Critical Branding

Author: Caroline Koegler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351384506

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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Critical Branding: Postcolonial Studies and the Market provides an original answer to what Sarah Brouillette has called postcolonial studies’ ‘longstanding materialist challenge’, illuminating the relationship between what is often broadly called ‘the market’ and the practice and positionality of postcolonial critics and their field, postcolonial studies. After much attention has been paid to the status of literary writers in markets, and after a range of sweeping attacks against the field for its alleged ‘complicity’ with capitalism, this study takes the crucial step of systematically exploring the engagement of postcolonial critics in market practice, substituting an automatic sense of accusation (Dirlik), dread (Westall; Brouillette), rage (Young; Williams), or irony (Huggan; Ponzanesi; Mendes) with a nuanced exploration and critique. Bringing together concepts from business studies, postcolonial studies, queer studies, and literary and cultural studies in an informed way, Critical Branding sets on a thorough theoretical footing a range of categories that, while increasingly current, remain surprisingly obscure, such as the market, market forces, and branding. It also provides new concepts with which to think the market as a dimension of practice, such as brand narratives, brand acts, and brand politics. At a time when the marketisation of the university system and the resulting effects on academics are much on our minds, Critical Branding is a timely contribution that explores how diversely postcolonial studies and the market intersect, for better and for worse.
Critical Branding

Author: Caroline Koegler


ISBN: 0367503441

Category: Branding (Marketing)

Page: 228

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This book provides an original answer to what Sarah Brouillette has called postcolonial studies' 'longstanding materialist challenge', illuminating the relationship between what is broadly called 'the market' and the practice and positionality of postcolonial critics and their field, postcolonial studies.
The Routledge Companion to Critical Marketing

Author: Mark Tadajewski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317247289

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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The Routledge Companion to Critical Marketing brings together the latest research in Critical Marketing Studies in one authoritative and convenient volume. The world’s leading scholars and rising stars collaborate here to provide a survey of this lively subdiscipline. In doing so they demonstrate how a critical approach yields an enriched understanding of marketing theory and practice, its role in society, and its relationship with consumers themselves. It is the first attempt to capture the state of Critical Marketing research in many years. As such, this seminal work is unmissable for scholars and students of marketing and consumer research as well as those exploring sociology, media studies, anthropology and consumption scholarship more generally.
Expanding Disciplinary Space: On the Potential of Critical Marketing

Author: Douglas Brownlie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317850229

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Expanding disciplinary Space: On the Potential of Critical Marketing provides an introduction to the major perspectives in critical marketing studies. It contains theoretical reflections on critical marketing whilst building on the key concepts and ideas, which are vital to the subject, through detailed empirical studies. An international collection of marketing experts discuss the eclectic character and potential of the critical turn within marketing theory and practice. Chapters explore topics such as marketing academia, consumer research, political marketing, marketing ethics, postcolonial epistemic ideology in marketing, marketing theory, and marketing for community development. The text is essential reading for all those interested in contemporary developments in marketing theory and practice irrespective of the discipline from which they originate. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Marketing Management.
Critical Marketing

Author: Pauline Maclaran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136412912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 727

Marketing is still widely perceived as simply the creator of wants and needs through selling and advertising and marketing theory has been criticized for not taking a more critical approach to the subject. This is because most conventional marketing thinking takes a broadly managerial perspective without reflecting on the wider societal implications of the effects of marketing activities. In response this important new book is the first text designed to raise awareness of the critical, ethical, social and methodological issues facing contemporary marketing. Uniquely it provides: · The latest knowledge based on a series of major seminars in the field · The insights of a leading team of international contributors with an interdisciplinary perspective . A clear map of the domain of critical marketing · A rigorous analysis of the implications for future thinking and research. For faculty and upper level students and practitioners in Marketing, and those in the related areas of cultural studies and media Critical Marketing will be a major addition to the literature and the development of the subject.
New Perspectives on Critical Marketing and Consumer Society

Author: Elaine L. Ritch

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839095542

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 424

Digital communication has altered the flow of global information, evolved consumer values and changed consumption practices worldwide. New Perspectives on Critical Marketing and Consumer Society provides an illuminating, challenging and thought providing guide for all upper-level students of marketing, branding and consumer behaviour.
Avoiding Critical Marketing Errors

Author: Richard D. Czerniawski

Publisher: BDN International


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 669

Praise for AVOIDING CRITICAL MARKETING ERRORS: HOW TO GO FROM DUMB TO SMART MARKETING: “Richard is at the very top of the list when it comes to people who can help someone understand how to be a great marketer.” Kurt Kane, EVP Chief Concept & Marketing Officer, at The Wendy’s Company “Richard reminds us vividly that marketing, now more than ever before, has a critical role to play in generating impact and lasting results.” - Didier Devaud, Vice President Global Marketing and Education iTero, Align Technology “AVOIDING CRITICAL MARKETING ERRORS is the de facto tool for all marketers to get smart(er) so they may elevate their business impact!” - Ben Cook, President, Acumen Learning “Experienced or not, this book will sharpen your saw and propel your ability to deliver results.” - Lisa Tollman, Executive Director, Amgen OVERVIEW: AVOIDING CRITICAL MARKETING ERRORS: How to Go from Dumb to Smart Marketing may offend marketers who don’t recognize they can do much more with marketing, and it will probably disturb those who are satisfied with the status quo. Marketing is underutilized and losing its relevance. Ignorance of proven principles and failure to adopt best practices and quality processes is at the root of the decline of marketing’s role and relevance in the present era. This decline is exacerbated by marketers not being held accountable or accepting accountability for providing a clear line-of-sight in driving financial outcomes and growing healthy brands. That’s not smart. It’s dumb marketing! Yet, in today’s “age of abundance and sameness,” where generally acceptable quality (GAQ) rules, smart marketing is more essential than ever. This book, written by Richard Czerniawski, a veteran career marketer, tackles critical marketing errors, those grave blunders, slip-ups and missteps, both of omission and commission, that not only lead to underperformance but further threaten marketing relevance and undermine brand potential. Importantly, it addresses what all marketers and their organizations need to do to achieve smart marketing, so it matters where it counts: in the marketplace. If you are one of those other marketers and senior managers who recognize they are, and/or marketing is, underutilized—regardless of the current level—and want to improve this situation, then this book will prove invaluable to you. If you are one of these marketers, you will not be offended by the content. Instead, it will provoke your thinking and assist you in your pursuit of achieving marketing excellence. More Praise for AVOIDING CRITICAL MARKETING ERRORS: HOW TO GO FROM DUMB TO SMART MARKETING: “Any smart marketer should read this book – now!” Gilberto Dalesio, Chief Commercial Officer, SIFI “I can attest that Richard’s focus on genuine marketing excellence delivers the incremental sales impact, ROI and accountability that everyone in the organization should demand.” - Peter Valenti, Division President, Hologic “This is a no-nonsense book with practical advice and plenty of examples on doing smart marketing from a successful, veteran marketer.” Santosh Chaturvedi, VP, New Products Planning & Portfolio Strategy, Global Oncology, EMD Serono “This book will make you laugh at outrageous gaffes, wince in recognition of your own mistakes, learn how to avoid marketing traps, and most importantly, put your brand on a bullet train headed straight for brand loyalty.” Robin Shapiro, Global President, TBWA/WORLDHEALTH
Advances in Corporate Branding

Author: John M. T. Balmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781352000085

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 205

View: 461

This prestigious edited collection of articles from the Journal of Brand Management discusses the impact of research on our understanding of corporate brand characteristics and corporate brand management to date. A wide range of topics are covered, including franchise brand management, co-creation of corporate brands, alliance brands, the role of internal branding in the delivery of employee brand promise, and the expansion into new approaches. Advances in Corporate Branding is essential reading for those undertaking a PhD programme or by upper level students looking for rigorous academic material on the subject and for scholars and discerning practitioners, acting as 'advanced introductions'.
Inside Marketing

Author: Detlev Zwick

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191647932

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 709

The intensification of marketing activities in recent years has led the public to become much more aware of its role as consumers. Yet, the increased visibility of marketing materials and associated messages in everyday life is in contrast with the often little understood inner workings of the marketing profession itself, despite the widespread recognition of marketers as key agents in shaping the face of global capitalism. Inside Marketing offers a theoretically informed critical perspective on contemporary marketing practice and its growing cultural, economic, and political influence worldwide. This book brings together leading scholars and practitioners from the fields of business, history, economic sociology, and cultural anthropology, to analyse the inner workings and outer effects of marketing as a material social practice, an ideology, and a technique. Their work raises some important and timely questions. How has marketing transformed the pharmaceutical industry and what are the consequences for our lives? How does marketing influence the way we think of progress and modernity? How has marketing changed the way we think of childhood? And how does marketing appropriate the creativity of consumers for profit? This book offers scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners a theoretical and conceptual understanding of how marketing works as a cultural institution and as an ideology.
Brand Meaning Management


Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781784419318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 633

Noted authors discuss how and why consumers identify with and become attached to brands and the challenges marketers face in creating and sustaining these states. Other meaning makers (e.g., celebrities, culture, consumers themselves) can facilitate or detract from the brand meanings marketers aim to create.
Consumer-Brand Relationships

Author: Susan Fournier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136470974

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 617

The creation and management of customer relationships is fundamental to the practice of marketing. Marketers have long maintained a keen interest in relationships: what they are, why they are formed, what effects they have on consumers and the marketplace, how they can be measured and when and how they evolve and decline. While marketing research has a long tradition in the study of business relationships between manufacturers and suppliers and buyers and sellers, attention in the past decade has expanded to the relationships that form between consumers and their brands (such as products, stores, celebrities, companies or countries). The aim of this book is to advance knowledge about consumer-brand relationships by disseminating new research that pushes beyond theory, to applications and practical implications of brand relationships that businesses can apply to their own marketing strategies. With contributions from an impressive array of scholars from around the world, this volume will provide students and researchers with a useful launch pad for further research in this blossoming area.