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Transcript of Giorgio Armani
Porter's Five Forces Model
Threats Of New Entrants
Bargaining Power Of Suppliers
Threats Of Substitutes
Bargaining Power Of
Many suppliers available
Low cost to switch suppliers
Volume is critical to suppliers
Individual consumer has less impact
Distributors buying in bulk could have impact
Difficult to establish a line
Brand recognition and loyalty exists
Low - Medium
Counterfeit products exist
Increased popularity of middle-priced items
Strategically using applications dealing with computers, and telecommunication to transmit and receive data to create value for a firm.
Mega trends of Information technology in today's Information Age
IT Megatrends in today's Information Age
Armani Tweet Talks - Fashion experts and fans
Facebook - Spring 2012 "Make the cut" design contest: collected data based on facebook fans' vote, a 12 piece collection was born.
Should be an essential part of the business
Important to analyze and use this data to make every day business decisions or forecast the future
The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.
Armani currently uses the Oracle System.
Consumerization of IT
In 2011 A|X recently launched the A|X VIDEOMIX App on Itunes. You can play with models, create your own fashionshow and share with friends.
Value Chain Improvements
Shopping through mobile
Online Armani stocks its digital shelves according to consumers choice
-offer in store pickup, store locators
-S.p.A. (Societa per Azioni) means Shared Company
-Giorgio Armani is the Sole Shareholder
-Company carries no debt
-In 1989 Armani began buying some of their suppliers
-Strategy is creating sub-brands
-Europe, North America, China
-Headquartered in Milan Italy
-Armani was "finding inspiration in the marriage of eastern minimalism and Western Luxury" after exploring these new markets
-two fold strategy
1. capture market
2.transition to GA
-Armani is a classic example of a differentiator
-High prices for high quality
-Two Fold Strategy
-"Good, Better, Best"
-Recent campaigns include a luxury home project in Beijing, a partnership with Fossil and Armani Hotels
-Accessories, A company with enough capital for hotels should design some smaller, more accessible items.
-Market Research led by big data analysis software investments
-A solid succession plan
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Marketing Brand Infrastructure
UNICEF Tap Project - provide clean water
Acqua Di Gioia Interactive App
What is Social media? - Allows us to connect and share content easily.
How does Armani use this?
Online Shopping - ability to conduct a transaction via internet from the comfort of your home
your Management Information Systems (MIS)
We will use
the needs, motivations, and behaviors of the fashion industry, retailers, and consumers.
Product Information Management Systems (PIM)
We will use our systems to give consistent, accurate and up-to-date information regarding all our products to your supply chain and all media resources.
Computer - Aided Manufacturing Software (CAM)
We will keep you current with the newest state-of-the-art software programs that will enhance your production process while continuing to produce high class products.
Giorgio Armani born July 11, 1934
1957 took job as merchandiser for LA Rinascente
Became fashion designer for Hitman before beginning freelance in 1970
July 24, 1975 launched Giorgio Armani S.p.A. which partner Sergio Galeotti
Popular film American Gigolo spikes popularity
1980's clothing was a symbol of success
1981 opens first store in Milan
1985 Galeotti dies
Continued to expand an empire
1990's 200 stores & annual sales
of $2 billion
2010 opened first hotel in Dubai
Product Strategy: high class & luxury
-exclusive design & style
Product Lines: Range from fashion wear,
cosmetics, fragrances, home goods
Brand Strategy- unique and personality based
-Customer age range 18-65
-Each subsegment targets different customer base
"Think how liberating it is for a designer to make one dress, perfectly, to satisfy only one customer..."
-Over 3000 employees
-All levels of employees in retail locations
-Shift of management after being ill
Kering Holland (the parent company who sells Gucci, St. Laurent & Sergio Rossi)
Jumeirah (Hotels and Resorts)
Continue to extend globally
Continue to include itself in a middle income market
Alliance with new market.
Low Cost Fashion Copycats
Armani is a well known Name and Brand
High Quality Items are Produced
Not keeping up with current technology
Catering only to the High Class Market
Not continuing to produce a differentiated product
"Researcher Uses Technology to Predict Fashion Trends." Researcher Uses Technology to Predict Fashion Trends. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2015.