Luxury brands market their products in many large emerging markets like India and China thinking consumers are the same within these countries. Our latest research shows that significant differences exist within higher - and lower - tier cities in their consumption motivations. We provide guidance on successfully negotiating these complexities.
In the part 1, I discussed how many luxury brands are failing across Asia as they treat Asian consumers as a homogeneous group and how it led my co-authors and I to examine this phenomenon in-depth. Using the value perceptions framework and theory of impression management, we discovered some very interesting differences [Read Story]
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]
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.
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]
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]
Does competitive intelligence help improve bottomline? This post answers this question based on one of our recent research studies.
Luxury brands are bought in different countries for different values. This study evaluates those values consumers consider and provides a comparison between Indian and British luxury consumers.