B2B Brand Management

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B2B Brand Management
Authors: Philip Kotler
Year: 2006
Publisher: Springer
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9783540253600
ISBN 3033540253602
Categorie: Sales and Marketing
Pages: 367
Edition: 1

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B2B Brand Management Philip Kotler, Waldemar Pfoertsch, I. Michi

As products become increasingly similar, companies are turning to branding as a way to create a preference for their offerings. Branding has been the essential factor in the success of well-known consumer goods such as Coca Cola, McDonald’s, Kodak, and Mercedes. In fact, these brands are worth many times more than the book value of the property used to make these brands. Now it is time for more industrial companies to start using branding in a sophisticated way. Some industrial companies have led the way… Caterpillar, DuPont, Siemens, GE. But industrial companies must understand that branding goes far beyond building names for a set of offerings. Branding is about promising that the company’s offering will create and deliver a certain level of performance. The promise behind the brand becomes the motivating force for all the activities of the company and its partners. Thus if Motorola promises six sigma quality, then everyone at Motorola is driven to create and deliver this level of performance. Thus branding is the road that a company must travel to define what it wants to be excellent at and how its offerings differ from competitors. Branding is the outward expression of the company’s earlier decisions on positioning its products and articulating its value propositions to buyers. When branding works, the sales people enter the offices of customers already well-known and respected who stand ready to give them a hearing. Our book is one of the first to probe deeply into the art and science of branding industrial products. We provide the concepts, the theory, and dozens of cases illustrating the successful branding of industrial goods.
Categories:
Business & Economics – Sales & Marketing
Year:
2006
Edition:
1
Publisher:
Springer
Language:
english
Pages:
367
ISBN 10:
3540253602
ISBN 13:
9783540253600
File:
91 MB

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