Nestle Purina: The global website challenge (A)
Case Study

Nestle Purina: The global website challenge (A)

8 pages
November 2017
Reference: IMD-7-1853

In early 2015, Nestlé’s Purina pet food operation undertook an assessment of its digital footprint across Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMENA). The results revealed that Purina had more than 500 websites across 15 food brands. Site development and refreshes were costly in both financial and time resources. While the sites were driving traffic, only a handful were generating what was considered to be a satisfactory level of monthly traffic. Many master websites were being strongly adapted locally and this added to the complexity. Standardization was needed to reduce time and resources, ensuring good value. Standardization was, however, a minefield with creative control being one of the last bastions of local marketing autonomy. This case describes how the standardization challenge was met and handled resulting in a successful roll out.

Learning Objective

To illustrate the globalized nature of website development.

Keywords
Centralization, Operation, Social Media, Standardization, Web
Settings
Europe, Middle East and North Africa
Nestlé Purina Petcare
2015-2016
Type
Field Research
Copyright
© 2017
Language
English
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