Really, what’s in a name? Kellogg‘s, Hershey, Johnson&Johnson, these corporations, no matter their product or name, exist today as strong leading brands, intertwined to the vernacular language of a family. It is this type of intangible marketing of these companies that creates their success: the word of mouth, the blogs, the clients, the consumers. Those who don’t know them have been living in a cave, literally.
We, the public, recognize good quality by not only the popularity of the brand name but also its age, or rather its long-term success. Several of our mothers and grandmothers, fathers and brothers, used such products and in turn taught us to understand their value by their name. Only recently, in the science of marketing, financial strategists have discovered the connection between maintaining a strong ‘brand’ in the economic sphere, and increased financial success of the company in question.
In a recent study, the market measuring company known as CorpBrand identified this ‘link’ so to speak, between the profit of a strongly marketed corporate ‘brand’ and its validity/profitability. Their methodology dictates that strong corporate brands are underestimated in terms of potential profit, meaning that the face or product marketed by the company increases in relevance to the present and future finances.
To prove this new approach, CorpBrand tested several companies, all of which compared their marketing strategy as well as their steady authenticity to their financial gains. They came away realizing the importance and validity of the company’s intangible sphere.
Using the authenticity or ‘good name’ and the product of a company to further increase profitability, is the goal of any marketing strategy. But first, the company must gain that ‘good’ name in order for it to be of use. CorpBrand’s studies show that maintaining a ‘strong’ brand, one which promises only what it can deliver, increases the validity of the company and creates a completely new cash flow to be pursued, that intangible sphere by which most of us associate good products.
Marketers who support their business passionately know how to sell their brand; however, using manipulative means to create say a ‘false’ name could lead to decreased profit, and create irrevocable damage, if proven invalid.
This marketing strategy, created through that connection, merely highlights the importance of spreading the word about your company. They say any press is good press, and sometimes they’re right. But it’s important to remember that companies thrive through the promise established between the company, the product, and the consumers. Up until the last few decades, housewives, business men, and TV ads circulated the validity of a company through word of mouth. Nowadays, with the endless social circulation that is the Internet, a combination of bloggers, online consumers, critics, and marketers are responsible for the creation of a ‘brand’, virtual brands especially, and contribute to the overall increased profitability of any business.
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