Business Plan Essay

4460 Words Sep 26th, 2012 18 Pages
Colgate Mazbooth
Daath rakhe surakshith

The Colgate Rural Initiative, targeted at rural areas with a population between thirty and a hundred thousand people, aimed at disseminating information and spreading the message of oral hygiene to children and their families in schools and rural centres. To this effect, Colgate conducted dental check ups in along with various activities at schools.
The dental check up camps were supervised by teams of dentists and organisers who interacted with over 1 lakh people teaching them the benefits of oral hygiene. Children were targeted through “infotainment” – activities that included interactive activities like essay writing and painting competitions centred around the “Spread a Smile” theme.
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The strong Indian brands have strong brand equity, consumer demand-pull and efficient and dedicated dealer network which have been created over a period of time. The rural market has a grip of strong country shops, which affect the sale of various products in rural market. The companies are trying to trigger growth in rural areas. They are identifying the fact that rural people are now in the better position with disposable income. The low rate finance availability has also increased the affordability of purchasing the costly products by the rural people. Marketer should understand the price sensitivity of a consumer in a rural area. This paper is therefore an attempt to promote the brand image in the rural market.
Introduction
Indian Marketers on rural marketing have two understanding (I) The urban metro products and marketing products can be implemented in rural markets with some or no change. (ii) The rural marketing required the separate skills and techniques from its urban counter part. The Marketers have following facilities to make them believe in accepting the truth that rural markets are different in so many terms.

(i) The rural market has the opportunity for.

(ii) Low priced products can be more successful in rural markets because the low purchasing, purchasing powers in rural markets.

(iii) Rural consumers have mostly homogeneous group with similar needs, economic

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