possible launch of Aquatred. Great Year Consulting. Page 5. 1. Subsidiary Issues . •Maximizing the benefits of a launch through an Background: Goodyear. After many years of R&D, Goodyear has developed the Aquatred, an innovative new tire. However, the tire industry has matured and evolved, raising questions. Goodyear Aquarted tyre launch case anaalysis by rishi

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However, the tire industry has matured and evolved, raising questions concerning the Aquatred’s ability to gain support from Goodyear’s independent tire dealers. Students must use information lauunch channel evolution and consumer behavior to make two decisions: Also explores issues involved in managing a complex distribution structure during a time of rapid change.

The Aquatred Launch Condensed.

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Finance General Management Marketing. Technology and Operations Management. The Aquatred Launch Condensed Goodyear is planning to launch an innovative new tire in a price sensitive and highly competitive category.

Goodyear: The Aquatred Launch

The case deals with channel conflicts and management issues arising in mature product categories. About the Author John A. CFI-M could expand aggressively by mass marketing to the general population. A more conservative approach would use targeted communications and promotions. Diaz needs to build an argument for a specific growth strategy and recommend which marketing investments CFI-M should pursue.

The case can be used to discuss strategy, positioning, and marketing communications, which are relevant to considering alternative strategies for growth. The case touches on the potential benefits and risks of each option given the competitive landscape, customer perceptions, and demand determinants. Students should find aquztred product and distribution easy to understand, but the international market context provides a unique opportunity to apply core marketing principles.


The case is recommended for upper-level undergraduate students or first-year MBA students studying marketing strategy.

Goodyear: The Aquatred Launch

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