Brand Architecture

Techniques for brand portfolio management

Brand Architecture

Jo Bowman, Event Reports, dmexco, September 2015

This event report looks at how automaker BMW is shifting its marketing emphasis away from its engineering prowess to include the benefits and fun of the technology it now incorporates in its cars.

Kaleel Rahman and Charles S. Areni, International Journal of Market Research, Digital First, September 2015
Researchers suggest quantification of qualitative data as an innovative approach to knowledge creation. Brand associations, a form of qualitative data, are common in measuring customer-based brand equity.

David Tiltman, Event Reports, Cannes Lions, June 2015

This event report explains how Tic Tacs, the confectionery brand owned by Ferrero, developed a new 'Minions' themed product following social media demand.

Ray Crook, WPP Atticus Awards, Merit, Nature and Value of Insights, 2015

This report draws lessons from analysis of new product launches in Asia to help businesses improve their innovation processes.

Geoffrey Precourt, Event Reports, ARF Re:think, March 2015

This event report covers how Dannon, the dairy group, has enhanced the status of its Light & Fit brand - a player in the very competitive US weight-management category.

Stephen Whiteside, Event Reports, IEG Sponsorship, April 2015

This event report outlines how Carhartt, the workwear manufacturer, engaged consumers in a new way by developing a branded craft beer.

Patrick Fagan, Admap, April 2015

This article argues that Coca-Cola's new low-sugar variant - Coca-Cola Life - is doomed to fail.

Merry Baskin, Warc Best Practice, March 2015

This article analyses what brand models are for, examines different types and provides a checklist of how to use them.

Les Binet and Sarah Carter, Admap, March 2015

This article argues that brands should refrain from new product development for the sake of having something 'new' to talk about, and instead build better emotional connections with consumers.



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