This study examined the effectiveness of marketing communication mix in creating awareness of a brand (A case study of Unilever Nigeria PLC). The study sought to know the effect of communication mix in marketing of a brand. (With particular reference on Advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, public relation, pair and exhibition) in creating awareness of a brand to consumers or public.
It was discovered that these marketing communication mix including publicity played a vital role in getting product or a brand across to its consumer. But it is vital to note tht it requires the right arrangement of these communication mix tht will lead to an increase in sales of a brand.
The term promotion is to move forward or refers to efforts, therefore marketing promotion is the target goal of marketing communication.
This study help the first aspect of it which highlighted the statement of the problem and perceived need for the research. The researchers reviewed the past literature of related studies, these were mainly in favourable comments about he six marketing communication tools being appraised here, some were quite critical about them.
The researchers mad use of questioners which wee distributed to both the consumers and staff of the company which the researchers used as their case of study.
Furthermore, we discussed our findings and summarized them as follows:
-Among the tools of marketing communication trade exhibition is early used while the real are regularly in use to promote various brand of products.
-The Unilever Nigeria Plc make use of the tools of marketing communication, namely Advertising, Personal selling, sales promotion, public relation and trade exhibition to create awareness and persuade consumers to buy its product. Note the arrangement of the tools.
-The discussed findings has also shown that the effectiveness of company’s marketing communication affect consumers purchases positively, this was seen as consumers decides to buy more of Unilever brand when there were intensive promotional activities.
-The pricing decision of Unilever products were affected by marketing communication activities in that there were situation where price reduction was the promotional tool and there situation where the price of Unilever products include a mark up to cover up production distribution and marketing communication costs.
-It was also found out by the researchers tht Unilever have a very sound and encouraging Health, safety and welfare for her employees which is the SHE programme. Etc.
Also we the researchers offered out our own suggestive recommendations which also includes that:
-Unilever Plc should continue with the health safety and welfare of their employees especially the SHE programmes is very much encouraging. Since it is said that a healthy nation is a wealthy nation.
-Unilever Plc should intensify the use of public relation to improve this developing image among the inhabitants of Oregune Lagos where the waste water has been causing erosion menace there. The on response of the company has attracted unfriendly reactions from the residents of the neighbourhood.
-There has to a concerted effort by the Unilever researchers to find ways of increasing the quality of yellow Lipton to ensure satisfaction tools would be utilized better in introducing the new discoveries. The discovery would divert the consumer’s attention from Unilever brand etc.
Conclusively, the study has erased in the mind of people, the erroneous belief or assumption that the six marketing communication tools are merely embarked upon to persuade the consumer to buy the informed brand but rather to help the consumer to be always informed of any invention and also help companies especially Unilever to realized the effectiveness of marketing communication tools in creating awareness of a brand.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
1.1Background of the Study
1.2Statement of Problem
1.3Objective of Study
1.5Significant of Study
1.6Scope / Limitations of Study
CHAPTER TWO:LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1Conception Frame Work
2.2Definition of Communication
2.3Importance of Communication
2.4Types of Communications
2.6Marketing Communications Mix
2.7How to use HPs of Marketing to Communicate
CHAPTER THREE:DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
3.2Principal Activity of Unilever PLC
3.3An excellent Year for Unilever Nigeria PLC
3.4Legal Form of Unilever Nigeria PLC
3.5Health, Safety and Welfare of Unilever Nigeria PLC
Summary of Findings, Recommendation and Conclusion
Summary of Findings
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