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Building brand identity in competitive markets: a conceptual model

Bhimrao M. Ghodeswar (School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand)

Journal of Product & Brand Management

ISSN: 1061-0421

Article publication date: 29 February 2008




The purpose of this conceptual paper is to identify important elements of brand building based on a literature review and case studies of successful brands in India.


This paper is based on a review of the literature and takes a case study approach. The paper suggests the framework for building brand identity in sequential order, namely, positioning the brand, communicating the brand message, delivering the brand performance, and leveraging the brand equity.


Brand‐building effort has to be aligned with organizational processes that help deliver the promises to customers through all company departments, intermediaries, suppliers, etc., as all these play an important role in the experience customers have with the brand.


The paper uses case studies of leading Indian brands to illustrate the importance of action elements in building brands in competitive markets.



Ghodeswar, B.M. (2008), "Building brand identity in competitive markets: a conceptual model", Journal of Product & Brand Management, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 4-12.



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