Brand Management – Revised TYBMS Syllabus 2016

Modules at a Glance

SN Modules No. of Lectures
 1  Introduction to Brand Management  15
 2  Planning and Implementing Brand Marketing Programs  15
 3  Measuring and Interpreting Brand Performance  15
 4  Growing and Sustaining Brand Equity  15
Total  60

Brand Management – Syllabus Overview

SN Modules/ Units
 1 Introduction to Brand Management
a) Introduction to Brand Management:


• Meaning of Brand, Branding, Brand Management, Importance of Branding to Consumers, Firms, Brands v/s Products, Scope of Branding, Branding Challenges and Opportunities, Strategic Brand Management Process, Customer Based Brand Equity model (CBBE), Sources of Brand Equity, Steps of Brand Building including Brand Building Blocks, Brand Positioning: Meaning, Importance, Basis

 2  Planning and Implementing Brand Marketing Programs
a) Planning and Implementing Brand Marketing Programs:

• Brand Elements: Meaning, Criteria for choosing Brand Elements, Types of Brand Elements
• Integrating Marketing Programs and Activities
• Personalising Marketing: Experiential Marketing, One to One Marketing, Permission Marketing
• Product Strategy: Perceived Quality and Relationship Marketing
• Pricing Strategy: Setting Prices to Build Brand Equity
• Channel Strategy: Direct, Indirect Channels
• Promotion Strategy: Developing Integrated Marketing Communication Programs
• Leveraging Secondary Brand Associations to Build Brand Equity: Companies, Countries, Channel of Distribution, Co-branding, Characters, Events.

 3  Measuring and Interpreting Brand Performance
a) The Brand Value Chain

b) Measuring Sources of Brand Equity:

• Qualitative Research Techniques: Projective Techniques: Completion, Comparison, Brand Personality and Values: The Big Five, Free Association
• Quantitative Research Techniques: Brand Awareness: Recognition, Recall, Brand Image, Brand Responses

c) Young and Rubicam’s Brand Asset Valuator

d) Measuring Outcomes of Brand Equity

• Comparative Methods: Brand based Comparative Approaches, Marketing Based Comparative Approaches, Conjoint Analysis
• Holistic Methods: Residual Approaches, Valuation Approaches: Historical Perspectives and Interbrand’s Brand Valuation Methodology

 4  Growing and Sustaining Brand Equity
a) Designing & Implementing Branding Strategies:

• Brand Architecture: Meaning of Brand Architecture, The Brand-Product Matri, Breadth of a Branding Strategy, Depth of a Branding Strategy
• Brand Hierarchy: Meaning of Brand Hierarchy, Building Equity at Different Hierarchy Levels
• Cause Marketing to Build Brand Equity: Meaning of Cause Marketing, Advantages, Green Marketing

b) Brand Extensions:

• Meaning, Advantages, Disadvantages, Brand Extension and Brand Equity

c) Managing Brands over Time:

• Reinforcing Brands, Revatilising Brands

d) Building Global Customer Based Brand Equity

Reference books for subject: Brand Management

Brand Management : ~ 
1. Keller Kevin Lane, Strategic Brand Management: Building, Measuring and Managing Brand Equity
2. Keller Kevin Lane, Strategic Brand Management-2008
3. Elliot, Richard, Strategic Brand Management-2008
4. Kapferer, Jean-Noel, Strategic Brand Management-2000
5. Kishen, Ram, Strategic Brand Management- 2013
6. Keller Kevin Lane, Strategic Brand Management 4e-2015


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