Editorial: Appealing to Muslims

In her editorial, Judie Lannon introduces the Quarter 1, 2011 edition of Market Leader and discusses the significance of the rise of the Asian market and awareness of Muslim consumers

Editorial: Appealing to Muslims

Judie Lannon

In 1991 Stephen King wrote a prescient article predicting, among other things, the rise of the ‘corporate brand’ in coming years. And lo, this has indeed come about. In the past two decades we have seen an increasing emphasis on corporate rather than individual product branding. The contributing factors are many, not least of which is the influence of the new sectors – technology, whether electronic or digital – and the continuing importance of the service sector where corporate brands predominate.

Similarly, the growing significance of Asian companies adds to the increasing dominance...

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