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The Analysis of Challenges and Opportunities in Brand Extension
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Over the decades, brand extension has been a core marketing strategy for a great number of companies. Brand extension enjoys a good reputation for bringing practical advantages to companies whilst it faces disputation at the same time because of a relatively high percentage of failures. Using modified Aaker’s brand equity model as the theoretical framework, the authors undertake a comparative case study to analyze the opportunities and challenges a company might face while using brand extension strategy, particularly in category brand extension: Yamaha Corporation as a successful example, and Virgin Group as a failure one. The analysis mainly focuses on the four elements in the modified Aaker’s brand equity model: brand awareness, brand loyalty, brand associations and perceived quality. The findings show that a company faces challenges when consumers have a more solid loyalty towards the competitor’s brand and when consumers are confused about brand associations. On the contrary, a company acquires opportunities in brand extension as long as a strong brand loyalty and a related connection between the parent brand and the extended brand exist.

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2012.
Keyword [en]
brand equity, brand extension, category brand extension
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-18090OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-18090DiVA: diva2:534912
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-06-20 Created: 2012-06-18 Last updated: 2012-06-20Bibliographically approved

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