Microsoft and Relationship Marketing Case Study by cee-cee

Microsoft and Relationship Marketing
A case study analysis of the benefits and liabilities of relationship marketing for the Microsoft Corporation.
# 114890 | 1,719 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 28, 2009 in Business (Companies) , Business (Marketing)

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This paper assesses the benefits and liabilities of relationship marketing. Specifically, the paper presents a case study of the Microsoft Corporation and discusses Microsoft's products, as well as their challenges. The focus of the paper is on the challenges of Microsoft's developer marketing programs and communalization of developers, including their segmentation by desktop applications, server and enterprise products, or Internet-based applications.

Table of Contents:
Executive Summary
Background and Introduction
Main Conclusions
Benefits and Liabilities of Relationship Marketing
Consistency and Collaboration key to Channel Trust and Relationships
Segmenting on Customer Relationship Needs Not Demographics in ERP
Effective Relationship Marketing with Business for Online Advertising
Future Trends
Limitations, Conclusions and Recommendations

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Kennedy, A., Keeney, K., (2006). Strategic Partnerships and the Internationalization Process: The Case of Software Firms. American Marketing Association. Conference Proceedings: 2006 AMA Winter Educators' Conference, 17, 48-49. Retrieved March 14, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1021846201).
  • Porter, C.E., Donthu, N (2008). Cultivating Trust and Harvesting Value in Virtual Communities. Management Science, 54(1), 113-128,VI. Retrieved March 16, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1441382401).
  • Singh, V., Mitchell, W (2005). Growth dynamics: the bidirectional relationship between interfirm collaboration and business sales in entrant and incumbent alliances. Strategic Management Journal, 26(6), 497. Retrieved March 17, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 824379881).

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