In the market with umpteen me-too products and brands marketers have few choices with how to develop, maintain and enhance relationships with their customers. The situation is worsened with multiplicity of communication channels including online (internet based) marketing and offline marketing and advertising. The increasing pace of media innovations is hard to keep up with.
Commenting on my last post on ‘luxury value propositions‘, Mostafa Huga and Thangaraj asked a very pertinent question, ‘how should managers’ build a better value proposition and a marketing strategy for luxury brands in recession?’ Brand management is extremely crucial for luxury industry in customer retention and keeping consumers loyal. Focusing on value propositions can
How do you convince a consumer to buy luxury products? This is one of the very important questions asked by managers involved in marketing luxury goods. Luxury consumption – especially one related to conspicuousness – seem to have changed dramatically in the last few months with consumers clearly avoiding any conscious attempt to signal wealth.
Researchers suggest that 90% people across the world make occasional impulse purchases. However, when asked about impulsive buying behaviour approximately 30% to 50% only classify themselves as impulsive. This highlights two interesting issues: (1) consumers’ own understanding of what is impulsive; and (2) the difference between what consumers portray and what they really do. While
This week has brought about an interesting news item in terms of marketing thinking. On almost every mainstream daily newspaper in the UK this week the sad demise of Jade Goody has appeared to be on the front page. While it certainly is a sad event, when I saw this news item grabbing 2 of
While discussing with some of my MBA students the issue of customer satisfaction measurement (especially customer satisfaction surveys) cropped up. Over these years, when talking to managers about market research the issue of satisfaction measurement, customer satisfaction survey and employee satisfaction survey are among the top five issues. However, I always ask the question as
In past few posts, I have discussed the impact of recession on luxury consumption. In two of these posts (Luxury consumption: will it really be affected by recession? and Luxury Consumption Tendencies in Recession: Early Evidence) looking through an exploratory study, I opined that the overall luxury consumption will not decline as much in this
While there are many festivities which are related to various types of consumption (i.e. Christmas with Turkey, Diwali with fire crackers, Easter with Easter eggs and so on) Valentine’s day provides a unique opportunity for marketers to target a very vibrant and highly consumption oriented group, the youth. There are some distinctly unique characteristics of