Brand Revitalization: Reconnecting Emotionally

Brand Revitalization: Reconnecting Emotionally

Sabeeha Fatma (Amity University, India)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2921-7.ch015
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Brand revitalization may be defined as putting a new lease of life to a dying brand. Revitalizing a brand is first of all a task of creating innovative products in line with the tastes of today's new customers, not those of yesterday's. Even when the brand may be very old, it should leave in the memory some traces, then only it would be fruitful to revamp the declining brand. The chapter discusses the meaning of brand revitalization, its causes and symptoms. The concept has been explained from the Indian perspective giving various examples from India. The chapter further discusses the various ways in which a dying brand may be given a new lease of life. The chapter discusses the role of emotional connect of the customers with the brand in particular. There is a detailed analysis of how Cinthol, a leading brand of soap in 1980's lost market in 1990's and how it revived itself by reconnecting with youth 2000 onwards. This chapter would add to the knowledge of the reader in the following ways: understanding the concept of brand revitalization and the rationale for reviving a brand; understanding the reasons why a successful brand loses its relevance and the indicators of the downfall; and understanding the linkages between emotional connect with the target audience and brand revitalization
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Brand Revitalization

Brand revitalization may be defined as putting a new lease of life to a dying brand. There are brands in almost every product category which were very successful at some point of time but lost their relevance with changing times. Every brand faces the risk of getting disconnected with its customers if left unattended. Revitalizing a brand is coming up with innovative products in sync with the taste and preferences of the new age customers, not those of past years. While a product follows a typical life cycle consisting phases of introduction, growth, maturity and decline, brands can be forever, if managed well.

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