36 - Sandrine Crener de Schutter, Harvard Business School
In Ep. 36 of Earned, Conor sits down with Sandrine Crener de Schutter, program director at Harvard Business School and expert in all things luxury marketing. We start the episode by diving into the challenges and advantages of online teaching and remote learning, and hear why Sandrine believes virtual instruction can facilitate more individualized learning models for different types of students. Sandrine then shares where her passion for education came from, and describes how she helped rebuild and rebrand the International University of Monaco, which soon ranked among the top MBA programs in Europe. We switch gears to ask Sandrine, a luxury marketing professor at Harvard, what her definition of luxury is, before exploring how prominent cultural differences, and the rise of influencers and social media, have shaped global luxury marketing. Finally, Sandrine offers key insights from her case study on Supreme’s marketing strategy, and we close the show by discussing how brands can break into China—the world’s largest luxury market.