Strategic Brand Management

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Tuck School of Business Dartmouth College

Fall Quarter B 2010 Professor Kevin Lane Keller STRATEGIC BRAND MANAGEMENT

Course Times/Places Class Meetings: Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays 8:30 – 10:00 & 10:15 – 11:45 Borelli classroom By appointment: Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2:00 Room: Woodbury 315 (Phone: 646-0393) E-mail: kevin.keller@dartmouth.edu Alison Pearson Room: Tuck 205I (Phone: 646-2515) E-mail: alison.pearson@dartmouth.edu

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Required Text Kevin Lane Keller, Strategic Brand Management, 3rd edition, Prentice-Hall, 2008. Course Objectives Some of a firm’s most valuable assets are the brands that it has invested in and developed over time. Although manufacturing processes can often be duplicated, strongly held beliefs and attitudes established in consumers’ minds cannot. This mini-elective provides students with insights into how profitable brand strategies can be created. It addresses three important questions. How do you build brand equity? How can brand equity be measured? How do you capitalize on brand equity to expand your business? Its basic objectives are to (1) provide an understanding of the important issues in planning and evaluating brand strategies, and (2) provide the appropriate concepts and techniques to improve the long-term profitability of brand strategies. The course consists of lectures, exercises, and case discussions. The course content has relevance to students pursuing a variety of different career goals in virtually any type of organization (public or private, large or small, etc.). Course Organization and Administration Strategic Brand Management is a marketing mini-elective that is designed to improve student’s marketing skills and understanding of specific branding topics, as well as “big picture” issues of how various aspects of marketing “fit together,” all from a brand equity perspective. Accordingly,…...

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