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Adm. Sci. 2016, 6(2), 5; doi:10.3390/admsci6020005

Advertising between Archetype and Brand Personality

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Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan, 10200 Bangkok, Thailand
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EuroMBA, Tongersestraat 49, 6211 LM Maastricht, the Netherlands
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European Association for Business and Commerce, 1 Empire Tower, Sathorn Road, 10120 Bangkok, Thailand
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Faculty of Humanities, University of Freiburg, Friedrichstr 39, 79098 Freiburg, Germany
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Academic Editor: Noel Siu
Received: 19 April 2016 / Revised: 13 June 2016 / Accepted: 17 June 2016 / Published: 21 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Customer Relationship Management and Recent Developments)
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Abstract

The aim of the paper is the alignment of C.G. Jung’s (1954) archetypes and Aaker’s (1997) brand personality framework in the context of advertising. C.G. Jung’s theories had a tremendous impact on psychology. David Aaker and his daughter Jennifer are seen by many as the branding gurus. Despite the fact that both frameworks refer to persons/personalities there is no publication linking the two frameworks. Our research tried to fill this gap by developing a joint framework combining Jung’s and Aaker’s attributes and apply it by analyzing two distinctively different TV commercials from Asian hotel chains. A total of 102 Executive MBA students had to watch both TV commercials and then conduct an Archetype (C.G. Jung) Indicator test and rate Brand Personality (Aaker) traits of the two commercials. Results show that there is common ground. This has implications for advertisers who may want to specify an archetype and related personality attributes for their promotional campaigns. Game changers in the hospitality sector may want to be seen as Outlaw whereas established hotel chains may position themselves as Lover with personality attributes such as welcoming, charming, and embraced. View Full-Text
Keywords: archetypes; promotion; branding; brand personality traits; positioning of hotels archetypes; promotion; branding; brand personality traits; positioning of hotels
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Bechter, C.; Farinelli, G.; Daniel, R.-D.; Frey, M. Advertising between Archetype and Brand Personality. Adm. Sci. 2016, 6, 5.

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