Moore, Karl and Reid, Susan (2008): The Birth of Brand: 4000 Years of Branding History. Published in: Business History , Vol. No. 4, No. Vol. 50 (July 2008): pp. 419-432.
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This paper seeks to show that brands are as old as civilization. It derives evidence of branding, in various forms, from important historical periods beginning 2250 BCE in the Indus Valley through to 300 BCE Greece. This evidence is compared with modern research directed toward developing a meaning of “brand”. We observe a gradual transition from a more utilitarian provision of information regarding origins and quality to the addition of more complex brand image characteristics over time. Including status/power, added value and finally, the development of brand personality.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Birth of Brand: 4000 Years of Branding History|
|Keywords:||brand; proto-brand; ancient world; brand personality|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics
D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics
|Depositing User:||Karl Moore|
|Date Deposited:||26. Aug 2008 07:31|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 18:25|
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