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Your client is a newspaper/magazine company in the UK with approximately £2bn revenue.

Business is very lucrative, but revenue is expected to decrease slowly in the coming years, however the reasons are not yet clear.

The client has brought us in to figure out why revenue is decreasing and ways to turn the tide to even increase revenue.

Case Overview

In this OC&C case study, you have been brought in by your client to help ward off an impending decrease in profitability despite the fact that business is booming right now. It’s up to dive into the British newspaper market, do your research to get to know the market and your client, and come back with a recommendation for moving forward. What would you tackle first?

The Profitability Framework will prove useful for approaching this case, but don’t stop there. To get the most out of your case study practice, take the basic framework and add your own experience and business acumen to come up with a solution that will benefit your client and showcase your common sense.

With a qualitative difficulty score of 3/4, this is a case study similar to what you could expect from a OC&C second round interview. There are no diagrams in the case.

Interview Tips: OC&C

What is OC&C looking for? Candidates who can use common sense and logic in their workflows.

Remember that when structuring your response and stick to sound logic.

For the best cast study practice focus on the following:

  • Find 1 to 2 areas where you need to improve and start addressing them.
  • Work on your overall communication and polish and be ready to impress.

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