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The Rock in Rio extraordinary consumer experience journey: a value-based approach

Aline Höpner (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil)
Stefânia Ordovás de Almeida (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil)
Vinícius Sittoni Brasil (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil)

International Journal of Event and Festival Management

ISSN: 1758-2954

Article publication date: 3 December 2021

Issue publication date: 10 January 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to propose a framework for understanding the construction of extraordinary consumer experiences in events from a multidimensional and longitudinal value perspective.

Design/methodology/approach

The main research site was the Rock in Rio Brazil VI festival, an extraordinary consumption experience. The study takes a phenomenological interpretative approach, for which input was obtained using multiple data collection techniques (in-depth interviews, diaries and photographs) in a longitudinal study that took place over 18 months. The study also includes the first author’s observations and interactions with the event organizer and its partners during the same period, and post-pandemic complementary data that were collected in 2021.

Findings

The research findings demonstrate the integrative potential of concepts and theories that are analysed in the light of a longitudinal perspective for understanding value formation for consumers in their experience of extraordinary events. It also indicates that the construction of experience involves a high level of interaction and a high degree of engagement with the consumer in order to foster the development of an affective relationship between the service provider and the user that is based on a co-created experience.

Originality/value

The study answers call for more research into understanding consumer value, and how it is created, delivered and developed over time (Helkkula et al., 2012). It also expands our understanding of consumption experiences and the consumer journey (Lemon and Verhoef, 2016). It encourages longitudinal qualitative studies to be carried out and analyses value in the consumption experience in the field of events.

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Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge Rock in Rio Brazil for all the support over this research.

Citation

Höpner, A., Almeida, S.O.d. and Brasil, V.S. (2022), "The Rock in Rio extraordinary consumer experience journey: a value-based approach", International Journal of Event and Festival Management, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 92-106. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEFM-05-2021-0041

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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