Bob Haas is the Chairman of Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&CO.) and the great-great-grandnephew of the company’s founder, Levi Strauss. The company is privately held by descendants of the family of Levi Strauss.
Founded in 1853 by Bavarian immigrant Levi Strauss, Levi Strauss ; Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel marketers with sales in more than 100 countries.
There is no other company with a comparable global presence in the jeans and casual trousers markets. All market-leading apparel products are sold under the Levi’s, Dockers and Levi Strauss Signature brands.
The Levi’s brand definitely has a stylish and cool image that aims to attract a younger audience. This is successfully done through the use of catchy music and by using strange new concepts that you do not normally see. Levi jeans are portrayed in such a way that they would only interest young people.
Four core values are at the heart of Levi Strauss & Co.: Empathy, Originality, Integrity and Courage.
Levi’s and Dockers can be bought from stores on every continent in the world.
I don’t think that Levi Strauss & Co. are in close rivalry with any other jeans companies because no other jeans companies are anywhere near as successful as Levi’s. If I was asked to name a jeans company I would only be able to think of Levi’s. This is probably because Levi’s are the only jeans company to launch a successful chain of television advertisements that are always original. Originality is an important value to Levi Strauss ; Co.
The main consumers of this product would be mostly male, between twenty and thirty years old. Probably living a ‘laddish’ lifestyle in one of the main cities in Britain or America. Would also probably wear other brand jeans like Diesel or Lee.
Levi Strauss ; Co. has been in business for around 150 years.
The advertisers have definitely aimed the advertising for Levi Strauss ; Co. towards television because the Levi’s advertisements are often so different and surprising to the audience that they cannot be done justice on the radio or in a magazine because movement and sound are necessary to provide the impact that the Levi’s adverts have. You rarely see a Levi’s advert anywhere other than on TV.
Every one of Levi’s advertising campaigns are done on a large scale. The television adverts can be seen worldwide. The Levi’s TV adverts seemed to build up after the company became more and more popular, coming up with clever new ideas and challenging the audience.
I would find it hard to say how the advertisements address their target audience because the adverts are very different. I would say it addresses the audience as a friend or, judging by the type of people who buy Levi jeans, as one of the lads.
In the ‘twisted to fit’, television advert shock tactics are used to really capture the viewers attention. Also the music is key part of attracting the target audience. By using the kind of music that the target audience would like then the target audience will feel that Levi’s is something they want to be a part of.
Music is also a very important strategy used in the ‘Flat Eric’ advertisements. The music that is used will be popular with the target audience but humour is also used through the stuffed toy that nods its head to the music. If you watch an advert that makes you laugh then you become interested in it and want to see it again. I think that humour is a good way of successfully attracting a target audience.