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Brand Failures

Brand Failures

The Truth About the 100 Biggest Branding Mistakes of All Time

Matt Haig

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Examine 100 of the world's most spectacular brand disasters, including Enron, Pan Am, smokeless cigarettes and Bic underwear, and learn valuable lessons to ensure a healthy existence for your brand.

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About the book

What do Coca-Cola, McDonald's, IBM, Microsoft and Virgin all have in common? Yes, they are all global giants, but what they are less recognized for are the many branded products they have launched which bombed spectacularly - and at great cost.

Brand Failures takes a riveting look at how such disasters occur. This new edition of Matt Haig's best-selling book, provides the inside-story of 100 major brand blunders that make for jaw-dropping reading. Brand Failures explores the brands that have set sail with the help of multi-million dollar advertising campaigns only to sink without a trace. From acknowledged brand mistakes made by successful blue-chip companies to some lesser know but hilarious bomb-shells, it reveals what went wrong in every case and provides a valuable checklist of lessons learnt for each.

A tour of this fascinating hall of failure will alert you to potential dangers and show you how to ensure a long, healthy life for your brand.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 02: Classic failures;
    • Chapter - 03: Idea failures;
    • Chapter - 04: Extension failures;
    • Chapter - 05: PR failures;
    • Chapter - 06: Culture failures;
    • Chapter - 07: People failures;
    • Chapter - 08: Business cycle failures;
    • Chapter - 09: Rebranding failures;
    • Chapter - 10: Internet and new technology failures;
    • Chapter - 11: Tired brands


An entertaining and useful read. As a ready crib for the most famous brand foul-ups, this book is hard to beat.
The Financial Times

This book is a lot of fun. Haig wants to educate as well as to entertain, and at this he succeeds.
Journal of Consumer Marketing

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749462994
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd May 2011
  • Paperback
  • Format: 217x139
  • 256 pages

About the Author

Matt Haig is an acclaimed writer and journalist. He is the author of the best-selling Brand Success, (previously published as Brand Royalty by Kogan Page) and also several best-selling novels, including The Radleys, The Dead Fathers Club and The Last Family in England (Vintage).

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