Luxury Brand Management by Michel Chevalier
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The definitive guide to managing a luxury brand, newly revised and updated

What defines a luxury brand? Traditional wisdom suggests that it's one that's selective and exclusive—to such a degree that only one brand can exist within each retail category (automobiles, fragrances, cosmetics, etc.). But this definition is inherently restrictive, failing to take into account the way in which luxury brands today are increasingly identified as such by their placement in stores and how consumers perceive them. This revised and updated edition of Luxury Brand Management, the first comprehensive book on luxury brand management, looks at the world of branding today.

Written by two renowned insiders, the book builds on this new, broader definition of luxury and examines more than 450 internationally known brands from a wide range of industries. Packed with new information covering the financial crisis's impact on luxury brands, and looking towards a new period of growth, the book reconciles management, marketing, and creation with real-life examples and management tools that the authors have successfully used in their professional careers.Includes dedicated chapters focusing on each of the main functions of a luxury brand, including brand creation, the complexity of managing brand identity, the convergence of arts and brands, and much moreAddresses the practical functions that can make or break bottom lines and affect brand perception, such as distribution, retailing, logistics, and licensingFocuses on brand life-cycle, brand identity, and licensing issues

A compelling and comprehensive examination of the different dimensions of luxury management in various sectors, this new edition of the classic text on brand management is essential reading for anyone working with or interested in making the most of a luxury brand in the post-recession world.


About Michel Chevalier

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Michel Chevalier, a graduate of HEC in France, holds an MBA and a Doctorate from Harvard Business School. He started his career at the Boston Consulting Group, then worked for S.C. Johnson and moved into the luxury field. He was successively general manager of Paco Rabanne Perfumes, chairman of Paco Rabanne Fashion, executive vice president of Bluebell Asia Ltd. in Hong Kong and in Tokyo, as well as chairman of the Revillon fashion group in Paris. He is now a consultant for EIM in Paris and office manager of EIM Shanghai. Michel teaches at University Paris Dauphine and Institut Supérieur du Luxe in Paris specializing in luxury for their MBA course. He has also published  numerous articles in journals on retailing and coauthored the books, Pro Logo and Luxury Brand Management, with Gérald Mazzalovo.Pierre Xiao Lu is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Fudan University’s School of Management in Shanghai and the Visiting Professor of Marketing at ESSEC Paris-Singapore. He also consults for many multinational luxury firms, such as Lacoste S.A., LVMH, PPR-Gucci and MasterCard. Professor Lu specializes in luxury consumer behavior in China and luxury brand management in Asia. After working for several years at ESSEC’s luxury industry research center, he received his Ph.D. from ESSEC Business School Paris. His articles on the luxury industry and Chinese luxury consumers have been published in professional and academic journals, such as AMA, AFM, Comité Colbert, Harvard Business Review China and Financial Times China. He is also the author of Elite China and translated Luxury Brand Management into Chinese.
Published May 18, 2012 by Wiley. 320 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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