• April 9th, 2016

Global kids segment

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Over recent years economic development, initially in countries with large populations such as Brazil, India, Russia and China, has not only lead to economic changes, but also to technological, social and cultural changes. As more countries benefit from the development process, the demand for products and services available to consumers in developed countries has increased. The recent release of the children’s film Kung-Fu Panda in the US and China along with a range of related merchandise is evidence of this (BBC, 2016). Disney recently reported that between December 2015 and February 2016 the global takings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens were expected to reach $2 billion (IMDb, 2016). The Japanese Brand, Hello Kitty, became a global phenomenon and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter fantasy novel series has seen the books translated into 67 languages with 400 million copies being sold globally. .

These are just a few examples of the many products which have achieved success in the international marketplace.

For the purpose of this assignment you should focus on EITHER the ‘Global Kids’ segment OR the ‘Global Teenagers’ segment

The Task

1) Define global segments and discuss why brands are attracted by them (15% of the marks).

2) Assess the evidence of the existence of EITHER the ‘Global Kids’ segment OR the ‘Global Teenager’ segment (30% of the marks).

3) Identify and evaluate how organisations might target the chosen segment (40% of the marks).

• NB You should only choose ONE SEGMENT for the focus of your report

• You should use a variety of examples to support your points.

• 4,000 words (you should not exceed 4,000 words). This means that you will need to write concisely avoiding long descriptions. You should maintain focus on the context of the question at all times.

• Report format
o You should include a title page and a list of references at the end of the report
o You may use appendices to provide additional statistics or analysis to support your work. You should not include copies of your research articles in appendices. Each appendix should be numbered e.g. Appendix 1, it should also have a title and a reference.

o You should NOT include an abstract or an executive summary.

o You do require headings and numbered sections in the report.

• Referencing

o Any material you take directly from your source text should be in quotation marks and be fully referenced.

o Your work should be fully referenced both in the body of the report and in the reference list using APA 6th. Information on how to use APA 6th in your work can be found on the Library homepage together with a reference builder.

o You should ensure that you use a range of relevant academic theory and industry sources to support your work.

1) Explain the concept of international marketing
2) Demonstrate a knowledge of the strategies available to organisations expanding into international markets
3) Demonstrate an understanding of the economic, political, legal, social and cultural factors and trends and their impact on international marketing decisions and strategies.
4) Recognise the differences between developed, emerging and developing markets.

Ability Outcomes

5) Identify and evaluate strategies for international market expansion and development across diverse industries and organisations
6) Select appropriate tools and techniques for international markets.
7) Evaluate the distinctive competencies required for successful international marketing.

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