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dc.publisherPublishing House of the University of Economics
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dc.titleBrands and branding in the non-profit sector − theoretical overview and discussioneng
dc.typeTeil eines Bucheseng
dcterms.abstractBranding has been acknowledged as a fundamental function for companies (e.g. Aaker & Shansby 1982: 56; Ambler et al. 2002: 13; Doyle 1990: 5; Gardner & Levy 1955; Grönroos 2007; Homer 2008; Keller 1993). A brand may be explained as an entirety of perceptions and feelings that consumers associate with a product/service recognized by a brand name. Included are aspects like distinctiveness (e.g., its packaging and logos), quality, performance, familiarity and user imagery (e.g. Batra, Ahuvia & Bagozzi 2012). Brands should effectively influence consumers and generate positive and attractive images that will eventually lead to the product being sold (Rindell, Strandvik & Wilén 2013). We observe that most successful non-profit organizations are in fact perceived as brands; the American Red Cross (which intriguingly has worldwide ‘brand awareness’ equalling those of the likes of Coca-Cola and McDonalds), Amnesty International, the Salvation Army, or World Wildlife Fund. The associations, memories and positive feelings that we perceive when we think of those are based on a solid banding principle. It appears that branding has an established position within the non-profit sector exemplified by e.g. major arts and performance companies, museums and universities, and humanities. Non-profit brands are increasingly acknowledged as being among the strongest brands in the world (Laidler-Kylander & Austin 2004). Moreover, these organizations are facing increasing competition when striving for donors. Some of them aim to increase their inflow of money by exploiting the logo as a label (e.g. ‘approved by WWF’). Clearly, they need to be careful in order to maintain both their brand identity and their brand personality. In this study we aim to clarify the conceptual underpinnings of non-profit branding, list the criteria for distinguishing a non-profit brand from ‘conventional’ branding of products and services, relate non-profit branding to organization identity theory.eng
dcterms.accessRightsopen access
dcterms.creatorLarsen, Fridrik
dcterms.creatorWagner, Ralf
dcterms.creatorHartmann, Alexander
dcterms.source.collectionSocial exclusions in Europe : marketing perspectiveeng
dcterms.source.editorSmyczek, Sławomir
dcterms.source.editorMatysiewicz, Justyna
dcterms.source.seriesScientific Publicationeng

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