The Role of Brand and Brand Equity Marketing

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Introduction
In the current world of business, every company is concerned with instituting measures to brand itself within the market and gain an appreciable competitive advantage over other players in the market. Most of the companies concentrate on what makes a brand strong and how to build a strong brand. In this regard, these questions can only be answered by applying Customer-Based Brand Equity (CBBE) model. This model facilitates in understanding the brand equity and ways inn which it is supposed to be built, evaluated, and managed. Besides, the approach of this model is from a customers’ perspective, individual or organization, because they are the nerve of successful marketing. Reason being marketers are wary of ‘what do different brands mean to consumers?’ and ‘how does the brand knowledge of consumers affect their response to marketing activity?’
Brand is an important asset to any business and it depicts what a business enterprise is made of or it is about in a snapshot. Park et al. (1986) in his work agues that brand represent an enormous valuable property and are capable of influencing customer’s behavior or will as facilitating security for sustained future revenues to the business enterprise. The fundamental concept of brand equity lies in the fact that the brand has power implanted in customer’s mind and this is facilitated by their experience over a long period of time. Therefore, brand equity is a culmination of processes that head to realization of a special and distinct brand identify. In this respect, this paper takes a closer look at the Ralph Lauren’s brand equity and brand association using the CBBE model.
Customer-Based Brand Equity (CBBE) Model
Figure 1. Customer-Based Brand Equity pyramid.
The first step entails building a brand salience with the customers and encompasses the frequency with which and how easily consumers a brand is…...

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