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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A study into the resilience of urban retail and service agglomerations

Christoph Teller, Steve Wood and Arne Floh investigate the competitive relationship between traditional ‘evolved’ town centres and ‘created’ shopping malls, and the drivers of competitiveness in the form of key agglomeration resources (accessibility, parking condition, tenant mix, atmosphere).

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What’s yours can be mine too

Adèle Gruen looks at a Parisian car sharing system to investigate the role of design in the relationship between consumers and objects they access but don’t own.

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Marketing urban places …

Christoph Teller and Jonathan Elms discuss the different retail-related dimensions associated with urban place attractiveness.

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