Why did Nokia decline? The most nonsensical argument is that Nokia is too far away from Silicon Valley and it lost the ability to innovate and lead innovation. It can also be said that Nokia failed due to the continuous blow of Apple and Google. Especially Apple has rewritten the golden age of the traditional mobile phone manufacturers represented by Nokia.
Of course, this does not mean that Nokia will surely perish in the short term. Nokia will not get out of the Chinese market. Nokia can not be acquired in a short-term. However, Nokia’s decline has a variety of reasons. The only one that does not have to bear the important responsibility is probably Nokia’s marketing, especially China’s marketing team.
Nokia’s marketing has been very powerful. Whether channels or activities, whether endorsements or advertising, Nokia’s marketing and innovation are world-class. New Year’s Eve concert, superstar strategy, advertising campaign and the innovative application of Internet marketing, Nokia’s marketing throughout the industry is in the lead.
It is pity that Nokia who understands social media marketing is abandoned by the user. Even Nokia itself has given up Symbian and switched to Microsoft camp. The reality is so cruel. You may have not committed anything wrong, even always a plus in marketing, but the situation is hopeless. No matter what kind of marketing ideas and deeds can not change the decline of the Nokia product line.
Nokia’s decline is not much related with marketing, but Nokia’s case was enough to alert all the marketing people. Marketing is not everything. There are things more important than marketing, such as products.
Nokia’s has an absolute advantage in technology innovation. But the efficient operation of the corporate culture and cost control has become a stumbling block of innovative thinking. Nokia discarded the touch wave, just because it takes into account the risk of the high cost. It is reluctant to give up the lagged behind Symbian system early.
Although Nokia has seen competitors continually erode their market share, but Nokia is still reveling in the industry leader position in the past few years. When the rise of Apple and other smart phone threat and gradually replace its position, Nokia was awakened and rushed to find partners like Microsoft. Nokia today have lost even the hope of turning over.
Analysts of the industry say that technology innovation is the key factor of mobile phone manufacturers. Marketing is not everything. The products and technology innovation play a more important role.