Gone is the era in which the developed economies of Western Europe and North America ruled the global business landscape with their well-developed markets, massive middle class populations, considerable level of disposal income, well established institutional intermediaries and continually growing economies.
Zara is one of the world’s most successful fashion retail brands – if not the most successful one.
Forever 21 became one of the largest and most competitive fast fashion retail brands in the world competing on cheap price points, merchandise, prime locations and rapid global logistics.
Mention the brand Uniqlo 10 years ago to anyone outside of Japan and you would get a confused look.
One of the most pervasive domains in the last forty years that has captured the attention of CEOs, consultants, managers and academics is branding.
Mention “Huawei” and most people would immediately associate the brand with the latest, high-quality technological products.
Martin Roll’s opinion piece about the link between customers and company brand strategies in Asia Pacific was featured on CMO.
There are few product categories where branding activities make such a dramatic impact on competitiveness and differentiation than in bottled water.
The Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company from Thailand is a well-known Asian brand with great potential to become a strong international lifestyle brand.
Of the handful of Asian brands that usually make it to any global brand rankings, most like Sony, Canon, and so on originate from Japan.
The TWG Tea brand strategy is built on the promise of providing a high-quality tea experience and education for the discerning global tea consumer.
Owned by its legendary founder, Ralph Lauren is an iconic American fashion brand built on an essential lifestyle promise.
Shang Xia is a Chinese luxury fashion brand backed by Hermès offering high-quality products with a contemporary twist on traditional Chinese aesthetics and crafts.
Martin Roll will be the moderator of The INSEAD Global Luxury Forum 2017 to be held on 10 November 2017 in Paris.
As of 1 July 2017, Martin Roll joined the board of directors of fast-growing Danish watch-making company ORLO Watches.
Martin Roll’s expertise on brand naming was tapped in an interesting article in the June 20 2017 edition of China Daily Asia.
There are over 350 million luxury consumers in the world, according to a 2015 study by global management consultancy Bain & Company.
Martin Roll was a contributor and panelist at the plenary session “Passions and Emotions” at The Arab Luxury World Conference held in Dubai on 23 May 2017.
On 23 May 2017, INSEAD conducted an Executive Luxury Workshop at the Arab Luxury World Conference in Dubai on the topic “Disruptive Innovation & Luxury: Ideas Implemented”.
The luxury online fashion retailer Net-A-Porter was launched in London by Natalie Massenet in June 2000.
In November 2016, Martin Roll provided a keynote speak at the inaugural “INSEAD Retail, Consumer and Luxury Goods (RCLG) Forum” in Paris, on the topic of “Building an Iconic Luxury Brand in the Digital Universe”.
The Giorgio Armani brand owned and run by the founder designer Giorgio Armani has earned the much hallowed space in the fashion industry through its superior design, relevant themes and trends.
Originally from Malaysia, BritishIndia has carved out a niche for itself in the lifestyle segment of the Asian fashion retail market over the last 18 years.
The traditional retail industry and associated business models have gone through a significant phase of disruption.
The Apple Watch was launched in April 2015 and ushered in a new era where fashion and technology began to move closer to each other.