From the Perspective of Enterprises from Western Countries
Against the backdrop of the Western worlds saturated and fatigued consumer goods markets, the evolving of Chinas new consumerism is probably among the most thrilling developments of our days. While the run of foreign companies for China is going on uninterruptedly and many are still struggling with rudimentary difficulties like distribution or production planning, the market is already entering the next stage of competition: the competition of brands.
This thesis lays out how foreign (Western) consumer good brands need to be developed in the PR China to ensure long-term market success and a sustainable strong standing with the Chinese consumers.
In a first step, this author shortly analyses the situation of existing Chinese and foreign brands in terms of overall market conditions, market trends, domestic or foreign brand dominance, and factors for success or failure.
A second step specifies relevant urban Chinese consumer groups according to socio-demographic factors, the consumers general living conditions, lifestyles, and perspectives. A preface on the Chinese system of values delivers the background for further understanding of this paragraph.
Subsequently, the core part of this thesis is concerned with brand positioning, branding and brand communication as integral elements of brand building. It introduces modern status-quo concepts from Western brand building practice for each element. With reference to the findings from the preceding brand and consumer analyses, this author discusses in detail how companies can implement and adapt these elements and concepts to the requirements of the Chinese context. Promising options as well as possible challenges and risks are pointed out accordingly. Relevant examples from the current brand scene in China, such as Walls, Lenovo, BMW, Haier, or Samsung, illustrate these recommendations and suggest creative starting points for further exploration.
Major findings of this thesis are that Western brands need to maintain strong symbolic values, and that comprehensive brand building based on brand substance and personality may be the key for sustainable success. Particular focus is to be on durable, close brand-consumer relationships. A main challenge for Western brands will be the adaptation of brand communication to the local consumer requirements. Furthermore, this thesis supports the assumption that the Chinese market must be broken up into regional markets, and that the […]
Against the backdrop of the Western worlds saturated and fatigued consumer goods markets, the evolving of Chinas new consumerism is probably among the most thrilling developments of our days. While the run of foreign companies for China is going on uninterruptedly and many are still struggling with rudimentary ...
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- Artikel-Nr.: SW9783832479442
- Artikelnummer SW9783832479442
- Verlag Diplom.de
- Seitenzahl 142
- Veröffentlichung 29.04.2004
- ISBN 9783832479442
- Verlag Diplom.de