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The strategic role of electronic marketing in the Australian museum sector
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-17, 06:53 authored by Kim Lehman, Gemma LewisGemma Lewis
Issues such as whether Museum websites are used for marketing purposes, and what role they play in museum's broader marketing strategy, have relevance the theory and practice. yet, little is written on museums and other cultural institutions within the electronic marketing literature. This paper explores a strategic role of electronic marketing in the Australian Museum sector, taking a qualitative approach and using in-depth interviews strategic and operational level staff from all of the Australian state museums as a data source. Findings indicate that Australian state museums increasingly use their websites to communicate with audiences in a marketing sense, with an emphasis, however, on tactical rather than strategic use. The success of an electronic marketing strategy appears to rest with the support and acceptance the technology has within the museum.
Publication titleMuseum Management and Curatorship
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Place of publicationUK
Rights statementCopyright 2011 Taylor & Francis