Organizational Strategy And SWOT Analysis Of Red Bull

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As a product that thrived on grassroots marketing, Red Bull depended on word of mouth. As word about Red Bull spread throughout Europe’s all-night-party circuit, so did rumors. Tales circulated that taurine was a derivative of bull testicles or even bull semen. Even worse, there were rumors that young people had died while partying too hard and drinking too much Red Bull. Although none of these rumors was ever substantiated, Mateschitz is convinced that one of the most important promotional techniques the company ever employed was to let the rumors fly and say nothing. “In the beginning, the high-school teachers who were against the product were at least as important as the students who were for it,” said Mateschitz. “Newspapers asked, ‘Is …show more content…
At times, the company dabbled in TV and print advertising. But Red Bull’s primary tactics have steered clear of such mainstream techniques.
Instead, it was Mateschitz’s plan to promote the brand in a way that would go way beyond reach and frequency of coverage. He wanted the brand to hit young people right in the face in a way that they experienced Red Bull to the fullest. He wanted to engage customers through activities so meaningful to them that deep relationships would form quickly.

2. Perform SWOT analysis. Strength
1. a strong brand and a good reputation and a culture of entrepreneurship
2. Ability to meet the market needs quickly
3. Wide area network (36 branches) in the state.
4. Strong technical expertise in transportation and maintenance
5. Expansion outside the State
Weaknesses
1. Delayed implementation of infrastructure development projects of all kinds to accommodate the rapid growth of some of the activities.
2. The difficulty of obtaining licenses some of the
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Which promotional mix elements does Red Bull use? What grade would you give Red Bull on integrating these elements into a core marketing communications campaign? Advertising:
Advertisement can be defined as the “paid form of non-personal presentation and promotion of idea, goods or services by an identified sponsor”.
It is an impersonal presentation where a standard or common message regarding the merits, price and availability of product or service is given by the producer or marketer. The advertisement builds pull effect as advertising tries to pull the product by directly appealing to customer to buy it.

4. Will Red Bull eventually need to embrace more traditional media marketing techniques in order to keep growing? Why or why not? Traditional marketing tactics like television ads, print collateral, billboards and mailings all have historically high success rates. Recently, however, the success rates for these mediums have been falling, and a solution seems to be combining these traditional methods with digital marketing techniques. Digital media, though relatively new when compared to the history of traditional media, can provide a company with maximum exposure and more interaction with their customers. Marketing through social media, email lists or online ads is also significantly less expensive and more measurable than traditional media. When combined, the benefits of both plans can be enjoyed while they compensate for each other’s

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