Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ch.7- Business Marketing

   As we know business marketing is the marketing of goods and services to individual and organization for purposes other than personal consumption. American Airlines, which is known as one of the best airlines in the world has a good business marketing, however they are most likely focused on strategic alliances.

   American Airlines has strategic alliances with leading carriers around the world that makes global travel smoother, easier, more rewarding and a much better value. they form part of the oneworld alliance, which is created of 12 of the world's leading airlines that have been successful in the market.
  oneworld is an extraordinary alliance that helps American airlines not only to build business, but to become profitable.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Ch.-8 Segmenting and Targeting Markets

   One of the common base of demographic segmentation is called Ethnic segmentation, which is defined as the differential economic and social resource accumulation of social groups. Now by using ethnic segmentation American Airlines has been focused on the Asian communities. This is an ethnic group that represent a small part of the ethnic makeup of the united state, which is relatively affluent and highly educated, making them a desirable segment.

  American Airlines understand that making the Asian customers feel welcome goes beyond speaking their language to embracing their culture and communities in addition to providing them the best travel experience possible.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ch. 11- Developing and Managing Products

 As we know "New Products" are important to sustain growth, increase revenue and profits, and replace obsolete items. American Airlines is a very creative company and can be classified or known as an innovative customer experience, because the airlines always try to make customers travel experience more interesting.

   But now, American Airlines doesn't want customer's travel experience to be complicated, by getting into hard or difficult situation. In the last few decades the airlines has made a significant investment and commitment to technology and innovation with the goal of enhancing the customer experience. In fact, AA came out with a new product called "Dealfinder"; a downloadable desktop tool offered by American airlines, which allows customers to receive automatic, personalized fare alerts and others information via their computers. This is basically a type of program that customers would have in their computers,  keeping them alerts with the currents lowest fare, news and promotions from American airlines.

     I think that this is a great new product strategy that America airlines has launched, because now customers would have the opportunity to find easier new offers and that also they'd be in touch with these offers and promotions all the time.

Monday, November 14, 2011

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Ch. 16- Integrated Marketing Communications

  When we talk about promotional strategy in terms to convince target customers that the goods and services offered provide a comparative advantage, then we can talk about "American Airlines". They have a great competitive advantage, which is based on the AAdvantage program. This feature has been perceived by the target market as significant and superior to the competition. In fact, as I posted in chapter 18, AAdvantage program is one of the largest and most popular loyalty program in the world, which makes American Airlines to become not only a competitive advantage , but an absolute advantage. 

    American Airlines has a great promotion on their website, now by applying for a new citi platinum select and citi business/AAdvantage visa card, customers would have the flexibility and convenience by earning AAdvantage miles not only by just flying, but also by purchasing with these cards. This is a great and excellent offer that would make customers and the target market to choose American Airlines for the rest of their life.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ch. 10- Product Concepts

    When we talk about American Airlines Product Concept, we can say that their product are more related and focus on flight ticket. Early this year, America Airlines came out with a great strategy about returning with two of the world's leading online travel companies "Expedia and Hotwire". Access to fares and schedule information of American airlines and its subsidiary american eagle has been restored for search and ticketing on Expedia and Hotwire sites worldwide initially via distribution system (GDS) technology.

    This strategy may look as a product line extension, in where American Airlines is trying to compete more broadly in the industry. Also this presents an opportunity for the airline to sell more of what customer demand.

   Now by having these two companies, American Airlines would make good business allowing customers to have greater visibility, choice and control of their travel experience. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ch. 18- Sales Promotion and Personal Selling

 American Airlines sales promotion is very intensive when they refer to their customers. They have a loyalty marketing program, which is basically based on their AAdvantge program one of the largest and most popular loyalty program in the world. This frequent flyer program offer customers exceptional convenience, value and flexibility allowing them to earn miles.

      In addition, sale promotion is continuously increasing in American Airlines. Early this year American Airlines started a new contests and sweepstakes promotion which gives customers exciting opportunities to win trips AAdvantage miles and experience of a lifetime. American Airlines had a successful year obtaining thousand of winners through this promotion.

             The table below shows the list of winners from this year and rewards won through this promotion.

              2011 Winners
American Airlines Flights. Camera. Action. Video Contest and Sweepstakes
Flights. Camera. Actions. Promotion
Video Contest End Date::
July 15, 2011
Prize Package Included:
Each of the following Grand Prize finalists received:
- Business ExtrAA® points equivalent to 10 roundtrip flights
- An annual Admirals Club® membership
- An all-expense paid trip to the SCORE Awards Gala on September 15, 2011
Five (5) Grand Prize Finalists:
- Gondola Adventures, Newport Beach, CA
- Hope Force International, Brentwood, TN
- Light of the World Charities, Palm City, FL
- Project Harambee, Berwyn, IL
- YAK Films, New York, NY
Grand Prize Package Included:
- One hundred three thousand (103,000) Business ExtrAA points redeemable for fifty(50) round-trip tickets on American Airlines
- One (1) annual Admirals Club® membership
- Exposure on AA media channels, including inflight programming, American Way Magazine, Admirals Club, and
One (1) Grand Prize Winner:
- Hope Force International, Brentwood, TN
Sweepstakes End Date:
August 26, 2011
Sweepstakes Package Included:
25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Miles
One (1) Sweepstakes Winner:
R. Stallman - Palm Harbor, FL

American Airlines AAdvantage 30th Anniversary Promotion
30 Deals In 30 Days
Grand Prize Included:
-Thirty thousand (30,000) American Airlines AAdvantage® Miles

Week 1 Winners
4/18 - R. Mitchell
4/19 - G. Denny
4/20 - A. Snow
4/21 - E. Chidester
4/22 - L. Bland
Week 2 Winners
4/25 - S. Bugala
4/26 - R. Hood
4/27 - H. Bader
4/28 - G. Draves
4/29 - J. Spruiell
Week 3 Winners
5/02 - S. Benegas
5/03 - R. Schaps
5/04 - A. Perille
5/05 - R. Hannan
5/06 - D. Collins
Week 4 Winners
5/09 - R. Poehlmann
5/10 - R. Yan
5/11 - M. Cirlos
5/12 - B. McKie
5/13 - C. Anderson
Week 5 Winners
5/16 - K. Johanson
5/17 - K. Reager
5/18 - S. Young
5/19 - M. Gao
5/20 - A. Campbell
Week 6 Winners
5/23 - W. Butler
5/24 - A. Patel
5/25 - J. Doolittle
5/26 - R. Bertolasi
5/27 - K. Smith

American Airlines Admirals Club® Transform Your Travel Life for Life Sweepstakes
Transform Your Travel Life for Life SweepstakesSweepstakes End Date: September 27, 2010

Grand Prize Package Included:
- One (1) Admirals Club® lifetime membership

One (1) Grand Prize Winner:
L. Degand, Fowler, IL

Picture The Stories Sweepstakes
AASF SweepstakesSweepstakes End Date: June 1, 2010

Grand Prize Package Included:
- Five-hundred thousand (500,000) AAdvantage® miles
- Five-hundred (500) dollars to use toward the purchase of a camera
- One thousand (1,000) photo prints

One (1) Grand Prize Winner:
Please stay tuned. Once a winner has been identified they will be contacted by for further instructions and prize verification.