Brand Equity


Exhibit 2.0   As people get to know a brand they develop thoughts and feelings about the brand.


Brand equity is the incremental value that a brand derives from the thoughts and feelings that it evokes.

Prior to its launch in 1985, 190,000 taste tests undisputedly confirmed that consumers preferred the New Coke formulation. What mattered, however, was the extraordinary affinity for Coca-Cola, the brand. This state of mind that aroused the outpouring of affection for the brand is its source of equity.

Ultimately, as depicted in Exhibit 2.0, factors such as awareness, perceptions, imagery and attitudes are the key drivers of brand equity.

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What they SHOULD TEACH at Business Schools

What they SHOULD TEACH at Business Schools


Marketing has changed. More so in practical terms, and marketing education is lagging.

The fundamental change lies in the application of analytics and research. Every aspect of the marketing mix can be sensed, tracked and measured.

That does not mean that marketers need to become expert statisticians. We don't need to learn to develop marketing mix models or create perceptual maps. But we should be able to understand and interpret them.

MarketingMind helps. But the real challenge lies in developing expertise in the interpretation and the application of market intelligence.

The Destiny market simulator was developed in response to this challenge. Traversing business years within days, it imparts a concentrated dose of analytics-based strategic marketing experiences.


Dare to Play

Dare to Play


Like fighter pilots, marketers too can be trained with combat simulators that authentically reflect market realities.

But be careful. There are plenty of toys that masquerade as simulators.

Destiny is unique. It is an authentic FMCG (CPG) market simulator that accurately imitates the way consumers shop, and replicates the reports and information that marketers use at leading consumer marketing firms.

While in a classroom setting you are pitted against others, as an independent learner, you get to play against the computer. Either way you learn to implement effective marketing strategies, develop an understanding of what drives store choice and brand choice, and become proficient in the use of market knowledge and financial data for day-to-day business decisions.