There have been many fine books published on marketing and brand building. The following are books recommended by Lynn Upshaw to his clients and students:
Contagious by Jonah Berger (Simon & Schuster, 2013)
Social Media Marketing by Olivier Blanchard (Que Publishing, 2011)
Truth: The New Rules for Marketing in a Skeptical World by Lynn Upshaw (AMACOM Books, 2007)
Brand Simple: How The Best Brands Keep It Simple and Succeed by Alan Adamson (Palgrave MacMillan, 2006)
Brand Portfolio Strategy by David Aaker (Free Press, 2004)
Strategic Brand Management (Second Edition) by Kevin Keller (Prentice-Hall, 2003).
A New Brand World by Scott Bedbury (Penguin, 2003)