Corporate heritage brand insight from John Lewis

Ammar Sammour, Weifeng Chen, John Balmer

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Abstract

Purpose This paper studies the relationship between corporate heritage brand identity and customers satisfaction of John Lewis Partnership (JLP) which is one of the most successful British retail heritage brands internationally. We conceptualize and address the key factors of corporate heritage brand identity which includes brand price, quality, design, and symbol. It examines the corporate heritage brand experience of JLP customers through which corporate heritage brand identity influence its customers’ satisfaction. We also established the moderating role of word of mouth (WoM) on these relationships. Design/methodology/approach An Online and observation surveys targeting over than 6000 customers in some five main cities in England (London, Manchester, Liverpool, Leicester and Southampton) used in this study, A (596) survey success responses collected from JLP stores, shopping centres, and public places within the United Kingdom, in addition to that, approaching all JLP online customers and followers to their social media applications and their website.

Findings The results confirmed the importance of heritage brand identity to reach for a powerful heritage brand satisfaction. The relation becomes stronger once corporate heritage brand experience considered as mediation between identity and satisfaction.

Research limitations/implications This study was implemented on a single at the retail sector in the United Kingdom, were still the management strategy had huge restrictions to represent the heritage identity and involve the academic sector to test it or represent it.

Practical implications The corporate heritage brand identity dimensions that were tested in this study gives the brand managers a clear picture in how to represent their heritage brand to the market, while the negative effect of word of mouth on the relation between the corporate heritage brand identity and brand experience is a reasonable indicator of lack communication between the heritage brand and the customers which need more attention from the heritage corporation to consider to sustain their brand on the market.

Originality/value This paper identifies the distinct characteristics of corporate heritage brand identity dimensions that must be taken into account to get a powerful brand experience and sustain the brand satisfaction on the market.

Keywords Corporate heritage brand identity; Corporate heritage brand; Brand strategy; Brand experience; Word of mouth; Satisfaction Paper Type - Research Paper
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd International Colloquium on Corporate Branding, Identity and Reputation
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent and Future Trends, Developments and Challenges
Pages123
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event3rd International Colloquium on Corporate Branding, Identity and Reputation: Current and Future Trends, Developments and Challenges - Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 20178 Sep 2017
Conference number: 3
https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/student-life/events/3rd-international-colloquium-on-corporate-branding,-identity,-image-and-reputation-cobiir-current-and-future-trends,-developments-and-challenges

Conference

Conference3rd International Colloquium on Corporate Branding, Identity and Reputation
Abbreviated titleCOBIIR 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period7/09/178/09/17
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    Sammour, A., Chen, W., & Balmer, J. (2017). Corporate heritage brand insight from John Lewis. In 3rd International Colloquium on Corporate Branding, Identity and Reputation: Current and Future Trends, Developments and Challenges (pp. 123)