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

They are not all same (Part 1): how Asian consumers differ in their luxury consumption – case of India

  While luxury in Asia is booming with the rise of new money and an affluent consumption class the picture is not rosy for all the luxury brands emerging within or outside of Asia. Some stellar examples of struggle involve Prada and Mulberry in China, Aigner and de Grisogono in India and Ermenegildo [Read Story]

Beyond Bling: Comparing Conspicuous Consumption in Today’s Society

Funded by British Academy, I led project with Professor Keyoor Purani at IIMK. The project looks at the influence of economic conditions on contemporary conspicuous consumption tendencies among consumers in the UK and India. The project findings demonstrate the variations between the British and Indian consumers showing how socio-economic market conditions influence conspicuous consumption.

Make them ‘buy now’: How to make users comfortable in buying through your website?

Importance of consumer concerns To create and sustain long-term and mutually beneficial online and offline relationships organizations need to reduce consumers’ perceived risk; increase consumer trust and lessen security and privacy concerns. Addressing these consumer concerns is highly important because consumers increasingly rely on internet for their regular information search and purchase. The recent cyber-attacks [Read Story]

Invite: Status Consumption: A Journey Through Time & Cultures

  Inaugural Professorial Lecture entitled 'Status Consumption: A Journey Through Time & Cultures' Thursday 3 April 2014 6pm at GCU London campus at 40 Fashion Street, London, E1 6PX Overview of Professorial Lecture The modern pursuit of personal identity and style through consumption is now widely recognised and is actively encouraged by marketers. In fact, consuming for status [Read Story]

Werther effect (the power of negative news)

The story behind the Werther effect is highly intriguing and chilling. In 1774, the giant of German literature, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, published a novel titled The Sorrows of Young Werther (German: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers). Finished in six weeks of intensive writing during January–March 1774, the novel instantly made the 24-year-old Goethe one [Read Story]

How in-store sampling influences your choice?

Can in-store sampling motivate you to act and purchase a cosmetics product? In this research, we looked at the significant motivations driving cosmetics shopping in retail setting, and examined how in-store sampling can be used to enhance choice goal attainment. We also focused on the influence of choice goal attainment on decision satisfaction when in-store sampling is used as a promotion technique.

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]

Wooing Indian luxury alcohol brand consumers

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]

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