Copyright 2007 by Prentice Hall Table 3.1 Market Segmentation Occupation SEGMENTATION BASE SELECTED SEGMENTATION VARIABLES Geographic Segmentation Climate Density of area City Size RegionSouthwest, Mountain States, Alaska, Hawaii Major metropolitan areas, small cities, towns Urban, suburban, rural Temperate, hot, humid, rainy Demographic Segmentation Income Marital status Sex AgeUnder 12, 12-17, 18-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65-74, 75-99, 100+ Male, female Single, married, divorced, living together, widowed Under $25,000, $25,000-$34,999, $35,000-$49,999, $50,000-$74,999, $75,000-$99,999, $100,000 and over EducationSome high school, high school graduate, some college, college graduate, postgraduate blue-collar, white-collar, agricultural, military
Table 3.1, continued SEGMENTATION BASE SELECTED SEGMENTATION VARIABLES Psychographic Subcultures (Race/ethnic) Religion Cultures (Lifestyle) SegmentationEconomy-minded, couch potatoes, outdoors enthusiasts, status seekers American, Italian, Chinese, Mexican, French, Pakistani Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Moslem, other African American, Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic Family life cycle Social classLower, middle, upper Bachelors, young married, full nesters, empty nesters Sociocultural Segmentation
Copyright 2007 by Prentice Hall SEGMENTATION BASE SELECTED SEGMENTATION VARIABLES Use-Related Segmentation Brand loyalty Awareness status Usage rateHeavy users, medium users, light users, non users Unaware, aware, interested, enthusiastic None, some, strong Use-Situation Segmentation Location Objective TimeLeisure, work, rush, morning, night Personal, gift, snack, fun, achievement Home, work, friends home, in-store PersonSelf, family members, friends, boss, peers Benefit SegmentationConvenience, social acceptance, long lasting, economy, value-for-the-money Table 3.1, continued
The division of a total potential market into smaller subgroups on the basis of geographic variables (e.g., region, state, or city) Copyright 2007 by Prentice Hall SEGMENTATION BASE SELECTED SEGMENTATION VARIABLES Geographic Segmentation Climate Density of area City Size RegionSouthwest, Mountain States, Alaska, Hawaii Major metropolitan areas, small cities, towns Urban, suburban, rural Temperate, hot, humid, rainy
Age Sex (gradually disappearing) Marital Status Income, Education, and Occupation Copyright 2007 by Prentice Hall Occupation Demographic Segmentation Income Marital status Sex AgeUnder 12, 12-17, 18-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65-74, 75-99, 100+ Male, female Single, married, divorced, living together, widowed Under $25,000, $25,000-$34,999, $35,000-$49,999, $50,000-$74,999, $75,000-$99,999, $100,000 and over EducationSome high school, high school graduate, some college, college graduate, postgraduate blue-collar, white-collar, agricultural, military
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Also known as Lifestyle Analysis Psychographic variables include Activities, Interests, and Opinions (AIOs) Marketers can understand customers psychographic profile by understanding their activities, interest and opinions Copyright 2007 by Prentice Hall SEGMENTATION BASE SELECTED SEGMENTATION VARIABLES Psychographic (Lifestyle) SegmentationEconomy-minded, couch potatoes, outdoors enthusiasts, status seekers
Copyright 2007 by Prentice Hall Instructions: Please read each statement and place an x in the box that best indicates how strongly you agree or disagree with the statement. I feel that my life is moving faster and faster, sometimes just too fast. If I could consider the pluses and minuses, technology has been good for me. I find that I have to pull myself away from e-mail. Given my lifestyle, I have more of a shortage of time than money. I like the benefits of the Internet, but I often dont have the time to take advantage of them.  Agree Completely Disagree Completely Psychographic segmentation usually is calculated by likert scale
Ideals: Guided by Knowledge and Principle Achievers: Look for product or service that demonstrate success to their peers Self expression: Desire social and physical activity, variety and risk
Innovators are successful, sophisticated, take-charge people with high self-esteem. Because they have such abundant resources, they exhibit all three primary motivations in varying degrees. They are change leaders and are the most receptive to new ideas and technologies. Innovators are very active consumers, and their purchases reflect cultivated tastes for upscale, niche products and services. Image is important to Innovators, not as evidence of status or power but as an expression of their taste, independence, and personality. Innovators are among the established and emerging leaders in business and government, yet they continue to seek challenges. Their lives are characterized by variety. Their possessions and recreation reflect a cultivated taste for the finer things in life.
Thinkers are motivated by ideals. They are mature, satisfied, comfortable, and reflective people who value order, knowledge, and responsibility. They tend to be well educated and actively seek out information in the decision-making process. They are well-informed about world and national events and are alert to opportunities to broaden their knowledge. Thinkers have a moderate respect for institutions of authority and social decorum but are open to consider new ideas. Although their incomes allow them many choices, Thinkers are conservative, practical consumers; they look for durability, functionality, and value in the products that they buy.
Like Thinkers, Believers are motivated by ideals. They are conservative, conventional people with concrete beliefs based on traditional, established codes: family, religion, community, and the nation. Many Believers express moral codes that have deep roots and literal interpretation. They follow established routines, organized in large part around home, family, community, and social or religious organizations to which they belong. As consumers, Believers are predictable; they choose familiar products and established brands. They favor U.S. products and are generally loyal customers.
Motivated by the desire for achievement, Achievers have goal-oriented lifestyles and a deep commitment to career and family. Their social lives reflect this focus and are structured around family, their place of worship, and work. Achievers live conventional lives, are politically conservative, and respect authority and the status quo. They value consensus, predictability, and stability over risk, intimacy, and self-discovery. With many wants and needs, Achievers are active in the consumer marketplace. Image is important to Achievers; they favor established, prestige products and services that demonstrate success to their peers. Because of their busy lives, they are often interested in a variety of time-saving devices.
Strivers are trendy and fun loving. Because they are motivated by achievement, Strivers are concerned about the opinions and approval of others. Money defines success for Strivers, who don't have enough of it to meet their desires. They favor stylish products that emulate the purchases of people with greater material wealth. Many Strivers see themselves as having a job rather than a career, and a lack of skills and focus often prevents them from moving ahead. Strivers are active consumers because shopping is both a social activity and an opportunity to demonstrate to peers their ability to buy. As consumers, they are as impulsive as their financial circumstance will allow.
Experiencers are motivated by self-expression. Young, enthusiastic, and impulsive consumers, Experiencers quickly become enthusiastic about new possibilities but are equally quick to cool. They seek variety and excitement. Their energy finds an outlet in exercise, sports, outdoor recreation, and social activities. Experiencers are passionate consumers and spend a comparatively high proportion of their income on fashion, entertainment, and socializing. Their purchases reflect the emphasis that they place on looking good and having "cool" stuff.