Case Studies in Services Marketing


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Banyan Tree : Developing a Powerful Service Brand

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts had become a leading player in the luxury resorts and spa market in Asia. As part of its growth strategy, Banyan Tree had launched new brands and brand extensions that included resorts, spas, retail outlets, and even museum shops. Now, the company had to contemplate how to manage its brand portfolio and expand its business while preserving the distinctive identity and strong brand image of Banyan Tree, its flagship brand.

Bossard Asia Pacific : Can It Make Its CRM Strategy Work?

Bossard Asia Pacific, an innovative manufacturer of fastening technology, is facing increasing competition from local and regional players. In a bold move, the CEO of Bossard AP embarks on a customer relationship management (CRM) strategy that requires its employees to embrace the CRM paradigm and become more customer-centric. He now needs to sell the idea of implementing a CRM system to his management team and staff in order to make the strategy work.

Coyote Loco - Evaluating Opportunities for Revenue Management

The owners of a popular restaurant have conducted a detailed study of its operations, including variations in demand by day of the week and time of day. They wonder how to use the resulting insights to improve profitability.

Customer Asset Management at DHL in Asia

DHL serves a wide range of customers, from global enterprises to the occasional customer who ships the odd one or two documents a year. To be able to effectively manage such a diverse customer base, DHL implemented a sophisticated customer segmentation cum loyalty management system. The focus of this system is to assess the profitability from its customers, reduce customer churn, and increase DHL's share of shipments.

Giordano International Expansion

As it looks to the future, a successful Asian retailer of casual apparel must decide whether to maintain its existing positioning strategy or not. Management wonders what factors will be critical to success and whether the firm's competitive strengths are readily transferable to new international markets.

Radio Mirchi: Spicing Up the Indian Air Waves

Radio Mirchi was the most popular private FM radio channel in India with the largest operating network and a presence in seven cities. The case traces the emergence of Radio Mirchi as a leader in the Indian FM radio industry. The case talks about the company's innovative marketing and promotional campaigns. It also describes the Government policies, vis--vis FM radio, and their impact on Radio Mirchi and other FM broadcasters. The case finally talks about the new challenges that Radio Mirchi might have to face in the changed environment and the future outlook for the company.

Revenue Management at Prego Italian Restaurant

Prego Italian Restaurant needs to decide how to best apply revenue management to improve profitability in both peak and off-peak periods. It is important for the company to consider potentially negative effects of revenue management strategies on customers and on staff, and to manage potential conflicts that may arise.