This chapter focuses on the importance of emotions, as a notable part of corporate branding in a business-to-business (B2B) context. Since the issue of emotions has often been neglected in B2B branding research, the chapter focuses on ascertaining what kind of emotional differences exist in B2B, compared to B2C context. It also explores how rational versus emotional impressions affect decision-making processes in business environment, and whether the B2B sector can turn emotions into an advantage in corporate branding. The qualitative case study is conducted, focusing on the Suomen Henkilöstötalo Company. The case offers interesting findings and managerial contributions by highlighting both emotional decision making and the importance of business relationships for strengthening the position of the company in its business market.
Andersson, S., Vierimaa, A. and Sundkvist, M. (2018), "Understanding Emotions in B2B Branding", Koporcic, N., Ivanova-Gongne, M., Nyström, A. and Törnroos, J. (Ed.) Developing Insights on Branding in the B2B Context, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 151-162. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78756-275-220181008Download as .RIS
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