A marketing dictionary written in clear, accessible language by a Director of Marketing for Accenture.
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Brand - a brand is a combination of attributes that give a company or organisation a distinctive identity and value relative to its competitors, its stakeholders and its customers. The attributes that make a brand are both tangible (for example, a name, a visual logo or trademark, services, people) and intangible (such as personality, reputation, mental associations, a promise, an expectation or set of values) which, together, create a memorable and relevant BRAND IMAGE in the eye and mind of the beholder. A strong brand is often seen to enable either customer loyalty or to permit premium pricing of goods and services and to increase the value of companies.