A Sub-Brand modifies the expectations of a parent brand. Some company’s brand architecture has many sub-brands (eg Hilton) while others have few (eg Coca-Cola)
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Good examples of brand extensions make for a better strategic position. Bad ones are ugly. We detail examples of brand extensions from Apple, Callaway, Ferrari, Google, Snoop Dogg, Fender, and Cosmopolitan.
When a customer sees a brand, it is meaningful because of the promise that is implied. If I see Starbucks on a building, I am promised that great coffee and a cozy environment is inside. A brand promise is not a tag line or value proposition. We show you how to write a brand promise statement and show you examples from big brands.
Not promoting is the biggest mistake small businesses consistently make. We teach small business owners about impressions, channels and target audience to help them choose the best promo opportunities. We give 47 ideas to effectively promote your business with little to no money.
More than the sum of their parts; brands can collaborate for great success (or disaster!) Co-branding can be great when two brands come together to make a product that neither brand would be able to pull off alone. But they fail when the new product is out of the scope of what customers could reasonably expect from the brand.