Destination branding performance measurement : a non-technical discussion for practitioners

Pike, Steven D. & Bianchi, Constanza (2013) Destination branding performance measurement : a non-technical discussion for practitioners. Luyou Xuekan (Tourism Tribune), 28(1), pp. 13-15.

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While academic interest in destination branding has been gathering momentum since the field commenced in the late 1990s, one important gap in this literature that has received relatively little attention to date is the measurement of destination brand performance. This paper sets out one method for assessing the performance of a destination brand over time. The intent is to present an approach that will appeal to marketing practitioners, and which is also conceptually sound. The method is underpinned by Decision Set Theory and the concept of Consumer-Based Brand Equity (CBBE), while the key variables mirror the branding objectives used by many destination marketing organisations (DMO). The approach is demonstrated in this paper to measure brand performance for Australia in the New Zealand market. It is suggested the findings provide indicators of both i) the success of previous marketing communications, and ii) future performance, which can be easily communicated to a DMO’s stakeholders.

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ID Code: 56381
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: destination branding, consumer based brand equity, importance-performance analysis, destination marketing, destination image
DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1002-5006.2013.01.001
ISSN: 1002-5006
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TOURISM (150600) > Tourism Marketing (150604)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 (please consult the author).
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2013 04:53
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2014 22:53

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