Brand is nothing but thoughts and association in the mind of the customers. A brand belongs with the customers and not in the board room so it is more important to understand who our customers are and what they want from the brand. Customer choice has the power which has made brands like football and Amitabh Bachchan.
Therefore if you think about a successful brand, few other related things will also come to mind along with the brand name like, associated colour, person, quality etc. All the successful brands display few common characteristics which have made them so big.
Standing brands are true to the core, knowing who they are and displaying their real characteristics. They are distinctive and brilliant in they own field and stand out of the crowd. Such brands are evocative thereby generate emotions and feelings among the customers. These companies retain authenticity and creativity, and keep surprising their customers. Not only this, they are champions in their industry, become leaders and not followers and create opinions. They know how to engage their staff and customers.