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Key reading

Multinational

Global planning: Winning in the post-geographic age

Martin Weigel, of Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam, discusses planning across markets. The majority of the agency's work is actually done in markets not in the Netherlands. He advocates avoiding snobbery, focussing on the universal, travelling extensively and investing in relationships.
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Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange: Big and little planning

A campaign showing there is no such thing as a global marketplace, and that most brands are not global.

Global goes local: Brands without borders

Why brands should have a few core global constants and then allow for flexibility according to local markets.

The death of the global campaign

Peter Field argues that local insights and cultural specificity will be crucial to the future of global marketing.

Planning to go global

This classic paper from Rita Clifton sets out a methodology for planning international campaigns.




Latest case studies

PayPal: The Evolution of PayPal - New Purpose, New Money

This paper describes a global research project for PayPal, the online payment service, which sought to contemporise the brand and align it with people's attitudes to money.

Airbnb: Never A Stranger

This case study describes how accommodations provider, Airbnb, leveraged digital and video to turn people's fear of strangers into a selling point for a global brand awareness campaign.

Guinness: An effectiveness story Made Of More

This case study shows how Guinness, a beer brand, developed an award winning campaign to cement its brand identity across the UK and Irish markets.

Knorr: #LoveAtFirstTaste

This case study describes how Unilever's packaged food brand Knorr changed its relationship with, and relevance to, Millennials with an online tool that identified the user's "flavour personality".

Latest articles

The Evolution of PayPal: New Money, New Purpose: How great insight inspired PayPal to a successful brand relaunch

This paper describes a research project by PayPal, the online payment company, to help develop a new brand positioning to work globally (especially in emerging economies) and allow for future product innovation.

How local/global is your brand? A technique to assess brand categorisation

This paper contends that the logical way to classify brands is to use a methodology based on consumer perceptions rather than academic/practitioner criteria, and that this may enable managers to more accurately define brand marketing strategies for current brands or relaunch efforts.

Project Everyone: How the UN targeted a campaign at 7bn people in seven days

This article discusses a global campaign for the United Nations, which aimed to reach everyone on earth in a week with news of its Sustainable Development Goals.

Multidimensional structures of brand and country images, and their effects on product evaluation

Marketers are interested in how consumers perceive product cues in order to build an appropriate marketing mix.

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