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|Title: ||Event brand consistency at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games|
|Authors: ||Kenyon, James A.|
Manoli, Elisavet Argyro
Bodet, Guillaume S.P.
|Keywords: ||Event branding|
London 2012 Olympics
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Citation: ||KENYON, J.A., MANOLI, E.A. and BODET, G.P., 2016. Event brand consistency at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Presented at: The 4th International Conference on Contemporary Marketing (ICCMI 4), 22nd-24th June 2016, Heraklion, Greece.|
|Abstract: ||Following the growing appreciation for the coherency of brands received by numerous stakeholder groups (i.e. the
brand image) (for example, the media and the public), the achievement of brand consistency has increasingly come
to be considered a priority in today’s business environment (Madhavaram, Badrinarayanan & McDonald, 2005).
The increasing awareness of a wider audience that brands now have access to – caused by the proliferation of
media (traditional and digital) and the gradual power shift in communications from organisation to stakeholders –,
have underlined the need to reduce the polyphony of perceptions that might exist around a brand, in order for a
coherent and consistent brand identity to be achieved (Duncan & Moriarty, 1997); that is, quite simply, the creation
and maintenance of a strong brand identity-image link (Srivastava, 2011). The assumption here then is that if
consistency and coherency are achieved, this can have a direct impact upon an organisation’s communications
campaign effectiveness and the brand’s market-based and financial performance (Luxton, Reid & Mavondo, 2015).
Yet, despite the perceived importance of such an accomplishment, there have been relatively few studies that have
sought to determine whether brand consistency is ever in fact realised. With that in mind then, the aim of this study
was to investigate the brand consistency of ‘the sports world’s most powerful brand’, the Olympic brand (Seguin &
O’Reilly, 2008, p.62), and specifically, that of the London 2012 Olympic Games.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.mkt.teithe.gr/iccmi2016/index.html|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers and Presentations (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
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