“Market” Classification and Political Campaigning: some strategic implications.

Brennan, Ross, Egan, John and Baines, Paul R. (2003) “Market” Classification and Political Campaigning: some strategic implications. Journal of political marketing, 2 (2) . pp. 47-66. ISSN 1537-7857 [Article]


There is an argument for a flow of logic from market structure to marketing strategy and performance. The nature of the political “market” and service-product constrains and dictates marketing strategy choices. Interactions between the voter, parties, and candidates in political campaigns could be likened to human services (Dickens, 1996) in commerce. However, parties and candidates operate in peculiar poligopolistic markets competing for the authority to deliver government services through an exclusive right of franchise bidding process similar to that in business-to-business markets. A structure-conduct-performance model is presented based on an analysis of political markets from consumer, industrial, and services marketing perspectives to provide strategic marketing insights. Political marketing is a hybrid subdiscipline of marketing incorporating characteristics from all three major marketing paradigms, with services marketing theory holding particular promise for future theory development.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 1656
Depositing User: Repository team
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2009 12:47
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:13
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/1656

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