Please see below the student work for writing reply on it: Hi Class Personal influence of branding The Apple brand is known for its aesthetic design appeal, technical stability, mobility and all round coolness! In addition to excellence and quality. When you use an apple it is a status symbol and it is not a cheap brand. Apple’s branding strategy focuses on appealing to emotions. A lot of it is actually about the way it makes you feel when you have an apple device and how you feel when you use it. All the devices have clean simple lines and the elegant user interface is known for its ease of use and conformity across all apple devices. It is positioned as a premium product that is simple to use. Having an apple makes you feel part of a community.(Marketing minds website) When I look a the branding strategy and branding personality of apple it is easy to understand why I bought an Apple and why in the earlier parts of the collaboration I was able to identify my buying process being emotional and impulsive vs. the typical buying process identified by Kotler and Keller. When looking at the Apple Brand the “points of difference” are “ease of use, design and irreverent attitude.”(Kottler and Keller, 2011). It is so well positioned that as a consumer I did not even consider a competitors product fo as the brand is so well differentiated from its competitors. The role of branding in corporate buying When I was purchasing computers for work, I did consider brands but not emotionally as done for my own personal purchase. For my personal purchase I cared about how it made me feel, what it looked like and was it well known as primary factors. For the enterprise I looked for brands associated with enterprise size organisations, such as HP, Dell and Compaq as I associate the brands with reliability and usability in the enterprise enviroment. They are well known and perceived as fit for purpose and after sales service. They are not exciting, rather functional and are positioned as such. On further research I would believe the impact of branding to be lower on an organisation as in the B2B buying process, deep technical analysis is done across multiple brands according to need and obviously commercial feasibility. There are also many approval layers and formal processes in the organisation where branding would influence each level differently and less than in a B2C context. In a study conducted by Goames, Fernandes and Ganadoa on the role of branding in the B2B context their “Findings suggest that attributes related with branding (namely brand reputation, brand popularity and frequency of prior purchases to the same supplier) matter even in B2B rational decision-making processes.” References External Goames, Fernandes & Ganadoa(2014) The role of branding in the B2B context [online] Accessed from https://sigarra.up.pt/fep/pt/pub_geral.show_file?pi_gdoc_id=117813 (Accessed on the 1 July 2017) Marketing minds website. Apples branding strategy [online] Accessed from http://www.marketingminds.com.au/apple_branding_strategy.html (Accessed on the 1 July 2017) Internal Kotler, P. & Keller, K.L. (2011) Framework for marketing management, 5th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Ha

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    References.

    Goames, Fernandes & Ganadoa(2014) The role of marking in the B2B context

    Puccinelli, N. M., Goodstein, R. C., Grewal, D., Charge, R., Raghubir, P., & Stewart, D. (2009). Customer proof skill in retailing: reason the buying arrangement. Journal of retailing, 85(1), 15-30.