From the Inside Flap
- A thorough overview of all the tools available for the brand valuation practitioner: As a “brand valuation manual”, the book provides precise tools for practitioners to implement different valuation approaches in real practice. It offers extensive coverage of a vast range of brand valuation methodologies and providers that exist in the market in order to provide guidelines for the practitioner when he needs to implement different methodologies.
- An in-depth analysis of a broad myriad of methodologies, which allows practitioners to understand potential flaws and pitfalls derived from the application of such methods: It is crucial that specialists be familiar with their options before advising clients on which methodology to employ, or adopting one themselves.
- A “one-stop” source of reference to solve practical implementation doubts for the practitioner: The book constitutes a reliable “one-stop” reference book, that could efficiently and meaningfully introduce all valuation professionals to the various methods developed and practiced all over the world
- An informed view on the appropriate usage and suitability of each methodology in relation to different types of applications: Currently, with the issue of the new IFRS3, it is essential to understand the advantages, disadvantages and suitability of different methods in order to estimate fair value.
From the Back Cover
"Brand valuation is one of the most difficult and challenging topics in branding. Gabriela Salinas should be congratulated for providing a thoroughly comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the subject that will be extremely helpful to both practitioners and academics alike."
Kevin Lane Keller, E.B. Osborn Professor of Marketing, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, author of Strategic Brand Management
"It was high time for someone to provide a general, clear and complete vision of the increasing number of brand valuation methodologies. I am delighted to have such a precise and detailed review written by Gabriela Salinas"
Tim Ambler, Senior Fellow, Marketing Department, London Business School
"This book of Gabriela Salinas is, undoubtedly, the best book on brand valuation. It contains a remarkable review of the most popular methods and pervasive theories on the subject. With extreme clarity, it reveals the limitations of different approaches and suggests improvements for all of them"
Pablo Fernández, Professor of Finance, IESE Business School
“Gabriela Salinas has neatly compiled all pertinent information on brand metrics and valuation, and presented us with a comprehensive synopsis of the critical issues in the field of brand valuation today. Managers and specialists alike will find her work intelligent, methodical, and easy to understand and use.”
Don Schultz, Professor of Integrated Marketing Communication, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
“This work is an impressive mix of marketing and finance, and one of the most comprehensive reviews that I have seen on the topic of brand valuation”…
Aswath Damodaran, Professor of Finance and David Margolis Teaching Fellow at the Stern School of Business at New York University
The International Brand Valuation Manual by Gabriela Salinas is a detailed worldwide overview of valuation methodologies. She sees considerable growth but little consistency. She finds the “royalty Savings” method “the one that presents the fewest weaknesses relative to others, even though said weaknesses are not small nor minor.” She says that “one of the greatest sources of conflict” is in choosing discount rates. She concludes that the vast majority of valuation specialists views the choice of a discount rate as more of an art than a science, and therefore uses various mechanisms to reflect the brand-specific risk in the discount rate. The book is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in brand valuation.
Shannon Pratt, CEO, Shannon Pratt Valuations, Inc.