To extend its international presence, Martinetti International has formed an expansion strategy focused on acquiring other like enterprises outside the European region. Martinetti, a subsidiary of a publicly owned parent company, is based in Rome where it enjoys an established brand name and superb reputation. As part of Martinettiâ€™s globalization strategy, it has acquired Sand Coast Resort Group located in the heart of Chinatown, Singapore. Both hotel enterprises share common business values and excellent reputations, and offer high-end luxury accommodations for the local businessman and international traveler. The acquisition offers Martinetti ownership of the Sand Coast brand, trademarks, and contracts for the 9 Sand Coast hotel holdings. With this acquisition, Martinetti gains a footprint in Southeast Asia and expands its holdings 27 percent. Sand Coast has strong brand recognition in the region and has a portfolio that includes both hospitality services and travel agencies. Martinetti, a cross-culture organization, is comprised of approximately 65 percent Italian employees with the remaining representing 7 other countries and languages. San Coast also has a cross-cultural workforce with 88 percent being Singaporean of Chinese, Malay, and Indian ethnicity. Chinese is the official language.
As a member of the Martinetti management team, you have been selected to meet with the Sand Coast Resort leadership team to discuss Martinettiâ€™s approach to market the acquisition in both countries. Your task is to convince the Sand Coast team that Martinelli has a sound strategic communications plan. Please discuss the promotional goals and cultural factors you would discuss with Sand Coast and what aspects of the recommended promotional strategy you would address.