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.

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]

Luxury marketing: exploiting the heritage code of luxury brands

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]

Luxury branding: back to basics

When using luxury brands consumers make a subtle claim that they are special, different and at the very forefront of social trends. Therefore, creating a fit between the social trends and keeping up with them is one of the critical strategic issues for all luxury brands. However, with mass-market brands gradually upgrading their appearance, strategic [Read Story]

Effect of interpersonal influences on luxury consumption: empirical evidence

The article provides empirical evidence as to how others can influence purchase of luxury goods in different markets and suggests strategic managerial implications.

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