The current advertising for Target’s CE department is not helping sales. In fact in some cases, it may be hurting sales. This section will address Target’s current advertising strategy and the problems associated with it. Then alternative methods of promoting Target as a credible CE department with large variety of products will be proposed. Target’s commercials are currently showing clips of music videos for approximately 20 seconds, followed by less than a 10 second advertisement announcing that Target carries that particular artist’s CD. This advertisement may be hurting your CE sales.
The viewer is made aware of this popular artist’s recent album release, and the consumer’s first thought is not who is carrying it, but which retailer is closest him / her because that popular artist will be sold everywhere. This is ineffective advertisement. Another Target commercial flashes a multitude of Target trademark symbols, a few CE products, current selection of seasonal clothes, and our current spokes dog. This commercial is also ineffective. This current advertisement strategy does not give the viewer something to focus on, and it does not create a need to buy products from Target. Instead, it is advertising on behalf of all major retailers.
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It is essential that Target starts advertising Target, not just the products it carries. Commercial advertisements need to stress customer service, product variety, and product quality. The first step is finding a representative for commercials and circulars that embodies friendly and knowledgeable customer service. In TV commercials, the representative will help a customer, and also provide information on one of Target’s top of the line electronic products.
In circulars, the representative will be holding our latest CDs and DVDs. Doing this, Target will begin to differentiate itself from other retailers, and consumers will feel confident in their decision to shop there. Secondly, Target needs to get consumers thinking about its CE department before they enter the store. Hanging posters, large banners, etc.
of advertising Target’s new releases, outside of the store, will accomplish this. The new store layout plan that will be proposed will compliment this advertising very well. These two components will lead consumers directly to the CE department. The idea is to bring the CE department to the front of the consumer’s mind. Every consumer has an idea of what he / she is going to buy before going to the store; this advertisement may add one more item to their list. Another promotional idea is opening partnerships with companies.
Partnerships with companies can create a strong advantage for Target. If you customize a popular product to fit Target’s primary customers and maintain Target’s “Expect more. Pay less” policy, you will establish credibility in your CE department. This is because you have a reputable product with Target’s low price. Opening a partnership with Sony HDTV is where you should start.
They have a good grasp on the market share, while being reasonably priced. All in all, Target needs to revamp its CE advertising. It does not sell Target’s electronics, it just sells electronics. The advertisement must show customer service, product variety, and product quality. Target also needs to get customers thinking about its electronics department before they enter the store. Advertising latest releases outside the store will effectively do this.
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And finally, begin partnerships with reputable companies. This will establish credibility in Target’s CE department.