Maharashtra State BoardHSC Commerce 12th Board Exam
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Attempt the following. Explain the importance of marketing to the firm. - Organisation of Commerce and Management

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Attempt the following.

Explain the importance of marketing to the firm.

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Solution

The importance of Marketing to the Firm are as follows:

  1. Increases Awareness:
    Marketing helps in creating awareness about the existing products, new arrivals as well as the company which sells a particular product in the market. This raises awareness among potential consumers. It creates a brand image among consumers.
  2. Increases Sales:
    Once marketing creates awareness about the products or services among the consumers, it attracts them to purchase the same. A successful marketing campaign helps to increase the sales of the organization. An increase in sales generates profit for the organization. This income and profit are reinvested in the business to earn more profits in the future. In modern business, the survival of the organization depends on the effectiveness of the marketing function.
  3. Creates Trust:
    People want to buy from a business that has a trustworthy reputation. Creating trust among the customers is a time-consuming process. Creating trust among the consumers helps the business to earn loyal customers. Once your business can establish this trust with your clients, it creates customer loyalty. Happy customers enhance the brand image in the market.
  4. The basis for Making Decisions:
    From the inception of an idea to delivering the final product to the customer, the businessman has to make several decisions. The businessman has to look after many problems such as what, how, when. How much and for whom to produce? As the scale of operation increases, these decisions become more complex. Marketing helps to make the right decision at right time.
  5. Source of New Ideas:
    Marketing helps businesses to understand the needs of the consumers. Feedbacks from the consumers help in the improvement of the existing products. There is a rapid change in the tastes and preferences of people. Marketing helps in understanding these changes. It helps to understand the new demand pattern that emerged in the market. Research and Development department develop products accordingly.
  6. Tackling the Competition*
    There is increasing competition in almost all sectors of the economy. It is difficult for any business to create a monopoly for its products and services. The role of marketing is important to create a brand image in the minds of potential customers. Marketing not only helps to communicate the products and services to the consumers but also motivates them to buy the same.
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