Journal article

Impact of vertical line extensions on brand attitudes and new extensions

Mauricio Palmeira, Jing Lei, Ana Valenzuela

European Journal of Marketing | Emerald | Published : 2019


Purpose Companies often extend brands to higher or lower quality tiers to access different market segments. However, the impact of such extensions on the brand and its subsequent offerings is not yet conclusive. While some studies found an “averaging” pattern (all models contribute equally to the overall perception of the brand: a symmetric effect), others found a “best-of-brand” pattern (the positive impact of an upstream extension is much greater than the negative impact of a downstream extension: an asymmetric effect). This paper aims to reconcile these seemingly conflicting findings by assessing the conditions under which each pattern is likely to emerge. Design/methodology/approach Thr..

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