A single version of loyalty… a single truth? Maybe not.
The idea of creating a definition of loyalty in marketing terms is the same idea as trying to come up with an agreed single proposition for what the term marketing means as well.
There are so many different interpretations that I believe that there is no ‘right’ one, it is very dependent on how the definition is applied to the type of marketing discipline in discussion. Thus, the same applies for the marketing meaning of Loyalty.
In effect, I believe that as with all drivers of ‘meaning’ that a definition or context of a word does and will change over time. It is just the nature of the English language and our ongoing usage of the language. So, I have predictably retrieved from the web a dictionary description to start. In know this is old hat but like all good debate you have to start from a solid base or meaning.No Comments »