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 . In the Present situation IN the present situation the strategy of expansions is very important as world economy tends to globalize and nowadays, multinational companies like Nike which can hardly locate production in one country only but …show more content…
in was founded on 1960’s on Beaverton, Oregon its initial founders are blue ribbon sports . Since its foundation the company was characterized by the rapid growth and development..The main mission of the company was to gain a larger share of the market . In the first decade of its existence they attracted leading sportsmen for advertisement campaigns . Steve Prefontaine, an American record holder, and John McEnroe were the first ambassadors of Nike . by involving popular sportsman and adding it up with new technology’s such as air technology which helped in growing their popularity in USA. During the course of time the national market was insufficient for the company and they wanted to enter the foreign market and for that the celebrities (sports persons ) played a big role .During 1970-1980 they had a steady progress. But faced a crisis in late 1980s and early 1990s. At that period of time the company has gained its name in many , but as per the production case of sports shoes ,sports equipments in its traditional regions ,became less profitable in certain countries like Europe Japan and USA and because of this they shifted their production to Korea and Taiwan , were the labor was cheap and Asia became the main manufacturing unit of Nike …show more content…
Nike has managed to shift their Manufacturing unit into Asian country’s were the labor is cheap to be exact wages of USD1 an hour were so little as one-tenth of those given in the US. No wonder that a pair of shoes which were sold for $150 in 1991 is made by indoasian women who were 58 cents a day but the situation has started to change and due to that reason the company has managed to minimize cost of production and not only double triple the the revenue as comparing to the year 1996. Finally we come up with promotion and advertising campaigns which became a grand success not only because they introduced sportspersons , they also introduced innovative ideas and wise strategies and the image of the Product, due to this process we can say that Nike targeted a huge no of audience and created a Prestigious brand which will be easily available for average people . they also came up with great tag lines such as ‘there is no finish life’ , and in the 1980 they changed it into “ JUST DO IT “ these quotes of tag lines are considerd very simple but very attracting and extremely encouraging for the customers . Due to this reason Nike is now a world wide brand used by each and every people in different parts of the
Nike, one of the biggest sports brands in the world, brings in a little over $30 million annually. The company was started by Phil Knight, who, in his self-written memoir “Shoe Dog”) talks about the start of the company that much of the world knows today. Using unique dictation, creative style, and rhetoric devices, he opens up about his true tone and feelings toward the worldwide company Nike. Throughout the book, Knight expresses three main tones including joyfulness, seriousness, and the final tone of disappointment. All three of these tones can be clearly identified by the reader due to many stylistic changes in the way the book is written.
Since Nike is investing into poor countries in return they receive new technology for free , therefore that technology is efficiently utilized to make shoes at a faster rate. Productivity is increasing and Nike ears millions of dollars. A very small proportion of this money is than consumed to attract workers by providing essential needs because the factory owners are aware that the absence of factory workers will cause severe damage to the reputation and productivity of Nike. Nike made a wise choice for gaining their profit because Vietnam being an eastern country will not protest or against the factory disciplines and rules on the other hand if they had chosen a western country they will not tolerate and accept injustice. This is the only reason why Vietnam is the Nike producing land because they are earning free technical equipment’s along with less paying workers
Company Description Nike believes diversity and inclusion drives innovation that lead to a competitive advantage. Nike has a broad base of suppliers that actively and significantly support their business requirements. Nike’s Global Procurement team manages the procurement process, including selecting and contracting with the right suppliers for the right goods and services. They have also begun to reduce Nike 's footprint and lessen their impact.
They want people to , when looking for sporting gears, see the brand of nike and instantly know that is quality and reliable products on the shelf. They used ethos ,pathos, and logos to boost their campaign in establish well known sporting product on worldwide platform. This is the way how nike has become so successful in its category. Nike is setting standards that other companies are following in sporting
UNETHICAL BUSINESS CASE STUDY ON NIKE Summary This project is focused onthe unethical behaviors of Nike. The essay will be exploring the ethical situation of Nike, the unethical behaviors, as well as the company’s role in reducing and correcting its unethical issues. Nike is no doubt one of the world’s leading footwear and apparel company, but continues to outsource its manufacturing to factories in Asian countries like China, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, and South Korea.
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
One of the main reasons to why it has become a world recognised brand is because of the way it markets itself. Nike markets itself through the use of social media such as twitter, snapchat, Facebook and Instagram. Nike also use advertisement on TV, in papers/ magazines, sponsorship of successful athletes, sponsorship of successful sports teams, media/press releases and creation of new products to market itself. Nike is an American sportswear company and is the largest sportswear company in the world with revenues of $32.2 billion. When Nike was first founded it was named as Blue-Ribbon Sports in 1964 but in 1978 it was renamed Nike which is the Greek word for
1) Explain Nikes success in Football since 1994 Nikes strategy in the marketing world has evolved every year, growing and becoming stronger and more world wide known. In 1994, Nike in the football world was small and wasn’t keeping up with the big competitor of Adidas. Nike took every chance they received to grow their brand internationally which started off with the world cup in 1994 in the United States.
Nike has sustained positive revenue in a worldwide market focusing on a healthy and active lifestyle. For the past 3 years Nike has gained a gross profit ratio of 8.73% in fiscal of 2013, 10.28% in fiscal of 2012, and 8.28% in 2011 . Thus showing the financial power Nike has, well the firm holds a net income of 2.5 billion in the fiscal year of 2013. Nike’s largest product category is footwear, representing over 55% of the companies revenue. Nike uses their financial resources ability to obtain large advertising plots, whether it is a commercial on television, advertisements on the Internet, or product promotion in athletic facilities.
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.
In the assignment, it will discuss the sports brand Nike which specifically focuses in Chinese market. There are three main content areas in this assignment. The first part is a macro environmental analysis; the next part is the target customer profile; the last part is the analysis of marketing strategies. Macro Environmental Analysis: Nike is a very well-known market leader. It is an international brand, their products are selling in the worldwide including China.
Nike is the leading and renowned world supplier of athletic apparel and shoes. The brand is in control of over 47% of the market for athletic shoes. The company begun way back in 1962 and it was founded by Phil Knight and Bill Bower. It was originally known as Blue Ribbon Support and only in 1978 did it change its name to the worldwide recognized brand, Nike. Nike provides its products to more than 100 countries throughout the world.
Competitors: PUMA, K-Swiss Inc., LaCrosse Footwear, Inc., Dick 's Sporting Goods, Inc., New Balance Athletic Shoe and Adidas – (Adidas have currently branched out into customization of footwear products. To sustain its competitive advantage over competitors, Nike has to take this to consideration). However, a large number of competitors in an industry usually indicates lots of demand for the products or services provided and this will help Nike to succeed in the long run. Suppliers: Nike outsources almost all of its footwear production to independent third party suppliers. As Nike has a minor control over quality of the products.
Probable factors that could affect Nike’s business judgements are a range of demographic, social, economic and political. A few have already started to transpire, though others are purely likelihoods. External factors affecting this mix is one of the most common, technology. Before Nike releases its brand new product line to the market, it’s always prepared to authorize that whether or not there has been any sort of major advances from the other competitors that would tracker its launch. Thus they must time this carefully, as other competition may demand to shadow its release with their marketing
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. Macro Factors PESTLE It is noted that PESTLE is one of the most important and effective that often used by organisations in order to assess different macro factors that influence their activities in a negative manner (Li, et al., 2014).