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Common Brand Problems

Overcoming Common Brand Problems – 9


Overcoming Common Brand Problems

We are exploring the 40 Most Common Brand Problems. Presenting Number 9, over-extending your brand.

Common Brand Problem Number 9: Completely blurring the brand’s meaning and points of distinction by over-extending your brand into different categories and markets

Analysis: You can always make more money in the short term by licensing your brand for use on a variety of products or by extending your brand into a myriad of new categories. However, the long-term effect of this is detrimental. People no longer will be able to tell what your brand stands for. It will lose its meaning and its point of difference. (Pictured: Colgate’s Failed Dinner Entree’s)

Key Point: Extend your brand based on a clear understanding of its essence, promise and personality. And make sure your consumers “get it.”

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