of the material presented that will be of interest to marketers, retailers, advertisers, social workers, public policy makers, and students of human behavior. The book ends by summarizing key points, drawing conclusions, and making recommendations to various groups interested in serving the mature market. The results of hundreds of studies are reviewed and presented in such a way that they can be used by practitioners. The book begins with an examination of the older consumer market and its characteristics. Age-related changes in late life and theoretical explanations for them are discussed next to help the reader understand human behavior in general and consumer behavior in particular.
This little booklet will take no-budget filmmakers step-by step-through the process of marketing their no-budget films and getting their work seen at film festivals around the world. In this book you will learn: -What social media tools you should be using and how to use them properly -What to include on your movie/production company's website -How to get your movie reviewed for free by bloggers and websites -Why you should blog and how it will help your movie and your career as a filmmaker -Ways to boost your chances of being accepted into film festivals (without having to kill anyone) -And much, much more! This book will provide all the answers you've been looking for when it comes to social media and promoting your no-budget independent films.
Perhaps now more than ever, effective marketing is crucial in successfully managing a nongovernmental organization. A nonprofit organization that is effectively using marketing strategies is better positioned to present a consistent and memorable image of its cause to policy makers, funding organizations, individual contributors, and society at large. A successfully marketed charity is able to distinguish itself from other organizations in the continually growing nonprofit sector. It is able to share its cause and importance to the public, demonstrating its value, while communicating its unique purpose and mission. Nonprofit Marketing explains marketing management concepts and applications in nonprofit, charitable and nongovernmental organizations in an easy-to-follow style. Marketing concepts are clearly presented, then supported with real-world examples.It offers examples from around the world and is applicable to all international nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations.
Andy Adams was an American writer best known for his western fiction. Adams was born and raised on a farm in Indiana and helped with the cattle and horses.A Texas Matchmaker is a novel that details the ways of the cattle business on a large ranch.
This pioneering book describes the applications of agent-based modeling to financial markets. It presents a new paradigm for finance, where markets are treated as complex systems whose behavior emerges as a result of interactions of market participants, market institutions, and market rules. This includes both a presentation of the conceptual model and its software implementation. It also summarises the result of the profound research on the successful practical application of this new approach to answer questions regarding the Nasdaq Stock Market's decimalization that was implemented in 2001. The book presents conceptual foundations for modeling markets as complex systems. It describes the agent-based model of the Nasdaq stock market, including strategies used by market-makers and investors, market participants interactions, and impacts of rules and regulations. It includes analyses of simulation behavior, comparison with the behaviors observed in the real-world markets (existence of fat tails, spread clustering, etc.), and predictions about possible outcomes of decimalization. A framework for calibrating the market behavior and individual market-makers strategies to historical data is also presented.
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