Global brands: Taking stock

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Global brands have never quite delivered on their promise. This article focuses on why this may now be about to change. The author first addresses three basic issues: Why global brands matter more now than in the past; what distinguishes them from national brands; and the main building blocks for a global brand. He then moves on to some of the key problems which face managers of international brands today: The new Euro-zone, instability in emerging markets, the problem of diversion, and management of global relationships with advertising agents and market researchers. He concludes with a discussion of the issues involved in deciding whether brands should be taken global.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalBusiness Strategy Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)


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