...provides a probing look into brands, their personalities, equity, extensions, and how advertising helps build brands and expand their markets globally.
...any academic or practitioner involved in the process of creating and selling brand name products will benefit from reviewing these papers....The overall information on brands is excellent for anyone who needs to develop a paper or requires in-depth knowledge of brands....suitable for graduate libraries.
This work provides a good measure of the varied approaches to the topic.
—Journal of Marketing Research
David Aaker's concept of brand equity is thought provoking and seminal. For any marketing practitioner, for any student of marketing, this work is a 'must read.'
—Peter S. Sealey
Senior Vice President & Director, Global Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company
Clearly, the ability to create, build and revitalize a brand is going to be one of the prized marketing skills of the 90s. Here, Messrs. Aaker and Biel deliver some of the decade's earliest and best thinking on the subject.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Landor Associates
I can think of nothing more urgent in business today than to advance every marketer's commitment to the importance of brand equity, and to creative advertising as the most powerful tool for building strong brands. In a total and coordinated brand marketing program, each communications discipline plays a specific and complementary role in building a brand. The key tasks of defining the essential promise, differentiating the product and bonding with the consumer are the ones advertising does uniquely well. Congratulations to David Aaker and Alex Biel for studying and drawing attention to these important and productive concepts critical to restoring economic vitality and competitive advantage.
—Peter A. Georgescu
President, Young & Rubicam