This case is oriented to undergraduate (BA) students taking courses in marketing strategy, branding, new product development and market research.
This case deals with the events surrounding branding and positioning of a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) by a multinational company settled in Mexico. After working in a private–public partnership (PPP) that deployed millions of CFLs in the Mexican market, the company is now striving to understand customer repurchase behaviour. The company executives are struggling with product, technology, and distribution issues. Their primary task is to develop an appealing marketing strategy and a tactical plan in the context of reduced budget and sceptic customers.
Expected learning outcomes
This study's task is to enhance student's ability to perform functional marketing analysis; to frame issues according to a given business model to solve the problems that organizations face in developing innovative products; and to propose alternate courses of action and formulate competitive marketing strategies.
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Authors wish to acknowledge Adrée López for her help in copyediting this case study.
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Reyes-Mercado, P. and Rajagopal, D. (2014), "Efficient lighting: reactivating the market through consumer stimulus", Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, Vol. 4 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/EEMCS-10-2013-0191Download as .RIS
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