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Brand Strategy, Pricing and Perception

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

Whether you're in a B2B or B2C marketing context, customer perception of your brand is central to your business success. Also central to your business success is your brand strategy and pricing. Pricing strategy is complex and should be aligned with your brand's overall marketing and strategic objectives. It's also crucial to understand your ideal customer, their price sensitivity, and how they perceive the value of your brand's offering. Price directly and significantly impacts brand perception in various ways. Here's how:

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  1. Perceived Quality: Price is often associated with quality. A higher price may lead consumers to perceive the product as being of higher quality. Luxury brands often use this strategy, pricing their products high to create an aura of exclusivity and superior quality.

  2. Value for Money: On the other hand, if a product is priced too high and the perceived quality doesn't match up, consumers may feel they're not getting value for their money. This can lead to a negative perception of the brand. Similarly, if a product is priced too low, consumers may question the quality, assuming it to be cheap or inferior.

  3. Positioning: The price of a product can significantly influence where a brand is positioned in the market. Higher prices often place a brand in the premium or luxury category, while lower prices position it as a value or budget brand.

  4. Perceived Risk: Consumers often perceive a higher-priced product as a less risky purchase because they associate the higher price with higher quality. Conversely, a lower-priced product may be perceived as more risky.

  5. Consumer Expectation and Satisfaction: The price paid for a product sets a certain level of expectation in the consumer's mind. If the product doesn't meet these expectations, consumer satisfaction decreases, leading to a negative brand perception. If a product exceeds these expectations, satisfaction increases, leading to a positive brand perception.

  6. Target Market: Price can impact the brand perception by defining its target market. Higher-priced items are typically aimed at wealthier consumers or niche markets, while lower-priced items are targeted at the mass market.

  7. Brand Image: Pricing also impacts the overall image of the brand. Brands with high-priced products are often considered luxurious, high-status, or high-quality. Brands with lower-priced products may be perceived as accessible, affordable, or mass-market.

Price directly impacts your ideal customer's brand perception, willingness to consider, and purchase potential. It's a critical part of your brand strategy that needs close attention and consideration for your marketing success.


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