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What is your corporate brand worth? A guide to brand valuation approaches

J. Reyneke, R. Abratt, G. Bick
South African Journal of Business Management | Vol 45, No 4 | a136 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v45i4.136 | © 2018 J. Reyneke, R. Abratt, G. Bick | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 April 2018 | Published: 31 December 2014

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J. Reyneke, Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
R. Abratt, Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Huizenga Business School, Nova Southeastern University, United States
G. Bick, Graduate School ofBusiness, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Abstract

Brand league tables are becoming very popular as a reflection of the performance of an organisation. Stakeholders also view the ranking of brands as an important yardstick when forming a brand image. This article reviews the available approaches to brand valuation. The research followed a case study methodology. The case site that was used for this study was The South African Gold Coin Exchange. The main objective of this study was to calculate the value of the corporate brand of one company using different methods. The aim was to show that the value of the brand is highly dependent on the method used. In total twelve senior managers and directors were interviewed. It then calculates the value of the South African Gold Coin Exchange Brand using a number of different models. There is a different result under each approach. It has been established that different models are more appropriate than others depending on the manager's valuation objectives. This research is a single case study and therefore future research should have an increased sample size and be a cross industry study. Managers are often confronted with the problem of deciding which valuation method to use as there are many alternative approaches. We provide guidance for managers who want to perform a brand valuation of their organisation.


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