Take a guess.
7.000 new products were introduced in Brazil in the first semester of 2009. Nearly 6% of all new products introduced in the world. Why?
For various reasons.
1. Brazil has the youngest population, excluding Africa, of the world. 26 year average, just in the beginning of a life cycle. That is a wonderful market to try new products. If you choose Switzerland, were everyone is loyal to a 30 year old brand, you may not be that successful.
2. Brazilians for many other reasons, are curious, technologically bent, and will try out everything new. We have more cell phones, more people on the internet, 80% of ORKUT affiliates of the world are Brazilian.
3. We speak a single language, USA has two, Switzerland has 4, and so on. Great for reducing advertising costs.
4. We are a melting pot of many cultures, we have Poles, Italians, Lebanese, Japanese, Afro-American descendants, a true cross section of what you will find when you go international with your product.
I have been recommending for more than 10 years, that multinational companies transfer at least one of their research centers to Brazil, because that is were a research center should be, next to its test market.
For the reasons above, Brazil will be the center of most multinational companies marketing strategies, in the future because of its unique stratified, young and same speaking people.
If you do not have a research center in Brazil, talk to us, we will be pleased to help you.