Page 7: Conclusion
The marketing mix is all good and well but it doesn”t paint the full picture. To understand it we must look at the “touchy, feely” elements of business which are less often discussed. Diesel has built its existence around that touchy, feely passion with every one of its 2,200 employees living the Diesel brand. Diesel is the perfect company to allow us to see how this dry theory actually works in real life: how the passion of a founder like Renzo Rosso can be communicated around a company and breathed into each and every one of its diverse products.
Diesel grew into a global household name for premium clothing but it all started from that one man wanting to do something unusual, something “stupid”. Stubbornly he stuck to his belief in doing the unusual and it has created a global company whose products are enjoyed by millions. More importantly, this has created a lifestyle a whole new approach to the way we see a brand. Diesel is an experience which interacts with and entertains its customers a far deeper relationship than most other brands.
Being driven by passion and the desire to do something special naturally ties these elements together. Understanding theory like the marketing mix in a company like Diesel can be difficult if we expect the elements of price, place, product and promotion to be separate from each other. It becomes easier if, like a magic eye picture, we look beyond the dry theory and realise all of these elements are inseparably bound together by the passion of people like Renzo Rosso who have dedicated their lives to treating their work as an artistic expression of their feelings.