NIKE The Factors that Led to Success and Failure of Nike in its Venture across International Markets Abishek TR* Abstract- Key words: INTRODUCTION The largest American suppliers of athletic shoes, apparel, and sports equipments .At the same point of time ,this company is known worldwide .The Success of this company is the result of the various strategies used in the international market expansion which helped them to enter into new markets and to strengthen its position in the traditional ones .
Whenever I say nike, most people would think of the shoe nike. But did you know that Nike was A Goddess? Yes nike is a goddess!!!! She is the goddess of speed strength, and victory. Many Greeks prayed to nike for strength and victory. They also prayed for them not to die and for super human powers. Today there are so many things like the shoe brand that you didn't know had something to do with nike the goddess of victory. Did you know that Zeus, basically the king of the gods said that he would protect nike forever and keep her close to him. Did you know that nike I was also a messenger? Nike was sometimes a messenger for the gods. I picked Nike because thought that she was an interesting goddess and because I didn't know she was a god till
Introduction Nike is a company that manufacturing, designing, developing and selling about the footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. The location of where the Nike headquartered is in Beaverton, Oregon which is in the Portland metropolitan area. It is one of the world 's greatest producers of athletic shoes and apparel and manufacturer of sports equipment. The company was founded in January 25, 1964 which was named as Blue Ribbon sport by then changed the name to Nike in 1978 which was taken from the name of the Greek goddess of victory. It repetition has been known world widely.
They use a smart strategy to use these celebrities to target the general public who will think that consuming their product will help them emulate their celebrities. Nike uses around 75 famous sports people to endorse their products. But here they employ a different strategy. They strategically place their products and gears and apparels such as caps, shirts and other sports gears on various teams across various sports to get their presence across all segments of sports.
Nike spend a lot of money on marketing and creating products. Nike has created products with high quality in almost every sport around the global. Nike boosted their credibility and reliability, by manipulated uses of Ethos, Logos and lastly Pathos. I selected nike's ad because it on TV commercials. Nike's logo and slogan catches people's attention.
The type of market my paper is concentrating on is known as a monopolistic competition market. The first characteristic that differentiate a monopolistic competition market from the other 3 markets is that in a monopolistic competition, there are many sellers which would lead to competition between the firms to sell their products. The second characteristic is that monopolistic firms are relatively small, which can result in either new firms to enter the industry or firms that are existing to exit the market. The third characteristic is that the firms in the monopolistic market sell products that are similar but are slightly different compared to other firms in the same market. The last characteristic is that the firms in a monopolistic market
The legendary position that Nike enjoys today has been achieved through attractive and innovative design, high quality production and effective marketing strategies. There are very many marketing strategies that the company has put in place to make sure that its products appeal to different segments of the market.
Nike is one of the most respected brands out there. "Nike is so widespread across so many apparel and footwear categories, that right now I think their biggest competition is themselves," said by Ralph Parks who is the president of the 450-store Footaction chain. He also added that, "The brand is becoming bigger than life itself. " Nike has been around for over 50 years, and according the Nike website, they got their name from the Greek goddess of victory, and it is pronounced "ny'-kee." Nike, like many other companies, uses forms of elements like ethos, pathos and logos to manipulate viewers in there advertisements and commercials.
In 1985, Michael Jordan teamed up with Nike and established Jordan Brand. In his article, “The Jordan Impact”, Kenneth Cortsen highlights how Jordan used his success on the court to help his marketing for his brand as well as others brands. For example, Cortsen quotes Graeme Turner who states that “one year after signing Michael Jordan for Gatorade’s “Be like Mike” promotion, Gatorade’s annual revenue had increased from $681 million to over $1 billion(Cortsen, par. 5). Through Jordan’s impact on his brand and other brands, it was evident he was making a serious impact on the realm of
Nike draws in peoples’ attention and gets viewers to agree with them and buy their product with the help of these three factors. Nike is a very successful company because of how they draw in their audience and display their commercials using ethos, pathos, and logos. The company Nike just celebrated their 25th “Just Do It” anniversary. The commercial is filled with
is a major publicly traded company famously known for their footwear, clothing, sportswear, and equipment line of products. Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman co-founded the company in Beaverton, Oregon in 1964. At this time, the company was known as Blue Ribbon Sports until 1978 when it officially became Nike, Inc (About Nike, 2011). They are the major competitor for Under Armour as they are the current world's leading supplier of apparel and athletic shoes, as well as a major manufacturer of sporting equipment. Nike sponsors many high-profile athletes as well as sports teams around the world.
Internal Analysis When conducting an internal analysis you must know the firm’s resources and capabilities. Nike’s resources are assets from succeeding in their industry. These resources include financial resources, physical resources, human resources and organizational capabilities. Firms Resources & Capabilities: Human Resources-. The company displays a strong workforce of over 30,000+ employees.
Price Strengths 1. Low Cost Manufacturing Nike has a company who use the low cost manufacturing for production footwear. All of the Nike’s footwear virtually is manufactured outside of the United States by independent contract manufacturers such as Vietnam, China and Indonesia. Nike was operate multiple factories around the worlds. In 2014, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia manufactured roughly about 43%, 28%, and 25% of total Nike branded footwear and it has also operations in other country such as Argentina, Brazil, India, and Mexico.
International marketing strategy is a combination of marketing principle that could be used to formulate a marketing strategy for specific products and services within one or more countries to extend or internationalise the company. The research paper is based on the international marketing strategy of Nike Inc. (a Sports Apparel retail company working internationally) to help the management of the company shortlist and identify potential market for them to expand their business. It utilised macro and micro analysis of the sports retail market to identify the potentials of the industry that would help them to increase their business performance in the international marketplace.