Executing the Perfect Retail Brand

The Impact of Multiple Level Brand Meanings

Richard Gyrd-Jones, Louise Rygaard Jonas

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Abstract

The alignment of employees around the corporate brand has emerged as a major area of study in corporate and service branding literature generally and in the retail branding literature in particular. Corporate brand scholars are focused on achieving coherence in brand expressions. Traditionally focus has been on using corporate communication to align employees around the corporate brand to achieve this. Through in-depth, longitudinal, ethnographic research this paper suggests that coherence can only be achieved by understanding the complex interplay of identities between occupational groups and management levels in the organisation. It is argued that responsibility for brand expressions should be more decentralised.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2015
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThe 44th EMAC Annual Conference 2015: Collaboration in Research - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 26 May 201529 May 2015
http://kuleuvencongres.be/EMAC2015

Conference

ConferenceThe 44th EMAC Annual Conference 2015
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period26/05/201529/05/2015
Internet address

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Gyrd-Jones, R., & Rygaard Jonas, L. (2015). Executing the Perfect Retail Brand: The Impact of Multiple Level Brand Meanings. Abstract from The 44th EMAC Annual Conference 2015, Leuven, Belgium.
Gyrd-Jones, Richard ; Rygaard Jonas, Louise. / Executing the Perfect Retail Brand : The Impact of Multiple Level Brand Meanings. Abstract from The 44th EMAC Annual Conference 2015, Leuven, Belgium.1 p.
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