A Framework for Brand Revitalization through an Upscale Line Extension
Journal of Product & Brand Management
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– The objective of the paper is to provide an understanding of how large organisations develop line extensions of their brands and to present guidelines for management when considering an upscale line extension.
– A qualitative research technique was used in this study. It involved case study research in the beverage industry, where 11 senior marketers were interviewed in depth.
– A line extension into premium categories was seen to be an effective strategy to revitalise a brand. Respondents also stated that the line extension needs to be very closely linked to the core brand. Being an early entrant but not first‐to‐market or late‐to‐market was also important.
– Guidelines to management are provided and a framework is developed for using upscale line extensions in brand revitalization strategies. Marketing managers have been given a three‐step approach to line extension management.
Munthree, Shantini; Bick, Geoff; and Abratt, Russell, "A Framework for Brand Revitalization through an Upscale Line Extension" (2006). HCBE Faculty Articles. 941.