Strategic Brand Management

9 Modules 12 Weeks 1 Assignments
Up to 60 verified hours contribute towards CPD Points


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About this course

With this short course, you’ll learn how to make your brand stand out in an arena where everyone is jostling for attention. You’ll be given practical tools to create a distinct identity for your brand and successfully position your brand in a relevant, meaningful and dynamic manner. You’ll also get an in-depth look at the brand identity development process and brand positioning, brand architecture and the creation of the customer brand experience, consumer behaviour and its influences, and the competitive advantage of strong brands. Designed for those wanting to make their market place “mark”, this course is perfect for anyone in branding, marketing or marketing communications, or small business owners and managers wanting to create brand awareness and cement loyalty. So how about you put your hand up for this short course and let your brand stand up, stand out, stand strong and stand true!




What you will learn:

  • The concept of Strategic Brand Management and its importance, relevance and advantages
  • The concept of brand equity and brand value and how to measure it
  • The lifetime value of brand loyalty
  • The brand identity development process and brand positioning
  • How to craft a brand positioning statement and value proposition
  • How to reach, create and communicate a positioning map
  • How the three brand components of identity, image and personality are built over time
  • The launch process for a new brand, the most effective media choices for the introductory campaign and how to track the market penetration of a new brand
  • The main growth strategies of established brands and their importance, advantages and influences
  • How brand architecture establishes the optimal inter-relationships of brands within a single company
  • The process of brand extension and the degree to which a brand can be extended
  • How umbrella brands work, how co-branding works and when to shift to a new brand
  • The concept of global brands, how brands adapt to foreign markets and the role the internet plays in brand globalisation
  • The risks and benefits of foreign brand licensing and the differences between brand equity at home and abroad
  • The brand acquisition process, its strategy, influencing factors and the way a firm structures its brand portfolio
  • How the same components that build product brands can be applied to national brands and personal brands

Where this course could take you:

Here are some career opportunities this short course will help you work towards:
  • Brand Manager
  • Strategist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Account Executive
  • Product Manager
  • Marketing Manager

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