To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

Evaluating the impact of corporate logos towards corporate reputation: A case of Persia and Mexico

Pantea Foroudi (Department of Marketing, Branding, and Tourism, The Business School, Middlesex University, London, UK)
Khalid Hafeez (Claude Littner Business School, University of West London, London, UK)
Mohammad M. Foroudi (Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, London, UK)

Qualitative Market Research

ISSN: 1352-2752

Article publication date: 10 April 2017




This paper aims to examine the impact of corporate logos on corporate image and reputation in creating competitive advantage in the context of Persia and Mexico as emerging markets. The paper provides an extensive links between corporate logo and its dimension and internal stakeholders’ attitudes towards advertisement, familiarity and recognisability as intermediaries to corporate image and reputation.


A qualitative exploratory approach was undertaken, comprising 12 face-to-face interviews and 14 skype in-depth interviews with graphic designers, design, communication and marketing consultant in Mexico and Persia based on attribution theory.


The study posits that the more favorable the name, colour, typeface and design of the company logo, the more favorable the attitude Mexican consumers have towards the corporate logo, corporate image and reputation. However, in comparison for Persia these factors have less effect on customers’ judgment and behaviour, towards the corporate logo, corporate image and reputation. The research findings suggest that the selection of colour in a corporate logo is related to its marketing objectives, cultural values, desired customer relationship levels with the organisation and organisation’s corporate communications.


Corporate logo has received little attention in marketing literature and rarely researched in the context of emerging market. This is the first research of its kind to find the effect of the compound logo in emerging markets of Persia and Mexico. Therefore, this research makes significant contribution towards the corporate visual identity literature by developing of the sphere of influence of the corporate logo and its antecedents and consequences (corporate image and corporate reputation).



Foroudi, P., Hafeez, K. and Foroudi, M.M. (2017), "Evaluating the impact of corporate logos towards corporate reputation: A case of Persia and Mexico", Qualitative Market Research, Vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 158-180.



Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2017, Emerald Publishing Limited