Jul 012014
Disruptive Marketing: How Wal-Mart Turned Marketing on its Head

Wal-Mart is the largest public corporation in the world, the largest retail company in the world and the largest employer in the world with over 2 million employees. We all know Wal-Mart. Ninety-seven percent of Americans visit Wal-Mart at least once a year; while thousands organize against Wal-Mart expansion. What more is there to say? For marketers, there is a [read more]

Jun 162014
Goliath: The Destiny of Multinational Companies, By Milton Kotler, 2013

“Multinational companies have achieved over the last twenty years,, with the opening up of international communication, a position of sudden dominance: they have found a vacuum and filled it. Their skills and technology have brought new benefits….but they have also produced an imbalance between their centralized drive and the fragmented and confused state of the countries and communities with which [read more]

Jun 142014
Marketing Social Value by Milton Kotler, 2.13.13

Social marketing has been around for several decades, since Philip Kotler’s pioneering work in social cause marketing. What started out two decades ago as an arena of marketing for non-profit organizations to help good causes raise awareness, action and money, has now evolved into a mantra of consumer and B2B branding. A new principle has been added to the traditional 4Ps [read more]

Jun 132014
Kellogg School of Management China Forum, 2013

Panel description: China has become one of the most important international markets for multi-national companies (MNCs). China’s market is fast growing and dynamic. Chinese consumers are getting wealthier with changing behaviors, thus affecting all enterprises in the supply ecosystem. State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and local private companies are continuously striving to enhance their competitiveness. To gain a sustainable growth in the [read more]