Building And Maintaining Brand Equity

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Building And Maintaining Brand Equity The feature of luxury is base on the fact that it is a brand, which is a basic discrepancy of luxury and craftsmanship. According to Keller (2003, p.60), “brand equity is the differential effect that brand knowledge has on consumer response to the marketing of the brand”. It is related to the added value of goods provided by the make as well (Farquhar, 1989). Therefore, companies having strong brands could sustain their differentiation (Aaker, 1996) and reach better “financial leverage” (Ind, 1997) than those do not have (Nyadzayo et al., 2011). Thus organizations, which produce luxury objects, need to create and maintain their brand equity. Fig.2 Brand Equity According to Aaker (1991), “brand equity is the set of brand assets and liabilities that is linked to a brand, its name, and symbol that add to or subtract from the value provided by a product or service to a firm and/or to that firms customers”. Some academics have given the components of brand equity. It consists of “perceived quality, brand associations, brand awareness and brand loyalty “(Aaker, 1991; Baldauf et al., 2003; Keller, 1993; Selase Asamoah, 2014), and this is the first version of components of it; regarding it as the “consumer 's behavior” toward a make, Keller (1993) proposes two elements: “brand awareness and brand knowledge”; Kim et al.(2008) argue that strong brand equity boosts “consumer satisfaction, repurchasing intent, and degree of loyalty”. Thus, past
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