A Study on Relationship between Cause Related Marketing and Luxury Brand - On the Perspective of Financial Attitude -

공익연계마케팅과 명품브랜드태도 관계연구 - 한국의 체면중시문화를 중심으로 -

  • Lee, Jae-Jin (College of Business Administration, Hankook University of Foreign Studies) ;
  • Yoon, Sung-Yong (College of General Education, Chung-Ang University)
  • 이재진 (한국외국어대학교 글로벌경영대학 경영학부) ;
  • 윤성용 (중앙대학교 교양학부대학)
  • Received : 2010.11.29
  • Accepted : 2011.02.08
  • Published : 2011.03.31

Abstract

The consumer's expectation of companies' social responsibilities has been continuously getting higher as the consumerism has been matured. So, the company has faced the shift to move forward to the positive social activity such as charity, donation, and sponsorship. In addition, the company which does make a success needs to reach goals not only to maximize profits but also to make justices of social and cultural boundaries. Thus, success of an enterprise aims at the maximization of profits as the economic objective and the creation of competitive, powerful brands. Accordingly, as enterprises consider social responsibility as the concept of effective investment to enhance the asset value of corporation, they seek to extend their brands in order to pursue cause-related marketing, which accomplishes and complements two objectives each other the performance of social responsibility and the pursuit of powerful brand assets. In Korea, there are traditional ritual ceremonies such as ceremonies of coming-of-age, marriage, funeral, and ancestor worship and they consider those ceremony occasions as very important. Moreover, social positional grade of rank like the two upper classes of old Korea made people pretend to be noble and sensitive to other people around themselves. This old custom could influence Korean people's way of life, especially, consumer-action. This deep rooted custom also could influence consumption life considerably. Through this study, we can understand the consumer behaviors of Korean who consider ritual ceremonies and saving face as essential and are influenced by this culture. on another hand, we intend to check the effects on buying luxury brands.

삶의 수준이 높아지면서 명품의 대중화 성향이 강해지고 있다. 이에 따라 보편화된 고객관계를 위한 전략이 수반되어야 한다. 명품브랜드구매는 고객의 상징적 편익 추구와 관련되고 이러한 사회적 욕구에 우리나라 사람들이 보다 민감하게 반응할 수 있다. 이는 우리의 체면중시 문화와도 맞물려있다. 또한 공익과 소비의 관계도 고객들이 브랜드를 지속적으로 구매하고 호의적 이미지를 연상케 하는 중요한 대(對)고객 커뮤니케이션이다. 본 논문은 명품구매와 관련한 상징적 편익추구의 측면에서 공익과 연계하여 가치를 제고할 수 있고 여기에 한국인의 체면의식이 민감한 요인으로 작용할 수 있다고 판단하였다. 이러한 실질적, 심리적 고려를 통해 명품브랜드에 대한 고객과의 지속적 고객 관계를 형성할 수 있다. 본 연구는 한국인의 체면중시문화가 명품태도에 미치는 영향과 공익연계마케팅이 명품태도에 미치는 영향에 대해 실증하기로 한다.