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Infiniti Finally Turns To China, Japan in Quest for Bigger Piece of Premium Market

Posted by Dale Buss on November 19, 2013 03:57 PM

When Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn recruited Johan de Nysschen to head the Infiniti brand last year, he wanted his new recruit to accomplish much the same for Nissan's luxury brand as de Nysschen had done in turning around the fortunes of Audi in the US market. Only Ghosn wanted it done on a global basis.

Some of the results of de Nysschen's disruptive new strategy have become evident now, as Infiniti newly targets both China and its home country of Japan as it attempts to achieve Ghosn's target of 10 percent of the world premium market by 2020.

In China, de Nysschen told Bloomberg, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and his old employer, Audi, "have become so successful that they've become almost a little bit ubiquitous. They're everywhere. And this is where we see a big opportunity with this new emerging premium consumer, to offer them an alternative, reinvent the notion of exclusivity."Continue reading...

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Breaking Product Placement News: News Is Product Placement

Posted by Abe Sauer on November 15, 2010 02:45 PM

Megamind, and its brandlessness, is number one for a second weekend in a row, remaining the #1 movie in the U.S. and destroying Skyline and Morning Glory, the latter of which got an interesting review from one viewer.

DreamWorks' Megamind also beat Unstoppable, which means everyone should get ready for a week of "stoppable" jokes in reports about the box office numbers. But then, any film that takes an oxymoron as its title should expect what it gets.

From a product placement perspective, which is the only perspective Brandcameo knows, Unstoppable is notable for really only one reason: Fox.Continue reading...

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Product Placement Open Thread: Brandcameo's Product Replacement Quiz

Posted by Abe Sauer on November 12, 2010 06:00 PM

Product placement is a lot like advertising: it's all about recall. With that in mind, Brandcameo is introducing its latest feature, the Product Replacement Quiz. Can you name the products that appeared in all three of this week's selection of recent prominent film placements? Continue reading...

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