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Global Marketing:


In Hong Kong, a German businessperson is
driving a Lexus; he’s wearing Bruno Magli
shoes, Irish cashmere socks, Calvin Klein
underwear, an Armani suit, with a Gucci belt.
He has a Mont Blanc pen, in his Italian shirt.
He’s going to meet an American investor at a
KFC restaurant, for a Coke. After lunch, they
stop for a Baskins-Robbins (actually a foreign
firm) ice cream sundae. --- OK, that’s a
When he gets home, sitting on an ottoman, he
has an Absolut vodka nightcap, while
listening to American country western music.
 Huge Foreign indebtedness
 Unstable governments
 Foreign-exchange problems
 Foreign entry and government bureaucracy
 Tariffs and other trade barriers
 Corruption
 E-commerce---doesn’t offer complete solutions
 Technological pirating
 High cost of product and communication adaptations
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 Marketing has become more complex.
 Increases in new products, product
extensions, high cost of distribution and
shelf space.
 Expansion of retailer control and power,
changing media habits, overload of
information, and array of communication
 Ultimate goal of programs
 Timing goals
Global Integration Forces
Driving Forces
 Technology
 Culture
 Market Needs
 Costs
 Free Markets
 Economic Integration
 Peace
 Strategic Intent
 Management Vision, Strategy and Action
Global Integration Forces
Restraining Forces
 Culture
 Market Differences
 Costs
 National Controls
 Nationalism
 Peace vs. War/ Stability
 Management Myopia
 Organization History
 Domestic Focus
 Markets can present higher profit
opportunities than present markets.
 Markets can offer size but not profits.
 Company needs a larger customer
base for economies of scale.
 Present customers are needing
service and products as they go
Major Decisions
 Deciding to go abroad
 Deciding which markets
 Deciding how to enter markets
 Deciding on marketing programs
 Deciding on marketing organization
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 Denotes the use of advertising and marketing on
a global basis.
 Marketing is at the threshold of a new and
exciting era: e-business, e-commerce and e-
 Business has two basic functions: marketing and
innovation (Drucker)
 New era of competition, demanding customers
 More stakeholders (customers, employees,
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 Companies need new set of guidelines,
values and insight
 Marketing is a Strategic Business Concept
 Marketing is too important to be left to the
Marketing Department. (David Packard)
 Formulated, integrated, long-term
 Hold to the responsibilities of customers,
employees, investors
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 Advantages, especially if the companies
emphasize selection, availability, quality,
reliability and lower prices.
 Economies of scale.
 Lower marketing and advertising costs in
planning and control. Lower advertising
production costs.
 Exploiting your best ideas on a worldwide
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Deciding How to Enter a Market
 Indirect Export-Thru export and thru
 Direct Export-Handle own exports.
 Licensing-License a foreign company to
use trademark, manufacturing process,
trade secret, or other item for a fee or
 Joint Ventures- Join with local investors
 Direct Investment- Direct ownership.
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Joint Ventures-- Join with local
investors to create venture. Coca-
Cola and Nestle joined forces in
“ready to drink” coffee and tea.
 P&G with rival, Fater, in Italy and
Great Britain.
 Whirlpool formed venture with Dutch
electronic group Philip’s on white-
goods business to leapfrog into
European market.
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Direct Investment--Ultimate form is
direct ownership of foreign-based
assembly or manufacturing facilities.
 Can buy part or full interest in a local
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Principle of Research
 Understand the consumer-behavior perspectives.
 Be sure you are asking right questions.
 Use appropriate research techniques and
 Present clear, comprehensive and “actionable”
 We study people using geographics,
demographics, psychographics, lifestyles, and
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 Bodily adornment, cooking, courtship, food
taboos, gift giving, language, marriage, status,
sex, and superstitions, in all societies, although
each society attaches different values and
 The world, countries, regions, and subcultures.
 Different groups of people share subcultures---
values, customs, and traditions.
 Geomarketing uses these differences in foods,
terminology, subculture identities.
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 Example: Global youth are notorious for
challenging norms and defying labels. A
study of 27K teenagers in 44 countries.
Insights and motivations.
 Six different segments.
 But remember that even in a specific
country the teenagers are not
 Six segments in a Teen World values
research study.
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 Thrills and Chills. Driving principles---fun,
excitement, irreverence and friends. Expect
everything in life. Make it a goal to get as much
and as many good times. Popular kids in
schools. Brand loyal. Mostly in Germany,
England, Greece, South Africa, Netherlands, US,
Belgium and Canada. 18%
 Resigned: Fun, Friends and Low expectations.
Little discretionary income. Cynical. Denmark,
Sweden, Korea, Norway, Germany, Belgium,
Argentina, Canada and Turkey 14%
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 World Savers. Defining principles: Fun, Humanism,
and friends. Models of what gives hope to next
generation. Good kids, who care. Technologically
advanced. Motivated by new and exciting. Attracted
by honest and sincere messages. Sophisticated,
sense of humor. Hungary, Philippines, Venezuela,
Brazil, Spain, Argentina, Russia, France, Poland. 12%
 Quiet Achievers. Success, quiet, anti-indi-vidualism,
social optimism. Have deter-mination and restraint.
Study hard. Do well in school. Limit outside activities.
Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Russia, Peru.
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 Bootstrappers. Defining principles:
Achievement, Individualism, optimism,
determination, power. Try hard to please
parents. Determined to succeed. Positive
values. One in four in US; 14% overall.
Nigeria, Mexico, US, India, Chile, Puerto
Rico, Peru and Venezuela.
 Upholders. Family, tradition, respect for
individuals. Dreamy. Quiet. Good teens.
Follow their parents. Don’t like risks. Use
proven products. Vietnam, Indonesia,
Taiwan, China, Italy, Peru, India, 16%
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Principle of Integrated Marketing:
 Marketing is everyone’s business.
 “Marketing Community”

 Coca-Cola, Merrill Lynch, Xerox, American
Express, British Airways, Gillette.
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 When all of the departments work together
to serve the customer’s interests.
 Works on two different levels: All of the
various marketing functions work
together: sales force, sales promotion,
advertising, PR, Product development,
Marketing research
 Plus all of the departments work together.
They must “Think Customer.”
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Global Standardization or Adaptation
 Toyota built the Corolla on a world platform.
Ford with its Focus. McDonald’s uses chili
sauce (salsa) on its hamburgers in Mexico.
Coca-Cola is can be sweeter, or less
 Adaptation elements: Product features, brand
name, labeling, packaging, colors, materials,
prices, sales promotion, advertising themes,
media, execution.
 Marketing programs do work best when they
are tailored to each target group.
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An endless process or principle:
 Customer attraction
 Customer satisfaction
 Customer retention.
 CEO is also the Chief Marketing
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Principle of Competition: Value War
 Create long-tern customer value.
 Continuously and consistently crated
customer value.
 Look at total customer benefits vs.
customer expenses
 Ultimate goal of project
 Relationship to other projects
 High-level timing goals
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Principle of Customer Satisfaction and
 Look at overall satisfaction and
customer loyalty
 Easier to retain a customer than to
gain or win a new one.
 Consistently improve customer value
to win the marketing war.
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Principle of Integration:
 Learn about the needs and wants.
 There are no “average” customers.
 Concentrate on the individual
differences while looking at
segmentation, targeting and positioning.
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More on Integration:
 Plan for and review differences in
culture, markets, economic
development, consumer differing
needs, usage patterns, media
availability and legal restrictions.
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Principle of Anticipation and Being Proactive.
Not Reactive.
 Are you ready for change? Being adaptive to
the marketplace.
 Macroenvironment Changes. The high income
growth country has shifted from Japan to US.
Low to medium has been concentrated in
Southeast Asia and southern Asia with China
as a unique, high-growth, large country in the
region and the world. Also look at Singapore,
Taiwan and South Korea.
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Principle of the Growth of Internet and
Information Technology.

Principles of:
– Marketing Planning
– Marketing Mix
– 7P’s

– Controls.
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 The old trade model is just old.
 It stated that as a product matures,
production would shift to low-wage
 Today, must look at transportation costs,
availability of skilled labor, market
responsiveness, market access and
innovation in product design and
manufacturing. Especially of products
with less than 15% of labor in total cost.
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Principle of Branding:
 The umbrella. Determines price and value.
Be more than a commodity.
 A brand is a name, term, sign, symbol, or
design or a combination of them to identify
the goods and services of a seller and to
differentiate them from the competitors.
 Identifies seller or maker. We see a huge
increase in the global brands for autos,
food, clothing, electronics and more.
 Increasing number of cross-border
marketing alliances.
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Principle of Service:
 Service before, during and after sale.
 Create long-term value and connect
with customer.
 Both products and services. It’s
creating more value.
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Principle of Process:
 Commands the company to be the captain of its
supply-chain. It should manage from raw materials to
finish goods. Enhance value-creating activities.
 Look at Strategic Alliances/Partners . Can be
suppliers, customers and even parts of competitors.
Benchmarking, reengineering, outsourcing, mergers,
and acquisitions are examples.
 Brand, service and process are three value-creating
principles and drivers to win customers and deliver
market share.
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Principles of STP:
 Segmentation, Targeting and
 Process of segmenting. Look at
demographics, geographics,
psychographics and behavior
 Look for market opportunities.
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Principle of Differentiation:
 Don’t be different just to be different.
 Design and plan for meaningful
differences versus the competitors.
 Design truly different and unique
products for customers.
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Principle of Marketing Mix:
 Integrate 4P’s and 7P’s.
 Offer, Logistics and Competition.
 The whole marketing concept.
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Principle of Selling:
 Integrate Company, Customers and
 Create long-term relationships with customers.
 More than personal selling.
 Features and benefits of the product.
 AIDA: Awareness-Interest-Desire-Action.
 Manage communication.
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Principle of Balance:
 After focusing on the elements of
marketing---segmentation, targeting,
positioning (STP), differentiation, marketing
mix, selling, branding, service and process,
you need to balance the strategies, tactics
and implementation.
 Share of Heart and Mind. Share of Voice.
 Dynamic environment. Timing.
 High-level timing goals
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Principle of Positioning:
 The act of designing the product or
service (company’s offering and
image) to occupy a distinctive place
in the target market’s mind.
 Ultimate goal of product.
 Relationship to other products.
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Principle of Future:
 Manage today’s products by
managing a profit and by servicing
customers of today and tomorrow.
 Develop tomorrow’s products.
 Look at Marketing Myopia.
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Principle of Global Experience
 Counts for companies
 Counts in the job market for
 Marketing Audits.
 Marketing is not a destination, or a
goal. It’s a process. A moving target.
Wrap-up on Global
Marketing Principles
 Companies cannot stay domestic
and expect to maintain their markets.
 Companies need to define their
global policies and objectives.
 Companies need to decide on how
much to adapt marketing mix.
Wrap-up on Global
Marketing Principles
 Market entry and market control
costs can be high.
 Product and communication
adaptation costs can be high.
 Dominant foreign firms can establish
high barriers of entry.
 Which types of markets and
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 Ultimate goal of project
 Relationship to other projects
 High-level timing goals
 Attractiveness influenced by the
product, geography, income,
population, political climate and more
 Review Forces:
---Driving and Restraining