Centre for Continuing Education

Brand Management Course: Level 2

Marketing Communications. Connect better with your audience.

A winning brand manages to connect with customers and be top of mind at the point of purchase. This requires appropriate brand architecture and market positioning strategies.

In this course, you will advance your skills in managing brands on a personal, organisational and product level. You will also gain an understanding of brand architecture and market positioning strategies that you can apply immediately within your organisation.

The market typically demands more products and services from a successful brand, often leading to brand extension and the creation of sub-brands. Managing the master-brand and the sub-brand is important for the success of organisations because of the rising diversity in consumer preference.

This course builds on the information covered in the Brand Management: Level 1 course.

Aims

This course aims to improve your knowledge of the art and science of brand management. The course focuses on two primary areas of brand management:

  1. Brand architecture
  2. Market positioning strategies

This approach will enable you to create and manage a brand image, whilst formulating strategies in response to market demand. You will also learn how to create demand in the market using the above brand strategies.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • create and apply a brand architecture by: defining a brand image; creating a brand persona; applying brand activation techniques
  • create and apply market positioning strategies including: applying the principles of Ansoff’s Matrix for market penetration; applying product development techniques (for brand extension); applying market development techniques (creating market demand for your product and brand extension); driving product diversification.

Content

Part 1: Brand architecture

Revisiting brand management

  • Maintaining and building the story behind the brand, also known as brand image

Brand architecture

  • Defining the brand persona
  • Brand mapping – the master brand and the sub-brands
  • Encouraging customer upgrades

Part 2: Market positioning

Measuring brand health

  • Tracking and understanding where the brand stands in the market and in the customer’s mind

Identifying your position in the market

Market positioning strategies and brand advocacy

Intended audience

This course builds on the information covered in the Brand Management: Level 1 course. It is intended to advance your skill set in strategic brand management on a personal/organisational/product level.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of marketing theories, or have at least worked in a marketing related field.

Delivery style

This one-day workshop simulates a work-place type of environment by putting you into a team to apply brand management strategies at each stage of the life cycle.

Materials

Case studies will be provided before class.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Free, expert advice
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

Brand Management Course: Level 2

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What others say.

  • A very well run course. I got a lot of information I can take back into my workplace.
  • IT was a small group and the tutor was very knowledgable and engaging, and promoted interaction with everyone - very inclusive.