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“This book provides an excellent and insightful set of chapters on how to build and manage brands by some of the best-known experts on the topic. A must read for brand builders!”
“The Definitive Book of Branding lives up its name with an absolutely all-star set of contributors who offer key branding insights and guidelines from their unique vantage points. You won’t find a more valuable compendium on branding out there—this is definitely a book to buy and study!”
“The Definitive Book of Branding brings together the field’s experts to provide a comprehensive, intelligent overview of the most important strategic and tactical elements of brand management. This book deconstructs the branding process to uncover the different ways in which brands drive the company’s strategy, bring meaning to employees, instil passion in consumers, and maintain their appeal over time and across countries.
“Everything is branded whether a nation or a process and everything has a brand dimension to it whether it’s retail policy toward return of merchandise or the look and feel of the brand website. The Definitive Book of Branding covers many extremely important aspects of branding. The authors are all experts on their respective topics and express their opinions with candor. The diversity of thoughts and opinions makes the book do what a collection should—provoke deep thinking on the subject. This book is a valuable resource for professionals and students.”
“There has been rapid growth over the past two decades in the literature exploring the concept of branding. The Definitive Book of Branding is a great primer on the many different perspectives, approaches, and specialty areas that make up this vibrant field. It’s rare to find this diversity of thought from top branding experts all in one place. This is a book that will be of value to both experienced professionals and scholars, as well as students or anyone who is curious about growing and protecting intangible assets like brands.”
“In The Definitive Book of Branding, Kartikeya Kompella has succeeded in an impossible task: editing the ‘ultimate’ book on branding with great authors, be they professors or practitioners. I read it, loved it, and recommend it to all students, marketers, or advertisers interested in building, expanding, and developing brands.”
“This book is a compilation of contributions from 18 different authors. As such it is inevitably something of a pot pourri. There are some famous and familiar names among the cast list of authors;some more venerable, others perhaps less known. The content is strong and engaging. The compilation structure allows the reader to ‘dip in’, and one is rewarded for doing so. So in truth this book is akin to a patchwork quilt: richly patterned, varied, and stimulating: in reading it you will be better informed and enlightened.”
“Kompella has marshaled an outstanding body of brand thought, both contemporary and timeless, paying into my own beliefs and prejudices. The thesis is that brands must be at and in the hearts of our organizations. Brands that keep winning are built to make the world a little better every day, built with clarity of purpose and authenticity behind causes which resonate. They create compelling connections and new perspectives which celebrate their unique brand distinctiveness through everything that they do, every day.
“Look at the book and its scope and authors are impressive. You will benefit from the amazing scope of content, perspectives, and authors in The Definitive Book of Branding. There are original and useful ideas in every chapter.”
“This is an important collection of thinking on branding. Kartik has assembled some of the best thinkers from around the world and the content speaks for itself. Highly recommended!”
“Read this book. But first, read the Preface.
“For those of you who have managed, over the past five years, to read all of the leading authors, articles, and books on modern day marketing and communications, this book might pass simply as a refresher. For the rest of us mere mortals, this book is a superb collection of the world’s best and brightest marketing specialists and one that I highly recommend. It successfully covers all elements of modern marketing and would be an invaluable read for all those working in the field of communications and branding.
[The book is] both authentic and comprehensive. All the writers are experts- some of them Pioneers- in the fields they have written about...the volume is a classic contribution, enriching contemporary literature on marketing management.