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Branded Content: A new Model for driving Tourism via Film and Branding Strategies


  • Horrigan, David


Branded content is described as a fusion of advertising and entertainment into one marketing communications product that is integrated into an organisation’s overall brand strategy intended to be distributed as entertainment content with a highly branded quality. A history of product placement, branded entertainment, and film tourism is presented to identify the effective elements of each strategy in order to inform a more cohesive brand strategy for destinations. A branded content model is offered that will give destination marketing organisations a road map for better coordination, integration and measurement with their tourism, film, marketing communications and branding strategies.

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  • Horrigan, David, 2009. "Branded Content: A new Model for driving Tourism via Film and Branding Strategies," MPRA Paper 25419, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 28 Aug 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25419

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    1. Simon Hudson & David Hudson & John Peloza, 2008. "Meet the Parents: A Parents’ Perspective on Product Placement in Children’s Films," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 80(2), pages 289-304, June.
    2. Russell, Cristel Antonia, 2002. " Investigating the Effectiveness of Product Placements in Television Shows: The Role of Modality and Plot Connection Congruence on Brand Memory and Attitude," Journal of Consumer Research, Oxford University Press, vol. 29(3), pages 306-318, December.
    3. Russell, Cristel Antonia & Belch, Michael, 2005. "A Managerial Investigation into the Product Placement Industry," Journal of Advertising Research, Cambridge University Press, vol. 45(01), pages 73-92, March.
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    branded entertainment; film tourism; destination marketing;

    JEL classification:

    • M3 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising
    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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