Why Coca-Cola is such a successful brand

Christina Pomoni By Christina Pomoni, 18th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1do-m9n7/
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Coca-Cola brand name is positioned in a way that takes advantage of all the elements of marketing mix. In doing so, it achieves to develop a brand personality and distinguish itself from competition, thus increasing brand loyalty and satisfaction.

Introduction

Coca-Cola is one of the most recognizable brands around the globe. Having established a leading brand that fascinates consumers all over the world, Coca-Cola is widely regarded as one of the most booming organizations having achieved huge branding success.

Achieving Brand Reinvention

A key element of Coca-Cola’s success can be certainly attributed to its branding strategies. Since 1866 that it started its operations until today that is a powerful, globally known corporation, the company’s brand development strategies constantly raise consumer interest and remain highly competitive. Having achieved impressive brand loyalty through continuous reinvention of its brand and focus on brand enhancement, Coca-Cola is, without any doubt, the leading non-alcoholic beverage company in the world.

Focusing on Consumer Sophistication

Its branding strategies focus on the changing market realities and consumer sophistication that requires different approach and brand redesigning. In the early years, the company focused on making the brand affordable, available and acceptable in the aim of establishing a brand that would be instantly recognizable and highly appreciated in consumers’ minds. Over the years, and in an effort to adjust its branding strategies to the new consumer demands, Coca-Cola focused on building brand identity by offering value for price, differentiation to meet consumer preferences (preference), and pervasive penetration. Today, by testing at least 20 different brands on a monthly basis on a sample of 4,000 consumers, Coca-Cola is a corporation with strong brand identity and brand image.

Evaluating Consumer Response

Besides, the company constantly assesses consumer response to its brands in order to evaluate consumer perception and find out what consumers believe about its products. Consumers relate particular brands with particular symbols and promises that need to be met. Similarly, Coca-Cola is related to a particular level of customer satisfaction that is determined by the collective memory of its target audience.

Achieving Strategic Consensus

Another important aspect of Coca-Cola’s branding strategies is the fact that strong brands make great sales and increase their revenues. However, Coca-Cola has taken the extra mile by building a brand that has managed to increase sustainable sales by attracting and retaining the best human capital and investing in employee relations and customer relation management. This has enabled the corporation not only to achieve strategic consensus and alignment at all organizational levels, but also to trigger positive feelings in consumers’ minds.

Building Brand Loyalty

Finally, strong brand image is related to brand loyalty. The more consumer demands are satisfied, the more consumers are attached to a brand and retained by default. Also, Coca-Cola’s brand image entails the purchase frequency that is boosted by effective advertising campaigns and marketing strategies. In doing so, the corporation expands its customer base and enhances customer loyalty by meeting customer needs and raising customer satisfaction.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Coca-Cola is a successful product, not only because it has built a recognizable logo and brand name, but mostly because it has managed to position its brand in a way that takes advantage of all the elements of marketing mix, i.e. product, place price and promotion/distribution. In doing so, it achieves to develop a brand personality and distinguish itself from competition, while offering consumers a clear view of its brand values. This leads to increased brand loyalty and satisfaction.

Sources

http://www.brandingstrategyinsider.com/2007/04/brand_spotlight.html
http://www.scribd.com/doc/22027744/Coca-Cola-Branding-Strategy

Tags

Coca-Cola Brand, Coca-Cola Branding Strategies

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author avatar Christina Pomoni
As part of my long journey, I have served as an Equity Research Associate, a Marketing Research Analyst and a Financial & Investment Advisor. Besides, having lived at Chicago, IL, Boca Raton, FL and Paris, France has helped me, not only to be a succe...(more)

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author avatar Fait
22nd Mar 2012 (#)

i think it is real cool and weird!!!

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author avatar Kath F
22nd Mar 2012 (#)

It's really helpful...I am using some of it for my report.

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