Essay on Ad-Comm Group “Whitebook”: Cross-Marketing Platform for Luxury Brands in Japan

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Ad-comm Group “Whitebook”: Cross-marketing Platform for Luxury Brands in Japan

1. What is a Whitebook? What role(s) does it play in the Marketing strategy of Ad-comm’s client companies? Answers 15 lines maximum.
Whitebook is a cross marketing platform, a magazine that is published in Japan every 4 months and which displays nine luxury brands in nine diverse types of product. The magazine is customized for each luxury sponsors. The Whitebook plays an important role in terms of marketing strategy as it is a brand ambassador and CRM tool. As the Whitebook is mainly distributed through sponsors, the Whitebook targets a prequalified small group of costumers but right ones, right at the beginning. Being displayed in the magazine can be seen
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What is Whitebook to you? What role(s) does it play in the marketing strategy of Ad-comm itself? Answer by using a SWOT analysis (for Ad-comm) to understand internal and external strategic position. 1 to 2 pages.
In terms of Strengths:
* Whitebook enables to be independent from Japanese Players
* Doesn’t have to be subcontracted by Japanese agencies
* Target the right costumers
* Plays a role of CRM tool
* Create privilege relationships between the brands and the costumers
* Maintain the luxury and exclusive image of the sponsors
* Create events to build a face to face relationship and build a trust relationship in the long run with VIP costumers -> the brand tells stories and heritage to the customer and the Japanese consumption, customers are choosing a brand mainly because of its heritage, recommendations of experts and experiences of family and friends.
* Plays a role of brand ambassador
* Enable luxury companies to display the corporate portfolio
* Enable luxury brands to make their cash flows easier

In terms of Weaknesses:
* Limited to Japanese market
* Limited to the Japanese market
* Implementation on international market requires global corporate decision

In terms of Opportunities:
* Cross-marketing platform
* Select prequalified targeted and