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Corporate marketing: Integrating corporate identity, corporate branding, corporate communications, corporate image and corporate reputation

John M.T. Balmer (Bradford School of Management, Bradford, UK)
Stephen A. Greyser (Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

European Journal of Marketing

ISSN: 0309-0566

Article publication date: 1 July 2006

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Abstract

Purpose

The aims of the paper are to examine the nascent area of corporate marketing.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper draws on some of the key literature relating to the history of marketing thought.

Findings

The study reiterates the case that corporate identity, corporate branding, corporate communications, and corporate reputation should be integrated under the umbrella title of corporate marketing. The paper introduces the 6Cs of corporate marketing.

Originality/value

The paper integrates British and US perspectives on the area and draws on Balmer's work vis‐à‐vis corporate marketing and Greyser's historical overview of marketing written for the Marketing Science Institute (MSI)

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Citation

Balmer, J.M.T. and Greyser, S.A. (2006), "Corporate marketing: Integrating corporate identity, corporate branding, corporate communications, corporate image and corporate reputation", European Journal of Marketing, Vol. 40 No. 7/8, pp. 730-741. https://doi.org/10.1108/03090560610669964

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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