Market Development

Market Development is a 2-step process to tap the untapped market. It begins with market research wherein a company does a segmentation analysis and short ists market segments which are worth pursuing. It is an attempt to use the existing product or service to attract new customers. The goal is to expand the reach or tap into a different segment or unexplored market.

A segment is defined as the small sub-group of a larger population. For example, the marketing team of the company can divide the market based on geography, demographics as well as income levels etc. Once the company decides which segment to choose, the next step of market development involves creating a promotional strategy to enter into the market. For that, companies may have to take the support of both audio and visual media to push the product deeper into the market.