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What are examples of brands that are positioned to deliver different value to consumers?
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Branding is a way of differentiating among products and services. Thus any brand by its nature appears to deliver unique value to customers. Of course, this appearance is often not a reality, or the reality of the difference has to do with identity and image more than actual product characteristics.
Luxury brands are differentiated because a great deal of the value they deliver is what Veblen referred to as "conspicuous consumption". In other words, if you buy a $2,000 handbag, the "value" you get is in showing off that you are sufficiently rich to buy such items.
No-name and store brands tend to promise to deliver low-priced goods identical in all ways but packaging to "branded" goods.
Franchised brands deliver the value of consistency. When you walk into a Starbucks anywhere in the world, you expect roughly similar coffees and free WiFi.
Posted by thanatassa on December 6, 2012 at 12:02 AM (Answer #1)
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