David Dubois

Associate Professor of Marketing
WGSN is the world’s largest fashion trend forecasting agency, supplying services to 95% of the Fortune 500 fashion brands. The case examines the global strategy of WGSN, which strives to enrich its robust online platform while adding more physical presence in the markets where it is growing, particularly in North America and Asia.

Published 15 Dec 2016

Reference 6250

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Industry Apparel and Fashion

Region Europe

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The case investigates the role of creative directors in the luxury fashion industry. When in October 2015 Raf Simons quit Christian Dior, industry observers wondered why anyone would voluntarily walk away from such an esteemed fashion house, and who would replace him. Beneath the glamorous veneer, the luxury and fashion industry puts tremendous stress on creative directors.

Published 22 Jul 2016

Reference 6214

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Industry Luxury Goods and Jewelry Apparel and Fashion

Region Europe

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The case illustrates an innovative integrated marketing campaign by Nokia to promote its new phone, the N8. In early January 2010, Stuart Wells, Integrated Global Campaign Lead at Nokia, initiated and supervised the execution of an ambitious integrated marketing campaign.

Published 30 Jun 2016

Reference 6117

Topic Marketing

Region Global

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The case focuses on an innovative social media strategy by L'Oréal Paris to "listen" to consumers, then develop a product to meet consumer needs and market it. First, the company partnered with Google to track emerging styles and determine which (if any) would endure. Then it leveraged social media when deciding how to position, name and launch the product.

Published 03 Dec 2015

Reference 6060

Topic Marketing

Region Global

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The case illustrates an innovative integrated marketing campaign by Nokia to promote its new phone, the N8. In early January 2010, Stuart Wells, Integrated Global Campaign Lead at Nokia, initiated and supervised the execution of an ambitious integrated marketing campaign.

Published 24 Apr 2015

Reference 6117

Topic Marketing

Industry Telecommunications Wireless Information Technology and Services

Region Global

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The case focuses on an innovative social media strategy by L'Oréal Paris to "listen" to consumers, then develop a product to meet consumer needs and market it. First, the company partnered with Google to track emerging styles and determine which (if any) would endure. Then it leveraged social media when deciding how to position, name and launch the product.

Published 23 Jun 2014

Reference 6060

Topic Marketing

Industry Apparel and Fashion

Region Global

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Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) is a lifestyle conglomerate present in 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, with annual revenues of $9.6 billion. The case focuses on its data-led, customer-centred transformation that unlocked new sources of growth and mitigated the effects of the covid19 pandemic on business thanks to the group’s digital resilience.

Published 01 Jul 2020

Reference 6592

Topic Strategy

Industry Retail

Region Middle-East

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Air Liquide, a leader in centric industrial and healthcare gases, seeks to develop ‘customer intimacy’ through digital technologies following its acquisition of US company Airgas. VP Olivier Blachier is tasked to articulate for the board a vision of customer centricity and a digital strategy.

Published 25 Mar 2019

Reference 6446

Topic Marketing

Industry Oil & Energy

Region Global

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For over 60 years, Bluebell, a major actor in the luxury B2B ecosystem, has been helping Western luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Davidoff, Moschino, Manolo Blahnik or Jimmy Choo enter key Asian markets.

Published 29 Oct 2018

Reference 6443

Topic Marketing

Industry Wholesale Luxury Goods and Jewelry

Region Asia

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Paris-based S.T.Dupont is engaged in the manufacture, marketing and sale of luxury goods for men and women, including lighters, pens, jewelry, leather goods, eyewear, watches, belts, fragrances and casual and formal attire. Founded in 1872 by an entrepreneurial French photographer and carriage-maker, the company began making luxury leather luggage for wealthy aristocrats.

Published 30 Jan 2017

Reference 6208

Topic Marketing

Industry Retail

Region Global

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The case investigates the role of creative directors in the luxury fashion industry. When in October 2015 Raf Simons quit Christian Dior, industry observers wondered why anyone would voluntarily walk away from such an esteemed fashion house, and who would replace him. Beneath the glamorous veneer, the luxury and fashion industry puts tremendous stress on creative directors.

Published 22 Jul 2016

Reference 6214

Topic Leadership & Organisations

Industry Luxury Goods and Jewelry Apparel and Fashion

Region Europe

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The case illustrates an innovative integrated marketing campaign by Nokia to promote its new phone, the N8. In early January 2010, Stuart Wells, Integrated Global Campaign Lead at Nokia, initiated and supervised the execution of an ambitious integrated marketing campaign.

Published 24 Apr 2015

Reference 6117

Topic Marketing

Industry Telecommunications Wireless Information Technology and Services

Region Global

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The case focuses on an innovative social media strategy by L'Oréal Paris to "listen" to consumers, then develop a product to meet consumer needs and market it. First, the company partnered with Google to track emerging styles and determine which (if any) would endure. Then it leveraged social media when deciding how to position, name and launch the product.

Published 23 Jun 2014

Reference 6060

Topic Marketing

Industry Apparel and Fashion

Region Global

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Status Consumption and Luxury Goods