About Maybelline From a small, family-owned business to the number one cosmetics company in America, Maybelline New

York takes trends from the catwalk to the sidewalk, empowering women to make a statement, explore new looks, and flaunt their own creativity and individuality. Inspired by confident, accomplished women, Maybelline gives you scientifically-advanced formulas, revolutionary textures and up-to-the-minute, trendsetting shades effortlessly, affordably, beautifully. Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline. INTRODUCTION November 2, 1998 was a rewarding day for Feoff Skingsley. Mr. Skingsley, the managing director of L’Oreal’s Indelor unit, had worked tirelessly to bring L’Oreal’s wholly owned subsidiary. Maybelline to India. Mr. Skingsley said “India is the last major piece in the Asian jigsaw for us because the Maybelline brand has been in virtually every Asian country and India was the big gap in that puzzle.” Furthermore, Mr.Skingsley recalled the long, hard road to get to this point, acknowledging. “Maybelline was a long development process.” Maybelline faced a difficult situation upon its entry into India, a country already endowed with an established leader in the cosmetics field, Lakme Lever(a subsidiary of the Unilever corporation).

MAYBELLIN’S GLOBAL STRATEGY AND POSITIONING: Maybelline’s is a brand under L’Oreal Corporation. L’Oreal’s Goal was to make Maybelline a leading global mass-market brand. Its international business contributes to over 45 percent of total sales represented in about 90 countries worldwide. Maybelline’s is positioned as the leader of mass-market cosmetics targeted at women between the ages of 15-49 at a reasonable price. It is globally branded with the “Urban Amerrican Chic Image.” Maybelline has since achieved a third position in the india market with this position. It offers various products like lipsticks, nail enamel, Face Make-Up, eye product. They offer those product at optimal pricing. Lakme Lever commands a 45 percent marker share and Modi Revlon is third with about 10 percent.

music. architecture. Culture of India . Instead of taking a homogenous brand approach to making the products acceptable across international markets. is a country of contrasts. TN.[3] Several elements of India's diverse culture — such as Indian religions. yóga and Indian cuisine — have had a profound impact across the world. Maybelline has continued with the same global branding in India using supermodel Christy Turlington and Sarah Michelle Gellar to promote its products. The company has effectively aligned its strategy with that of its parent L’Oreal in conveying the appeal of different cultures through its products. This population can be divided into two major subgroups: Urban and Rural. Cosmopolitan. but nevertheless possess a commonality.[1] Regarded by some historians as the "oldest living civilization of Earth". dance.500 years.Maybelline’s leadership position is significantly attributed to its global branding approach. religions. Culture of India: India.S origins. India's languages. with a population of over a billion people.upon its acquisition. Maybelline has been heavily promoting its trendy New York image. L’Oreal began a complete makeover including moving the headquarters from Memphis. the company has stressed the importance of embodying their country of origin. Globally. the Indian tradition dates back to 8000 BC[2] and has a continuous recorded history for over 2. Maybelline has been making efforts to reach a bigger target audience across a broader range of income and cultures. and Femina and TV spots were conducted on Star Plus. Ads were printed in Indian editions of Elle. With Maybelline. The culture of India is an amalgamation of these diverse sub-cultures spread all over the Indian subcontinent and traditions that are several millennia old. to New York city in an effort to stamp the “urban American chic” image all over Maybelline products to promote their U. food and customs differ from place to place within the country. allowing it to speed market growth in the mature consumer products industry. The American image in India was found to have a positive effect. It has made every effort to position and promote its product lines under trendy “New York” Maybelline brand image.

competition. and place. the rest being cost centers. a snack cake which was viewed as low quality after the price was lowered. profitability) fit the realities of the marketplace (Will customers buy at that price?) support a product's positioning and be consistent with the other variables in the marketing mix o price is influenced by the type of distribution channel used.About pricing Pricing is the process of determining what a company will receive in exchange for its products. In economic terms. it is a price that shifts most of the . distribution is exclusive. Pricing factors are manufacturing cost. Price/quality relationship The price/quality relationship refers to the perception by most consumers that a relatively high price is a sign of good quality. The greater the uncertainty surrounding a product. and quality of product. Pricing is also a key variable in microeconomic price allocation theory. even those of low quality.g. and the product is supported by extensive advertising and promotional campaigns  a low price can be a viable substitute for product quality. the more consumers depend on the price/quality hypothesis and the greater premium they are prepared to pay. market condition. The other three aspects are product. effective promotions. which causes the price/quality relationship to no longer apply What a price should do A well chosen price should do three things:    achieve the financial goals of the company (e. or an energetic selling effort by distributors From the marketer's point of view.. an efficient price is a price that is very close to the maximum that customers are prepared to pay. and the quality of the product  price will usually need to be relatively high if manufacturing is expensive. The classic example is the pricing of Twinkies. Price is the only revenue generating element amongst the four Ps. promotion. Excessive reliance on the price/quantity relationship by consumers may lead to an increase in prices on all products and services. market place. The belief in this relationship is most important with complex products that are hard to test. the type of promotions used. Pricing is a fundamental aspect of financial modeling and is one of the four Ps of the marketing mix. and experiential products that cannot be tested until used (such as most services).

consumer surplus to the producer. . A good pricing strategy would be the one which could balance between the price floor (the price below which the organization ends up in losses) and the price ceiling (the price beyond which the organization experiences a no demand situation).

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