Brand Positioning is an English translation of an exceptionally well-renowned Dutch textbook, which provides a practical approach to analysing, defining and developing a brand's positioning strategy.
Divided into three key parts, the book works step-by-step through the creation of an effective marketing strategy, combining an academic approach with the strategic and operational guidelines, tools and techniques required. Unlike other textbooks, it has a unique focus on the relationship between branding, marketing and communications, exploring brand values, brand identity and brand image, and analysing how these can be transformed into a successful positioning strategy, using international case studies, examples and practical exercises.
This textbook will be core reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of marketing strategy, branding, marketing communications and consumer behaviour. It will also be of great value to marketing and communications professionals looking to develop and maintain their company's brand.
Brand Positioning: Connecting Marketing Strategy and Communications
Part I: Foundations 1. Relevance of Brand Positioning 2. Essentials of Brand Postioning Part II: The Creation of the Brand Positioning Strategy 3. Customer Needs and Customer Values 4. Brand Image and Brand Values 5. Brand Identity 6. Brand Positioning: Mindshare and Heartshare Part III: The Implementation of the Brand Positioning Strategy 7. Brand Positioning and Communication 8. Brand Positioning and Brand Architecture 9. Brand Positioning, Brand Names, and Visual Design 10. Brand Positioning and Employees