This article explains how the metric, Customer Value Added (CVA), can be applied to develop effective marketing and branding strategies. Strategies that are successful against competitors should focus on creating CVA that is greater than those produced by competitors. To do so, one must first regularly measure and monitor CVA by examining its components, perceived value and variable costs per unit. Next, one must develop strategies and tactics to increase CVA effectively and efficiently. In the long run, the organization that succeeds in achieving and maintaining the highest CVA wins.