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Seeing the Big Branding Picture Your brand is an image that makes its way into consumers’ minds to influence how they think and buy. It’s based on the promise people believe about you and the reputation they link with your name as the result of all the times and ways they’ve come into contact with you, your name, your logo, or any aspect of your brand. The red-hot history of branding In spite of the fact that “branding” is the biggest buzzword in today’s business world, most consumers still link the concept back to the Old West, where brand symbols were burned onto the hides of steers and stallions in order to identify livestock that may have ventured off the ranch or away from the herd.
To save your brand from this pitfall, turn to Chapters 8 and 19 for help writing and enforcing brand presentation and management rules. 6. Perception analysis: In a consumer’s mind — which is where brands live and thrive — a brand is a set of beliefs about what a company offers, promises, and stands for. Great brands continually monitor brand perceptions to see that they’re in alignment with the brand owner’s aspirations and in synch with consumer wants and needs. ) Based on the results of perception analysis, brand owners begin their loop around the branding cycle again, this time adjusting their products, finetuning their positioning statements, strengthening their promises, updating their presentations, rewriting their brand management rules, and once again monitoring perceptions in order to guide ongoing brand realignments and revitalizations.
Step 3: Position your product or service Positioning is how you find and win a place for your offering in the marketplace and in consumers’ minds. Consumers are so overwhelmed with product choices and marketing messages that they take in messages that seem distinctly meaningful. They make mind space only for products or services that provide unique solutions to problems or needs that aren’t already being addressed by competing products. To determine your market position, follow these four steps: 1.