The Effect of Services Marketing Mix Elements on Customer-Based Brand Equity: An Empirical Study on Mobile Telecom Service Recipients in Jordan

Published on May 16, 2013in The International Journal of Business and Management
· DOI :10.5539/IJBM.V8N11P13
Hani H. Al-Dmour7
Estimated H-index: 7
,
Zu’bi M. F. Al-Zu’bi10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UJ: University of Jordan),
Dana Kakeesh1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Abstract
The purpose of this research is to study the effect of services marketing mix elements on customer-based brand equity through empirical study of mobile telecommunication service recipients. It also aims to determine the influence of such elements on customer-based brand equity and to reveal which is the most influential. We employed a questionnaire-based survey consisting of 56 questions and distributed to 1,930 respondents in the three largest governorates in Jordan: Amman, Irbid, and Al-Zarqa. In total, 1,492 questionnaires were returned, corresponding to a response rate of 77%. In order to analyze the data obtained from questionnaires, quantitative methods were employed, and reveal that there is a significant effect of services marketing mix elements upon customer-based brand equity. The study suggests that customer-based brand equity is a valuable asset for any services sector, especially for marketing managers to assess the results of their efforts by getting feedback from customers to diagnose any problem that can appear in the provided service. In addition, customer-based brand equity provides a clear approach which can be employed by managers for the design and creation of branding strategy. This should enable managers to minimise problems that could arise from limited resources.
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