Firms are continuously looking for new opportunities to exploit and leverage their existing brands to achieve business growth. In the past, companies have leveraged their ‘most important asset’ (brands) through brand and line extensions. Nowadays, the most recent trend for capitalizing on brands is called ‘Co-Branding’ in which two or more brands are presented jointly to the consumer, forming a new product or service offering. This new branding strategy promises many benefits, especially for companies operating internationally with strong global brands. This study is about the perception of ‘fit’ between two partner brands in a co-branding venture. Previous studies have already identified that a perceived fit between partner brands leads to a positive evaluation of the co-branded offering by consumers. But why are some brands perceived as fitting together by consumers and others are not? To answer this question, this study investigates which factors (e.g. similar price level, target group, product category) lead to a perceived fit between partner brands by consumers.
The amount and range of brand related literature published in the last fifty years can be overwhelming for brand scholars. This Companion provides a uniquely comprehensive overview of contemporary issues in brand management research, and the challenges faced by brands and their managers. Original contributions from an international range of established and emerging scholars from Europe, US, Asia and Africa, provide a diverse range of insights on different areas of branding, reflecting the state of the art and insights into future challenges. Designed to provide not only a comprehensive overview, but also to stimulate new insights, this will be an essential resource for researchers, educators and advanced students in branding and brand management, consumer behaviour, marketing and advertising.
The International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management is sponsored by the Chinese Industrial Engineering Institution, CMES, which is the only national-level academic society for Industrial Engineering. The conference is held annually as the major event in this arena. Being the largest and the most authoritative international academic conference held in China, it provides an academic platform for experts and entrepreneurs in the areas of international industrial engineering and management to exchange their research findings. Many experts in various fields from China and around the world gather together at the conference to review, exchange, summarize and promote their achievements in the fields of industrial engineering and engineering management. For example, some experts pay special attention to the current state of the application of related techniques in China as well as their future prospects, such as green product design, quality control and management, supply chain and logistics management to address the need for, amongst other things low-carbon, energy-saving and emission-reduction. They also offer opinions on the outlook for the development of related techniques. The proceedings offers impressive methods and concrete applications for experts from colleges and universities, research institutions and enterprises who are engaged in theoretical research into industrial engineering and engineering management and its applications. As all the papers are of great value from both an academic and a practical point of view, they also provide research data for international scholars who are investigating Chinese style enterprises and engineering management.
Founded in 1971, the Academy of Marketing Science is an international organization dedicated to promoting timely explorations of phenomena related to the science of marketing in theory, research, and practice. Among its services to members and the community at large, the Academy offers conferences, congresses and symposia that attract delegates from around the world. Presentations from these events are published in this Proceedings series, which offers a comprehensive archive of volumes reflecting the evolution of the field. Volumes deliver cutting-edge research and insights, complimenting the Academy’s flagship journals, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS) and AMS Review. Volumes are edited by leading scholars and practitioners across a wide range of subject areas in marketing science. This volume includes the full proceedings from the 2009 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference held in Baltimore, Maryland.
Bachelorarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Public Relations, Werbung, Marketing, Social Media, Note: 2, Fachhochschule St. Pölten, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: This present paper deals with testimonial advertising for fast moving consumer goods. Concretely the testimonial is a part of the co-branding and is linked with the fast moving consumer goods, their brand and their characteristics. The factors of success on the concept level as well as on the execution level get transferred to the co-branding partner. It has been determined that the testimonial is proper for a brand alliance partner, because it represents a brand, has a brand strength and addresses a certain target group. On the concept level it is necessary that a brand fit exists between the brand of the testimonial and the brand of the fast moving consumer good. Furthermore there has to be a product fit or reasonable shared identity and the target groups of both also have to have a positive or additional fit. In general for all three fits and for the brand strength matters: the higher - the better for the co-branding. The complementarity as the fifth success factor says, the more the alliance partner fit together, the better is the evaluation through the recipient. The involvement, the buying behaviour and the tangibility contribute an important factor for the evaluation of the co-brand. Especially in the FMCG sector, there are a range of market research outcomes, so it is plannable and can be taken into consideration. The factors of success on the execution level are the distribution of roles (leading role and additional role), the designing parameter (name, slogan, image motif) and the promotional benefit. Potential weaknesses in the concept level can be removed through a persuasive, meaningful communication on the execution level. Conversely it is not or hardly possible. The testimonial itself is an insecure variable, because changes of the image can affect the fast moving consumer goods in a negative way.
Estimated to have an annual worth of $24.8 billion dollars, the global sponsorship industry has become of vital importance to anybody interested in understanding the sport-commerce nexus. This text provides a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary analysis of this relationship. Topics covered include the strategic nature of global sport sponsorship; the role of celebrities in global advertising; the utilization of sponsorship in the construction of global alliances; and more.