Skip to content Skip to navigation

Mia by Tanishq: Jewellery to Entice the Working Woman in India

Discipline:

Description

In 1995, Titan launched the first branded range of jewellery – ‘Tanishq’ – in India’s highly fragmented and disorganised jewellery market. Tanishq performed exceedingly well, attracting a large customer base that was assured of quality and purity. However, the business recognises customer sentiments impacted by inflation, uncertain economic conditions and rising gold prices. The industry was also concerned that the young Indian woman is uninterested in and unexcited about jewellery.

To address this challenge, as well as expand the company’s reach and customer base, the Tanishq team identified a hitherto neglected segment – working women. Within 12 months, it conducted activities ranging from customer segment identification and understanding, as well as defining the proper distribution channels for aligning with the segments. The ‘Mia’ brand was subsequently launched as “the Tanishq for work wear, for the working women”.

Mia’s design and retail strategy continues to evolve three years after its launch. But despite this growth, it is almost impossible to identify the market size of potential Mia customers. Moreover, the needs of these target consumers’ are changing rapidly, and so, refreshing the range – while maintaining its affordability – is a challenge. How large would Mia’s market be? Can it become a brand in its own right? Could it be the next Tanishq for Titan?

The case can be used in both undergraduate and graduate courses in topics related to marketing innovation and branding strategy.

Inspection copies and teaching notes are available for university faculty. To receive an inspection copy and teaching note, please email cmpshop@smu.edu.sg with your registered faculty email ID and a link to your contact information on the faculty directory at your university as verification. An inspection copy and teaching note will then be sent to your faculty email account.

Downloads

SMU Faculty/Staff can download the case & teaching note on iNet with your SMU login ID & Password via the following links:

·       The Case (SMU-15-0009)

·       Teaching Note (SMU-15-0009TN)

For purchase of the case and supplementary materials via The Case Centre, please access the following links:

·       The Case (SMU-15-0009)

·       Teaching Note (SMU-15-0009TN)

Published Date

15 Jun 2015

Industry

Year Completed

Temporal Coverage

Data Source

Geographic Coverage

S$6.00


(Please note you are purchasing the case only.)

Looking for something?