|Appears in Collections:||Marketing and Retail Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||A Critical Account of the Process of Branding: towards a synthesis|
|Citation:||El-Amir A & Burt S (2010) A Critical Account of the Process of Branding: towards a synthesis. Marketing Review, 10 (1), pp. 69-86. http://www.westburnpublishers.com/journals/the-marketing-review.aspx; https://doi.org/10.1362/146934710X488951|
|Abstract:||Echoing the shift in orientation from transactional to relationship marketing (Gronroos 2006), the debate over the process of branding has moved from a managerially closed to a socially open orientation (Pitt, Watson, Berthon, Wynn and Zinkhan 2006) creating a multidisciplinary intellectual puzzle. In light of the ‘limit attitude’ approach in critical marketing (Tadajewski and Brownlie 2008), this paper attempts to make sense of this puzzle through a critical examination of the evolution in branding thought. The paper concludes by developing a synthesis, through a constructed tree metaphor, which conceptualizes the multidisciplinary process of branding within a single organic (holistic and integrated) framework.|
|Rights:||Author Posting © Westburn Publishers Ltd, 2010. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy-edit version of an article which has been published in its definitive form in The Marketing Review, and has been posted by permission of Westburn Publishers Ltd for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in The Marketing Review, Vol.10, March 2010, No.1, pp.69-86, doi:10.1362/146934710X488951 http://dx.doi.org/10.1362/146934710X488951|
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