This tutor and exercise book discusses the key concepts and tools of modern marketing, and is closely associated with all aspects of management in modern companies. Management policy details and the mechanisms for the use of marketing techniques to increase the capitalization of the business are reviewed as well as effective management of the product portfolio, effective brands creation and and brand portfolio management, and also the evaluation methods to measure the effect of marketing programs. The principles of creating well controlled structures of marketing in services companies, customer-oriented business development, modern approaches to segmenting the consumer and product customization yet new methods and technologies of marketing using information technologies of the XXI century are also examined in present book.
Smoking is a problem, bringing signifi cant social and economic costs to Russiansociety. However, ratifi cation of the World health organization Framework conventionon tobacco control makes it possible to improve Russian legislation accordingto the international standards. So, I describe some measures that should be taken bythe Russian authorities in the nearest future, and I examine their effi ciency. By studyingthe international evidence I analyze the impact of the smoke-free areas, advertisementand sponsorship bans, tax increases, etc. on the prevalence of smoking, cigaretteconsumption and some other indicators. I also investigate the obstacles confrontingthe Russian authorities when they introduce new policy measures and the public attitudetowards these measures. I conclude that there is a number of easy-to-implementanti-smoking activities that need no fi nancial resources but only a political will.
One of the most important indicators of company's success is the increase of its value. The article investigates traditional methods of company's value assessment and the evidence that the application of these methods is incorrect in the new stage of economy. So it is necessary to create a new method of valuation based on the new main sources of company's success that is its intellectual capital.