CP companies search for limelight
Are consumer products (CP) companies about to have their Hollywood moment? Studios traditionally have been dream factories for consumers in a linear supply chain consisting of theaters and retail. But the combination of digital technology and Millennials has radically altered the entertainment industry. To reach increasingly empowered consumers, Hollywood is now a content creator at the center of a digital ecosystem, with business models that range from retail to direct-to-consumer. Similarly, for CP companies, time, technology, changing consumer lifestyles, as well as disruptive competitors, are creating new opportunities beyond the traditional. To take advantage, they must use digital technologies and secure the broadest possible ecosystem of business partners to create compelling brand experiences, drive purchase behavior and create unbreakable bonds with consumers.
About the authors
Consumer Products Industry Expert and Futurist,
IBM Distinguished Engineer,
IBM Global Business Services
Director, Global Consumer Products Industry Solutions,
IBM Sales & Distribution
Global Consumer Products Industry Lead,
IBM Institute for Business Value
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