Marketing & Communications
Iceland: Marketing and Promoting the Ultimate Touris … MK1-158-I
The case reflects the situation of Iceland as a Tourism Destination. The country has been growing in number of tourists in the last few years and it is expected to continue growing. The students should analyze the current situation of Iceland as a tourism destination and review critically its marketing and promotional actions to end up proposing what Iceland should do in the future to continue developing Iceland as a tourism destination. The specific questions to be discussed are:
Academic Area:Marketing & Communications
- The Marketing Budget. How much money should Iceland invest in tourism marketing? Should Iceland increase its marketing budget? Why? What should be the right marketing budget for Iceland and why?
- The Target Markets. What should be the top 10 target countries for Iceland? Why? Give a list of the five most important countries to be targeted by Iceland’s tourism marketing campaigns and provide a breakdown of the budget by target markets (% of the budget to be dedicated to each one of the top 10 target countries previously identified).
- The Marketing Actions. What should be the mix of marketing actions to be done with Iceland’s tourism marketing budget? Provide a ranking of the 10 most important marketing actions where Iceland should use its tourism marketing budget and give a breakdown of the budget by marketing actions (% of the budget to be dedicated to each one of the top 10 marketing actions previously identified).
- The Touristic “Products”. What should be the “touristic products” to be promoted and marketed with Iceland’s tourism marketing budget? Develop a ranking of the top 10 touristic products to be promoted with Iceland’s tourism marketing budget and provide a breakdown of the budget by touristic product (% of the budget to be dedicated to each one of the top 10 touristic products previously identified).
Launching a Pringles line extension in Spain MK1-164-I
The case shows how the protagonist needs to work on two fronts: 1) with the European innovation team & 2) with the local trade team to ensure the best fit with customers, consumers and shoppers.
During the case, different questions arise: the name "Tortilla" (of potatoes?), the communication model, the distribution strategy, pricing and promo strategy, all this together or separately from Pringles potatoes?
It has been created for use in undergraduate and graduate programs (MBA, MIM, and Executive MBA) within Marketing and Communication sessions. A preliminary knowledge on the 4 P´s of marketing is needed.Academic Area:Organisational Behaviour | Human Resources | Marketing & Communications
The creation and development of the brand Aquarius MK1-160-I-M
This multimedia case shows the complete process of brand creation, construction and management. Comprised of the steps that must be taken in the process, tools and strategies for communication, and the types of decisions that must be faced when managing a brand, students will learn a model that can later be used in other markets and sectors or with other products, as well as understand key factors of the creative process and the search for efficient solutions for communication-based business problems.
Various videos with people who actively participated in the creation of the Aquarius brand are included, such as Marcos de Quintos, Chief Marketing Officer for The Coca-Cola Company, and Miguel García, Creative Director of Sra. Rushmore. It also includes several graphs in which students can analyze market tendencies, competition in the sector, or the rise in non-carbonated beverages in the Spanish market. This data is available in an Excel spreadsheet which the student can download and use to carry out a study.
At the end of the case, several dilemmas which Aquarius faces are brought up, requiring the student to consider different strategies in order to resolve the future challenges Aquarius will be faced with.
The case is recommended for students of degrees and master programs (MBA, MIM, Executive MBA) in marketing and communications sessions and as a basis for a work during the course. It can be used in courses directly related to brand management, commercial communication, integrated communication, communication strategy and creativity.Academic Area:Marketing & Communications