Summary of Brand Leadership
Copyright © 2000 by David A. Aaker and Erich Joachimsthaler
Published by Free Press/Simon & Schuster, Inc., N.Y.
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David A. Aaker and Erich Joachimsthaler flex their marketing muscles in this exhaustive treatise on global brand creation. But although the authors clearly know an enormous amount about building the perfect branding campaign, their book suffers from a patina of academia that makes it read like a textbook. The book has a multitude of marketing insights to offer and it cites plenty of real-life business examples, so getAbstract thinks you’ll gain much by sticking with it if you are in marketing or public relations. But the next time the authors expound on their methods for making products memorable, accessible and likeable, we hope they spare a tender thought for their own worthy book.
In this summary, you will learn
- How brand leadership creates a loyal customer base;
- Why some companies create events rather than just sponsoring them; and
- How to effectively link your brand to Web sites, stores and good causes.
About the Authors
David A. Aaker is vice chairman of Prophet Brand Strategy and professor emeritus of marketing at The Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of the best-selling books,Managing Brand Equity and Building Strong Brands. Erich Joachimsthaler is CEO of The Brand Leadership Company, a strategy- consulting and management-education firm.