Journal article Open Access
Husain Abdulaal; Muneer Mohammed Saeed Al Mubarak
The paper investigates the effect of technology-based applications on brand image in the telecommunications industry. The study aims to identify the most influencing technology-based application on brand image and areas of improvements for each application. The study proposes a model that shows the effect of certain applications on brand image in the telecommunications industry. A quantitative survey was used for data collection to support the model. The research shows a significant overall model where technology-based applications account for 28% of variance in the consumer’s perception of the brand image. Websites and social media applications have significant impact on brand image while mobile applications & services have positive but insignificant impact on brand image. The paper can help companies to adopt technology-based applications in their brand management strategies and invest more on technology-based channels to enhance the brand image, attract more customers, and gain competitive advantage. There has been little research focusing on the effect of technology-based applications on the brand image and specifically in the telecommunications industry.