A political candidate's brand image scale: Are political candidates brands

Francisco Guzmán, Vicenta Sierra

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This study analyses the brand image of presidential candidates for Mexico's 2006 election. Respondents from a nationwide random probabilistic sample of Mexico's voting population were asked to evaluate the personality- brand image- of the three principal political candidates based on 58 selected traits that result from combining Aaker's brand personality and Caprara et al 's candidate personality frameworks. Data were analysed using Principal Component Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling procedures. The resulting brand image framework for Mexico's 2006 presidential candidates was represented by five factors (competence, empathy, openness, agreeableness and handsomeness). As the resulting framework explains which elements of a candidate's brand image are taken into consideration when making an electoral decision, it has a practical application for future political campaigns. It also provides a conceptual platform for viewing political candidates as brands.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)207-217
Nombre de pàgines11
RevistaJournal of Brand Management
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - de des. 2009


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