Brand Avatar: Translating Virtual World Branding into Real World Success, 978-0-230-20179-8

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Издательство: Palgrave Macmillan
Автор: Alycia de Mesa
Страниц: 200
Переплет: Суперобложка
Язык: Английский
ISBN: 978-0-230-20179-8, 0-230-20179-2
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Brand Avatar is a look at business and branding strategies within the Internet's latest phenomena of virtual worlds. Virtual world web sites such as Second Life and have already garnered millions of users around the world, representing a cross section of ages, ethnicities and purchasing power. Virtual world residents use and spend real money within the fictional-turned-real-life economies. Companies as diverse as Adidas, Pontiac, Jean-Paul Gaultier, MTV, and virtual world agencies based on real life ad and web agencies have all plunged into these unchartered waters to give their brands a virtual presence, using varied strategies and tactics. Brand Avatar covers the emergence of virtual world web sites, the culture and psychographic profile of virtual world users, the companies represented and the effectiveness of their business and branding strategies as well as the challenges that have emerged as a result of these worlds such as creating worldwide virtual...