Build Brands Apple's Way

Harvard Business Review

Not long ago, market research shop Millward Brown released a ranking of the world's most valuable brands. The value of its brand was $153 billion, up 84 percent year on year. Yes, Apple spends lavishly on promoting its brand, but the study attributed the spike in brand valuation to the impact of two products — the iPad and, to a lesser extent, the iPhone. Want to build a powerful brand? Even in industrial settings, emotions can build brand.