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Brand Image

  1. 1. BRAND IMAGE A.Vineeth, MBA.
  2. 2. What is a brand? A name, a term A symbol, a sign “A name, term, sign, symbol or any other feature that identifies one seller’s product or service as distinct from those of other sellers” -The American Marketing Association
  3. 3. Brand relationships FIRM INTERACTIONS CUSTOMERS Brand image Brand identity in the mind of customers framed by marketers Brand relationships Branding process Brand the actual image of the firm in customers’ minds A new definition based on Brand relationships: Brand is created in continuously developing brand relationships where the customer forms a differentiating image of a product or service based on all kinds of brand contacts that the customer is exposed to.
  4. 4. BRAND IMAGE A unique set of associations in the minds of customers concerning what a brand stands for and the implied promises the brand makes.
  5. 5. Cont… ► The sum of all tangible & intangible traits. ► It represents all internal & external characteristics. ► It's anything & everything that influences how brand or a company is perceived by its target constituencies. ► It is the best, single marketable investment a company can make.
  6. 6. Components ► Personality and character ► Hard and Soft attributes ► Visual representations
  7. 7. Visual representations ►A white sari with a blue border ► Round shaped spectacles and a stick
  8. 8. Company image vs. Brand image Brand image = the image of a good or service which is formed in the customer’s mind Company image = the valued customers, potential customers, lost customers and other groups of people connect with the organization  The two concepts are slightly different Ex: The French national railway company: Brand image: one can travel easily and safely by train in France Company image: very paternalistic and “old fashioned” company
  9. 9. Two main different levels of company image  Corporate – THE image people have of an organization (more for big companies)  Local – obviously linked to the Corporate image but can develop its own fame and image  The 2 levels are interrelated and influence each other.
  10. 10. The importance of image  Image communicates expectations  Image is a filter influencing perceptions of the performance of the firm  Image is a function of expectations and experiences  Image has an internal impact on employees
  11. 11. Brand Image Vs Sales Sales Hi Low Healthy Unrealized Hi Brand Potential Brand Image Dying Vulnerable Low Brand
  12. 12. Advertising strategy Type of brand association : Benefit Fun, unpretentious, informal, classless, social Appropriateness of brand association Promotional advertising Theme advertising Strength of brand association Importance for consumers Consistency Uniqueness of brand association
  13. 13. Image and Identity Receiving Sending Media Brand identity Signals Brand image transmitted Other sources of Inspiration •Mimicry •Opportunity Competition •idealism And Noise
  14. 14. Contd.. ► BRAND IMAGE is a unique set of associations in the minds of customers concerning what a brand stands for and the implied promises the brand makes. ► BRAND IDENTITY is the strategic goal for the unique set of associations that a brand should stand for. These associations also imply a potential promise to customers. ► PERCEPTION GAP.
  15. 15. Brand Equity & Image Assessment
  16. 16. Developing image in the good way  What is important for customers is what they experience  Bad experiences always result in bad image Hence, if a company has a poor image, it has to take the  correct measures to improve it based on reality:  Company unknown or not well known  Action: communication campaign  Company known but performing badly  Action: internal action in order to improve performance. Communication can be used but at a second level.
  17. 17. The Top 25 Global Brands Image Share of Brand Esteem Power Mind 1 Coca-Cola 1 6 2 Sony 4 1 3 Mercedes-Benz 12 2 4 Kodak 5 9 5 Disney 8 5 6 Nestle 7 14 7 Toyota 6 23 8 McDonalds 2 85 9 IBM 20 4 10 Pepsi Cola 3 92
  18. 18. Image Share of Brand Esteem Power Mind 11 Rolls Royce 23 3 12 Honda 9 22 13 Panasonic 17 10 14 Levi’s 16 8 15 Kleenex 13 14 16 Ford 10 24 17 Volkswagen 11 26 18 Kellogg’s 14 30 19 Porsche 27 11 20 Polaroid 15 44 21 BMW 32 12 22 Colgate 21 51 23 Seiko 33 15 24 Nescafe 19 64 25 Canon 35 17
  19. 19. Thank You…

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