To create a strong regional digital market the European Union (EU) created the country code top level domain named “.EU”. To kick-off your marketing campaign in the region an English language website is a good start as many EU countries score high in English proficiency. But does it also mean that a .EU domain is the best choice for your website?
The Dove “Real Beauty” campaign has an iconic status among marketing circles. Using “real” women who buy the products instead of models seems simple, yet it defied everyday advertising practices. After major success in the West, Dove continues to reinvent its famous advertising campaign in other countries. Taking in account cultural specifics it snatched its share of female beauty consumers in India’s market. Let’s take look how the famous beauty products company adapted its western marketing strategy to make it in India.
When doing business in Brazil there’s a detail you shouldn’t forget – the individual is up front. A well-known global brand can have a starting advantage. But if a business representative doesn’t click with the locals, well then … In Brazil a famous name will get you only to a certain point. To Brazilians it’s more important with “whom” (the person) they are doing business and not with “what” (the company).
Western businesses have a notoriously bad track record of entering China. Some of them were burning through insane amounts of money while battling local rivals and eventually ceased operations (looking at you Uber). Others were simply banned. However, not all of them has given up on trying to make it. Sharing economy juggernaut AirBnB has announced recently that it is changing its name in China to “Aibiying” (爱彼迎), which can be translated to “welcome each other with love.”
We all know that China is a lucrative market for every international brand. But what does it mean for the fashion industry? Here is a number for you: Chinese luxury demand accounts almost for the 20% of global spend on fancy items. Not bad right? No wonder that there is an ongoing battle between word’s best fashion houses over this piece of the pie. French luxury brand maker Louis Vuitton was first foreign brand to ever set foot there. Today we are going to see what other factors contributed towards the company’s huge success and learn lessons from luxury brand marketing strategy.