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Brand Identity & Brand Image: A case study of Apotek Hjärtat
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, EMM (Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management).
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, EMM (Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management).
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, EMM (Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management).
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: The Swedish pharmaceutical retailing market was re-regulated in February 2010, which enabled competition. Hence, it has now become important to stand out through having a strong brand. In order for a brand to be strong, the brand identity and the brand image need to be congruent. This study investigates brand awareness, brand identity and brand image in the biggest newly established pharmaceutical retailing company, Apotek Hjärtat. Since brand develops over time, the researchers believe that the newness of the company provides an interesting aspect.

Purpose: The aim of this study is to explore if there is a gap between Apotek Hjärtat’s brand identity and brand image.

Method: This study uses a mixed method approach. The qualitative method is used in forms of interviews, in order to obtain information concerning the brand identity of Apotek Hjärtat. The quantitative method refers to a survey conducted on the customers of Apotek Hjärtat, which generated information concerning the brand image.

Conclusion: Apotek Hjärtat has a strong and coherently communicated brand identity. However, the brand image is not mirroring the brand identity, partly due to the fact that many customers have not yet made up their mind concerning Apotek Hjärtat.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 68 p.
Keyword [en]
Brand Identity, Brand Image, Brand Awareness, Pharmaceutical retailing sector, Apotek Hjärtat
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-12623OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-12623DiVA: diva2:326094
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-06-23 Created: 2010-06-21 Last updated: 2010-06-23Bibliographically approved

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