2. Rural Marketing
Rural marketing is the process of
developing , pricing, promoting ,
distributing rural specific goods and
services leading to exchange between
urban and rural markets, which satisfies
consumer demand and also achieves
SEGMENTATION OF RURAL MARKET:
THE FIRST STEP IS THE APPROPRIATE
SEGMENTATION OF RURAL MARKET
FOCUS ON SELECT MARKETS
FOCUS ON SELECT MAKES
FOCUS ON SELECT VILLAGES
6. PRODUCT STRATEGIES
Small size packings- low per capita , non availability of regular pay forces the rural
consumer to buy small packets of various products
Low priced product
Rough, tough and loud
8. PROMOTION STRATEGIES
Mass media (Radio, Cinema, Press and TV)
Local media (Haats and Melas, Wall painting,Leaflets,
Video vans, Folk media, Animal parade)
Personalised media includes direct communication,
dealers, sales persons and researches
BY PROMOTING PRODUCTS WITH INDIAN MODELS
9. DISTRIBUTION STRATEGIES
Distribution Channel Includes:
a) company depot
b) Redistribution stockiest, clearing agents
c) Semi wholesalers and retailers
d) Itinerant traders, Vans, Sales people, NGOs and garment agencies
This washing powder adopted a market penetration strategy based
on price which was 40%.
lower than the highest priced product in the market.
Its distribution efforts were highly concentrated in Western and
It made the industry leader lose its market share substantially in
Nirma is possibly the largest detergent brand in the world with sales
of 700,000 tonnes a year.
15. PROMISE TOOTHPASTE
The Company, Balsara, decided to "against position"
the new product and aimed at No.2 position.
The advertisements were framed so as to offer all the
benefits being claimed by No.1 in a positive sense.
The product became a success with growth rate of
30% in a market expanding at the rate of 7%.
16. LIFEBUOY SOAP
Success of this soap can be attributed to the right market
The market segment is clearly identified as the lower income
segment and price sensitive.
Recently HUL introduced a new segment "Fighting sweat",
for relatively higher incomes.
This culminated in "Lifebuoy Plus" a pink coloured
deodorant soap at a price higher than Lifebuoy.
17. ASIAN PAINTS
They entered the exterior decorative segment with "ace", focusing on non-metro
markets. "Utsav“ and "Opal PuB followed.
Advertisements in TV and cinema are resorted to before festivals like Pongal in
Tamilnadu and other festivals elsewhere when demand for outdoor decorative
It is recognized that turnover and volume growth will come from rural markets.
Mobile vans and demonstration cum sales techniques are used to flog "Utsav"
18. RUF AND TUF JEANS
A ready to stitch jeans for the first time users priced at Rs.195/- as against the unorganized
sector's range of Rs.150-3501-
Arvind mills, India's leading denim manufacturer created this new product specifically for
the rural market.
The kit included a denim trouser length with specific tailoring instruction and the
branded zipper, rivets and buttons that distinguish jeans in the consumer's mind.
The product was made available in villages with a population as small as five thousand.
Local cloth shops were used as retail outlets.
Seminars were organized to train tailors in denim fits and inform them about the changes
required in sewing machines for stitching jeans.
The additional machine accessories were initially provided free of cost and later at a
19. USE OF INTERNET FOR RURAL MARKETING
ITC has launched three web-based initiatives (E-Choupals in company speak) as part
of its strategies to vertically integrate its sourcing operations. Aqua Choupal.com in
Andhra Pradesh, Soyachoupal.com in M.P and Planters net.com in Karnataka.
ITC - .has setup 235 Internet kiosks, which cater to 10,000 farmers and cover 2,50,000
hectares of land.
ITC Info Tech structured the entire virtual interaction model and Meta markets for
inputs like fertilizers, pesticides etc. that the farmers in different states can use.
Its plan was to set up 3000 kiosks to cover 100000 farmers. The idea is to use this
network as a distribution channel for other products
It recognized the fragmented and rural nature of milk production
It organized a very efficient milk collection network and
supported small dairy farmers with a variety of extension services.
It installed very modem processing and packaging facilities.
Used mass advertising very effectively to build high levels of brand
awareness and preference for its products.