Archive - April 2012
Posted by: Eric | Posted on: April 13th, 2012 | 0 CommentsWe are living in a world where water is sold with a name, clothes are being marketed with company logos, and food items are being promoted with trademarks. Customers in this day and age prefer status symbols over necessity. This shows the importance of branding and its influence on businesses. It takes years to create a successful brand identity, but only a minute to destroy it. The most well-known brands have risen to their current status after a lot of painstaking effort. Failure is common for small businesses and start-ups, but have you ever wondered why some succeed while others stumble? 1. Confusing Brand with Product: A common reason why some brands fail is that they confuse a brand with product. However, the reality is otherwise. Both the terms “brand” and “product” are dissimilar and each must exist separately in front of the consumers. 2. Falling Short of Expectations: When people start believing in a particular brand, they have certain expectations and satisfaction levels attached to it as well. If the brand fails to meet these expectations and falls short of what the customers believe of them, they are bound to fail. 3. Too Slow to Change: In this day and age, companies cannot afford to lag behind in technology and advancement. Those who are too slow to adapt to the changing environment lose the race in the long run.