With an Economic Interest
A Final customer buying from an intermediary of the product The Final customer is the one who makes the final decision on what product to buy and from which supplier to buy it. Most consumer products, and many industrial products, reach Final customers through Intermediaries.
Acquire Steps: Acquire steps include all activities the customer completes preceding the purchase of the product. These steps include the customer's efforts needed to identify and evaluate Intermediaries and travel to the Intermediary location.
B. Needs to avoid sources of anxiety
1. Risks in relationship: The customer segment needs reassurance it can trust:
b. A piece of equipment or product – a specific product apart from the company or process
1. Segment's recognition of third party endorsements – Segment is responsive to endorsers:
b. With an economic interest
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|2||5912||1990||Some druggists are developing niche markets like joint ventures with hospitals to supply equipment for home health care.|
|3||5941||1997||Following the introduction of the Jordan brand of athletic shoes and subsequent sell-through, The Sports Authority hopes for another blow-out with the soon-to-be-introduced Iverson basketball shoes.|
|4||5942||2002||Web radio isn't the only online option. Amazon.com Inc., for instance, recommends artists based on customer ratings of various CDs.|
|5||5699||1999||Scores of fashion marketers now use celebrities to publicize their brands in the minds of the public. But it was Giorgio Armani who made celebrity marketing an art form and took it to unimaginable and lucrative extremes. Before the mid 1990s, the tactic of enlisting luminaries as human billboards was unheard of in fashion. Designers typically draped their clothes upon beautiful models, not famous people. Armani changed all that. The most powerful platform for advertising for Armani was Hollywood. From the beginning, Mr. Armani made the stars the integral to his overall marketing plan. In the 1980 movie "American Gigolo," actor Richard Gere was a walking Armani fashion show.|