The aim of this paper is to compare traditional and innovative marketing practices usage by modern Russian companies. The article examines theoretical basis for the comparison of the two approaches, provides the description of innovative marketing practices, as well as the peculiarities of the development of innovative marketing practices usage in Russia. The empirical research is based on the methodology of "Contemporary marketing practices". Two stages of research were fulfilled to investigate the marketing practices usage by Russian companies. The first is quantitative: online survey, the research sample includes 303 managers from a cross-sectional sample of the Russian companies from various regions.. The second stage – qualitative: in-depth interviews with 46 respondents. To identify the specificity the investigated companies were divided into industrial and consumer. Drawing on the results of the empirical research, the innovative marketing usage by Russian companies are identified: Russian companies use a combined approach that includes practices of both traditional and innovative marketing approaches.
The paper presents key theoretical issues that allowed to research 80 most important organizational and marketing innovations in the XX century. This research may be seen as part of scientific works and advancements focused on specific features of creating and implementing innovations in organizations. However, apart from the research of most important managerial innovations conducted by G. Hamel and other scientists, authors of this paper focused their attention mostly on sources of innovation and determining conditions of their dissemination