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A useful volume of essays examining the social and economic importance of brands, best practices for managing them, methodologies for valuing them, predictions for their future, and more. The collection benefits from a host of writers, a global perspective, and a focus on the history of brands as well as their future. Performer Christopher Oxford narrates in a clear, authoritative voice with a dignified-sounding English accent. Likely to be an extremely useful introductory volume for business students and others trying to wrap their heads around the all-important world of brands and associated concepts.

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The best-selling guide to the role of brands and brand building

Although the balance sheet may not even put a value on it, a company's brand or its portfolio of brands is in many cases its most valuable asset, accounting for as much as 70% of a firm's market value in some cases. This book argues that because of this and because of the power of not-for-profit brands like Oxfam, all organisations should make the brand their central organising principle, guiding every action and decision.

Divided into three parts and written by 18 experts on the subject, this fully revised and updated guide to brands and branding examines the case for brands, outlines best practice and the future for brands. It includes chapters on brand valuation, what makes a brand great, brand strategy, brand experience, visual and verbal identity, brand communications, brand protection and new chapters on branding in India and brands in a digital world.

Rita Clifton is chairman of Interbrand, a global brand consultancy. The other contributors come from a wide range of organisations with extensive expertise in brands and branding.

©2010 Rita Clifton (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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  • Adam
  • Pasadena , CA, USA
  • 12-05-16

Very good, expansive and actionable look at brands

This is a collection of essays on brands and the practice of branding by more than a dozen experts with international business experience. The book was published in the early 2000's, and was ahead of its time then, with the concepts becoming more familiar as time moves ahead and branding becomes more important for all types of organizations. The heavy British accent of the narrator may be annoying at times, but the information is worth multiple listenings of this audio production.

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