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Posted by ESCP Europe Business School at 11:08 - 0 Comments

ESCP Europe's London School and Campus has been shortlisted for the prestigious UK Business School of the Year 2017 award at the 13th annual Times Higher Education (THE) awards ceremony in November this year.

Referred to as the 'Oscars of the higher education sector', the THE Awards recognise the innovation, talent and dedication of British business schools and their parent universities. In the main Business School category, the judges were looking for business schools that demonstrated exceptional performance and initiative in areas including innovation, research, student experience, teaching, corporate and alumni engagement.

Posted by ESCP Europe Business School at 6:33 - 0 Comments

A week-long workshop to challenge traditional business models in the beauty industry with disruptive innovation.

On Monday 24 April, Brynhild Dumas (Director of Executive Education & Business Development, ESCP Europe) and Dr Marie Taillard (L'Oréal Professor of Creativity Marketing and Director of the Creativity Marketing Centre on the ESCP Europe London campus) launched the challenge by thanking L'Oréal, a dynamic and well-known partner of ESCP Europe and by encouraging the students coming from ESCP Europe and IFM.

Posted by Haemin Seok, Minjee Chung, Eunha Chun and Eunju Ko at 10:04 - 0 Comments

What is your research on beauty focused on?

With the development of digital communication technology, several companies and brands around the world have implemented online marketing through mobile internet. The use of smartphones has increased significantly, and beauty companies in South Korea and beyond are adopting mobile applications as a tool to provide not only information about their products, but also enhance customer experience with news articles or product tutorials.

Focusing on this beauty mobile application (app) context, we first classified the reviews provided by online shoppers in different categories. We then studied how consumers perceive these products according to their differing classifications, and how product reviews written by other customers are an essential tool in the purchase decision-making process, influencing the intention to buy.

Posted by Dr Jeaney Yip at 7:12 - 0 Comments

Exploring female beauty through skin care advertisements and its visual representations for Indonesia's emerging middle class.

What's your research on beauty about?

This research in collaboration with Associate Professor Susan Ainsworth from the University of Melbourne, aims to understand how beauty is constructed and marketed in a developing country, Indonesia.  An understudied context, Indonesia is an industrialising and increasingly global country with a sizable emerging middle class that is the largest in Southeast Asia. We explore how advertisements illustrate the complexity of cultural ideals of beauty in this setting. 

Posted by Ann Kristin Rhode at 5:54 - 0 Comments

Ann Kristin Rhode works as a cross-cultural consumer researcher and lecturer at ESCP Europe in Paris. In addition, she pursues a PhD in Business Administration, Specialization Marketing, at ESCP Europe and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her recent paper 'Redefining Male Beauty: The Cultural Encoding of Masculinity in South Korean Cosmetics Advertising' won the L'Oréal Professorship Award on Beauty and Marketing at the 2016 Global Marketing Conference (GMC) in Hong Kong.

What is your research on beauty about?

As a cross-cultural consumer researcher and psychologist, I have a particular interest in understanding the effects of culture on consumers' perception, cognition, and behavior. My research investigates South Korean cosmetics brands' advertising strategies for targeting male consumers.

Posted by Marie Taillard and Jerome Couturier at 7:38 - 0 Comments

Co-creation strategies in which consumers provide product ideas, services, reviews and other benefits to each other have been well publicised and are behind the success of digital companies such as giffgaff, eBay, Etsy and Zipcar, and not-so-new companies like Lego.

Co-creation is innovative, engaging and fun for consumers and valuable for companies. By contrast most B2B firms remain entrenched in contractual agreements and zero-sum games that seem anything but co-creative. As a B2B marketer, you may wonder whether the benefits of co-creation can also be reaped in a B2B context.

 

Posted by ESCP Europe Business School at 4:20 - 0 Comments

Probably one of the most attractive aspects of any graduate degree is the strength of its alumni network.

The MSc in Marketing & Creativity (MMK) is a young programme which had its first intake in January 2010, but it has already proven to have a strong network of alumni who have continuously supported each other year after year since its inception.

The MSc in Marketing & Creativity is like no other programme

The most notable reason why the network is so strong is thanks to the programme's unique character. When asked why she thinks the pool of MSc in Marketing & Creativity graduates is so attractive, Edilia Gänz (2012) says, "their mindset. I just know that these students have developed a creative approach to solving problems and tackling challenges."

Posted by Creativity Marketing Centre at 11:05 - 0 Comments

This past summer, a group of ESCP Europe students from the MSc in Marketing & Creativity postgraduate programme (MMK) travelled to the Philippines to work for a grassroots NGO, called Gawad Kalinga, started by Filipinos for Filipinos to end poverty through an inclusive sustainable development approach.

Their mission? To engage in a social impact project that would reframe daily challenges into opportunities and ultimately drive innovative change in the Philippines.

Many may wonder why a postgraduate course focused on marketing and creativity would encourage its students to travel overseas to engage in social development missions. The directors of the MSc in Marketing & Creativity introduced the concept in its very first year in 2010, when a dozen students travelled to Uganda to help support local organisations.

Posted by Ana Marcela Suclla at 10:13 - 0 Comments

On Transitioning from a Corporate to NGO Environment and Working on Social Good Campaigns

Like many of our MSc in Marketing & Creativity alumni, Ana Marcela Suclla (Class of 2013) chose to steer away from the more typical corporare marketing jobs. Ana's passion for managing for impact in rural development - and her desire to effect true global change through her career - is worthy of note. Read on to see how her experience at ESCP Europe shaped her unique career path.

What is your current position?
I'm currently working as an Executive Director at the Fundación Custer in Peru. The organisation funds the Aprendamos Juntos Project, whose mission is to provide children with the tools for a successful learning process and to empower them during their first two years of school education.

Posted by Peter Stephenson-Wright at 4:08 - 0 Comments

The global economy's operating system is being reworked and today's leaders must adapt to a new reality. Marketing plays a critical role in the current economic environment and people recognise that the sector is evolving more rapidly than ever before, driven by the growth of digital channels, brand communities and big data.

Creativity: A vital element for businesses success worldwide

In order to succeed in this dynamic environment, it is fundamental for marketers to apply creativity in every aspect of their marketing strategy. 

The great strength of creative ideas is that they take risks and go to unexpected places, which is also their biggest weakness: how can we judge the quality of something that may have few benchmarks?

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