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International Marketing Strategies for a Cultural Service

International Marketing Review

ISSN: 0265-1335

Article publication date: 1 February 1991

Abstract

The role of culture in international marketing strategies for a widely traded cultural service, television programming, is examined. The focus is on how non‐US television programme producers can exploit opportunities in the foreign marketplace by adopting a marketing approach that analyses the needs of foreign buyers and audiences in terms of the options available for segmenting the market. One approach is to identify a cross‐national segment where the producer possesses a competitive advantage. Another is to offer customised attributes desired by viewers in a major foreign market. An international coalition helps assure this. Paradoxically we find that this strategy may not always be inconsistent with standardisation.

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Hoskins, C. and McFadyen, S. (1991), "International Marketing Strategies for a Cultural Service", International Marketing Review, Vol. 8 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/02651339110145117

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MCB UP Ltd

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