The impact of event marketing on brand equity: The mediating roles of brand experience and brand attitude

Lia Zarantonello, Bernd H. Schmitt

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Can event marketing contribute to brand equity? A field study with consumers participating in different types of events (trade shows, street events, pop-up shops and sponsored events)indicates that event attendance has a positive impact on brand equity. Our analysis reveals that brand experience, an antecedent of brand attitude, mediates the relationship between pre-event and post-event brand equity in all types of events. Brand attitude, on the other hand, mediates this relationship only in some cases (trade shows and street events). Implications of the results for event theory and practice are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-280
JournalInternational Journal of Advertising
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Event marketing
  • Experiential marketing
  • Brand equity
  • Brand expeirence
  • Brand attiutude

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