ISBN-10:
0470613580
ISBN-13:
2900470613589
Pub. Date:
01/25/2011
Publisher:
Wiley
Brand Relevance: Making Competitors Irrelevant / Edition 1

Brand Relevance: Making Competitors Irrelevant / Edition 1

by David A. Aaker

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ISBN-13: 2900470613589
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/25/2011
Edition description: NE
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

David A. Aaker is vice chairmanof Prophet Brand Strategy, an executive advisor to Dentsu Inc., and Professor Emeritus of Marketing Strategy at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Winning the Brand Relevance Battle.

Cases: The Japanese Beer Industry and The U.S. ComputerIndustry.

Gaining Brand Preference.

The Brand Relevance Model.

Creating New Categories or Subcategories.

Levels of Relevance.

The New Brand Challenge.

The First-Mover Advantage.

The Payoff.

Creating New Categories or Subcategories—FourChallenges.

The Brand Relevance Model Versus Others.

2. Understanding Brand Relevance: Categorizing, FramingConsideration, and Measurement.

Categorization.

It's All About Framing.

Consideration Set as a Screening Step.

Measuring Relevance.

3. Changing the Retail Landscape.

Cases:

Muji.

IKEA.

Zara.

H&M.

Best Buy.

Whole Foods Market.

The Subway Story.

Zappos.

4. Market Dynamics in the Automobile Industry.

Cases:

Toyota's Prius Hybrid.

The Saturn Story.

The Chrysler Minivan.

Tata’s Nano.

Yugo.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Zipcar.

5. The Food Industry Adapts.

Cases:

Fighting the Fat Battle.

Nabisco Cookies.

Dreyer’s Slow Churned Ice Cream.

P&G’s Olestra.

From Fat to Health.

General Mills and the Health Trends.

Healthy Choice.

6. Finding New Concepts.

Case: Apple.

Concept Generation.

Sourcing Concepts.

Prioritizing the Analysis.

7. Evaluation.

Case: Segway's Human Transporter.

Evaluation: Picking the Winners.

Is There a Market—Is the Opportunity Real?

Can We Compete and Win?

Does the Offering Have Legs?

Beyond Go or No-Go—A Portfolio of Concepts.

8. Defining the Category or Subcategory.

Case: Salesforce.com.

Defining a New Category or Subcategory.

Functional Benefits Delivered by the Offering.

Customer-Brand Relationship—Beyond the Offering.

Categories and Subcategories: Complex and Dynamic.

Managing the Category or Subcategory.

9. Creating Barriers: Sustaining the Differentiation.

Case: Yamaha Disklavier.

Creating Barriers to Competition.

Investment Barriers.

Owning a Compelling Benefit or Benefits.

Relationships with Customers.

Link the Brand to the Category or Subcategory.

10. Maintaining Relevance in the Face of MarketDynamics.

Case: Walmart

Avoiding the Loss of Relevance.

Product Category or Subcategory Relevance.

Category or Subcategory Relevance Strategies.

Energy Relevance.

Gaining Relevance—The Hyundai Case.

11. Innovative Organization.

Case: GE.

The Innovative Organization.

Selective Opportunism.

Dynamic Strategic Commitment.

Organization-Wide Resource Allocation. 

Epilogue: The Yin and Yang of the Relevance Battle.

Notes.

Index.

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Every company wants to produce a product or service so successful that people equate it with a market category. Xerox did it with copiers, and the word “Kleenex” has become a common synonym for tissue. Today’s category-defining brands include Toyota’s Prius and Apple’s iPod. Firms such as Zappos, Best Buy and Amazon have introduced offerings so revolutionary they redefined their markets and created new categories. Moreover, they made it almost impossible for competitors to enter the fray. In this in-depth work, brand guru David A. Aaker provides a model for making your brand relevant and dominant. This thorough, well-researched work resembles a textbook, even though Aaker keeps it lively with dozens of case studies. getAbstract highly recommends Aaker’s well-presented information to marketers and branding practitioners.