Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 1.0 (A), Hawai'i Pacific University (-), course: Marketing Lecture MBA Programm, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The United Colors of Benetton: a company of colors and controversies. Offering the world an insight to fashion, as well as, human equality and world issues, Benetton gives us stylish clothing and innovative promotion. While trying to capture an audience favoring Italian character in style and design, the company additionally desires to present the world with contentious campaigns to awaken thoughts and debates. These controversies are jeopardizing Benetton's position in the industry, and its reputation of being trendily unique and committing to world harmony. The United Colors of Benetton (Benetton), an Italian based company, is primarily focusing its business on clothing and controversial advertising. Presented all over the world, the company is available to young and old in combined colors and stylish fashion. In the following pages a complete internal and external analysis of the company will be explained, as well as, a description of the company's overall standing. The alternatives as seen are described to include the advantages and drawbacks of each alternative. Conclusively, a recommendation based upon all of the findings outlined is prescribed.