Brand positioning questions and feedback from senior executives set the tone and direction for brand development work over the course of the next two years. This was also the critical time when we established a brand blueprint for growth with integrity to a set of core values.
Etymology[ edit ] The word, brand, derives from its original and current meaning as a firebrand, a burning piece of wood.
That word comes from the Old High Germanbrinnan and Old English byrnan, biernan, and brinnan via Middle English as birnan and brond. Later the firebrands were replaced with branding irons. Through that association, the term eventually acquired its current meaning.
History[ edit ] In pre-literate society, the distinctive shape of amphorae provided potential consumers with information about goods and quality. Amphorae for wine and oil, Archaeological Museum, Dion. Branding and labelling have an ancient history.
Branding probably began with the practice of branding livestock in order to deter theft. Images of the branding of cattle occur in ancient Egyptian tombs dating to around 2, BCE. Branding was adapted by farmers, potters and traders for use on other types of goods such as pottery and ceramics.
Forms of branding or proto-branding emerged spontaneously and independently throughout Africa, Asia and Europe at different times, depending on local conditions. Systematic use of stamped labels dates from around the fourth century BCE.
In a largely pre-literate society, the shape of the amphora and its pictorial markings conveyed information about the contents, region of origin and even the identity of the producer, which were understood to convey information about product quality.
These ancient societies imposed strict forms of quality-control over commodities, and also needed to convey value to the consumer through branding. Stamps were used on bricks, pottery, and storage containers as well as on fine ceramics.
A series of five marks occurs on Byzantine silver dating from this period. We buy high-quality steel rods and make fine-quality needles, to be ready for use at home in no time.
Museo Bellini In ancient Romea commercial brand or inscription applied to objects offered for sale was known as a titulus pictus. The inscription typically specified information such as place of origin, destination, type of product and occasionally quality claims or the name of the manufacturer.
Mosaic patterns in the atrium of his house feature images of amphorae bearing his personal brand and quality claims. The mosaic depicts four different amphora, one at each corner of the atrium, and bearing labels as follows: Wine jars, for example, were stamped with names, such as "Lassius" and "L.
Eumachius"; probably references to the name of the producer. Back section of a bracelet clasp with a hallmark of Hunnish craftsmanship, early 5th century The use of identity marks on products declined following the fall of the Roman Empire.
Hallmarks, although known from the 4th-century, especially in Byzantium,  only came into general use during the Medieval period. Many years before Bass applied a red triangle to casks of its Pale Ale.
In its red-triangle brand became the first registered trademark issued by the British government. When shipping their items, the factories would literally brand their logo or company insignia on the barrels used, effectively using a corporate trademark as a quasi-brand.
Packaged-goods manufacturers needed to convince the market that the public could place just as much trust in the non-local product. Gradually, manufacturers began using personal identifiers to differentiate their goods from generic products on the market.
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A brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer. Brands are used in business, marketing, and advertising.
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