Understanding Processes of Multi-Stakeholder Brand-Interessement

Sylvia von Wallpach, Andrea Hemetsberger, Niels Kornum

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The new “stakeholder-focus brand era” (Merz, He, & Vargo 2009, p.337) puts stakeholders and their role in brand co-creation center stage. Yet, insights into the dynamics of multi-stakeholder brand co-creation are still sparse. Applying a network theory approach, this article advances stakeholder-oriented branding theory by investigating into discursive strategies multiple stakeholders use to engage in and mobilize brand networks on social media sites. An empirical investigation into two prominent online LEGO sites uncovers the role of social media sites as actors, and the interests and respective discursive strategies of stakeholders involved in co-creating the brand LEGO.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication42nd Annual Conference: Lost in Translation : Marketing in an Interconnected World
EditorsElif Karaosmanoğlu, A. Banu Elmadağ Baş
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationIstanbul
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventThe 42nd EMAC Annual Conference 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 Jun 20137 Jun 2013
Conference number: 42


ConferenceThe 42nd EMAC Annual Conference 2013
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von Wallpach, S., Hemetsberger, A., & Kornum, N. (2013). Understanding Processes of Multi-Stakeholder Brand-Interessement. In E. Karaosmanoğlu, & A. B. Elmadağ Baş (Eds.), 42nd Annual Conference: Lost in Translation: Marketing in an Interconnected World Istanbul: EMAC.