Brand relevance [electronic resource] : making competitors irrelevant / David A. Aaker
- Aaker, David A.
- San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2011.
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 381 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- The Jossey-Bass business & management series
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- License restrictions may limit access.
- Winning the brand relevance battle -- Understanding brand relevance: categorizing, framing, consideration, and measurement -- Changing the retail landscape -- Market dynamics in the automobile industry -- The food industry adapts -- Finding new concepts -- Evaluation -- Defining and managing the category or subcategory -- Creating barriers: sustaining the differentiation -- Gaining and maintaining relevance in the face of market dynamics -- The innovative organization.
- "Substantial market trends and transformational innovations are creating markets and making others irrelevant. The result is a major threat for nearly every business and a significant opportunity for a few. This book will be the first marketing strategy book to develop and leverage the concept of brand relevance. To remain relevant, a firm can create a new category or subcategory-- such as iPod, Cirque du Soleil, and eBay did-- where competitors are eliminated. Or a firm can redefine an existing category or subcategory by creating or elevating an offering feature or characteristic--as Prius created a subcategory defined by gas mileage and technology, or Westin did with its Heavenly Bed. In either case, a firm can create or own a new business arena or submarket in which some or all competitors are not relevant. Instead of being the best, the goal is to be the only--making competitors irrelevant"--
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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