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Dr. Simon Spence has spent nearly 20 years as a Mac consultant in Dublin, Ireland, and has worked with multi-nationals such as Intel, Nokia, and Vodafone on brand personality and identity. (March 2010)
Are people crazy to drop $499 or more on a product they've never seen or touched in person? In the case of the iPad, the answer is no, because consumers are buying into the Apple brand as much as they're buying a new computing device. Brand expert Simon Spence explains why.
In the first of these articles I looked at the basics of brands and the way a brand is separate from both the company and the company's products. This week I'll take a closer look at Apple's brand and the values behind it.
Design Supports the Brand -- Throughout Apple's history, groundbreaking design has played a key role
Branding is big business at the start of the 21st century. We are constantly drawn to (or repelled from) images and messages from companies who ask us to believe them, join them, or react to their products in a certain way