Association of Marketing Theory and Practice Proceedings 2011


Sacred Brands: An Investigative Look At Brand Meaning Within A Brand Community

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Conference Proceeding

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Marketing Education/ The Dynamic Business School

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This paper expands on Belk, Wallendorf and Sherry's 1989 paper conceptualizing sacredness, to determine if these properties exist within a brand community. More specifically, can a brand have properties of sacredness? Qualitative research done within the context of the Jeep brand community indicate that some properties of sacredness do, in fact, exist in this environment. This research, therefore, recommends that further research be collected to better understand the role of 'sacred' brands in such communities.

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