Paurav Shukla – a globally renowned expert in the field of Marketing, Branding and Luxury …

Call for Papers: 2013 IMRA International Conference, Zagreb, Croatia

Being a conference co-chair for the 2013 IMRA International Conference, I will like to invite the readers of my website to submit their research work at the above conference. The conference is organized by IMRA in collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) / American College of Management & Technology (ACMT) in Zagreb, Croatia. The [Read Story]

Event Invitation: Beyond Bling: The role of conspicuous consumption in today’s society

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]

Does competitive intelligence help improve the bottomline? (Part 2)

In my last post on competitive intelligence, I discussed how competitive intelligence can help improve the bottomline in emerging markets. In our article published in Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, we observed that Competitive Intelligence (CI) activities have an impact on the market performance of Indian firms. In this post, I want to focus [Read Story]

What is your Chinese New Year luxury strategy?

“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]

Is the investment on brand origin and brand image worth it? Case of luxury brands

While luxury brands spend significant amount of budget on branding, there is no empirical evidence as to is the investment really paying off from consumers' perspective. This articles explores the influence of luxury brand origin and brand image on consumer decision making for luxury brands.

Should luxury brands use twitter?

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]

Segmenting luxury brand consumers

In some of my earlier posts, I have stated that there are two simultaneous paradoxical needs among us consumers with regard to consumption namely, (a) to conform and (b) to demonstrate uniqueness. In sociology and psychology this has led to creation of various terms such as fitting in or standing out, in-group vs. out-group behaviour, [Read Story]

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