MAC COSMETICS PROMOTIONAL STRATEGY
MAC (Makeup Art Cosmetics) is originally a Canadian company that has been operating for more than 20 years and it has already penetrate to many countries all around the world, in the North and South America at most. It sells brand cosmetics of high quality that is intended for professional as well as everyday usage. The brand is sought-after also by many celebrities, fashion models, and photographers because of its delicate texture, huge choice of colors, and durability. The products are usually very well tolerated on every skin type and MAC make-up items are also suitable for women with sensitive eyes. The prices of the MAC cosmetics are comparable with other high quality world brands, i.e. those which cannot be bought in drugstores, but in the specialized cosmetic stores or international perfumeries that the company has a contract with. That hinders the company from further expansion into other countries, mainly in Central and Eastern Europe, because of the limited ways of sale. In the recent years, MAC has slowed down its spreading out around Europe and does not intend any sale strategy changes or new retail sale contracts. Since there is no online sale through Internet outside the United States, Central and East Europeans have no possibility to buy the MAC cosmetics except traveling for it abroad. Additionally, weak promotion causes awareness decline and lower sales for the last year. The company uses celebrities (actress, singers) as representatives or models. However, there is lack of advertisements and promotional campaigns that would attract ordinary women to try the brand make-up. Recent slow expansion of the company is caused mainly by the limited ways of sale and by the worries about the loss of control in the case of penetrating new markets. The company does not think about any other practices than retail contract sales and refuse the offers from abroad to get MAC products in there. “The demand for MAC...
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