Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Enterprise Management and Economic Development (ICEMED 2021)

The Future of Marketing Chinese Luxury Brands

An Analysis of Current Consumer Behavior and Future Implications

Authors
Jun Liang Li, Wenxi Li, Zeyang Wang, Ziwei Wang, Xinyao Zhang
Corresponding Author
Jun Liang Li
Available Online 2 June 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210601.028How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Luxury brand, Chinese market, Consumer behaviour, Marketing strategy
Abstract

Mainland China has seen significant expansion in its luxury goods market over the past decade and is on track to become the world’s largest luxury consumer by 2025. Understanding the most current consumption patterns of Chinese luxury consumers is pertinent to brand success in China. The purpose of this paper is to examine how domestic luxury brands can optimize their marketing strategies to better adapt to the Chinese luxury market, which foreign brands now dominate. This study analyses the market’s consumer behaviour and business strategy through three research designs: (1) The literature research approach is used to analyse Chinese consumer behaviours. The result shows a growing trend of digitalization and preference for domestic brands in recent years. Furthermore, the digitalization trend also reveals the bandwagon effect, where consumers purchase a certain brand to establish their sense of belonging to a designated group. (2) The case study approach analyses luxury brands Shanghai Tang and Louis Vuitton to gain insights on business strategies. Shanghai Tang succeeded from its focus on customer experience but suffered from ambiguous brand positioning. Meanwhile, LV could take advantage of social media platforms such as Xiaohongshu to align with current trends. (3) Using summary and induction, three strategies are suggested for domestic luxury brands: introducing daily-life products, brand-specific customer demand assessments, and digitalization. This study’s findings fill the gap for the lack of understanding in regards to luxury Chinese fashion brands. The result provides insight into the current Chinese luxury market and marketing strategies, which can be adapted by both domestic and foreign brands.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Enterprise Management and Economic Development (ICEMED 2021)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
2 June 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-387-5
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210601.028How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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