Simply put, brands are those emotional or functional attributes that enable an organisation to define itself and be set apart from its competitors. Brands today are not just names of products we consume everyday. According to Sir Michael Perry, “In a modern world, brands are a key part of how individuals define themselves and their relationships with one another. More and more we are simply consumers. We are what we wear, what we eat, what we drive” (Lury, 2001). Just as people choose their own friends or companions, they choose brands that match their taste, personalities and beliefs. This suggests that brands are an extension of human personalities. They have characteristics of their own and thus attract those consumers who have similar traits. These attributes enable them to not only meet the physical needs of people in the form of products and services but also address needs at emotional levels.Branding is important to consumers as much as consumers are important to it (Olins, 2004). This is because when a consumer purchases a brand that meets the needs it was meant to, it fills the consumers with a feeling of empowerment. It is this attribute of brands that has led the top brands of today to be successfully positioned in the minds of numerous brand/design enthusiasts and consumers.