Marketing Mistakes and Successes

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9780470169810: Marketing Mistakes and Successes

This best-selling casebook, now in its 11th edition, presents a series of fascinating scenarios that let you learn from some of today’s most prominent business players.  In an engaging, conversational style, Robert Hartley provides detailed analyses of the decisions and practices that led to major marketing wars, comebacks, mistakes, and successes. These real-life accounts are packed with practical tips, insider insights, and marketing advice.

As a supplement or main text, this book can be used in a variety of courses, both undergraduate and graduate, ranging from introduction to marketing, marketing management and strategic marketing.

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Learning from our successes as well as from our mistakes is the basic concept of this text. Offering practical, easy-to-read cases, this seventh edition includes a number of marketing errors and successes. Update information boxes and issues boxes are provided in each chapter.

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We all can learn from past mistakes...

It’s just more fun when they’re not your own.

Even corporate giants make mistakes. Now you can learn from the best of them with this behind-the-scenes look at some of today’s most notable marketing mistakes and successes. With the Tenth Edition of this fascinating casebook, you’ll learn how to make better decisions, implement strategies, navigate competitive uncertainties, avoid pitfalls, and seize opportunities.

In a lively conversational style, Robert Hartley provides play-by-play analyses of actual decisions and practices that led to major marketing wars, comebacks, crises, and triumphs in top corporations. Hand's-on exercises and debates invite you to immerse yourself in various situations. These real-life war stories are packed with practical tips and learning experiences that can serve you throughout your career.

This Tenth Edition adds these seven new cases:
  • The Kmart/Sears Merger of Faltering Firms
  • Hewlett-Packard Under Carly Fiorina
  • Toys "R" Us: Trying to Defend Against Wal-Mart
  • Gateway Computer's Efforts to Stay Alive
  • Merck's Vioxx Catastrophe
  • Boston Beer—Is Greater Growth Possible?
  • Office Max—To the End

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