Strategic Marketing in the Luxury Goods Industry


  • Florence Bwambale ISBAT University


Luxury Goods Industry, Strategic Marketing, Global Markets, Digital Transformation, Sustainability Practices, Consumer Behavior, Jean-Noël Kapferer, Exclusivity, Global Collaborations, Emotional Branding.


This comprehensive study explores the intricate dynamics of strategic marketing in the luxury goods industry, examining its impact on the performance and success of luxury brands. The research spans diverse global markets, including the USA, Canada, Europe, and Africa, to provide a nuanced understanding of regional variations influenced by cultural, economic, and consumer behavior factors. The study employs Jean-Noël Kapferer's Luxury Brand Management Framework to establish a theoretical foundation, emphasizing the crucial role of exclusivity and compelling brand narratives. Insights are drawn from various empirical studies conducted, highlighting key themes such as the influence of digital transformation, sustainability practices, global collaborations, and consumer behavior on the luxury goods industry. The United States, as a robust market for luxury brands, showcases the impact of digital marketing strategies on the industry's success, with a focus on e-commerce and social media. Canada's unique blend of international influences and local preferences is explored, emphasizing the role of multiculturalism and personalized customer experiences. Europe, with its rich cultural heritage, emphasizes the significance of heritage and craftsmanship in shaping the success of luxury brands. In Africa, a growing affluent consumer base and cultural sensitivity are identified as key factors influencing luxury brand performance. Global collaborations, exemplified by Louis Vuitton and Supreme, and the incorporation of sustainability practices, like those by Stella McCartney and Canada Goose, emerge as pivotal strategies in the luxury goods industry. The study identifies and addresses critical research gaps, including the evolving role of digital platforms, the long-term implications of sustainability practices, and methodological gaps in emotional branding measurement. The findings contribute to theoretical advancements, offering practical insights for marketers, and suggesting policy considerations for regulators and policymakers. The research enhances our understanding of the complex interplay of strategic marketing elements and their impact on luxury brand success, providing a valuable resource for academia, industry professionals, and policymakers alike.




How to Cite

Bwambale, F. (2024). Strategic Marketing in the Luxury Goods Industry. Journal of Strategic Marketing Practice, 1(1), 30–39. Retrieved from