A supply chain is essentially a network of inter-connected and interdependent organizations mutually and cooperatively working together to control, manage and improve the flow of materials and information from the suppliers to the end users. The very definition shows how important information sharing plays a huge role in the management of the supply chain, since today proper SCM focuses on how firms can best utilize their suppliers’ processes, technology and capabilities to enhance their own competitive advantage. Continue reading “Information sharing in Buyer Supplier Relationships”
Beer advertisements have always pictured an oomph factor. Is it because beer is positioned as a macho drink that will sell well with an overdose of the sex-factor?
A research did demonstrate a correlation between alcohol beverage advertising and alcohol consumption. However, it has not been proved that alcohol advertisements cause higher consumption. However the alcohol industry, from its actions, evidently believes that effective alcohol campaigns not only increase a producer’s market share and also brand loyalty. That branding is what the beer manufacturers target with splashing the sensual advertisements of beer “babes” and “macho” men, both of which are supposedly attainable only by befriending “Beer”. Continue reading “Beer Advertisements”
A business portfolio is defined as a collection of Strategic Business Units, commonly called SBUs, that make up a firm or a corporation. The optimal business portfolio (a dream for all organizations) is the combination of multiple SBUs such that it helps to exploit the most attractive industries or markets, keeping in mind the competitive strength and weaknesses of the parent corporation or the firm. A SBU can either be an entire company or a division of a large firm, that formulates its own strategy and has separate objectives from the parent organization. Continue reading “The GE-McKinsey matrix and its Limitations for Business Portfolio analysis”
As I am due to start my job as Marketing Assistant for the Radox brand in a short number of weeks, I thought it would be a great idea to show you all what Radox current marketing campaign is. The £4.5 million campaign was launched on 16th June 2009, targeting women aged 25 to 44 with busy lifestyles urging them to be selfish and spend time pampering themselves. The message focuses on telling women that “It is ok to indulge”. The campaign’s strength comes, not only from it’s fabulous message, but also from it’s strong portfolio of marketing communications, which I’ll take you through now: Continue reading “Radox says Be Selfish!”
As per a study done by PagalGuy, the following is the ranking of B-Schools in India in 2010. Overall a sample size of 9576 respondents were used to evaluate the rank perception of 184 B-Schools in India. The study chooses factors such as brand of the school, faculty reputation, placements, industry recognition, student extra-curricular activities, infrastructure, locational advantage and student quality. Continue reading “Top B-Schools of India in 2010”
Hi-Tec the sportswear company has attracted over 4 million people on YouTube through a hoax viral campaign. The 3 minute viral, created by Amsterdam-based ad agency CCCP, shows three men walking on water whilst practicing ‘Liquid Mountaineering’. Continue reading “Walking on Water with Hi-Tec”
I came across this wonderful ad today and wanted to share this with you. The NSPCC has just created an ad aimed to help children view the exam period differently, and give them a point of contact should the stress of exams get too much. I think this campaign is a great cause, and am hopeful it will help students relax and not worry about their exams. Continue reading “NSPCC Beat Exam Stress”
Now many of us watch ads with a pinch of cynicism at times, thinking “Are those eyelashes really real?”, “Is it possible to have such smooth skin?” etc. This is exactly why LOreal has just recently clocked up a number of complaints regarding the true state of Cheryl Cole’s hair. Continue reading “LOreal gets into a Spot of Bother!”
In a world full of media messages and news, the task for any marketer nowadays is to successfully cut through all of the ‘noise’ and reach their customer. Many businesses used to believe that the main way to sell a product or service was to create long fancy names alongside complicated terminology, and the customer would fall at their feet begging to buy the new product or service. Now whether that worked for a time is debatable, but to operate like that in today’s marketplace is suicide!
Now today I have brought you a new World Cup themed ad campaign with a unique difference…
I’d like to introduce you to Sony’s 3D TV ad campaign that will grace our screens 11 June. The ad is scheduled to coincide with the with the World Cup’s opening match between South Africa & Mexico, conveniently the Sony 3D TV’s will go on sale the day after! (12 June). This is an excellent example of how to best plan your timing, to enhance the impact of the ad message. The product now serves a purpose other than replacing an old TV, it will give the viewer the best World Cup experience! (well that is at least what Sony hopes you believe) Continue reading “Adding a New Dimension to Marketing”
Today, a lot of stress is on code reuse, in the IT industry. In fact, the industry is thriving on the same. The problem is every business requirements have its very own set of specific needs which often are not met with by using standardized software packages and code modules, besides other barriers to success. Ideally software should be designed to complement and automate business processes. But since this becomes costly, modules and packages are standardized and IT business analysts try to fit the standard things to all problem domains. The net result is mayhem and chaos. Continue reading “Why Technology Reuse fails”