Brand building has been studied from a marketing perspective for ages. Through this case study, we explain how Harley Davidson leveraged cult branding as a grand strategy and not a mere marketing strategy for its successful turnaround. Further, it is explained that it was fit amongst various human resources, operations, marketing, finance and distribution strategies with cult brand strategy, which made the turnaround of Harley Davidson successful. Our study hence throws light on the 'strategic fit' aspect between grand and functional strategies, an important criteria which is often overlooked, especially in turnaround management.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Strategy and Management