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The competition-based perspective of brand positioning emphasizes distinguishing a brand from competing brands on benefits important to customers. By contrast, the customer-based perspective focuses on how consumption of the brand and the category is relevant to customers' lives. Adopting a customer-based approach requires uncovering the abstract meanings associated with consumption of a particular brand or the general category. We refer to these as brand essence and category essence, respectively.
Contributed to Branding Strategy Insider By: John Wiley & Sons, excerpted from Kellogg on Marketing, 2nd Edition by Alice M. Tybout (editor), Bobby J. Calder (editor), Phillip Kotler (foreword by) (c) 2010 by The Kellogg School of Marketing.
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