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La Expansión del Grupo Hotelero Palladium DE1-224
The case describes the challenges and opportunities of the Palladium Hotel Group (PHG). PHG is a Spanish company founded in the 60s by the Matutes family that, with over 60 years in the market, is one of the leading companies in the sector.
This case describes the main milestones and challenges of PHG caused by the digital transformation trends in the tourism sector during the previous decade. It includes the story Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, which is known for changing Ibiza forever. It also discloses the P2P dynamics achieved with the consolidation of Palladium Addicts.
There is also a description of the segmentation, targeting and positioning strategy followed by the marketing team and the importance of the digital transformation to create a dynamic and proactive management strategy.
The growth of the company was effective in terms of revenue and profits in the past decade, and PHG’s next challenge was to further conquer the American traveller and redesign the strategic roadmap for the coming years in order to achieve the growth and customer experience objectives.
This case has been designed for use in undergraduate, graduate (MBA programs and Master in Management programs), and Executive MBA and Executive Education programs as well as in courses such as Marketing Strategy, Digital Transformation and Digital Innovation.Academic Area:Strategy | Marketing & Communications
PayForaPresent.com: Consumer Behavior & Expansio … MK1-155-I
Dana Melosto has to consider the core benefits that PayForAPresent.com (her on-line wedding registry) provides to its consumers. Based on these, she has to decide between three different expansion opportunities. Expand the wedding registry business to Spain, to Mexico, or open a crowd funding business in the US. She also then has to decide on how to implement her choice, taking into consideration aspects of consumer behavior and psychology.Academic Area:Marketing & Communications
enRED@me is a social network designed to meet the needs of more mature Internet users. Users create a profile and participate in conversations in groups, creating community and friendships on a virtual platform. One of the challenges for the creators of this social network platform is how to monetize the process is a sustainable manner, especially as competitors begin to enter the market.
In this case, students are confronted with the challenge of how to structure the pricing and costs of an online platform in a way that produces sustainable profitability.
This case includes practical exercises that require students to link conceptual knowledge of management accounting procedures to real numbers. It challenges them to propose a solution which meets the goals and needs of the company.Academic Area:Cost Accounting & Management Control