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Two Studies of Consequences and Actionable Antecedents of Brand Love
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Advertising and Public Relations.
2010 (English)In: Journal of Brand Management, ISSN 1350-231X, Vol. 17, 504-518 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Brand love is a recent marketing construct, which has been shown to infl uence important marketing variables such as brand loyalty and word-of-mouth. Although this knowledge is academically interesting, its managerial relevance depends on the identifi cation of actionable antecedents of brand love. This study adds to the understanding of the managerial potential of brand love by proposing and testing two actionable antecedents of brand love: Brand identifi cation and sense of community. The study uses the Partial Least Squares approach to structural equation modelling to analyze data from two survey-based studies. The study tests two conceptual models using data for six different brands. The results show that brand dentifi cation and sense of community both have a positive infl uence on brand love, which in turn has a positive infl uence on brand loyalty and active engagement. These findings form the basis for a discussion of the use of image extensions and market shielding to strengthen brand identifi cation and sense of community – with the purpose of elaborating and building brand love.

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2010. Vol. 17, 504-518 p.
Keyword [en]
brand love, brand identification, sense of community, brand loyalty, active engagement, Partial Least Squares
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Media and Communications
Research subject
Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-79246DOI: 10.1057/bm.2010.6OAI: diva2:548595
Available from: 2012-08-31 Created: 2012-08-31 Last updated: 2012-09-06Bibliographically approved

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