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Wine Marketing: The Case of Micro and Small Wine Companies in the Czech Republic

Proceeding: 5th International Conference on Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (IMES)

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Page : 641-653

Keywords : wine marketing; marketing tools; micro and small business; family business;

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Wine marketing is one of the main reasons of survival and development of micro and small wine companies, that have own rules and advantages which allow to stay in that upcoming craft. Micro and small companies is a major part of wine business in the Czech Republic. The purpose is to understand the specifics of wine marketing perception and find out which marketing tools most affect the success of the wine company within the framework of case study.Design/methodology/approach: A brief comprehensive review of recent scientific literature and articles published predominantly in marketing oriented journals was carried out followed by a qualitative case study. The concerning research part has the form of a case study. There a survey was conducted, namely the face-to-face structured interviews, which belongs to the verbal form of questioning methods commonly employed in qualitative research. Open-ended questions were used in this study that is approach of grounded theory. The qualitative content analysis was carried out for analysing obtained data. Findings: The research determines generalized understanding of wine marketing in the Czech Republic within micro and small wine companies from the theoretical and practical view. The most important and useful marketing tools were detected and confirmed by respondents’ quotations in the framework of case study. This study shows that respondents basically understand the definition of "wine marketing" in narrow image as a mean of promotion. The main purposes and influence of wine marketing on the business success were discovered within the framework of conducted case study.Research/practical implications: This study focuses on a creation of framework for further research for application wine marketing principals within the context of micro and small companies located in the South Moravian region in the Czech Republic. Results of the study are useful for both theorists and practitioners. Conclusions and that grounding can be as a platform for the development of further in-depth theoretical model of wine marketing. Representatives of the wine business might be interested in conducting a comparative analysis of the activity and the possible use of a well-functioning marketing tools. Originality/value: This paper reflects the perception of selected wine marketing of wine business representatives in the South Moravia region in the Czech Republic. The admitted practical applications of wine marketing tools are equally beneficial.

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