This may come as a surprise to many readers of my website as to why am I focusing on luxury alcohol consumers and that too for India. Well, recently Euromonitor International published a very interesting report on luxury alcohol market for BRICS economics. The report shows that for luxury alcohol industry, three BRIC countries will [Read Story]
Beyond Bling: The role of conspicuous consumption in today’s society 6th November 2012, 3pm – 5pm Clarence Room, Hilton Metropole, Brighton - BN1 2FU Recently, I won funding from Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of the UK to arrange an event under the auspices of Festival of Social Science 2012. So, you are warmly [Read Story]
“The US is luxury’s largest market. Japan still remains a large luxury market in terms of absolute size. However, China is the true star of the region” – Claudia D’Arpizio (Bain & Co. Analyst) China: the luxury market for present and future While the high-end luxury goods market is stagnant or decelerating for many [Read Story]
The article discusses why some luxury brands become larger than life and are called great while others can't seem to break the barrier.
Marketing luxury brands is significantly trickier than regularly purchased brands. In this regards, many luxury brands from Europe seem to be stepping up a new kind of luxury marketing activity - exhibitions in prominent museums. For example, “Inspiration Dior” exhibition at the Pushkin Museum, Moscow; “Culture Chanel” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai; and [Read Story]
Recently, I came across an article which focused on “15 reasons [why] luxury brands must be on twitter”1. When I started reading those 15 reasons, it got me a bit worried. I was unsure as to if any of those reasons really had a merit for a luxury brand. Like most academics, when I read [Read Story]
When joining the ‘luxury society’ group, one of the interesting questions they asked was to provide your own definition of luxury. My response to that was “luxury is a state of mind. It is about how you carry yourself and fulfil yours as well as others desires”. My idea focused on the issue of luxury [Read Story]