Articoli taggati con ‘cultural communication’

Tafterjournal n. 86 - GENNAIO FEBBRAIO 2016

Arts and strategic communication in Italy and Spain: from sponsorship to corporate responsibility

di Valentina Martino e José María Herranz de la Casa

The paper investigates the rise of business communication strategies based on culture and arts in Italy and Spain. As previous researches demonstrate, cultural communication can work as a strategic asset to develop corporate identity and reputation, enabling organizations to cultivate quality long-term quality relationships with their stakeholders. From this scenario and considering the lack of a systematic European comparison, the study presents preliminary data from a comparative research on the evolution of cultural communication models (patronage, sponsorship, partnership, investment), in order to evaluate similarities and original features of the phenomenon in the two countries by means of an explorative and multi-case study approach. Communication management in organizations and private companies stands as a strategic asset and is not immune to a changing context. While the investments tend today to concentrate on digital and social media strategies (Zerfass et al., 2015), there are other trends emerging in some countries and sectors. One of these is the phenomenon of business communication strategies based on and arts, which some scholars define “corporate cultural communication” (Martino, 2010) or “corporate cultural responsibility” (Azzarita et al., 2010): such approaches see a company including artistic activities, programs, or policies in its own strategic communication policies in order to develop corporate identity and reputation.

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Tafterjournal n. 85 - NOVEMBRE DICEMBRE 2015

“Open by vocation”: The Museum Salinas 2.0 and the sicilian anomaly in a social key

di Elisa Bonacini

The archaeolgical museum Antonio Salinas in Palermo, closed for repairs, from a year up to the present has revamped his image thanks to social media and the adhesion to some campaigns as #invasionidigitali – #digitalinvasion, TN – and #museumweek, finding a way to renew the museum’s reputation. Through the analysis of the Museum’s communication strategies, this paper seeks to identify some solutions with the aim to inspire other institutions to adopt cultural web marketing strategies. The Museum Salinas: a 2.0 anomaly in the Sicilian panorama Introductory considerations are essential to understand the meaning of the revolution that we are going to introduce here. The Archaeological Museum Antonio Salinas in Palermo, one of the most important archaeological museum for vastness and prestige of the collection (with masterpieces of the Punic – Phoenician era, Classical Greek era, Etruscan, from ancient Rome and from Sicilian history from prehistory to the Middle Ages [10]) is, for all intents and purposes, a case of study of social museum and the intent of who writes is to present it as a virtuous example of cultural communication strategies.

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Tafterjournal n. 79 - gennaio 2015

The discovery of arts and culture as global communication media. High-visibility experiences in the Italian and international scenario

di Valentina Martino

If the powerful symbolic language related to artistic heritage can be considered the most brilliant intuition by first patrons and sponsors, during the last years the Italian scenario shows a real rush toward high-visibility cultural projects by global corporations, associating their own brands to the major monuments and artistic cities. By means of an explorative approach, the paper points to discuss trends and experiences emerging in the sector, as they highlight new risks but also strategic opportunities for both companies and the territory.

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Tafterjournal n. 79 - gennaio 2015

The role of culture in society

di Vittoria Azzarita

In an age of insecurity and inequality, the capacity of culture to generate positive impacts seems to be a certainty. Over the past years, an increasing number of studies have analysed the cultural and creative industries’ realm with the aim to demonstrate that cultural projects are good investments not only in terms of social benefits but also in terms of economic and financial returns. Given the relevance of culture to people and places, an interesting report – released in July 2014 – presents an original perspective about the measurable economic effects of sport and culture on local economies. This study carried out a systematic review of over 550 policy evaluations of major sporting and cultural events and facilities, from the UK and other OECD countries. Promoted by the “What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth (WWG), which is a collaboration between the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Centre for Cities and Arup, the study intends to help politicians and institutions “to have more informed debates and to improve policy making”.

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