Video Advertising Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Yesterday The first video advertisement was a 10-second Bulova Watches ad aired on July 1st, 1941 prior to a game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies. Since then , TV evolved to being filled with mostly 30-second and 60-second long commercials during and between shows on every television network. Some of these ad […]

International Distribution Channels

Importance of International Distribution International distribution is one of the most important aspects of operating a global company. Every global company must decide how they will physically get their product in the hands of the consumer. Considerations in this decision include how much control the company wants to have in the selling process, the difficulty […]

Global Branding

What is Global Branding? A typical definition of a global brand is “a brand that is marketed under the same name in multiple countries with similar and centrally coordinated marketing strategies” (Czinkota & Ronkainen 2006). Global brands have the goal of creating and maintaining a consistent identity with consumers all over the world. This can […]

Business to Business Marketing

Although Business to Business (or B2B) marketing is such an integral part of many company’s success, it often gets overshadowed and overlooked by Business to Consumer marketing which could be seen as more appealing or exciting. This is probably because most people who are learning about this topic are consumers themselves, not businesses. Nevertheless, it […]

Cross-Cultural Consumer Behavior

Understanding High- and Low-Context Cultures In different parts of the world, there are different native languages spoken. Some of these languages are very concise and clear (low-context) while others rely heavily on context clues in addition to what is being said (high-context). This is an extremely important distinction when doing business globally, because it can […]