Why do firms delete brands?

Purvi Shah investigates why firms delete brands from their portfolios, finding both financial and non-financial reasons.

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Making a market for male dairy calves

Gillian Hopkinson uses actor network theory, the market studies literature and the notion of concerned markets to trace the making and shaping of two market versions for male dairy calves.

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How can social marketers motivate support?

Jane Summers and Jessica Summers discuss how to motivate people to support a cause or an issue that does not directly affect them.

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Heritage-based museums: how to create an authentic experience from scratch?

Derbaix and Gombault explore how visiting a heritage-based attraction (Cézanne’s studio) becomes an authentic experience through consumer’s imaginative processes.

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Taste the Waste: Normalisation strategies for sustainable challenges

Johanna Gollnhofer looks at how the recovery, distribution and consumption of food waste have become normalised, attaching positive meaning to desirable sustainable practices.

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Attracting MICE: Business Tourists’ Perceptions of Destinations

Heather Skinner discusses her research into business tourists’ perceptions of conference destinations, with implications for Destination Marketing Organisations.

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Handbags or travel bags?

Mittal & Sundie discuss their research, which found that adults who experienced unpredictable and harsh childhood environments may have a decreased propensity to consume novel experiences in adulthood.

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Essentials of social media engagement

Laurence Dessart summarises her research into the characteristics of social media engagement with an infographic covering the essential points every manager should keep in mind.

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Spectacular Charity: Celebrities and the Construction of Pity

Ming Lim discusses her research with Mona Moufahim into the spectacularization of the suffering of celebrities taking part in charity fundraising campaigns.

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What Makes Reality TV So Compelling For So Many People?

Andrew MacLaren presents the idea of reality TV stars as preconceived, designed and packaged products from his co-authored JMM article: Puppets of necessity? Celebritisation in structured reality television.

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Wearables aren’t just for Christmas

Ana Canhoto discusses her research with Sabrina Arp exploring the factors that support adoption and sustained use of health and fitness wearables.

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The secrets to resurrecting town centres

Cathy Hart and Lara Stocchi discuss their research which has pinpointed key ingredients required to resurrect the fortunes of town centres.

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