RAMP Up Your Brand
The man who whispers down a well
About the goods he has to sell
Will not make as many dollars
As the man who climbs the tree and hollers.
As we have discussed, brand perception has a tremendous impact on a buyer's attitude toward a company and disposition toward purchasing goods and services. In addition, we have shown how to craft the right messages based on your markets' needs and perceptions of value and your reality as a firm. In this chapter, we provide a way to think about your brand goals as you lay out your marketing plans.
In the Cahners Advertising Research Report, “How Important Is the Reputation of a Brand Name?”,1 79 percent of buyers agreed that a company's brand reputation is as important as the actual specifics of what is being purchased.
Specifically, among the buyers: