Local, global and glocal consumer brand relationships: Relación entre marcas de consumo locales, globales y glocales

Miguel Ángel Lopez-Lomelí, Joan Llonch-Andreu, Josep Rialp-Criado

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper fills a gap in the literature on branding, as local and glocal brands have not received as much attention as global brands from academics and practitioners and the scarce amount of relevant research done on glocal branding strategies is mainly theoretical or conceptual. Design/methodology/approach: This paper therefore defines a model relating brand beliefs (brand quality, brand image, brand familiarity and brand as a social signalling value), brand attitudes and brand purchase intentions. The model is then tested with a sample of different categories/types of consumer brands (local, global and glocal). The influence of the type of brand on these relationships is then analysed. Findings: The findings suggest that brand quality is the most important driver of brand attitude for any type of brand, and that the relationship between brand quality and brand attitude, as well as between brand attitude and brand purchase intention, is weaker for a glocal brand than for a local or global brand. Originality/value: This paper provides new empirical evidence of the influence of brand type on brand associations and attitude configurations and the effects these attitudes have on buying intentions. This work is also relevant for the managers’ efforts to develop more effective global, glocal and local marketing strategies for brand positioning.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)775-798
Number of pages24
JournalSpanish Journal of Marketing - ESIC
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Brand attitude
  • Brand purchase intention
  • Global brand
  • Glocal brand
  • Local brand
  • Signalling theory

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