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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.

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]

Status (luxury) consumption in cross-national context: Managerial implications

[podcast]http://www.pauravshukla.com/podcast/status2.mp3[/podcast] In my earlier post ‘Status (luxury) consumption among British and Indian customers’, I discussed the theoretical implications relating to one of my recently published study in the International Marketing Review. In this post, I am going to focus on the managerial implications. Image by minxlj via Flickr To briefly summarise the study, it focused [Read Story]

Status (luxury) consumption among British and Indian consumers

[podcast]http://www.pauravshukla.com/podcast/status1.mp3[/podcast] Recently one of my research papers got published in the ‘International Marketing Review’. It focused on comparing the status consumption tendencies of British and Indian consumers. In this post, I shall focus on the findings of this study. Firstly, let me define what status consumption is and how it affects our behaviour? Researchers define [Read Story]

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