The relationship between corporate websites and brand equity: a conceptual framework and research agenda

Argyriou, Evmorfia and 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, 48 (5). pp. 575-599. ISSN 1470-7853

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Abstract

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: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation
A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
A. > Business School > Strategic Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Branding/Identity group
Item ID: 13358
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Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 29 May 2014 06:45
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:30
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13358

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