Key Success Requirements for Online Brand Management

Key Success Requirements for Online Brand Management

Subir Bandyopadhyay (Indiana University Northwest, USA) and Rosemary Serjak (University of Ottowa, Canada)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-824-6.ch007
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In recent years, many online brands (or e-brands) have emerged. For a brick-and-mortar brand to excel in the online environment, the brand manager must appreciate some of the key features of the Internet and make adjustments to the traditional brand management strategy. For example, the control of communication in case of online brand management lies with both the brand manager and the consumer, whereas from the traditional branding perspective, the control by and large rests with the brand manager only. We highlight the differences between traditional brand management and online brand management. We then focus on several key success factors in building a successful online brand, which we believe will help guide the brand manager through a series of steps leading to successful online branding.

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