Evaluating the impact of corporate logos towards corporate reputation: a case of Persia and Mexico


Foroudi, P., Hafeez, K. and Foroudi, M. 2017. Evaluating the impact of corporate logos towards corporate reputation: a case of Persia and Mexico. Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal. 20 (2), pp. 158-180. https://doi.org/10.1108/QMR-05-2015-0043
TitleEvaluating the impact of corporate logos towards corporate reputation: a case of Persia and Mexico
AuthorsForoudi, P., Hafeez, K. and Foroudi, M.

Purpose - This paper examines the impact of corporate logos on corporate image and reputation in creating competitive advantage in the context of Persia and Mexico as emerging markets. This paper provides an extensive links between corporate logo and its dimension and internal stakeholders’ attitudes towards advertisement, familiarity, and recognisability as intermediaries to corporate image and reputation.
Design/methodology/approach - A qualitative exploratory approach was taken, comprising 12 face-to-face interviews 14 skype in-depth interviews were conducted with graphic designers, design, communication and marketing consultant in Mexico and Persia based on attribution theory.
Findings - The study posits that the more favorable the name, color, typeface and design of the company and color, the more favorable the attitude Mexican consumers have towards the corporate logo, corporate image and reputation. However, in comparison for Persia these factors have less effect on customers’ judgment and behavior, towards the corporate logo, corporate image and reputation. The research findings suggest that the selection of color in a corporate logo is related to its marketing objectives, cultural values, desired customer relationship levels with the organisation, and organisation’s corporate communications.
Practical implications - Corporate logo should be considered a constructive tool that can be effectively applied to managing the image and reputation of any organization. Moreover we suggest that regional or cultural variants can play an important role while selecting the logos in different cultures. The results are helpful for communication professionals who deal with organization’s corporate identity, branding, and communication, and aim to enhance the consistency of messages both visual and written within their organization
Originality/value - Corporate logo has received little attention in marketing literature and barely been researched in emerging market. This is the first research of its kind to find the effect of the compound logo in emerging markets of Persia and Mexico. It thereby adds to the corporate visual identity literature by developing of the sphere of influence of the corporate logo and its antecedents and consequences (corporate image and corporate reputation).

JournalQualitative Market Research: An International Journal
Publication dates
Print10 Apr 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited02 Feb 2016
Accepted28 Sep 2015
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/QMR-05-2015-0043
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