Aug 23, 2010

Brand in focus - L'Oreal

Branding Strategy of L'Oreal has enabled the company to spread its' business not only in Europe and America but also in Asia. L'Oreal Branding Strategy has achieved success throughout the world. Now-a-days the company is successfully producing and selling different cosmetic products, hair care and skincare products in almost over 150 countries of the world. This has been possible because of the well established Brand Name and Brand Image of L'Oreal.  L'Oreal has been successful in promoting a worldwide Brand Identity only because of the company's powerful and efficient Branding Strategy. This successful Global Branding Strategy of L'Oreal helped the company to increase its significant levels of revenue. 
“L’Oreal” formed in France, Paris, brings the sophistication and elegance consequent from its French heritage to women and men all over the world. L’Oreal Paris offers leading-edge products that out-perform the competition to people who care more about the way they look. The passion for innovation, performance, style and a sense of premium is sum up in the customers money spending worth and also it’s' philosophy. The core values are supported by strong investment in scientific research and technology. 
The L’Oreal Group total turnover by the Paris franchise making it the company's largest division in the world. Today there are strongly established L’Oreal Paris brands across all of the key areas of the beauty market, including the Plnitude skincare range, Elvive hair care and Studio Line styling products. Other brands include L’Oreal Paris Color Cosmetics, Elnett, Rcital, Excellence, Fria, Perfect Blonde, Open, Casting and L’Oreal Kids. The Consumer Products Division in the Europe is dedicated to offering consumers innovative, high technology beauty products from global brands at competitive prices. This is delivered through a global strategy combined with a local understanding of the needs of women and men of all ages.
The L’Oreal Group has three international brands named as L’Oreal Paris, Garnier and Maybelline that offer hair care, sun care, hair coloring, skin care and make-up products. All of these available from mass market retail outlets such as supermarkets, drugstores and leading chemists throughout the world. L’Oreal Paris remains the finest mass-market brand. It is offering consumers reachable luxury for skin care through providing its consumers leading-edge products that outshine the competition. “Garnier”, on the other hand, Europe's no1 brand for natural beauty products in hair care category that offers a complete collection for healthy hair. Similarly, Maybelline offer world class quality for on screen requirements.  
The L’Oreal Group performance is marvelous due to its distribution channel too. The company focuses on “go native” strategy mean hire local firms in every country to distribute its products. Secondly, “First landing” strategy that is first commercialization is bad thing if the product is not available in a particular place. It has two bad impacts on the company: one would be if product is not at a particular place and company runs there commercials the negative word-of-mouth generate due to the consumers effortless struggle to search the product. The other is the huge advertising budget shatter due to pointless direction. The company by itself monitor, control and evaluate its channel performance especially distributors. The company follow same marketing mix foe the whole world with a little bit variation according to the economic conditions of a certain country. L’Oreal is known for its strong control over its promotion, place, price and packaging strategy, which is decided from the headquarters. For these points, only minor product adaptations are made in different countries such as labels’ languages. All controls are very frequently checked to comply with prices and selling places of the group marketing strategy. 

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