Netflix Marketing Strategy: an overview

By John Dudovskiy
September 19, 2023

Netflix marketing strategy assists in achieving company’s corporate mission of seeking to drive conversation around Netflix content to further enhance member joy. In 2022 The streaming service spent in total to USD 2,53 billion or 8% of total revenues for marketing.[1] Netflix marketing strategy is based on the following principles:

– Guerrilla marketing. Guerrilla marketing refers to an advertisement strategy where a company uses unusual methods to draw attention of the public to the brand. The most notable cases of guerrilla marketing by the largest streaming service in the world include a hand crawling by itself in the streets of New York to promote Wednesday show, “Strange Mode” car sharing ride with Lyft and installing doll from Squid Game show in Sydney Harbour.


Netflix Marketing Strategy


– High level of service personalization. The entertainment services provider suggests personalized content to its users on the basis of the past viewed content. The on-demand media provider suggests personalized content in its platform, as well as, thorough emails to maintain the high level of customer retention.

– Meme marketing. Netflix effectively uses social media marketing in general and meme marketing in particular to increase the level of brand awareness in the global scale. One can be forgiven for mistaking Netflix social media pages for pages for meme.

– Remaining focused. Netflix only offers movies, series and documentaries. The platform does not offer news and live sports. By remaining focused on movies, series and documentaries alone, the company avoids overextension of brand image and continues to increase the value it provides to its core audience.

Netflix Inc. Report contains the above analysis of Netflix marketing strategy. The report illustrates the application of the major analytical strategic frameworks in business studies such as SWOT, PESTEL, Porter’s Five Forces, Value Chain analysis, Ansoff Matrix and McKinsey 7S Model on Netflix. Moreover, the report contains analyses of Netflix leadership, organizational structure and organizational culture. The report also comprises discussions of Netflix business strategy, ecosystem and addresses issues of corporate social responsibility.

Netflix Inc. Report

[1] Annual Report (2022) Netflix Inc.

Category: Marketing