Brand experts Wolfgang Schaefer and J.P. Kuehlwein interviewed industry leaders, experts and brand specialists, and analyzed more than 100 case studies to identify seven principles that “Ueber-Brands” follow to dominate the redefined prestige landscape. The German authors use the Anglicized version of “über,” which means “above and beyond” in German. Though this is not an especially easy or quick read, their insights and sardonic tone will keep you turning the pages. Their summary of premium branding rules and the case studies at the end of each chapter will help you digest the lessons. getAbstract considers this work essential reading for anyone working in the premium sector.
In this summary, you will learn
- What challenges prestige brands face,
- What distinguishes luxury brands and
- What seven principles “Ueber-Brands” follow.
About the Authors
Wolfgang Schaefer is chief strategic officer for the premium brand consultancy SelectNY. J.P. Kuehlwein is executive vice president of the prestige hair-care line Frédéric Fekkai and is an outside director for Smith & Norbu luxury eyewear.
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1 year agoEssential reading for the marketers who seek to build brands that seduce and get away from commodity sales.