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Brand Building

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  1. Brand Building

  2. What is Brand building? Involves all the activities that are necessary to nurture a brand into a healthy cash flow stream for the company after launch

  3. Advertising does a lot to help build brands Every ad contributes to make the brand what it is in the minds of the consumer – David Ogilvy A company’s brand is the primary source of its competitive advantage and is a very valuable strategic asset – David Aaker

  4. Brand Equity • When a commodity becomes a brand, it is said to have ‘equity’. It starts with a name and can go up or down depending on the marketing activity that is done by the marketer. A name becomes a brand when consumers associate it with a set of tangible and intangible benefits that they obtain from the product or service.

  5. How to measure equity? • The premium a brand can command in the market • The difference between the intrinsic and perceived value of the product

  6. Building Brand Equity • Distinguish product from others in the market – Value proposition • Align what it says about the brand in advertising with what it actually delivers – Creating the brand

  7. Power Brands • Generates enormous profits • Expands future strategic opportunities

  8. What do power brands have that others don’t? • A distinctive product • Delivering brand promise • Personality and presence

  9. Personality • Emotional bond with the customer • Generates relationships measurably stronger than ordinary brands

  10. Presence • Seem to be present everywhere, enforcing distinctiveness • National/international scale • Successful brand extensions • Multiple concept and channels

  11. Brand managers of market-savvy companies need • Superior insight into customer needs • Ability to devise product/services that powerfully meet those needs • Agility to redefine its offering as those needs change • Creativity to produce exciting and compelling advertising

  12. Shape Colour Size Models Price Features Benefits Grades Tangibles of brand equity

  13. Company name Brand name Slogan and its underlying associations Perceived quality Brand awareness Customer base Trademarks and patents Channel relationships Customer loyalty Customer confidence Competitive advantage Intangibles of brand equity

  14. Value Proposition • Broad positioning • Specific positioning • Value positioning

  15. Creating the brand • Choosing brand name • Developing rich associations and promises • Manage customer brand contacts to meet and exceed customer expectations

  16. Porter’s strategic choices • Product differentiator • Low cost leader • ‘Nicher’

  17. Positioning guards • Should not be overpositioned • Should not be underpositioned • Should not be ambiguous • Should not promise irrelevant benefits • Promise should be credible

  18. Choosing a brand name • What does it mean? • What performance/ expectations/ associations does it evoke? • What degree of preference does it create?

  19. Brand names should denote • Product benefits • Product quality • Be easy to pronounce/remember/recognise • Be distinctive • Not have poor meanings in other countries or languages

  20. Brand Associations • ‘owned’ word • Slogans • Colours • Symbols and logos

  21. These are used to create the Brand personality, just like a human being. Therefore in some way the values and personality of the ambassador rubs off into the brand. Therfore the brand and choice of the ambassador must fit. Brand Ambassadors

  22. Brand Status Esteem Familiarity

  23. Brand Vitality • Differentiation in consumer’s mind • Differentiation relevant to consumer’s need

  24. Brand Pitfalls • Brand experience must match brand image • Calls for managing every brand contact