Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/16185
Title: MARKETING, THE PAST AND CORPORATE HERITAGE
Authors: Balmer, JMT
Burghausen, M
Keywords: Corporate heritage;Past;Temporality;Temporal agency;Marketing history
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Marketing Theory, 2018, 18 (3)
Abstract: Argues for a more expansive conceptualisation of the past’s relevance in, and for, marketing. Such a differentiated approach to the past is pregnant with possibilities in terms of advancing scholarship apropos temporal agency in marketing along with consumption practices. Symptomatic of this perspective is the increased mindfulness of the rich palate of past-related concepts. Significantly, the corporate heritage notion - because of its omni-temporal nature - represents a distinct and meaningful vector on the past by coalescing the past, present and future into a new type of temporality. As such, the authors reason this expansive conceptualisation of ‘the past-in-marketing’ is both timely and efficacious. Whilst sensitive of the importance of the historical method in marketing and the history of marketing scholarship and practice per se, this broader marketing approach to and of the past highlights the ideational and material manifestations of the past-in-the-present and an envisaged past-in-the future.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/16185
ISSN: 1470-5931
1741-301X
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