What’s in a brand? Everything! While products have life cycles, a brand’s life can span ages. Brands add incredible value to companies because of the associations, loyalty, and equity that they build with customers. The best brands are based on strong ideas and are supported by extraordinary creativity and advertising. Consider the Nike Swoosh, one of the most recognized brand symbols in the world. How did Nike build this tremendous brand equity? In this course you will learn the importance of both brand management and positioning strategies. Positioning involves placing a product in the competitive marketplace and creating a powerful impression in the customer’s mind while also differentiating from competitors. This course will also review effective sales and go-to-market strategies for Athletic and Outdoor companies of all sizes. The sales force is responsible for delivering the brand and positioning message to the customer.