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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This document discusses the marketing strategies, problems and solutions for a selected company and
its new product being launched.

The company discussed in this document is Gandhara Nissan Limited working in Pakistan; in
collaboration with Nissan Motor Co. Japan. Gandhara Nissan is launching anew car with name of
S  and this document provide an efficient and workable marketing plan for the product.

In Pakistan automobile industry is growing at a rapid pace. The demand for cars in Pakistan over time
has increased a lot due to growth of economy and stability of people economic condition. This has
attracted a number of producers towards the market. Nissan along with other producers like Toyota,
Suzuki and Honda etc. is a player in the automobile market.

Now Nissan has planned to launch a new car with significant innovations and steps towards
improvements. For the success of the car in industry a deep study and research has been undertaken to
develop an effective and efficient plan.

Some of the important areas covered in this document while developing a Marketing Plan for the
selected company are:

yc 9iscussion of the Industry

yc Analysis of company¶s position

yc Marketing objectives

yc Promotions strategies

yc Pricing strategies

yc Product strategies

yc 9istribution strategies.

Furthermore, action plan lays out successful implementation through monitoring has also been
included.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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1.1. Global Industry for Automobile ................................................................................................ 5

1.2. Automobile Industry Overview of Pakistan ............................................................................... 5

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2.1. Introduction .............................................................................................................................. 6

2.2. Nissan¶s Vision ......................................................................................................................... 7

2.3. Nissan¶s Mission ....................................................................................................................... 7

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3.1. Micro Environment ................................................................................................................... 7

3.1.1. Consumers ......................................................................................................................... 7

3.1.2. Competitors........................................................................................................................ 7

3.1.3. Intermediaries .................................................................................................................... 8

3.1.4. Publics ............................................................................................................................... 8

3.2. Macro Environment .................................................................................................................. 8

3.2.1. 9emographic Environment................................................................................................. 8

3.2.2 Economic Environment ....................................................................................................... 9

3.2.3. Technological Environment................................................................................................ 9

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4.1. Core, Actual and Augmented Product ..................................................................................... 10

4.2. Consumer or Industrial Product? ............................................................................................. 10

4.3. Convenience, Shopping, Special or Unsought Product ............................................................ 10

4.4. Product Uses and Consumer Acceptance ................................................................................. 10

4.5. 9istribution ± Wide Spread or Not? ........................................................................................ 11

4.6. SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................... 11

4.6.1. Strengths .......................................................................................................................... 11

4.6.2. Weaknesses ...................................................................................................................... 11

4.6.3. Opportunities ................................................................................................................... 11

4.6.4. Threats ............................................................................................................................. 12

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5.1 Type of Purchase 9ecision ....................................................................................................... 12

5.2 Consumption ± consumer response .......................................................................................... 12

5.3 Quality, Comfort & Safety ....................................................................................................... 12

5.4 Customer Awareness and Brand Switching .............................................................................. 13

5.5 Brand Prospects -- Location and Influence ............................................................................... 13

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6.1 Pricing ..................................................................................................................................... 14

6.2 Promotion ................................................................................................................................ 14

6.3 9istribution.............................................................................................................................. 14

6.4 Future Competitors and Replacement Products ........................................................................ 14

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Goals and Objectives ..................................................................................................................... 15

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8.1 Target Market .......................................................................................................................... 16

8.2 Nissan  Target Market: Geographic Segment ..................................................................... 16

8.3 Nissan  Target Market: Psychographics ............................................................................. 16

8.4 Nissan  Target Market: 9emographics ............................................................................... 16

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9.1 Product Strategies .................................................................................................................... 17

9.1.1 Packaging ......................................................................................................................... 17

9.1.2 Labeling ............................................................................................................................ 17

9.1.3 Product Line...................................................................................................................... 18

9.2 Pricing Strategies ..................................................................................................................... 18

9.3 9istribution Strategies.............................................................................................................. 18

9.4 Promotion Strategies ................................................................................................................ 19

9.4.1 Environment Research ...................................................................................................... 19

9.4.2 Advertising ....................................................................................................................... 19

9.5 Positioning Strategy ................................................................................................................. 20

9.6 Action Plan .............................................................................................................................. 20

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11.1 Market Analysis Cost ............................................................................................................. 22

11.2 Questionnaire Cost ................................................................................................................. 22

11.3 Advertising and promotional cost ........................................................................................... 22

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1.0. AUTOMOBILE IN9USTRY OVERVIEW


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Automobile Industry is a business of manufacturing and selling vehicles. It has encouraged the
expansion of road systems and allowing consumers to commute long distances. It has also allowed
other industrial product to contribute as well, such as steel and thus is the key determinant for
economic growth.

Globalization of automotive industry accelerated exponentially after the 1980¶s. This was due to the
construction of important overseas facilities and mergers alongside with improved production
techniques adopted by Japanese in the 1970¶s.

By 2005, the industry¶s global output touched 64.6 million vehicles. The auto market today is one of
the largest segments in world trade. Today the annual automotive exports have reached a level of $600
billion which accounts for 10% of the worlds export.

With increase awareness in consumers about potential hazards, automobile industries are in constant
competition with each other to produce a better vehicle for the right consumer. It is estimated that the
car industry will continue to prosper to increasing trends as national economies and population
increases. Mobility 2030, of the World Business Council for Sustainable 9evelopment, reported that
per capita mobility of china, Latin America, Russia and rest of Europe would double by 2030 to 5000-
14000 km per year. This will contribute to the automotive industry a big deal.


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In Pakistan automobile industry is growing at a rapid pace. There have been huge demand for cars in
Pakistan over time but in the last few years due to improvement in economy of Pakistan this demand
has increased tremendously. Total number of automobiles in use today in Pakistan is 5 million. About
two-third of the market demand is being met currently by local production and imports from other
countries and one-third is left unmet.

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So there is a huge gap in market demand and supply which is still there to be met. Major producers
currently in the market are Toyota, Suzuki, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, Hyundai.

The government is also supporting the investors to invest in Pakistan this has attracted more producers
of cars to come in Pakistan and grasp market share from Pakistan automobile market.

2.0. NISSAN: HISTORY

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Nissan Motor Co. is one of the major car manufacturers in the world. Nissan Motor Co. is in
automobile industry for over 70 years. Nissan has spread out its manufacturing over all major countries
and territories of the world. Nissan Motor Co. founded in 1934, formally known as 9atsun until 1983,
is a Japanese automobile manufacturer and is Japan¶s second largest company after Toyota. It is among
the top Asian rivals of the ³big three´ in the US. Initially, Nissan produced military vehicles for Japans
military. Nissan produces an extensive range of mainstreams cars, trucks for domestic and
international consumers.

In Pakistan Nissan is operating in collaboration with Bibojee Services (Pvt.) Limited with local brand
name of Gandhara Nissan Limited. Gandhara Nissan Limited was established in 1981 as a private
Limited Company and has sale license for distribution of Nissan vehicles. In Pakistan Nissan¶s net
sales for year ending 30th June 2006 were about Rs. 4 billion.

In Pakistan Nissan has following major cars already in market :

yc Nissan Sunny

yc Nissan Patrol

yc Nissan Cefiro

yc Nissan X-Trail

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Nissan¶s vision is to enhance the quality and safety of travel and achieve customer satisfaction. Nissan
focuses on maintain and implement better quality standards to ensure people with more comfortable
and safe drive.

There vision is expressed in their statement as: S 


  

The significance of this is that Nissan aims to participate in the development and progress of society
through its business activities worldwide. This is only achieved through set of objectives that needs to
be focused and better implemented through effectiveness and efficiency.

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3.0. NISSAN : MARKETING ENVIRONMENT

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Consumers are the main target which needs to be understood and satisfied in the market. Their
purchasing behavior will most likely be an impact affecting an organization in several unprecedented
ways. It is important to understand their mindset patterns of purchasing a family car, the basic pattern
includes affordability, fuel efficiency, safety and comfort giving the consumer a mood of acceptance
and appreciation. The main focus of the Nissan will be the low level car owners and low income
consumers. It will also target product to bike owners as they are very unsafe.

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With strong economic growth and government relaxation on taxes, several companies are emerging to
establish their market position. Nissan  stands a good chance of competing with existing
competitors as several of Nissan products are already in the market. Nissan will position the new
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product with features such attractive look-n-feel. 9irect - competitors are Toyota and Suzuki which
have substantial market share.

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Nissan will adopt both distribution channels, direct and indirect. Intermediaries (i.e authorized dealers
of Nissan) are important, since indirect distribution of its product is carried out through them. This will
help to further enhance the reach-ability of the car.

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Publics are the general public who are involved in the reputation of Nissan and its products. Nissan has
to provide several strategic approaches in order to stand out with the public opinions. Any critics
against Nissan would impact the sales and repute. With such diverse culture, consumers are highly
deterred with public opinions. This very thin line, the public offers, can effect production, distribution
and diversification of Nissan. Nissan will have to stand out in their primary objective and not loose that
position.

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The literacy rate of the country is increasing and as a result it has increased the consciousness in people
about safety and quality of travel. People are now more sensitive about how safe and comfortable is the
automobile they are using. With the increased awareness in people they have now shifted towards the
automobiles which are according to safety standards and give more comfortable travel. This shift is
also helping Nissan Motor Co.¶s business as people are moving towards it.

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Population of Pakistan is increasing at rapid pace and has touched the figures of 150 million in year
2006. This increase in population has also increased the number of buyers and expanded the market of
automobiles. Requirement of more automobiles has grown. Automobile industry has also responded to
this scenario. But there is still a huge gap between people demand and supply of cars. Nissan focuses
on this gap and is trying to avail this opportunity to its best.

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With the rapid growth of national economy purchase power of people has also increased. Also the
priorities have changed a lot. The affordability of cars has improved and this resulted in huge increase
in the sales of cars. This provides Nissan an opportunity to jump into market with strong impact and
grab a major share in automobile industry.

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Rapid improvement and advancements in technology impacts the automobile industry a great deal. It
impacts the manufacturing, assembling and furbishing of automobiles. New technological
advancements pace up the operations; results in more rapid production of cars. Technological
improvements also impact Nissan¶s operations a great deal and forces towards technological shift.
Nissan keeps on improving its technological structure with time and has to continue its strategy of
regular improvements.

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4.0. NISSAN : PRO9UCT EVALUATION

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with an affordable choice to buy and ensures a safe and comfortable travel.

yc The & c ( c is the added features this car provides to its buyers. Major add-on
features Nissan next provides to its buyers are :

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oc Integrated Tracking System.

oc Highly attractive design.

oc CNG installed in car for user convenience.

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S  comes under the category of consumer products as it is designed and launched for the
satisfaction and facility of individual or family users of middle class and low-earning income
population.

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³ ´ is a shopping product, as there is high involvement of buyers while buying cars. They
want more information about the product and also this is not daily purchase or frequent purchase
product. There is a huge demand of affordable and safe automobiles in the market. Getting a
comfortable travel facility has become a desire of every person as frequency of travel has increased a
lot. S   will provide users will all three major factors in demand for automobiles i.e.
economy, comfort, safety.

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The consumer acceptance for this car will be highly as people are becoming more and more sensitive
towards traveling. People now prefer cars which are more comfortable and look attractive. Economic
strengthening of the country has also improved the economic condition of people resulting in more

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pricing, more safety and comfort will get huge consumer acceptance.

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9istribution of S    will be widespread as Nissan want to reach all the major areas of the
country. It will be launched at all the showrooms and dealers of Nissan.

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Following are some of the major strengths of company:

yc Brand image of Nissan Motor Co. and Gandhara Nissan Limited.

yc Variety of Automobiles being produced.

yc Local Production of cars / low cost of production.

yc Financially Nissan is a strong company.

yc High Quality products.

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Following are some of the weaknesses of the Product and company:

yc Currently Nissan has low share in market.

yc is currently being launched in two varieties only.

yc Nissan has small distribution network currently.

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Following are some of the opportunities which Nissan can avail in future to increase its market share:

yc Increased awareness of people.

yc Improved economic condition of people.

yc Increased population/consumption

yc Increased media influence on people.

yc Increased market demand.


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Following are some of the threats which may be faced in the future:
yc High competition in the market.
yc New Entrants can also add to the competition.
yc Presence of other brands in the market and their infrastructure.

5.0 CONSUMER EVALUATION

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Automobile industry has a number of producers already in market including Nissan, Nissan will
introduce a new image of the company and will most likely attract consumers as it will be a
customized model for the people. Since any consumer will be a long lasting relationship, it is important
that it stands out in front of its competitors and has a competitive edge. There will be high involvement
of user as it has to make a big purchase decision and also there are competitors like Suzuki and Toyota
etc. giving services to people; so this purchase behavior will be categorized as 9issonance-Reducing
Buyer behavior.

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Commute has become a necessity and more roads infrastructure has been established. More people are
interested in purchasing as their needs and interests increases. As competition is on the rise so public is
more informed about cars. They are more conscious about the safety and economic features of the car.
This awareness and consciousness is increasing the buying and there is already a gap in market so
production of Nissan next will be tremendous.

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Gandhara Nissan Limited is working in collaboration with its mother company in Japan, Nissan motor
Co. Thus it has an international image in local market & public mind stands on good grounds when
considering Quality, comfort and 9esign. The new image will provide a new quality, price and comfort
pattern which will be very favorable to consumers. Since consumers relationship is going to last, it is
important that these variables are constantly improved. Nissan  will be affordable most of all, and
safety should be first priority so that the consumer¶s first impact would be that this is a car for my

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family. 9esign will be unique from the rest of its competitors and will be designed after evaluating
customer buying patterns.

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Since this is a high value purchase, it is most likely that the brand loyal consumers are loyal to the
company and believe that the Nissan products are much better than others. The new car will attract our
existing customers as it will contain additional unique features. Nissan  aim is to capture the new
market of its level and provide its existing customer a new opportunity to experience a new ride
experience. Nissan will provide unique differentiated points to create awareness and presentations
proving the consumers the advantages and luxury it can provide to a small family. With increase in
awareness in consumer minds, it is imperative that safety features are emphasized and provide core
values which the consumers like to see.

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In Pakistan, 30% of the population is living below the poverty level which be translated as earning
less than $2 a day and about 5% comes in the bracket of elite class. Therefore Nissan will provide
a very different level of customization to different locations which will be favorable to low-income
families. Most of them travel by bikes and buses. Nissan will introduce a better shift to its new car
which is Compaq, secure and most economical.

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6.0 COMPETITOR ANALYSIS

Major competitors of S   are Suzuki, Toyota, Hyundai and Cherry QQ. All products of
these companies of same size and capacity will give tough competition to S ´.

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As making cars more affordable is the major objective of launching this car therefore the prices of this
car are kept lower than that of all the current competitors in the market. This will help grasping larger
market share and compete well in market.

yc CNG plus AC car will be available at Rs. 3, 50,000 only.

yc Only AC car will be available at Rs. 3, 15,000 only.

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Major competitors of ³  like Toyota and Suzuki; are spending huge revenue on promotion
of their brand and products. Nissan will also make extensive effort and heavy investment on creating
awareness about ³   in market. Promotion of S    will be done at nation wide
scale as Nissan aims at targeting all major areas of country.

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Nissan has currently distribution setup in the major divisional headquarters only but the competitors
specially; Toyota and Suzuki has a wider network. There presence in more areas than Nissan is giving
tough competition to Nissan. For Nissan  , Gandhara Nissan Limited will come up with a new
strategy of distribution to reach all those areas where there they are not currently present.

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In future the most effective competitor for S    can be a small car from Honda Limited.
Honda is a large car manufacturing company but not currently producing small cars in Pakistan.
Therefore a step of producing small cars by Honda can give tough time to  Nissan should
develop strategy to cope with the situation if Honda also jumps into the market with small cars for
consumers.

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7.0 MARKETING OBJECTIVES

The goals and objectives of the marketing plan are usually defined under the light of certain
performance indicators which are related to the probable increase in growth, sales and performance
levels in terms of increasing overall company revenues and image. Marketing objectives leads to the
increased sales if they are clear and understandable

For S   we¶ll define performance parameters and baseline in light of Nissan¶s vision to
achieve customer satisfaction. Also the growth of automobile industry in Pakistan and increase in
demand of automobiles is kept under consideration.

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yc Capture at least 25% of market share for small cars in defined Target market.

yc Occupy second position in the market following Suzuki Motor Company.

yc Target middle class and low earning income class specially by providing them an affordable
option.

yc Create awareness among target audience. Use excessive advertising especially using media
preferred by the target market.

yc Use unique features like good design, low prices and comfortable environment to create attraction
towards product.

yc Create product belonging and position among buyer¶s mind.

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8.0 MARKETING STRATEGIES

This section of the plan basically outlines Nissan¶s plan to achieve its objectives that are mentioned
above as well, it is the most essential part of the marketing plan.

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Nissan  target market will be the low-level income group, middle class and bike owners. Bike
owners are the most critical as large number of consumer currently in Pakistan travel through bikes.
Safety hazards of this type are tremendous considering the increasing number of accidents that occur
due to unsafe bikes. With constant awareness and education about Nissan affordability and safety
features, this type of group could be acquired resulting in increase of brand loyal consumers. People
are more aware and therefore, they are constantly more particular when deciding which car to
purchase. With strategic advertisement, consumers can be attracted with its latest features and a new
image Nissan will provide to owners.

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The major concern of Nissan  is to capture all the district headquarters of the country resulting in
its coverage of almost all over the country.

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With new image Nissan  will provide to its buyers, owners will feel more confident and proud
considering that Nissan is an international organization with strong background resulting driving
Nissan a status symbol. Also safety and comfort are big factors of considerations in a consumers
mind so Nissan by focusing on these factors will attract safety and comfort conscious people. Seeing
its potential, consumers will most likely shift to Nissan .

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Primary Target market belongs to middle class, upper middle class and low earning income people in
society, falling in income bracket of below Rs. 50,000. Also the target will be people from 25 - 60year
old who are major automobile buyers.

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9.0 MARKETING MIX STRATEGIES

S   marketing efforts will be based on the priority of expanding its market share and
increase the brand loyalty among buyer¶s by achieving customer satisfaction.

Nissan is launching S  at this particular time because of boom in the automobile industry
in Pakistan. The demand of cars for private usage is increasing a great deal but there are a few car
production companies currently in the market. Nissan feels that there is a very good opportunity to
jump into the market at this time with a quality product and grasp a major share in market.

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The name of the car will be S   . It should be a highly quality product focusing on three
important parameters of economy, safety and comfort to compete the major competitors in the market
i.e. Suzuki and Toyota.

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Nissan next will be built on one standard size. It will be available in both color types i.e. Metallic and
Non-Metallic. The color range will be 5 major colors red, white, black, blue and green with capacity to
increase other colors on demand. The design of the car will be smooth and catchy.

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yc The shape of the car should be kept different from the shape of competitor¶s products.

yc The design of the car is recommended to be kept innovative and unique in order to attract
customers.

yc The design should also be kept on improving on regular basis.

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The Label of car presents only basic information about the car i.e. brand name and car name.

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The name of the car proposed is ³   The name represents innovation and movement ahead
as is the plan to move the car ahead of its competitors in aspects like Affordability, comfort, design and
safety.The label of the car should be innovative and attractive. The fonts used should be decent and
attractive. Only precise text should be presented.

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Nissan next will be available in two major types of cars:

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It is recommended both products should be launched simultaneously with major production and share
to CNG car as demand of CNG is much more than that of simple car. After three months time a survey
should be conducted to judge customer¶s response to the car.

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The price of the cars will be as following:

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The price of the car should be kept lesser than the competitors as   major objective is
providing economical car to users. Also the target market of the car is Middle and low income class so
it should be kept in their affordability. This is accomplished by reducing the overhead costs like OWN
payment etc. by developing efficient distribution mechanism.

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Nissan next will adopt both distribution channels for distribution of car.

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Nissan next will use its direct distribution channel. Also it is recommended to increase the direct
distribution coverage area by setting up showrooms in more areas to have better control over
distribution.

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 In those areas where Nissan doesn¶t have its showrooms it will use its
chain of authorized dealers to sell out its cars in these areas.

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Promotion is one of the most important factors of marketing; it is done to affect the consumer behavior
in order to achieve sales and increase product image. In promotion the major task is to make
consumers aware of the product and to attract consumer towards the product by highlighting the
advantages of the product. Also it keep consumers aware and well informed about product¶s features
and improvements.

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yc Nissan can use electronic and print media to advertise about its car.

yc Nissan can advertise on billboards, flex signs, bus boards, telemarketing etc.

yc Special advertisement campaigns can be launched e.g. seminars, road shows publications etc. to
create awareness about Nissan next.

yc Nissan will sponsor special events like concerts etc. to introduce the car to public.

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An extensive market research will be conducted to have better idea about consumers¶ perception about
Nissan and its competitors. For this purpose Nissan will acquire services of marketing and research
agencies to better analyze market environment. This will enable Nissan to learn about the consumers¶
behavior, how they perceive us and compare with the competitor. The media of the advertising a
product is always chosen after the market environment research to get knowledge that if the target
audience is interested in that mode of advertisement or not

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To advertise the product better and create awareness about product; Nissan will use different
advertisement methods to approach the consumers. The diversity of advertisement channels will help
in reaching the masses of different mindsets.

Following Advertisement methods will be used:

yc Nisan will use print and electronic media to introduce the product to consumers.

yc Special events will be sponsored by Nissan.


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yc Use of Billboards, flex signs etc for massive introduction of car¶s launch.

yc Special road shows and displays will be set at dealers outlets.

yc Prize contest will be conducted to attract people towards the car.

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Nissan  will use the image of NISSAN MOTOR CO. and hope that it will attract the customers
towards the car. Also Nissan  extensive marketing with focus on its special features like
economy, safety and comfort will draw attention of buyers and create room for the product in the
market.

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The action plan will commence from the month of January 2007 and will go up to June 2007.

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Launch a blind ad campaign on billboards and 2 weeks Marketing department


magazines in all A class areas of major cities and
magazine.

Heavy advertising on TV, newspapers and 4 weeks Marketing department


magazines

Sponsor a highly prestigious chain of events or 3 weeks Marketing department,


concerts. Finance 9epartment

Set displays of car at all the Nissan showrooms 3 weeks Marketing department
and major dealer outlets in all cities.

A contest will be held and people who win will April Finance 9epartment,
get prizes (Car Info. Books, Key chains, phone Marketing 9epartment.
cards etc.)

Reduce number of billboards, television and May Marketing department


magazines advertisements.

Continue Advertising June Marketing department

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10.0 EVALUATION, MONITORING AN9 CONTROL

The goal of the marketing plan is to outline the strategies, tactics, and programs that will make the
sales goals outlined in the Nissan  business plan a reality by the end of the season. There are a
number of KPI ¶s which are needed to be measured for better evaluation of the performance.

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increase in growth of the target market also depend all these efforts made by Nissan .

The people who are responsible for the monitoring and control of the marketing plan involves, the
Marketing Executives, Sales Managers, Media Managers, Market Research 9epartments, and the
Production Managers.

Some activities must be carried out for precisely and closely evaluating the effectiveness of the
strategies and tactics for example the gathering and structuring of data regarding market, product,
consumers and the pricing trends, then the generation of daily sales report should be maintained and
then in the end continuous reconfirming of the marketing budget and activities by the managers of
different divisions.

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11.0 BU9GET

As Nissan has a tough competition with some big names like Suzuki and Toyota so there is need of
strong financial support to all marketing activities. Nissan has allocated initially Rs. 30 millions for the
marketing of Nissan . This budget will be used during the fiscal year of 2006-2007.

This amount will be further sub-allocated to different areas. Rs. 15 millions has been allocated to the
budget of initial cost for the marketing analysis and all activities of advertising and promotion during
first quarter of the year. For the continuity of the promotional and advertisement activities Rs. 15
millions has been sub-allocated for each quarter over the years as Rs. 5 million per quarter.

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Nissan¶s marketing department includes professionals for market analysis, competitor analysis, etc.
These people are advised to do their best and for more extensive approach. Nissan has also acquired
the services of marketing research and analysis agencies for better approach and more in-depth
research. The cost estimated for market research is Rs. 2 million.

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Nissan¶s has conducted an extensive questionnaire with general public to have better idea about the
mindset and understanding of general public. This survey costs for its development, execution and then
process of interpretation. Cost estimated for this survey is Rs. 1 million.

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the car in masses and attract people. This sponsorship of a chain of activities over time will cost about
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12.0 BIBLIOGRAPHY

Mc ALLEN, G. (1998). p  $ Addison-Wesley. Fifth Edition. London.

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Mc SAMUEL, B. (2003). $ % &  Pearson Education . 2nd Edition. Boston.

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Mc MERCER, 9. (1996). $  Blackwell Publishing . 2nd Edition. London.

Mc MINETTE, S. (2001). &#&$  Pearson Education . Revised Edition. Boston.

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Mc ALBERTO, J. (2005). V '$ Pearson Education . 1st Edition. New York.

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Suzuki and Toyota are enjoying the most market share in Pakistan with about 40% and 35%
respectively. Suzuki is successful due to its local production and economical cars but they have major
problem of sustainability and designs of their cars. Toyota is enjoying good market share because of
good quality and extensive production. If Nissan is launching new car and want to grasp market share
then it has to focus on designs of cars and also provide more affordable option to buyers. Also Toyota
and Suzuki do good marketing and to beat them Nissan must develop efficient marketing strategy.

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9ue to increase in economic activity in the country, demand of automobiles especially cars for private
use have increased hugely. Currently Suzuki is enjoying the major share in the market due its
affordable cars, availability of spare parts and good marketing. Suzuki is dominating the market but
there are a lot of problems which are being faced by users. Especially the week areas are design and
safety standards. If Nissan wants to compete with Suzuki in the market and break into its dominance it
should provide buyers with highly excellent designs of cars and also cars which are safe and
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The most important parameters while buying cars a buyer looks for are its Price, Safety standards,
9esign of car and how much comfortable the vehicle is. Currently some of the cars implemented the
design, safety, comfort standards are very expensive and huge market share goes to those cars which
are less standardized but are cheap. Nissan can stand in market and be successful if it make an ideal
combination of Affordability, design, safety, comfort and make a better and cheap product for buyers.
Currently less quality cars of Suzuki are enjoying bulk of market share due to lack of better options
available in market. Nissan is currently not so much successful in Pakistani market but they can
improve their position by focusing at this area and developing effective marketing strategy to break the
influence of Suzuki and Toyota.
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public transport but most of them are not satisfied with the safety standards of the cars in the market.

There is very less market share of Nissan in the market i.e. about 8 % while its competitors are
enjoying large share. People using Nissan cars are not greatly satisfied with the car and they expect
Nissan to do more. According to survey the most important considerations by a buyer of car are price,
safety, comfort and design with price having major influence. About 65% of the people surveyed were
of age group 25 to 60 who are the major buyers.

Most of the buyers are not satisfied with the prices of the cars and are willing to buy 1000 cc. cars for
Rs. 3,00,000 to Rs. 4,50,000 but most of the cars in the market get more out of them as they are
expensive. They consider Toyota and Suzuki more successful in launching a new car in market than
Nissan. People seem to be more highly influenced by the TV ads and billboards.

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