Value-oriented brand positioning

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Abstract:

The objective of brand positioning is to place a brand that is clearly distinguishable from competitors' brands on the market. The principal aim is to ensure that the brand occupies a unique position on the market and that it is endowed with a precisely defined profile with clear-cut contours. The basic idea underlying this analysis is that consumers' perceptions of the various brands can be conceived as a multidimensional space in which individual brands are positioned. A product's positioning is determined from its position on the relevant dimensions of the perceptual space, its position on the various product attribute vectors and its position with respect to other brands. This paper uses correspondence analysis to reconstruct a space, in order to connect the relevant brand attributes with the drivers of behaviour, such as utility components and individual values. An empirical investigation shows the usefulness of this approach for product and advertising policy.

Keywords: BRAND POSITIONING; CORRESPONDENCE ANALYSIS; MEANS-END THEORY; VALUE ORIENTATION

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/095939600342424

Publication date: January 1, 2000

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