Determinants of Electronic Branding: An Exploratory Study

Horst Treiblmaier

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Abstract

The issue of how to build and successfully maintain brands on the Internet (electronic branding, e branding, online branding) has gained significant attention from both researchers and practitioners. In this paper we analyze how Austrian companies from different industry sectors manage their e-brands and identify determinants of e-branding. We use a framework, which was originally developed by A.T. Kearney, to assess the impact of the online strategy on e branding. The results of an empirical survey amongst managers from 13 Austrian companies, including dotcoms and multi-channel retailers, illustrate how companies integrate their online marketing strategies into their overall business concepts. Additionally, the managers assess the importance of communication, content and convenience for their company’s e-branding success. Generally speaking, dotcoms see content as the most important success factor. By concentrating on a few cases, we illustrate how the framework from A. T. Kearney can be applied for categorizing companies. We conclude with suggestions for future refinement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-98
JournalInnovative Marketing
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

Keywords

  • e-branding
  • electronic branding
  • online branding
  • branding
  • electronic marketing
  • brand management
  • online communication

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