The relationship between corporate websites and brand equity : a conceptual framework and research agenda
Argyriou, Evmorfia, Kitchen, Philip J. and Melewar, T. C.. (2006) The relationship between corporate websites and brand equity : a conceptual framework and research agenda. International Journal of Market Research, Volume 48 (Number 5). pp. 575-599. ISSN 1470-7853Full text not available from this repository.
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The internet has been credited as an important advertising and direct marketing channel, which has the potential to revolutionise the branding of products and services. Yet, several studies have been forecasting the end of traditional brand management in today's e-markets. At the same time, there is ongoing discussion about the move towards corporate branding and brand equity. Brand equity is a long-established construct, which refers to the tangible and intangible value of brands and emphasises the strategic goals of branding, such as the creation of brand knowledge in consumers' minds from the firm's investment in various marketing and corporate communication programmes. With most of the world's greatest brands now being corporate names and investing in their own corporate websites as an alternative way to reach consumers, brand equity becomes relevant in any website development and evaluation process. This paper develops a series of propositions to demonstrate how corporate brand entities may manage their brand equity at their corporate website interface. Building on existing conceptual and empirical data we present a theoretical framework and research agenda of such a relationship.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Market Research|
|Publisher:||World Advertising Research Center Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||25|
|Page Range:||pp. 575-599|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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