Brand Influence

Written by Linda Alexander
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How does your brand influence the way people perceive your company and products? Some brands appeal to the rational part of a person's mind, to the elements of logic and good sense. Others appeal to the senses of smell, taste, sight, and sound. Still others appeal to the emotions, such as warmth and belonging.

Research shows that the driving force behind market leadership is perceived value, also called brand influence. It is not the price of goods or their features or attributes that matters most. As long as your brand offers customers superior perceived value, your products will do well in the market.

Brand Influence on Buying Decisions

People prefer to buy brands. They choose them over "ordinary" products. Brands give consumers the ability to make choices based on their experiences. They can then rely on their chosen brands to deliver a promise. In today's complex world, brands offer people comfort, simplicity, and security; in turn, this leads to brand loyalty.

Branding is a process that occurs over time. Good brand strategies develop slowly and achieve greater consistency through customer loyalty. Brand building provides businesses with an opportunity to satisfy customer needs and beat the competition. When used as a strategy rather than a short-term tactic, your brand influence will pay off handsomely.


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