Panasonic announces key changes in marketing outlook
September 13, 2017

More visibility across MEA, for one

The last few years have been challenging for Panasonic, and the period has seen the brand consolidating its product lines, and make great in-roads into the white goods segment in the region.

With many other brands eyeing the space now, Panasonic today announced a few key changes in its marketing strategies for the year ahead. This coincides with the arrival of Mr. Hiroki Soejima, as the new Managing Director for Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa.

jcrop-previewThe key take away from the event was a higher emphasis on increased visibility for the brand via marketing campaigns, market penetration through strategic alliance with key mass retailers and product enhancement by introducing ‘local-fit’ product line-ups. The brand direction also included focusing on the premium, aspirational end of the market in categories like televisions, cameras and home appliances.

jcrop-previewA marketing campaign themed as ‘Makers of Quality. Mastered in Japan.’ was introduced at the event, which essentially led the direction to focusing on the strong legacy of the brand and its history in the region. 

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering.  Reach him at:  
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