AskDefine | Define branding

Dictionary Definition

branding n : the act of stigmatizing [syn: stigmatization, stigmatisation]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of brand

Extensive Definition

Branding may refer to:
  • Livestock branding, the marking of animals to indicate ownership
  • Human branding, as body modification or punishment
  • Wood branding, permanently marking, by way of heat, wood (also: plastic, cork, leather, etc.)
  • Vehicle title branding, a permanent designation indicating that a vehicle has been "written off"
  • Brand, a name, logo, slogan, and/or design scheme associated with a product or service
    • Brand management, the application of marketing techniques to a specific product, product line, or brand
    • Nation branding, the application of marketing techniques for the advancement of a country
    • Personal branding, people and their careers marketed as brands
    • Co-Branding, associates a single product or service with more than one brand name
branding in German: Branding
branding in French: Branding
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