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21 April 2021
Brand ‘fame’ is built on four facets
Brand equity & strengthBrand identity & image
Marketers should use a framework or four conditions for building their brand’s fame, according to a new piece by former planner and author Paul Feldwick (based on his new book, Why Does the Pedlar Sing?).
Why it matters
Fame is widely recognised as an important aspect of brand-building, but what fame is, and how to generate is, is not widely understood or analysed by marketers.
There are four facets of fame for brands to consider:
The intrinsic appeal, attraction, or ‘stickiness’ of the product or performance, as experienced by the public
The ability to reach mass audiences, and be seen to reach mass audiences
Distinctiveness that uniquely identifies the famous object
Social diffusion, or the active involvement of the public in sharing and otherwise engaging with the famous thing.
“We can, and should, make the verbal leap from dry, precise ‘mental availability’ to lively, colloquial ‘fame’. After all, nobody ever wrote a hit musical called ‘Mental Availability’.”