Prof.S.Durga Rao, Dept of Management Studies, S.V.University, Tirupati.
Praveen Kumar.S, Research Scholar, Dept of Management Studies, S.V.University, Tirupati.
Need For Further Research
· Many enterprises are continually in some form of transformation-mergers, alliances, downsizing and rightsizing generating the need for constant communication.
· Some enterprises may rename themselves as a result and this rebranding requires communication to all stakeholders including employees.
· More companies are empowering staff to take on increased focus in the customer relationship. This needs full involvement, immersion and training in brand values.
· There is less reciprocal loyalty between employer and employee; the employee’s time becomes transactional .The “internal” brand can be a way to bind the two parties together with shared goals and values.
· New ways of working require organizations and staff to constantly learn new skills and sometimes these are acquired through alliances. Building a learning company will be an important future consideration. Internal brand values can be an umbrella for this effort.
However, to date, there has been a considerable knowledge gap about the components of Internal Marketing. To reinforce this point, a study by Intercommunic8 reported in Marketing week showed that 85% of companies did not even have a human resources or marketing budget for internal promotions.
Human systems need some glue,
some central themes around which behavior can coalesce.
It is commonly believed that sole role of marketing is to sell products and services outwardly to customers. In fact, the first and most urgent job of marketing is often to sell inwardly toward a company’s people. For, it is only when the people of the company fully understand and are committed to the value proposition of the organization and its brands that external marketing can reach its full potential.
“Marketing is absolutely
critical to being internally successful,”
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