Instead, branders need to find ways to deliver sharply articulated value to an increasingly cynical set of consumers.
Indeed, some of the most successful branders of the future will be those who create brands that might have been considered "unnatural" for their industry.
Successful branders have to ensure that their model for the relationship is uniquely valued by a subset of consumers who purchase the goods or services.
The biggest single problem with product branders is too much proliferation.
Corporate monolithic branders such as Wal-Mart, Safeway and Kroger get into product branding via Private Label and then wind up competing with their mainstream national branded suppliers.
The ranchers in the Old West would be proud of these top branders of the 90's - putting their brand on everything from peanut butter to paper towels and riding off into the sunset with growing profits in their saddlebags.
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