Robert A. Lutz President and Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Corporation A failure to maintain strong brands is one of the key reasons the American auto industry encountered a "lost generation" of customers in the 1970"s and 1980"s. And one of our fundamental problems was mistaking "brand identity" (what we "wanted "to be) for "brand image" (what we really were)--just one of the many issues explored in this insightful book. Every American company could benefit from the kind of soul-searching about brands that Professor Aaker advocates.
About the Author
David A. Aaker is the E.T. Grether Professor of Marketing Strategy at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a consultant to dozens of companies, including AT&T, Coca Cola, MasterCard, and General Motors. He is the cofounder, with Erich Joachimsthaler of the firm Aaker-Joachimsthaler Prophet Brand Strategy. His previous books include BRAND LEADERSHIP and MANAGING BRAND EQUITY, both published by The Free Press. Erich Joachimsthaler is the founder and CEO of Vivaldi Partners, a strategy, innovation, and marketing consulting company. He has published around 60 articles in academic journals centered on marketing issues. His most recent book focuses on the broadening strategic role of marketing in building growth businesses and is entitled: Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Find and Execute Your Company's Next Growth Strategy
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