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Brand alliance. Building block for scientific organisations´ marketing strategy

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Sojusz marek: Element konstrukcji strategii marketingowej organizacji naukowej
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This paper addresses management issues of brand alliances as part of a scientific organisation´s marketing strategy. Though brand alliances have become quite popular with consumer products they seem to be exceptions in the marketing context of academic or scientific organisations. Against this background, the paper develops a brand alliance approach considering requirements of strategically marketing scientific organisations. As a starting point, brand alliances are discussed as a sub-category to brand combinations. Furthermore, opportunities for scientific organisations associated with the alliance approach are elucidated as well as, from a more general perspective, major threats. In the following course, the paper focuses on modelling a framework of customer-based brand alliance effects, referring to the behavioural science-based view of brands which conceptualises brands as the psychological reaction to the exposure of brand elements like a name, logo or symbols. In that context, prerequisites for success are examined as well. Further, essential components of a brand alliance management process are discussed and its application to scientific organisations is expounded. Aspects like, e.g., choosing and evaluating a partner brand, positioning a brand alliance or monitoring brand alliance performance are illuminated. In regard to practical application also factors and requirements for organisation´s brand alliance success are outlined.
Niniejsza praca porusza kwestię sojuszów market jako części strategii marketingowej organizacji naukowej. Chociaż sojusze market stały się dość popularne w przypadku produktów konsumenckich, zdają się one być wyjątkami w kontekście marketingowym organizacji akademickich, lub naukowych. Na tym tle niniejsza praca rozwija podejście oparte na sojuszu marek biorące pod uwagę wymogi strategicznego marketing organizacji naukowych. Punktem startowym dyskusji są sojusze marek jako podkategoria kombinacji marek. Ponadto, niniejsza praca naświetla możliwości dla organizacji naukowych powiązane podejściem sojuszu marek, a także, z bardziej ogólnej perspektywy, największe zagrożenia. Artykuł również skupia się na modelowaniu struktury efektów sojuszu marek opartego na klientach, odnosząc się do behawioralnego, opartego na nauce ujęcia marki, które definiuje markę jako psychologiczną reakcję na ekspozycję elementów marki takich jak nazwa, logo, lub symbole. W tym kontekście zostają także zbadane warunki osiągnięcia sukcesu. Dalej, istotne elementy zarządzania sojuszem marek zostają omówione, a ich zastosowanie w odniesieniu do organizacji naukowych zostaje wyjaśnione. Aspekty takie jak n.p. wybór i ocena marki partnerskiej, pozycjonowanie sojuszu marek, lub monitorowanie działanie sojuszu marek zostają naświetlone. W odniesieniu do praktycznego zastosowania, również czynniki i wymagania dla osiągnięcia sukcesu przez sojusz marek zostają nakreślone.
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